Posted on April 26, 2010

Experienced and novice golfers alike will be hitting the links in the coming weeks and the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education is offering a golf injury prevention seminar to help players of all levels avoid common injuries so they can enjoy their sport to the fullest. Tomorrow evening, April 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will present a Free Golf Injury Prevention Seminar at the ONS building at 6 Greenwich Office Park at 10 Valley Drive. Refreshment will be served. Registration is required. Call 203-869-3131 or email, info@ons-foundation.org to register.

The program will offer practical tips on how to stay in the game- and out of the doctor’s office and will feature presentations by orthopedic surgeon James Cunningham, MD and physiatrist Halina Snowball, MD as well as Round Hill Club Head PGA Professional, Tom Henderson. The physicians will discuss the most common injuries to the back, elbow, knee and shoulder. They will offer tips for staying injury free, information on the best techniques for treating common injuries and will suggest goals for physical conditioning, off the course, to optimize strength and flexibility.  Mr. Henderson will focus on the importance of proper equipment and how poorly fitting equipment may prompt compensating movements that can be injurious to joints and muscles.

In addition to his practice as an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports injuries and the knee and shoulder, James Cunningham, MD is an avid golfer. Dr. Halina Snowball specializes in pain management and uses acupuncture to treat a number of conditions particularly relating to the spine. Tom Henderson is the head professional at Round Hill Club. He is also co-chair of the National Instruction Committee for PGA America and is the Honorary President of the Metropolitan Section of the PGA.