The seminar will be held Thursday, June 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Hallmark Health Medical Center, 30 New Crossing Road in Reading.

Participants will develop a better understanding of common sports injuries, what to expect during the healing process, the basics of rehabilitation and ways to prevent common athletic injuries.

Presentations will be made by Ann McWalter, a licensed physical therapist with more than 20 years of experience treating orthopedic diagnoses, and Sue Courchesne, MSS, ATC, LAT, who has been the athletic trainer at Wakefield High School for more than 20 years.

“This seminar is an opportunity to get everyone involved in the care of student athletes into the same room to discuss this growing medical problem,” said Melissa Roberto, director of rehabilitation services at Hallmark Health. “We are committed to partnering with parent and coaches and lending our expertise to help prevent and treat these injuries.”

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call (800) 540-9191 or visit and click on calendar of events to register online.

The Hallmark Health Medical Center, which opened in July 2007, is conveniently located right off Rte. 128 and offers a variety of outpatient services including diagnostic services and physical therapy. The facility is also home to many Hallmark Health physicians, specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, gynecology and podiatry.

For more information about Hallmark Health, visit


Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham, and Hallmark Health Medical Center

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