Dr. Mark Galland To Participate In Cleveland Indians Spring Training Camp

Written by admin on March 1, 2012 – 7:45 am -

RALEIGH, N.C. – Dr. Mark Galland, a physician at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina (OSNC) (http://www.orthonc.com/galland.html), will travel to Goodyear, Ariz., to work with the Cleveland Indian’s Major League baseball team’s prospects during its annual spring training camp. While in Arizona, Galland will provide support to the medical and training staff to the benefit of the organizations players.

Galland regularly works with baseball pitchers and position players at all levels of the game. He serves as orthopaedic consultant to the Carolina Mudcats, High-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team and to several area college and high school athletic programs, treating youth and amateur players around the Triangle.

The Cleveland Indians begin preseason play March 3 against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark.

QUOTES:

“I am honored with the opportunity to take part in spring training with the Cleveland Indians baseball club this season,” said Galland. “I am both humbled and excited  to once again have this opportunity to serve the organization.”

NEW MEDIA:

Dr. Mark Galland Blog

http://drmarkgalland.com

Dr. Mark Galland YouTube Channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/DrMarkGalland

ABOUT DR. MARK GALLAND:

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, N.C. 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 High-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, as well as on the board of directors for the Trentini Foundation, a nonprofit scholarship organization. For more information, visit http://www.orthonc.com or http://drmarkgalland.com.


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Dr. Mark Galland Discusses Concussion Treatment and Prevention On NBC 17’s My Carolina Today

Written by admin on February 8, 2012 – 7:39 am -

RALEIGH, N.C. – Dr. Mark Galland, a physician at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina (OSNC) (http://www.orthonc.com/galland.html), appeared Wednesday, Jan. 18 on NBC 17’s My Carolina Today to discuss issues surrounding concussions, including how to prevent their occurrence and recognize symptoms. While on the show, Galland explained what happens during a concussion, how to recognize when one occurs, which preventative measures can help avoid the injury and how to properly fit a helmet for physical sports such as baseball, football and hockey that might pose the risk of head injury.

Much national sports media coverage has been devoted to concussions as of late following notable cases throughout the National Football League and the National Hockey League, including local Carolina Hurricanes superstar Jeff Skinner and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina offers an annual concussion clinic servicing more than 2,000 local athletes, led by Galland and Dr. Chad Greer.

The My Carolina Today segment can be found on the show’s website at http://bit.ly/wITuja.

QUOTES:

“It is my hope that the parents and athletes watching My Carolina Today will benefit from learning more about concussions,” said Galland. “As we continue to become acutely aware of the implications of these traumatic injuries, athletes today are becoming adept at recognizing symptoms and taking precaution to avoid sustaining a concussion themselves.”

NEW MEDIA CONTENT:

Dr. Mark Galland Blog

http://drmarkgalland.com

Dr. Mark Galland YouTube Channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/DrMarkGalland

ABOUT DR. MARK GALLAND:

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, N.C. 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 High-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, as well as on the board of directors for the Trentini Foundation, a nonprofit scholarship organization. For more information, visit http://www.orthonc.com or http://drmarkgalland.com.


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Dealing with the Unexpected: How Athletes Can Cope with Season-Ending Injuries from VYPE Magazine

Written by admin on March 29, 2011 – 9:07 am -


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Talking Baseball Injury on My Carolina Today

Written by admin on July 22, 2010 – 12:37 pm -

I recently made an appearance on NBC17’s My Carolina Today. Check out my interview about the things you need to look out for if your children play baseball!

Watch this at WNCN


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Youth Baseball Recommendations

Written by admin on April 15, 2010 – 1:33 pm -

The following are risk factors for injury in youth baseball:

1. Throwing the breaking ball at an early age

2. Throwing too many pitches per game or innings per week

3. Participation in more than one youth baseball league simultaneously

4. Participation in year-round baseball

5. Poor pitching mechanics

6. Poor practice and conditioning habits due to substandard coaching practices

7. Genetic makeup not optimal for baseball participation

The following are recommendations regarding youth baseball pitching:

1. Age to begin throwing curveball: 14.5 years old

2. Age to begin throwing slider: 18 years old

3. Age to begin throwing changeup (not considered any more stressful on the arm than the fastball): 11-12 years old, or when sufficient velocity and control are developed with the fastball

4. Maximum pitches per game

  • Ages 8-10: 50 pitches
  • Ages 11-14: 75 pitches
  • Ages 15-18: 90-100 pitches

5. Maximum innings per week

  • Ages 14 and under: 6 innings
  • Through high school: 10 innings

USA BASEBALL PITCH COUNT RECOMMENDATIONS

9-10 year old:

50/game

75/week

1000/season

2000/year

11-12 year old:

75/game

100/week

1000/season

3000/year

13-14 year old:

75/game

125/week

1000/season

3000/year

So what is a parent to do?  Here are some items to keep in mind:

  • Make sure your child is physically fit to pitch by building up their throwing intensity and pitch volume prior to the season
  • Have your son or daughter warm up before pitching
  • Follow pitch count and recovery guidelines – monitor your kid’s pitch count
  • Monitor your child’s well being by asking them how they are feeling
  • Teach your child that it is okay to stop/rest if pain is occurring
  • Avoid “showcases,” multiple simultaneous leagues, and multiple “same game’ pitching appearances
  • Do not allow your child to participate in organized baseball for more than nine months in any year

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Priming the Pump from VYPE magazine

Written by admin on April 2, 2010 – 8:15 am -

Here’s an article I wrote from the March 2010 issue of VYPE magazine.

Priming the Pump


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Baseball Interval Throwing Program Phase 2 Catcher

Written by admin on January 4, 2010 – 9:22 am -


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Dr. Galland Scholarship Video – Sherri Smith

Written by admin on September 10, 2009 – 7:39 am -

Dr. Mark Galland, a physician at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina (OSNC), has awarded Wake Forest Rolesville High School graduate Sherri Smith a scholarship in the amount of $1000. The scholarship was presented on July 23 to the incoming North Carolina State University freshman at OSNCs Wake Forest office, located at 847 Wake Forest Business Park in Suite 202.

Galland, who currently serves as the Wake Forest Rolesville team physician and orthopaedic consultant, chose to award Smith because she demonstrated aptitude and interest in pursuing a career in sports medicine or a health-related field.


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