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Yalich Clinic Doctors Team Up With POWERPlay In Sports To Help Educate
On July 26th and August 2nd Dr. Jonathan Dunbar of the Yalich Clinic had the opportunity to speak to over 200 coaches from the Anne Arundel Youth Football Association about Preventing Dehydration and Heat Related Illnesses, a very common problem this time of year as football teams begin their pre-season camps in the hot August weather. This is just one of the many topics Dr. Dunbar presents in affiliation with POWERPlay In Sports (www.powerplayinsports.com), a national organization dedicated to educating coaches, parents, and athletes through their SAFE Workshops. SAFE stands for Supporting Athletes and Families through Education, and the workshop topics include Sports Nutrition, Sports Injury Prevention, Concussion Awareness, and Dehydration.
During the Dehydration workshop, the coaches learned about the different types of heat related illnesses, how to recognize high risk athletes, how dehydration effects athletic performance, and strategies to help their athletes prevent dehydration. Re-hydration is also VERY important. The key message that Dr. Dunbar delivered was that dehydration and heat related conditions are almost completely avoidable as long as the coaches, parents, and athletes are proactive, communicate well together, and take the necessary steps to prevent it from occurring.