LOCKPORT, Ill., June 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all young baseball and softball players! A study in The American Journal of Sports Medicine shows most throwing athletes report arm pain and fatigue related to play. According to world-renowned Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physician Anthony Romeo, M.D., shoulder and elbow injuries among young athletes are rapidly increasing.
Dr. Romeo will address the rise in overuse injuries, why they are occurring and how to prevent and treat them during a free clinic on Monday, June 19, 7 p.m., at Bo Jackson's Elite Sports (BJES), 17130 Prime Blvd., Lockport, IL. The clinic is open to throwing athletes, parents, and coaches. Dr. Romeo, team physician for the Chicago White Sox, will be joined by Athletico physical therapist John Bakouris, who will address how to keep young players' shoulders and elbows injury-free. The event will offer valuable insight and a worthwhile opportunity to help young athletes stay in the game longer.
Seating is limited and spots will be reserved on a first come, first-served basis. Light refreshments will be provided. To register, please visit: www.RushOrtho.com/events/BJES.
ABOUT BO JACKSON ELITE SPORTS
Bo Jackson's Elite Sports-Lockport (BJES) is one of the nation's leading indoor sports training centers focusing on player development. The 94,000 square-foot training facility incorporates offensive, defensive and sports performance training for athletes of all skill levels. BJES allows training opportunities for turf sport teams (baseball/softball, football, soccer, and lacrosse), as well as individual athletes who desire to improve athleticism and personal leadership skills. The center is home to Cangelosi Baseball, Bo Jackson's Football, and Bo Jackson's Sports Leadership Centers of America.
ABOUT MIDWEST ORTHOPAEDICS AT RUSH
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) offers unparalleled, comprehensive orthopedic services. MOR physicians are team physicians for the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Fire Soccer club. The group's reputation as a leader in specialized orthopedic patient care, education and research has been recognized by many national publications. U.S. News & World Report ranks the orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, as No. 4 in the nation and it is the highest ranked program in Illinois. MOR has offices at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Oak Park, Westchester, Winfield, and Munster. For more information, visit www.rushortho.com. Follow us on Twitter @mor_docs.
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