Athletic Injury Prevention Workshop

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Brooks Memorial Hospital

Brooks Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine invites high school and middle school student athletes, school district personnel, coaches, and parent volunteers to attend a FREE Athletic Injury Prevention workshop on Saturday, April 29th from 9:30am – 2:00pm at Dunkirk High School.

Join Dr. Brian Mata of Lakeshore Orthopedic Group along with concussion specialist Dr. John Leddy to learn the most up-to-date prevention techniques and treatment options for common sports-related injuries such as concussion, ACL rupture and others.

In a hands-on workshop format, Brooks’ athletic trainers will demonstrate how student athletes of all ability levels can safely prevent injuries through proper stretching, hydration, and nutrition, as well as proper field of play contact techniques.

Brooks’ physical therapists will also be on hand to discuss and demonstrate an effective rehabilitation program designed for ACL tears, as well as other return-to-play therapy for young men and women.

All students must be accompanied by a parent, coach or other responsible adult. Signed parental consent must accompany registration materials for minors. Athletes will participate in drills and should wear appropriate workout attire and footwear. Lunch will be provided free of charge.

Registration and parental consent forms can be found at www.brookshospital.org/community-health and may be mailed to Brooks Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine Department, 529 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048 or contact Cleon Clayton at cclayton@brookshospital.org by Wednesday, April 26th. For questions, contact Cleon Clayton, ATC at 363-3029 or cclayton@brookshospital.org. Thank you and we look forward to helping you stay safe.

Brooks Sports Medicine is a continuity of care injury prevention and treatment program for the purpose of safeguarding the health of athletes and other active individuals of all ages. It involves the coordination of high-quality Athletic Training services with emergency care, diagnostic imaging, orthopedic specialty services, and physical therapy / rehabilitation.