GMC to host injury prevention clinic at Gwinnett Stadium in January Professionals from Gwinnett Medical Center and the Atlanta Braves will educate parents and coaches

Gwinnett Stadium

Gwinnett Medical Center will host an injury prevention clinic at Gwinnett Stadium on Saturday, January 16, 2010. The event will educate parents and coaches on how best to protect their young athletes from baseball-related injuries.

The clinic, Injury Prevention in Youth Baseball, will last from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and will begin with physicians and other experts on the topic from both GMC and the Atlanta Braves.

“Our goal is to educate the parents, coaches and players to try to prevent injuries before they happen,” said Scott Maughon, MD, chairman of Gwinnett Medical Center’s Sports Medicine program.

All speakers will take part in a round table discussion just before lunch. Following lunch, a breakout session will focus on pitch counts, pitch types and pitching mechanics. The event will be concluded with an all-access tour of the Gwinnett Braves’ facilities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

“Far too many unnecessary sports-related injuries occur right here in our community,” said Gwinnett SportsRehab therapist Lloyd Van Pamelen, PT, CSCS. “We’re hoping that by equipping the parents and coaches of our youth with a few valuable lessons, we can make a huge impact.”

The cost of the clinic is $15 per participant, and registration, which closes January 13, can be done by calling 678-442-5000. The first 50 to register will receive a pair of tickets to a 2010 Gwinnett Braves game.

For more information, contact Tim Simmons at tsimmons@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org or 678-312-6018.

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