Tidewater Physical Therapy and Tidewater Performance Centers To Host 2nd Annual Richmond Endurance Athlete Symposium and Expo Jan. 24, 2015

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Symposium to feature three internationally recognized endurance athletes and coaches.

Tidewater Physical Therapy and Tidewater Performance Centers will host the 2nd Annual Richmond Endurance Athlete Symposium and Expo on Jan. 24, 2015 at the Richmond Westin and tickets are now for sale online.

Billed as a day of motivation and education, the symposium and expo will feature Hunter Allen, a top expert in coaching endurance athletes using power meters and former professional cyclist; Andy Potts, who competed on the US Olympic Triathlon Team in 2004 and finished the 2006 season ranked third in the world; and Bob Seebohar, a nationally recognized High Performance Triathlon Coach who currently consults as a sport dietician for the US Sailing and the USA Triathlon National Teams.

Registration is required and will be limited to the first 500 attendees.

Cost to attend the event, which includes lunch and an afternoon snack, is $30 for students, $45 for military members, $75 for USA Triathlon (USAT) Coaches and $50 for adults. Prices increase on January 10, 2015.

Five Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits are available for USAT Coaches who attend. Type II CEUs are available for physical therapists who attend. Certificate of Attendance will be available.

Proceeds from this event will benefit The Richmond 2015 Project and The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV).

Richmond 2015 is the site for the world cycling championships that will bring top cyclists from around the world to Richmond. BIAV is committed to advancing brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improving the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury.

Thanks to the support of sponsors and nearly 500 attendees, Tidewater Physical Therapy and Tidewater Performance Centers donated $4,300 each earlier this year to the Brain Injury Association of Virginia and the Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships after the inaugural Richmond Endurance Symposium in February.

Sponsorships for the 2015 event are available. Contact Kevin Dintino, PT, DPT, Regional Director for Tidewater Physical Therapy’s locations in the greater Richmond area, at kdintino(at)tpti(dot)com or Paula Lumsden, Director of Marketing and Communications for Tidewater Physical Therapy and Tidewater Performance at PlUmsden(at)tpti(dot)com or 757.873.2302.


Widely known as one of the top experts in the world of coaching endurance athletes using power meters, Hunter Allen’s goal has always been to teach athletes how to maximize their training and racing potential through professional analysis of their power data. Allen’s power training method has built success at all levels of cycling and endurance sports, training professional & Olympic athletes.

A former professional cyclist for Team Navigators racing for over 17 years in Europe, South America, the U.S. and Canada, Allen has over 40 career victories to his credit.

Since retiring, Allen has become a USAC Elite Level Cycling Coach and Certified Nutritional Consultant and is a featured presenter for many USA Cycling Seminars. In 1996, he founded The Peaks Coaching Group focused on developing leading edge methods of efficient power training. For the past 10 years, Peaks has been a leader in the industry in the field of power training for endurance cyclist.

He is also a Certified Yoga and Tai Chi instructor, Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Coach for the Leukemia Society.


Andy Potts has established himself as one of the most versatile triathletes in the world.
As a swimmer, Potts earned a spot on the USA National Team and highlighted his career at the 1996 Olympic Trials with a fourth place finish in the 400 IM. While at the University of Michigan, Potts ran track and later found a niche in triathlons becoming the 2003 USAT Rookie of the Year. In 2004 he was a member of the US Olympic Team competing in the Triathlon, winner of the 2005 World Cup and finished the 2006 season ranked 3rd in the world.

In 2007, Potts blew up the triathlon scene by winning the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro and followed that impressive performance by winning the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Consequently, Potts was named USA Triathlon’s non-drafting and draft legal Triathlete of the Year as well as Triathlete Magazine’s All-Round Triathlete of the Year. In his 2008 Ironman debut, he finished seventh at the Ironman World Championships. He has since added Ironman Champion to his accolades, in addition to being a six-time winner of the Annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.


With a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science and master’s degrees in Health and Exercise Science and Food Science and Human Nutrition, Seebohar is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a High Performance Triathlon Coach specializing in enhancing health and performance by improving metabolic efficiency and using nutrition periodization.

Having worked with a variety of athletes from sports as diverse as triathlon to tae kwon do, and of all ages and abilities including high school/junior, recreationally active adults, professional athletes and Olympians, Seebohar has no limits.

Currently consulting as a sport dietitian for US Sailing (Olympic and Paralympic sailors) and the USA Triathlon National Team. He is one of the very few Sport Dietitians in the country who specializes in working with young athletes.

Seebohar has competed in many endurance events including the Boston Marathon, six Ironman races, the Leadville 100 mile trail race, the Leadville 100 mile mountain bike race and in 2009, Bob became a Leadman, completing all six of the Leadville endurance events in 7 weeks. As a USA Triathlon All-American, he currently specializes in short course triathlon competition and cyclocross racing.


Founded in 1986, Tidewater Physical Therapy remains a physical therapist-owned, independent, outpatient physical therapy practice, with 33 clinics, aquatic therapy centers and Performance Centers in Southeast and Central Virginia.

For more information about Tidewater Physical Therapy, visit http://www.tpti.com. Learn more about the Tidewater Performance Centers at http://www.tidewaterperform.com.

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