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Stamford Program Discusses Benefits, Risks Of Youth Sports

The program at The LOFT at Chelsea Piers Connecticut is designed to provide answers to parents and local sports program participants as well as promote physical activity and safe sports participation among youth.
The program at The LOFT at Chelsea Piers Connecticut is designed to provide answers to parents and local sports program participants as well as promote physical activity and safe sports participation among youth. Photo Credit: File photo

STAMFORD, Conn. – Experts from Stamford Health will present a free information session on the benefits and risks of youth sports Thursday, March 3, from 6-8:30 p.m. at The LOFT at Chelsea Piers Connecticut.

The session is part of the American Heart Association and National Football League’s Back to Sports program.

The program is designed to provide answers to parents and local sports program participants as well as promote physical activity and safe sports participation among youth.

The program will highlight benefits and risks associated with sports participation, including several topics generating significant attention in recent years such as concussion awareness, heat and hydration, cardiac arrest and CPR, and the prevention of overuse injuries.

The presentation and following discussion will feature a panel of experts:

  • Dr. David Hsi, chief of cardiology and co-director at Stamford Health Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Dr. Daniel Zelazny, orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and trauma at Stamford Health Orthopedic and Spine Institute; team physician for Stamford High School and Marist College
  • Christina Kunec, neuropsychologist and director at the Stamford Health Concussion Center
  • Rebecca Petersen, patient care coordinator at Stamford Health Concussion Center

The session is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

Click here or call 877-233-WELL (9355) by Thursday, Feb. 25, to register.

The LOFT at Chelsea Piers Connecticut is at 1 Blachley Road, Stamford.

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