March was filled with events for athletes from around the world. From the Ironman triathlon that took place on March 11, to the XTERRA on March 18 and the Saipan Marathon on March 25, Marianas Health was there to give a helping hand.
Ronaldo Pagsuyuin, a physical therapist together, with Anadea Pagsuyuin and Aljay Figueroa, both physical therapy technicians from Marianas Health, assisted athletes who came through the finish line with injuries, most of which were leg cramps and sprains.
Athletes who came in with wounds and dehydration were assisted by the nurses from the home care department of Marianas Health, members of the Nursing Club at the Northern Marianas College, and nurses of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.
“The athletes came in with mostly leg cramps and as we were able to stretch them, we also provided education on how to prevent another one from recurring. Most of them would put ice on the spot of the cramp, which is not recommended because it would tighten the muscle even more and would constrict blood flow. We advised them that massaging and stretching are the best remedies to alleviate it,” said Pagsuyuin.
Marianas Health has been involved in many community events for several years now, some of which are the XTERRA and the American Red Cross Walk-A-Thon, providing quality care not only to their patients but also through volunteerism. (PR)