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Dr. Mark Galland Discusses ACL Injury Prevention and Care at Fully Armored Girls Sports Performance Camp

Local Orthopaedic Surgeon Addresses Injury Concerns of Youth Athletes

Raleigh, NC, August 15, 2014 --( Dr. Mark Galland, a physician at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina, recently spoke to the Fully Armored’s Girls Sports Performance Camp about ACL injuries and young women athletes. During his presentation, attendees learned about the causes and risk factors for knee injury and the importance of neuromuscular training to injury prevention.

The Girls Sports Performance Camp is a training program hosted by Fully Armored Sports Performance designed to educate participants on a variety of topics specific to young women athletes. The organization uses a multi-dimensional training approach through performance development, functional movement assessment and correction, athletic strength and conditioning, and sport skills development. Fully Armored Sports Performance’s mission is to “expand access to specialized performance training for high school and middle school athletes by integrating these services into their existing athletic programs.”

Dr. Galland spoke specifically about ACL injuries, which have the highest incidence among adolescent female athletes. He detailed the nature of such injuries and provided treatment options and in-depth prevention measures. Dr. Galland outlined the various factors involved in ACL injuries, as well as to what extent youth athletes can control these factors. His expertise on the topic stems from his experience working at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and with myriad sports teams, including those at the high school level, where such injuries are seen all too often.

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“I’m honored to have the opportunity to speak with these young athletes on injury prevention and sports medicine,” said Dr. Galland. “Proper training is especially critical when it comes to youth athletes, and we want these young women to know how to prevent injuries and stay healthy in order to allow them to continue to advance their athletic performance.”

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Dr. Mark Galland is an orthopaedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist and physician at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina. Galland received his medical degree from Tulane University’s School of Medicine and completed his residency in the university’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He began his career in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine while serving in the United States Navy at a naval hospital at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. There, he served as chief of orthopaedic surgery and was the recipient of numerous awards for both leadership and excellence in treating injuries common to sailors and marines. Since beginning with Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina, Galland has continued to treat injured athletes. He currently serves as a team physician and orthopaedic consultant to the Carolina Mudcats, the Advanced A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team, and as medical director and orthopaedic consultant to the Louisburg College athletic program. He also serves as the team physician and orthopaedic consultant to several local high schools.
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