On Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will present Preventing Throwing Injuries, a free program designed to raise awareness of the potential for injuries from "throwing sports," and offer tips for keeping kids on the playing fields and out of the doctor's office. The program, which is co-sponsored by the Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center, will take place at Eastern Middle School, 51 Hendrie Avenue in Riverside. Admission is free but reservations are required. To register call 637-3659 or 869-3131, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONS sports medicine specialist and orthopaedic surgeon Tim Greene, M.D. will discuss the arm injuries most often associated with throwing sports, and what can be done to prevent injuries. ONS physical therapist Alicia Hirscht, DPT will talk about safe conditioning and strengthening techniques. Sam Colon, of Pro Swing in Port Chester will discuss the importance of proper training techniques along with former Major League Baseball pitcher Mike Porzio, who will also talk about his experiences playing professional baseball.
The ONS Foundation educational 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. The latest research on effective non-surgical and surgical treatments for the most common arm injuries will also be discussed.