Sports Medicine Experts Panel Discussion at YMCA Greenwich: The Well Balanced Student Athlete

Did you know that as many as 75 % of youth athletes age 8 – 18 years arrive to sports practice already dehydrated? Or that early sports specialization can do more harm than good to a child’s future athletic performance?

Those are just two of the topics that will be discussed at The Well Balanced Athlete, a program designed to inform coaches, parents and student athletes.

Sports medicine physicians Dr. Marc Kowalsky and Dr. Demetris Delos of Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) and sports psychologist Dr. Alex Diaz, founder of Sports Mental Edge™ will deliver a panel discussion about the mind-body needs of today’s student athletes.

Topics will include nutritional, sleep and hydration requirements; the dangers of early sports specialization, injury prevention strategies and the role mindfulness can play in helping students manage the stress of school, sports, peers and more.

There will be ample time for Q & A at the end of the presentation.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is requested to allow for adequate seating and can be done by emailing lgallucci@gwymca.org.

With 25 sub-specialty trained physicians in orthopedics, neurosurgery, sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, ONS is the one of the most comprehensive and advanced practice of its kind in the region.

ONS is in-network with major insurances and has offices in Greenwich, Stamford and Harrison, NY. For more information, visit www.onsmd.com