Overhead Athlete Injuries Seminar

Mercy Health — Anderson HealthPlex
7495 State Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
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If you swim or take part in any of as many as 18 different sports, including baseball, tennis or volleyball, you are an overhead athlete. You use your arm and shoulder in an arc over your head to propel yourself or a ball and that activity can open you to a range of upper extremity injuries.

You can learn more about upper extremity injuries and how to treat and prevent them during a free educational seminar taking place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16 at the Anderson HealthPlex, 7495 State Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255. If you are currently struggling with a chronic shoulder, elbow or other upper extremity injury or want to learn how to prevent one, this program is for you. 

During the seminar:

  • Mercy Health Physician and orthopedic sports medicine specialist Michael Laidlaw, MD, will review the different injuries associated with overhead sports and surgical and non-surgical options for treating them.
  • Physical therapist Hughston Kirby will outline rehabilitation options for those with upper extremity injuries as well as specialty training and equipment that can help you prevent injury or reinjury
  • Personal trainer Amy Reed will discuss how tennis players and swimmers can return to form and highlight different training options and services for these athletes.

Mercy Health’s rehabilitation team will offer injury screenings on site after the program.

Mercy Health is a leader in sports medicine and return to sport rehabilitation and it has a wide array of rehabilitation and personal training services, including specialized physical therapy for patients experiencing upper extremity issues. With 10 sports medicine specialists on the East Side and a highly trained team of therapists available locally and in 22 locations throughout the region, Mercy Health can get you back in the game.

Dr. Laidlaw practices from Mercy Health — Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Anderson, 7575 5 Mile Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230 and Mercy Health — Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Eastgate, 4440 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45245. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 513-347-9999.

For information on Mercy Health’s orthopedics, sports medicine and rehabilitation programs, visit https://www.mercy.com/health-care-services/orthopedics-sports-medicine-spine or call 513-233-4360 to make an appointment.