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Baystate Rehabilitation Care to Offer Sports Information Clinic on April 11

SPRINGFIELD — Area athletes, parents, and coaches are invited to attend a free evening event titled “Halftime: Returning to Spring and Summer Sports,” on Wednesday, April 11 at Baystate Health Conference Center in Holyoke. The event is sponsored by Baystate Rehabilitation Care.

The presenters include Dr. Julio Martinez-Silvestrini, board-certified in sports medicine and medical director of Baystate Rehabilitation Care, who will speak on “Spring and Summer Sports: Common Injuries, Their Treatment, and Prevention”; Dr. Christopher Keroack, sports nutrition and functional medicine specialist and medical director of the New England Center for Functional Medicine, who will speak on “Feed the Machine: Sports Nutrition for Peak Performance”; and Dave Stratton, athletic director at Agawam High School, who will speak on “Continuum of Care for High-school Athletes and MIAA Guidelines for Healthcare and Safety.”

The evening will include an appearance by Boomer, mascot of the Springfield Thunderbirds, who will be available for photos and autographs. Giveaways to winners attending the event will include a TRX suspension trainer and a family four-pack to a Springfield Thunderbirds hockey game.

Registration and an opportunity to meet with various vendors will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentations from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the conference center, located on 361 Whitney Ave. in Holyoke.

Pre-registration is required by e-mailing brett.salls@baystatehealth.org with your name, number of people attending, and phone number.

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