Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell – a four-time Major League Baseball All-Star and the 1994 National League MVP for the Houston Astros – is the featured guest at Houston Methodist St. John Hospital’s upcoming Sports Performance Expo.
Bagwell will answer questions fielded by Bill Brown, Houston Astros’ TV broadcaster from 1987 to 2016. The Expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m on Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Community Room at Columbia Challenger Stadium, 1955 W. NASA Blvd. in Webster.
Bagwell will be joined by Astros mascot Orbit, as well as professional athletic trainers, physical therapists and staff physicians from Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at St. John, who will share valuable information to help athletes learn proper training techniques, improve their performance and reduce the risk of injury. The event is designed for athletes, ages 12 and up.
“The Expo offers athletes opportunities to hear from a comprehensive team of sports medicine and performance professionals to help them excel at their chosen sport,” said Dr. Javier Rios, primary care sports medicine specialist at Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, who will present at the event. “Attendees can also participate in athletic assessments by professional trainers on a variety of performance measures, including plyometrics, functional stability, power and agility.”
In addition, physicians and athletic trainers will host Q&A sessions on concussions, nutrition and hydration, lower body alignment and overhead athlete training. Lunch will be served, and there will be giveaways and drawings throughout the day.
The doors will open at 8 a.m. for athlete check-in. Registration is required. Visit houstonmethodist.org/events for more information and to register online.