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Florida Students Work Medical Tents at Major Sports Events

Student members of National University's Florida Sports Council club have been busy volunteering at high profile summer events.

Under the guidance of Carlo Guadagno, DC, CCSP, students Khong Lamvichit and Ryon Bosscher offered chiropractic care in the medical tent of the Volvo Ocean Race in Miami. Miami is the only U.S. stop for yachters in this "sail around the world" race.  The race begins in Alicante, Spain, and visits ports in Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland, Itajai, Lisbon, Lorient and finishes in Galway.

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Colleen Dor (Tri 6 student), Dan Johns (Intern), Kristin Ibanez (Tri 6 student), and Dr. Carlos Gaudagno

Intern Dan Johns and sixth trimester students Kristin Ibanez and Colleen Dor joined Dr. Guadagno in providing care to athletes at the 2012 Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volley Ball Series at Ft. Lauderdale Beach, May 25-27. The event featured two-time Olympian John Hyden and his partner Sean Scott.

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Tri 6 students Kristin Ibanez and Colleen Dor with professional volleyball player Jenny Kropp

The top domestic women's volleyball team was also there, Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik, who won the gold medal at the Ft. Lauderdale event. The athletes were playing for a $100K purse.

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Tri 6 students Colleen Dor and Kristin Ibanez aid volleyball player

Dr. Guadagno and the interns provided soft tissue therapies, stretching, chiropractic and emergency medicine, working with an interdisciplinary team of MDs, PTs, and MTs. Dr. Guadagno, clinical science instructor at National University's Florida campus, has extensive experience working with elite athletes and is a former executive board member of the ACA Sports Council and past president of the FCA sports council.

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Intern Dan Johns helps player in medical tent

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