Mercy Sports Medicine Offers Coaches Clinic May 30

May 12, 2009

Mercy Sports Medicine Offers Coaches Clinic May 30

Topic: Not Available | Contact: Cindy Hickey

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Sports Medicine will host a Coaches Clinic from 8 a .m. – noon. on Saturday, May 30 at Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Hall Amphitheater.



The cost of the Clinic is $20, and each coach attending will be able to apply for the state permit upon completion of the clinic. Approved by the Ohio Department of Education, the clinic meets guidelines on the length and content of clinics held in Ohio:



• Must be four hours long.

• Five general topics must be covered, which include assessment of life threatening injuries, assessment of non-life threatening injuries, injury prevention, injury management and health and safety.



Mercy Sports Medicine athletic trainers and physical therapists will instruct the clinic through lecture and hands-on techniques to give coaches the ability to keep their athletes healthy and in the game. Mercy’s clinics are for coaches of all sports, but seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 330-966-8920.



Mercy Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see www.cantonmercy.com.

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