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Christy Denny tapes the ankle of freshman Valerie King during practice at Urbana High School August 31.

h3>On the Field Training

Christy Denny joined Maryland SportsCare & Rehab in Urbana recently and thinks, when it comes to her job, she has the best of both worlds.

Denny, a certified athletic trainer with a master’s degree in her field, spends her mornings in the clinic working with clients of all ages. Then in the afternoon she heads across the street to Urbana High School where she helps student athletes as they practice.

“It’s great being here in Urbana; I get to work in both settings,” she said.

Before working in Urbana, Denny provided sports medicine services for North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Being on the field or in the training room feels like home to Denny, who played soccer and lacrosse in high school and lacrosse in college. “The kids here are so excited about their sport and their school,” she said.

Denny credits her athletic background for adding to her success as trainer. “I’m an athlete, and I understand what it’s like to be injured. I also know when it’s safe to return to play.”

Maryland SportsCare & Rehab provides physical therapy and sports medicine in four location in Frederick County: Urbana, Frederick, Emmitsburg and Mt. Airy. “We are the largest provider of athletic training services in Maryland by supplying certified athletic trainers to area high schools and universities,” said Christopher Roosa, area manager and center coordinator for clinical education for the organization. “We are also partners in rehabilitative services with the Washington Capitals and the University of Maryland Terapins.”

The Urbana location has been open for just over four years.  

Clarksburg Orthodontics Joins Smiles Change Lives

Dr. Viney P. Saini of Clarksburg Orthodontics has teamed up with Smiles Change Lives to provide pro bono, comprehensive treatment for approved SCL patients. Each partner orthodontist relies on SCL for its thorough application and screening process, which delivers the most qualified, motivated children in their community.

Smiles Change Lives (SCL), a national nonprofit organization that helps low-income children obtain orthodontic treatment, is now serving Upper Montgomery and Frederick County, Maryland. Since 1997, this organization has changed the lives and smiles of more than 1,200 children due to the dedication of hundreds of orthodontists nationwide.

“Because our program is new to the area, our greatest need at the moment is referrals from oral health professionals and clinics that serve low-income families,” said Andrea Umbreit, SCL director of marketing and communications. With the current economic downturn, the agency is prepared to serve more low-income families whose children would benefit greatly from treatment.

“We know it is often difficult to disuss orthodontic care with respect to a family’s financial situation,” said Umbreit. “However, we hope that you will recommend SCL to any family who has concerns about being able to provide braces for their child. It’s our job to try to help as many kids as we can.”

More information: www.smileschangelives.org/qualify, www.ClarksburgOrtho.com or 301.540.0102.

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