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Chicago White Sox Medical Team Addresses Dangers of Over Practice for Young Athletes During Free May 10 Webinar

Hinsdale/Western Springs Physicians and Chicago White Sox Assistant Athletic Trainer Discuss Rise in Injuries and Prevention Strategies for Overhead Athletes

CHICAGO, IL, May 3, 2012 — How much practice is too much for young athletes? Some of the nation’s leading sports medicine specialists and athletic trainers will address that question during a free public webinar, 7 p.m., Thursday, May 10, which is open to all athletes, parents, athletic trainers and coaches nationwide.

Medical experts who treat Chicago White Sox players will discuss the significant rise in shoulder and elbow injuries among young athletes who use repetitive overhead movements and discuss prevention strategies. Brian Ball, assistant athletic trainer for the Chicago White Sox, will team up for the webinar with Dr. Chuck Bush-Joseph, Hinsdale, head team physician for the Chicago White Sox, team physician for the Chicago Bulls and sports medicine specialist at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, and Dr. Greg Nicholson, Western Springs, team doctor for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls and shoulder/elbow specialist at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. They will comment about how over practicing can result in injuries to the developing musculoskeletal structure of a young athlete and could lead to even bigger problems in adulthood.

The webinar is sponsored by Positive Coaching Alliance. To sign up for the free webinar, log on to:

About Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is ranked No. 8 in the nation and is the highest ranked orthopedic program in Illinois, according to U.S. News & World Report. The physicians of MOR are fellowship trained in subspecialty areas within the field of orthopedic medicine, treating the most common to complex orthopedic conditions. Their continued research allows MOR physicians to provide the most innovative care to their patients. MOR physicians serve as the team doctors for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, and DePaul University, as well as many other professional, collegiate and high school teams and clubs.

About Positive Coaching Alliance
PCA is a non-profit organization started at Stanford University, with the mission to transform youth sports so that all athletes have a positive, character-building experience. Hundreds of leagues and schools serving 5-to-18-year-olds throughout the U.S. partner with PCA to train their coaches and educate their parents.

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