Derek Lee, PT, DPT, and Chris Churchill, PT, DPT, CSCS treat a PSLL athlete.
Giving back to the community is an important part of SPEAR’s values, and we’re always looking for ways to accomplish that goal. Recently, SPEAR participated in a free baseball injury prevention screening for Peter Stuyvesant Little League (PSLL)! A group of talented physical therapists volunteered their time to assess these youth athletes and give them insight on how to prepare for the baseball season, and demonstrated exercises/stretches the athletes could do on their own time to help maximize their performance.
The Peter Stuyvesant Little League goes as far back as 1956 and serves more than 800 baseball and softball playing children from Manhattan, offering baseball and softball instruction to boys and girls each season and intangibles as sportsmanship, teamwork, courage and the importance of fitness. Our team was super excited to help the team out, asking each one questions specific to their needs and teaching them a thing or two about how to take care of preventing injury. The kids also fueled up with some snacks and goodies provided by us, and also walked away with some fun, cool SPEAR swag!
SPEAR goodies and snacks galore!
Though it was a rainy day out at Con Ed Field, the weather didn’t stop these athletes from giving it their all! After their screening with our team of physical therapists, they went on to practice with their coaches and teammates, unfazed by the inclement weather. True champs!
We truly enjoy sharing our knowledge and expertise with these promising athletes to help prep them for a healthy and fun baseball season. Time to play ball!
Learn more about the Peter Stuyvesant Little League by visiting www.psll.org!