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WellSpan to help recreational athletes achieve peak performance, stay injury-free at community event

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sports medicine event to be held during South Hanover YMCA Sports and Wellness Complex one-year anniversary celebration

WellSpan Health is teaming up this weekend with the Hanover Area YMCA for a free sports medicine educational event to help area residents improve their athletic performance, prevent sports injuries and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

From recreational league athletes and weekend warriors, to competitive athletes hoping to improve performance, Hanover area residents are invited to join WellSpan Sports Medicine staff at the event this Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Hanover YMCA Sports and Wellness Complex, 650 Fairview Drive, Hanover.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit www.WellSpan.org/Athletes.

Coinciding with the one-year anniversary celebration for the South Hanover YMCA, the WellSpan Sports Medicine event will feature adult health screenings – such as blood pressure checks, balance testing, body mass index calculation and running shoe fitting – as well as raffle prizes and giveaways.

The event will also feature the following health talks:

• “Exercise is Medicine” with Giselle Aerni, M.D., WellSpan Sports Medicine and Thomas Hart Family Practice Center, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

• “Knee Pain for the Recreational Athlete” with Samuel D'Agata, M.D., WellSpan Orthopedics, from noon to 1 p.m. 

• “Runner's Clinic” with Chadd Rudisill, physical therapist, WellSpan Rehabilitation, from 10 to 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to noon.; and 1 to 1:30 p.m.

WellSpan and the Hanover Area YMCA partner together to improve the health and wellness of Hanover and Littlestown area residents, with a special focus on youth fitness. WellSpan Sports Medicine is proud to serve as the official healthcare and sports medicine provider of the Hanover Area YMCA.

About WellSpan Health
WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and more than 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities.

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