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Sports Medicine Education Series: Learn More About Youth Sports Injury Prevention and Treatment

Washington Sports Medicine’s free Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Education Series is designed to help people in the community learn more about the prevention and treatment of injuries while exercising or participating in sports. The series should be of special interest to athletes, parents of students participating in school sports, coaches, athletic trainers and “weekend warriors.”

The series of programs is offered on the first Wednesday of every other month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Conrad E. Anderson, MD, Auditorium in the Washington West Building at 2500 Mowry Ave. in Fremont.

The program for Wednesday, April 6, will be “Prevention and Treatment of Youth Sports Injuries,” featuring Medical Director of Washington Sports Medicine Russell Nord, MD, and Sports Medicine Physical Therapist Kory Langwell, DPT. A certified athletic trainer also will be present to demonstrate proper warm-up techniques and body mechanics.

“Our primary focus in the program will be injury prevention,” says Langwell. “We will talk about the science of sports injuries in young athletes and discuss training techniques that can help with injury prevention. There also will be time for a question-and-answer session at the end of the program.”

Subsequent programs later in 2016 will include:

  • Think Running Is a Pain? It Doesn’t Have To Be”
  • “Big Changes in Concussion Care: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”
  • “Nutrition and Athletic Performance”
  • Why Does My Shoulder Hurt: Shoulder Pain in the Youth Athlete to the Weekend Warrior and Beyond”

For more information or to register for an upcoming program, call 800.963.7070 or visit If you need help finding a physician who specializes in the prevention and treatment of exercise or sports injuries, visit and click on the link for “Find Your Physician.”