‘Keeping Your Athlete in the Game: The Sports Medicine Perspective’ to Be Held June 14
SPRINGFIELD — No athlete wants to be sidelined with an injury preventing them from playing their favorite sport, whether baseball, football, basketball, hockey, or any other.
Sports-medicine physicians from Baystate Rehabilitation Care, along with other area experts, will provide an informative look at the latest care and injury prevention in sports medicine during “Keeping Your Athlete in the Game: The Sports Medicine Perspective,” on June 14.
The free event, which includes speakers, vendors, raffles, and giveaways, will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Baystate Health Education Center, 361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke. Advance registration is required at baystatehealth.org/game-on.
Speakers will include Dr. Julio Martinez-Silvestrini, medical director, Baystate Rehabilitation Care, on “A Basketball Player with Knee Pain: The Sports Medicine Physician Perspective”; Dr. Zachary Schepart of Baystate Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on “Signs and Symptoms of Sports Exercise Related Injuries”; Dr. Christopher Keroack, sports nutrition and functional medicine specialist, New England Center for Functional Medicine, on “Fueling Peak Performance: The Impact of Nutrition on Training and Sports”; Christian Ferrara, head of Strength and Conditioning, Western New England University, on “A Basketball Player with Knee Pain: The Strength and Conditioning Perspective”; and Tim Murphy, supervisor, Baystate Rehabilitation Care, on “A Basketball Player with Knee Pain: The Physical Therapist Perspective.”
Among the participating vendors at the event will be the Springfield Thunderbirds with mascot Boomer, the Westfield Starfires with mascot Stanley Starfire, Donjoy/Surgicare, Team Feit TF Performance, Boys and Girls Club of Springfield, Lady Ballers/Springfield FC, Excel Sports Academy, and Roots Athletic Center.