Posted on April 4, 2012

April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6 p.m.
At ONS, 6 Greenwich Office Park, Valley Drive, Greenwich
Speakers: James Cunningham, MD, orthopedic surgeon and Laura Liebesman, PT 

GREENWICH, CT – Many golfers are back on the courses already this spring so there’s no better time to learn some injury prevention strategies from the pros. The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education offers a free annual seminar presented by medical and golfing experts to help players of all levels avoid common injuries and enjoy their sport to the fullest. On Tuesday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will present a Free Golf Injury Prevention Seminar at ONS at 6 Greenwich Office Park on 10 Valley Drive. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Call 203-869-3131 or email, contact@ons-foundation.org to register.

The program will offer presentations by ONS orthopedic surgeon James Cunningham, MD; ONS physical therapist Laura Liebesman; as well as head PGA professional Mike Summa of the Stanwich Club. Topics to be covered will include the most common injuries to the shoulders, elbows and knees, injury prevention strategies, an update on treatments for common injuries, and sport-specific physical conditioning exercises to optimize strength and flexibility. Mr. Summa will focus on the importance of proper equipment fit and good technique.

“If you haven’t played golf since last fall, it’s easy to get excited and start playing as much as possible,” said Dr. Cunningham who is an avid golfer. “Proper preparation can go a long way towards a healthy golf season.”

Laura Liebesman, PT is Director of ONS Physical Therapy believes in the importance of stretching to help prevent injury. In fact, ONS Physical Therapy has developed the “ONS Golf Fore”, a sequence of four basic stretches that are easy for golfers to do right on the course. Seminar attendees will get a copy of the ONS Golf Fore exercises and a lot of other good advice. Call 203-869-3131 to register, or send an email to contact@ons-foundation.org.