ONS physicians regularly present talks on subjects ranging from non-operative treatments for back and neck pain to sports injury prevention to common musculoskeletal conditions related to aging. Our patient education programs are designed to raise awareness of solutions to common health issues and bring to light medical advances that are available to the Greenwich community. ONS programs also support a national emphasis that encourages individuals to be actively involved in their own healthcare through education.
Upcoming Seminars and Events:
Ready for Spring Sports?: Foot and ankle, hand and wrist injury prevention tips by orthopedics specialists
If golf or racket sports are in your plans for the spring you will want to hear tips from fellowship trained orthopedic foot and ankle specialist Sean Peden, MD and fellowship trained hand/wrist/elbow specialist Mark Vitale, MD, MPH who will discuss common injuries seen in golf and racket sports. Special guest and local tennis pro Patrick Hirscht will also speak. Learn about common injuries, and how to choose footwear, braces and exercises to prevent injury and play your best; whether it’s the foot, hand, wrist or elbow, they’re all at risk for injury when you’re active. Dr.Peden and Dr.Vitale will discuss nonsurgical and surgical treatments, along with ailments particular to racquet sports. You will have the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the talk. The program is free and open to the public. Registration Requested. Call (203) 863-4277 or register online at www.greenhosp.org.
When: February 28, 2015 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Four Paddle Courts – Country Club of New Canaan, Field Club of new Canaan, Waveny Paddle Courts and The Lake Club
Sign-up to play: Call Joanne Boyer at 203.594.5416 or email email@example.com
ONS sponsors Waveny LifeCare Network, a not-for-profit comprehensive continuum of care that has served the needs of New Canaan and the greater community since 1975. Waveny LifeCare Network offers a progression of therapeutic programs, services and living options to enhance the quality of life of those they serve.
Falls and Injury Prevention
When: March 6, 2015, 1:15 p.m.
Where: Senior Center, Greenwich Hospital
Speakers: Steven Hindman, MD and Tatyana Kalyuzhny, PT, DPT, MDT
Did you know that falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury? Most fractures occur from falling. Orthopedic surgeon Steven Hindman, MD, of ONS and Greenwich Hospital will discuss the risk factors of falling, fall prevention and treatments of common injuries caused after a fall. ONS Physical Therapist Tatyana Kalyuzhny, PT, DPT, MDT, will present general strength and flex exercises that help reinforce the muscles and maintain better balance.
The program is free and open to the public. Register here.
Shoulder Pain? If you can’t do the simple things you once did, you may be suffering from a shoulder condition.
When: March 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Noble Auditorium, Greenwich Hospital
Speaker: Marc Kowalsky, MD
Severe shoulder arthritis and chronic shoulder pain can make daily-life activities, like combing hair, reaching for a lamp or putting on a sweater extremely difficult. Marc Kowalsky, MD, orthopedic surgeon and shoulder specialist will talk about reliable solutions for chronic shoulder pain. It is important to learn about your options in order to make the best decision for you. You will have the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the talk.
Joint Replacement Symposium at Greenwich Hospital
ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS from ONS and Greenwich Hospital’s anesthesiology, nursing and physical therapy staff will present an informative and comprehensive seminar about joint replacement surgery.
- Latest advances in joint replacement
- Computer-assisted surgery
- Minimally invasive & muscle sparing techniques
- Preparing for joint replacement surgery
- Pain management
- What to expect from the recovery process
You will have the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the talk. The program is free and open to the public. Registration Requested. Call (203) 863-4277 or register online at www.greenhosp.org.