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Greenwich Seminar Focuses on Baseball Injuries

GREENWICH, Conn. – Parents of young baseball players can get the scoop on potential injuries kids can get from “throwing sports,” and what can be done to keep them out of doctor’s offices at a seminar later this month in Greenwich.

“Even with pitch counts that limit how often kids throw in a game, kids are getting hurt doing what they love,” said Dr. Paul Sethi, an orthopedic surgeon and president of the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education. “It is all too common to hear about young players who have sustained an injury that requires a surgical procedure to repair. Many throwing injuries can be avoided if you know how to condition and train properly. “

Sethi will present “Preventing Throwing Injuries,” at 6:30 p.m. March 28 at Eastern Middle School. The program is designed to give kids, their parents, coaches and trainers information on why throwing makes arm joints susceptible to injury, as well as safe conditioning and strengthening techniques to prevent injury.

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.

Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center is co-sponsoring the program. Eastern Middle School is at 51 Hendrie Ave. in Riverside. Admission is free, but reservations are required. To register, call (203) 637-3659 or (203) 869-3131, or email ogrcc@yahoo.com .

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