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Program Aims to Prevent Throwing Injuries

GREENWICH, Conn. - There is little doubt kids participating in team sports reap many benefits, from outdoor exercise to learning about teamwork and building self-esteem.

There is no gain where pain is concerned. The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will present a free program at 6:30 p.m March 28 designed to raise awareness about the potential for injuries from “throwing sports.” The program, "Preventing Throwing Injuries," will focus on the rising rate of sports injuries to kids, as well as offer advice to parents, kids and coaches on keeping young athletes safe and away from the doctor’s office.

ONS sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon Paul Sethi, MD, will discuss arm injuries most often associated with throwing sports, and what can be done to prevent injuries. ONS physical therapist Alicia Hirscht will talk about safe conditioning and strengthening techniques. Mitch Hoffman, of the Bobby Valentine Sports Academy in Stamford will discuss the importance of proper training techniques.

The talk will take place at Eastern Middle School, 51 Hendrie Ave., Riverside, Conn. Admission is free but reservations are required. To register, call 637-3659 or 869-3131, or send an email to ogrcc@yahoo.com .

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