MedStar Health has long been known for its expertise in sports medicine and now we’re bringing that expertise to the youth of the Olney area. MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in conjunction with MedStar Sports Medicine and the MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network has established a partnership with the Olney Boys and Girls Club to provide ongoing access to many of the region’s top experts in the prevention and management of sports injuries.
In addition to working directly with the young athletes and their coaches, these MedStar Health experts are offering a variety of events, for coaches, parents and athletes including seminars, lectures and screenings, on topics such as:
Anyone is invited to attend. You just need to register.
The Olney Boys and Girls Club is a fantastic organization that makes a difference in young lives every day. As a proud supporter for many years, MedStar Montgomery and MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network is excited to further strengthen our relationship through this partnership.
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center is a 138-bed not-for-profit hospital serving the greater Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas. A proud member of MedStar Health, MedStar Montgomery is committed to delivering the latest in modern medicine and medical technology.
MedStar Sports Medicine is the official medical team of the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Blast, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, US Lacrosse and many of the collegiate, high school and recreational teams in the region. Along with its team coverage and clinical care, MedStar Sports Medicine is known for its specialized expertise in the areas of sports injury epidemiology and injury surveillance and has specialty programs dedicated to ACL injury prevention, concussion care and prevention, pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, and sport biomechanics.
The MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best networks for rehabilitation, has been providing its state-of-the-art services to area residents for 30 years. Its team of experts, which includes certified athletics trainers as well as physical therapists and other specialists, have extensive experience caring for athletes of all levels. We have over 50 therapy sites conveniently located across our region to provide you with rapid, easy access to the finest in care.
The Olney Boys and Girls Club, founded in 1969 as one of the first youth sports clubs in Maryland, is dedicated to providing children with a structured and safe environment to learn to play sports and expend some of the energies of youth. Today, the organization provides services to more than 7,000 children annually operating from its headquarters at Freeman Fields, a former 118-acre farm that it purchased in 1998. The club offers children of all ages the opportunity to learn and participate in sports that include baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball and wrestling. The organization also offers a variety of popular summer camps.
Jason Pothast, MD, presented at our first free seminar for parents and coaches, in partnership with the Olney Boys & Girls Club, to discuss one of the most common and dangerous sports injuries affecting young athletes today - concussions. Topics included: basic facts associated with concussions, common signs and symptoms, and what steps to take if a young athlete may have a concussion.
Miss out on the seminar? View Dr. Pothast's presentation here.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an orthopaedics specialist, call 855-546-1932 or schedule an appointment online below.