Stop sports injury educational event in Waterloo

Sports injuries among young athletes are on the rise. According to the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), high school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries, 500, 000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations every year. With the fresh start to the new school year, Austin Physical Therapy and Dr. Christopher Brown of Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Center have joined forces to promote the importance of youth sports safety. Austin physical Therapy will be holding an educational event on Thursday September 13th from 7-9pm at our office 1282 Waterloo-Geneva Rd. Waterloo, NY for all coaches, athletes and parents who want to learn more about sports injury prevention. Local acupuncturist Mary Conley-Sarratori will also include information on the benefits of acupuncture for various injuries and aliments. This event in FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Call or e-mail Julie Bellone at 315-539-4683 or juliie@austinptcenter.com for more information and to register. “Regardless of whether the athlete is a professional, an amateur, an Olympian or a young recreational athlete, the number of sports injuries is increasing- but the escalation of injuries in kids is the most alarming,” said Dr. James Andrews, former president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and STOP Sports Injuries campaign co-chair. “Armed with the correct information and tools, today’s young athletes can remain healthy, play safe and stay in the game for life.”

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