Preventing Sports Injuries in Young Athletes Clinic Tomorrow

Preventing Sports Injuries in Young Athletes Clinic Tomorrow

Nathan Littauer Hospital Creates a Clinic to Help Young Athletes Play Safe and Stay in the Game

GLOVERSVILLE, NY (09/14/2010)(readMedia)– Nathan Littauer Hospital has created a seminar to address the growing problem of youth sports injuries. And people are taking notice. “The STOP Sports Injuries campaign is proud to help support the work Nathan Littauer Hospital is doing to raise awareness about the topic of athletic overuse and trauma injuries in today’s youth. We look forward to the progress their efforts will make in the local community,” said James Andrews, MD, renowned Orthopaedic surgeon and STOP Sports Injuries, co-campaign chair.

The seminar, held tomorrow night, will educate athletes, parents, trainers, coaches and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend and the need to keep young athletes healthy. STOP Sports Injuries campaign highlights include teaching proper prevention techniques, and discussing the need for open communication between the athlete and their support circle, including coaches, parents, trainers and their physicians.

Littauer’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Team

Cheryl McGrattan Hospital spokesperson explained, “This is a timely issue. The response from the community has been great. We are expecting a lot of people tomorrow night.” She added,”The seminar Preventing Sports Injuries in Young Athletes will be given by some of the best physicians in their field.” The clinic will take place September 15, 2010, 6:30 at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown and will be led by Dr. Gerald Ortiz, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Todd Duthaler, Emergency Medicine Physician, Dr. Richard Solby, Pediatrician and William Oates, PT as they address sports injuries in young athletes.

Driving the local initiative is Littauer’s Physical Therapist, William Oates. “I am extremely committed to this initiative” stated William Oates, Director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for Nathan Littauer Hospital. He added, “Simply put, we need to educate our region about how to prevent our young athletes from becoming injured for life. I myself suffered as a young athlete with an overuse injury.”

“Regardless of whether the athlete is a professional, an amateur, an Olympian or a young recreational athlete, the number of sports injuries is increasing – but the escalation of injuries in kids is the most alarming,” said Dr. James Andrews adding, “Armed with the correct information and tools, today’s young athletes can remain healthy, play safe, and stay in the game for life.” With Nathan Littauer’s help Dr. Andrew’s vision of a healthy athlete will be realized in our area.

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Free. RSVP required, 517-773-5533 or by email:

September 15, 2010 at the Johnstown Holiday Inn.


6:00-6:30 Registration and Light Refreshments

6:30-8:15 Program begins, presentations by Dr. Ortiz, Dr. Duthaler, Dr. Solby and Bill Oates.

WHO:Nathan Littauer Hospital creates a seminar to prevent sports and overuse injuries in young athletes.
WHAT:A seminar “Preventing Sports Injuries in Young Athletes”.
WHEN:Wednesday September 15, 2010 at 06:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE:Holiday Inn
308 North Comrie Ave
Johnstown, New York 12095
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