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St. Anthony’s Helps Athletes Get Their Heads In The Game

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 1, 2011) – Mind over matter was never so true when it comes to preparing for athletics. A St. Anthony’s sports medicine expert will offer tips on how athletes can prepare their thoughts and behaviors for peak athletic performance during “The Time Is Now, The Place Is Here,” a free sports medicine lecture on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center (Carillon), meeting rooms A and B.

Vince Lodato, MSW, LCSW will discuss how athletes, coaches and parents all talk about preparation of the body for athletic performance. But the mental preparation can get lost. By getting their heads in the game, athletes can prepare both their bodies and thoughts for the workout or competition ahead.

Lodato will help participants develop skills that enhance athletic performance, improve competitiveness and increase satisfaction and enjoyment on any athletic field.

Every month, the St. Anthony’s sports medicine experts offer tips on how to improve sports performance. To register, call (727) 953-9129 or visit StAnthonys.com. The outpatient center is located at 900 Carillon Parkway, off of Ulmerton Road, near Feather Sound in St. Petersburg.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. As St. Anthony’s celebrates its 80th year in 2011, the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 195 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.

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