WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Just in time for team tryouts, games and practices, three highly regarded experts from White Plains Hospital will present a talk on youth sports safety.
The informational session is open to the public and will provide parents, coaches, and caregivers with the tools they need to prevent injuries and accidents among school-aged kids, as well as guidance on what to do when injuries do occur.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.6 million children ages 19 and younger are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year for sports and recreation-related injuries, including sprains and strains, and injuries involving growth plates and repetitive motions.
“Playing sports provide tremendous physical and social benefits for kids,” said Dr. Michael Schwartz, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine with White Plains Hospital Physician Associates Orthopedic Specialists, “but it is extremely important for parents and coaches to know how they can prevent physical injury among their competitive young athletes, and how to react when an injury occurs.”
The talk will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Chappaqua Public Library. It is part of the Hospital’s Take Charge of Your Health Community Education series. It is free of charge and open to the public.
Advance registration is not required, but interested individuals can call Jamie Bocchino at (914) 681-2650 or email JBocchino@wphospital.org for more information.