With the frequency of ACL injuries occurring earlier and earlier for athletes, Hospital for Special Surgery Westchester is hosting a special program for parents to help avoid the pitfalls of the devastating injury.
HSS Westchester announced it will be hosting a special program on ACL injuries in youth athletes, beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Outpatient Center on Westchester Avenue in White Plains.
Hosting the program will be three experts, including Andrew Pearle, an Orthopedic Surgeon at the HSS Hospital for Special Surgery; Laurey Lou, a physical therapist with the HSS Rehabilitation and Sports Performance Center and Jimmy Russomano, the program manager of HSS Sports Safety.
Among the topics to be addressed during the hour-long program include:
- ACL injury screening;
- ACL injury education programs for coaches, parents and athletes;
- ACL injury treatment and rehabilitation options.
“ACL injuries are among the most common and devastating injuries a young athlete may sustain,” the experts said. “They are particularly prevalent in sports that involve quick changes in speed or direction, such as soccer or lacrosse; or sports that require frequent jumping and landing, such as basketball or volleyball.”
Those interested in registering for the program can do so online , or by calling Pamela Villagomez at (203) 705-2956 or emailing email@example.com.
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