Free Community Education Evening on “Sports Injuries: Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation” Set for October 5 at Apple

APPLE VALLEY, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A free Community Education Evening focusing on 'Sports Injuries: Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation' will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at the Apple Valley Medical Center.

“Autumn is a good time to review the basics of sports injuries,” said Sumner McAllister, M.D., Apple Valley Medical Clinic, the family practice component of the Apple Valley Medical Center. “Parents are signing their children up for sports activities at school, and many adults are still suffering from having overextended themselves during the summer.”

Most sports injuries in adults are a result of poor training, improper equipment or lack of conditioning, said McAllister. For children, the primary cause is accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that more than half of all sports injuries in children are preventable. The Apple Valley Medical Center event will focus on sports injuries in both children and adults.

The Community Education Evening at the Apple Valley Medical Center begins with sandwiches and light refreshments at 6:00 p.m., followed by Mark Sigmond, M.D., Orthopaedic Specialists, at 6:30 p.m. talking about 'New Treatment Options.' At 7:00, McAllister will address 'When a Sports Injury Requires Urgent Care.' At 7:30, Josefin Shakya and Melissa Gross, both physical therapists with Integrated Medical Rehabilitation, will share information on 'Injury Prevention and Recovery.'

“Many sports injuries happen in the evening or on weekends, when most other physician clinics are closed,” noted Adam Berry, FACHE, Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of Apple Valley Medical Center. “Our 24-hour Urgent Care Center is a good entry point for patients when they are first injured. Then, they can find a full continuum of care on our campus for proper recovery, including a physical therapy practice, orthopedic surgeons and advanced medical imaging.”

Because space for the Sports Injuries Community Education Evening is limited, registration for the event is necessary. Individuals can either call the Apple Valley Medical Center at 952-432-6161 or register online at

About Apple Valley Medical Center
The Apple Valley Medical Center ( includes the independent Apple Valley Medical Clinic of 13 family practice physicians, serving patients from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., five days a week. In addition, there is a 24-hour Urgent Care and 28 specialty physicians seeing patients through the United Specialty Center. Specialists on the campus provide services in allergy and asthma; cardiology; colon and rectal surgery; dermatology; ear, nose and throat; foot & ankle; general surgery; low back & neck care; neurology, neurosurgery, ob/gyn; ophthalmology; orthopedics; plastic surgery; podiatry, pulmonary care and urology. The center also houses United Medical Imaging for digital mammography, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans; a full-service pharmacy; and physical medicine and rehabilitation care through Integrated Medical Rehabilitation.


For Apple Valley Medical Center:
Sue Haberle, 763-550-0101
[email protected]

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