RALEIGH, NC, October 07, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Mark Galland, a physician at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina (www.orthonc.com/galland.html), has been named medical director and orthopaedic consultant for the Wake Forest Titans, a Pop Warner program that offers flag football for ages 5-7, tackle football for ages 6-15 and cheerleading for ages 5-15. In this position, OSNC staff will be on site for games and events to provide medical care to all football players and cheerleaders in the program.
Galland is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, practicing in Wake Forest and North Raleigh. He serves as team physician and orthopaedic consultant to the Carolina Mudcats, the Advanced A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team, medical director and orthopaedic consultant to the Louisburg College athletic program and team physician and orthopaedic consultant to several area high schools and colleges. Dr. Galland has authored book chapters and papers in sports medicine.
The Wake Forest Titans Pop Warner Association is part of the Pop Warner Little Scholars organization. There are no tryouts and participants are accepted on a first come, first served basis, as space is available. Tackle football eligibility is based on age and weight combinations set by Pop Warner Little Scholars. The Wake Forest Titans provide a safe and fun environment for teaching the fundamentals of football and cheerleading and for preparing participants for competition. In the past few years, Wake Forest Pop Warner Association has sent cheer squads to regional and national competitions, and football teams to post-season bowl games.
For more information, visit http://www.wakeforesttitans.com/index.html.
"I am honored to be selected as medical director and orthopaedic consultant for the Wake Forest Titans Youth Football Association," said Dr. Galland. "Player safety in youth sports is a concern for all parents and I am happy to offer my services to the Wake Forest Titans program. I look forward to working closely with such a great community of young athletes and coaches."
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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, 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 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. For more information, visit http://www.orthonc.com or http://drmarkgalland.com.
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