You thought the Iron Man Competition was tough? The Pineapple Express iron man outrigger canoe race taking place on June 16 pits crews from around the state utilizing a Hawaiian-style six-person canoe in a 12-mile race along the beaches of the Central Coast. Hosted by Avila Beach's Pale Kai Outrigger, the Pineapple Express will feature outrigger canoe crews from all over the state competing in an endurance race between the waters of Avila Beach and Pismo Beach. The event begins at 8 a.m. For more information about Pale Kai Outrigger and the Pineapple Express iron man outrigger canoe race, call 541-3503 or visit www.palekai.org.
In recognition of Hand Therapy Awareness & Injury Prevention Week (June 11-15), ARC Physical Therapy is happy to announce that one of their staff, Diane Gross-Giese, has completed a certification in hand therapy. Why the jubilation? Because out of 30-plus physical therapy clinics on the Central Coast, Diane is one of only three Certified Hand Therapists practicing in San Luis Obispo. According to ARC, a hand therapist works with patients who may have been affected by an accident or trauma leaving them wounds scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures, disabling effects from repetitive motion disorders such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome. For more information about Hand Therapy Awareness and Injury Prevention Week and ARC Physical Therapy call 434-4885 or visit www.htcc.org.
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