SPEAR President and former pro baseball player Dan Rootenberg, PT treats a minor league pitcher as he recovers from a throwing injury.
With the epidemic of injuries to young throwers and the significant increase in the number of Tommy John surgeries on youth baseball players, it is the mission of SPEAR President Dan Rootenberg to educate the coaches, parents and players of New York City about proper care and mechanics of the throwing arm.
To support this mission SPEAR Physical Therapy is partnering with NYU Langone Medical Center for what could be the most important talk of the baseball season for youth coaches, parents and players: a free event titled “Preventing Baseball Injuries in the Young Throwing Athlete: Everything You Need to Know.”
This is a must-see event for anyone who wants to enhance their throwing performance, prevent injury and prepare for the upcoming 2016 baseball season — and anyone is invited! Come hear four sports medicine experts speak on this exciting topic:
Dan Rootenberg, PT, DPT, CSCS, who played pro baseball on three continents, currently coaches two little league teams in NYC, and is also a board member of two New York City youth baseball organizations.
Justin Farnsworth, PT, DPT, also a SPEAR Physical Therapist and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.
Dennis Cardone, DO, NYU Associate Professor, Dept. of Ortho Surgery.
Robert Meislin, MD, NYU Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Ortho Surgery.
Event and RSVP details are below.
Two lucky attendees will win a brand new baseball bat from BaseballBats.net: a Louisville Slugger Prime 916 youth bat, and an injury-preventing Pro Hard Maple Axe Bat!
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 23 from 6-7:30pm
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B – First Floor, New York, NY 10016
Official Event Summary:
In an effort to prevent baseball injuries in the young throwing athlete, NYU Langone Medical Center in collaboration with SPEAR Physical Therapy will be holding an educational workshop, which will feature NYU Langone physicians Dennis Cardone, DO and Robert Meislin, MD; Dan Rootenberg, PT, DPT, CSCS president of SPEAR Physical Therapy; Justin Farnsworth, PT, DPT physical therapist at SPEAR Physical Therapy, and a special guest with Major League Baseball experience.
Audience: Parents, coaches, athletes, athletic trainers
Price: There is no fee associated with the event. Light dinner will be provided.
For questions regarding this event, please contact:
Director of Business Development
SPEAR Physical Therapy
We look forward to seeing you at the event!