SOURCE: Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

June 17, 2015 12:09 ET

Exercise Addiction and More to Be Examined at Upcoming Female Athlete Conference

Dr. Kim Dennis of Timberline Knolls to Address the Correlation Between Eating Disorders, Exercise Addiction and Sports

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - June 17, 2015) - Kim Dennis, MD, CEDS, CEO and medical director of Timberline Knolls, the nation's leading residential treatment center for women and girls struggling with eating disorders, trauma, addiction, mood and co-occurring disorders, will present at the upcoming Female Athlete Conference: Strategies for Optimal Health and Performance, June 19-20, at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.

"This conference provides attendees with cutting edge information from leading experts in sports medicine and women's health," said Dr. Dennis. "The goal is to address issues unique to the female athlete and to share best practices to keep female athletes healthy on and off the playing field. I'm proud to be a presenter at this year's conference."

"Exercise: Addiction or Healthy Lifestyle Choice?" is the title of Dr. Dennis' presentation, which will highlight the differences between excessive exercise and a healthy lifestyle model incorporating exercise. Exploration of the effect of trauma and its potential relationship to excessive exercise will be included.

In addition, Dr. Dennis will address the neurobiology of addiction and reward pathways as a method of understanding the addictive component of exercise.

As part of Dr. Dennis' session, Caryn Honig, MEd, RD, LDN, from The Healthy Weigh in Texas will share her personal recovery story from an eating disorder and exercise addiction. She will also discuss the recovery process and her journey of becoming a dietitian specializing in eating disorders. Honig is a former Collegiate All-American tennis player at the University of Denver and inductee of the University of Denver Hall of Fame.

Timberline Knolls is a gold level sponsor of the conference which is presented by the Boston Children's Hospital Sports Medicine. Other topics covered at the conference will include: injury prevention; ACL updates; female athlete triad and more.

The conference is open to doctors, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, psychologists, nutritionists, athletic trainers and directors, coaches, athletes and parents.

About Timberline Knolls:

Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls (ages 12 - 65+) with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. Located in suburban Chicago, residents receive excellent clinical care from a highly trained professional staff on a picturesque 43-acre wooded campus. Women and families seeking Christian treatment can opt for specialized Christian-based therapy. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611. We are also on Facebook - Timberline Knolls, and LinkedIn - Timberline Knolls.

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