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Baystate Franklin Medical Center Sponsors Sports Clinic March 24

March 07, 2013

Contacts: Amy Swisher, Director of Public & Community Relations

Tel: 413-773-2268;

Phyllis Stone, Coordinator, Development & Public Relations

Tel: 413-773-2573;


DATE: March 6, 2013



GREENFIELD – The Sports Medicine Program at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Baystate Rehabilitation Care will sponsor a free sports clinic, Competitive & Recreational Sports: Maximizing Function & Results, on Sunday, March 24, 9 am – 1 pm, in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s main conference rooms. The workshop is designed to help athletes of all ages and abilities prevent and manage injuries and enhance their overall performance. The clinic will include a light breakfast and lunch.

The workshop will feature four experts: Darius Greenbacher, MD; Jonathan Banz, MPT, CMT, OCS; Peter Ouellette, DPT, Med, OCS; and Matt Dufresne.


BFMC’s medical director of Baystate Medical Practices – Sports and Exercise Medicine, Darius Greenbacher, MD, will address The Under-Performing Athlete. A marathon runner and ironman triathlete himself, Dr. Greenbacher discuss the evidence behind over-training syndrome (‘the slump’), the causes, and strategies to avoid it.

Banz, a physical therapist at Baystate Rehabilitation Care, BFMC, will present Functional Movement, and will offer an effective and efficient screening session to learn about, and help avoid, sports-related injuries.


The Weekend Warrior: The Little Big Things will be the topic of discussion for Ouellette, a physical therapist and program manager of Baystate Rehabilitation Care, Baystate Mary Lane Hospital. Ouellette will lead participants on a journey through today’s latest training strategies, fads and perils in an effort to enhance performance for the weekend warrior. He promises a light-hearted approach with plenty to consider.

Dufresne, from the Pioneer Valley Weight Loss Center, will review how foods and hydration affect athletic performance, recovery and overall health. He will present a simple and effective nutrition plan that will enable you to perform and feel better.


Pre-registration for the free Sports Clinic is required. To register, call Baystate Health Link at 413-773-2454 by Monday, March 18.