Physicians at ONS regularly present health talks on topics ranging from non-operative treatments for back and neck pain to sports injury prevention to common musculoskeletal conditions related to the normal aging process. ONS’ patient education programs are designed to raise awareness of viable solutions to common health issues as well as recent medical advances available to the Greenwich community. ONS programs also support a national emphasis that encourages individuals to be actively involved in their own healthcare by providing reliable health information to help patients make informed medical decisions.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12-1:30 PM
Gender Differences in Sports Injuries: Do Risks for WomenOutweigh the Benefits?Presented by the Greenwich Hospital Women’s Health Initiative
Speaker: Katie Vadasdi, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist
Location: Noble Conference Center, Greenwich Hospital
Why are women more at risk for injuries than men when engaged in running, skiing, swimming and soccer among other sports? Dr. Vadasdi will share her unique, firsthand perspective as an athlete and a physician who treats amateur, student and professional athletes on a daily basis. She’ll address concerns such as how differences in anatomy, physiology and training habits may contribute to the tendency for women to suffer more stress fractures and ACL tears than men and the role of factors such as age and hormonal changes may play in injury. She will offer practical tips for keeping women athletically active and healthy at any age.
Dr. Vadasdi is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned her medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School. She performed a residency in orthopedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York and completed fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Orthopedics.
Box Lunch Available: $10
Please register by calling 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253.
Or register online at greenwichhospital.org. FREE
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7 :00 PM
Baseball and Throwing Sports Conditioning Workshop
OGRCC, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich
Speakers: Orthopedic Surgeon Paul Sethi, MD
Physical Therapist Alicia Hirscht, PT, DPT
The OGRCC (Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center) and the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will present Power Training for Throwing Sports: Play Strong- Play Safe, a free workshop designed to raise awareness about the potential for injuries from throwing sports and to give kids, parents, coaches and trainers hands-on instruction on safe conditioning and strengthening techniques to prevent injury. The program will take place at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. Admission is free but reservations are required. To register call 203-637-3659, or email email@example.com.
The seminar will be presented by ONS sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon Paul Sethi, MD who will discuss arm injuries most often associated with throwing sports and ways to prevent injuries. ONS physical therapist Alicia Hirscht, DPT will talk about conditioning and strengthening techniques that help prevent injuries.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Greenwich Hospital Mini-Med School-
Let’s talk about Joints: Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD); Causes, symptoms and treatments
Speaker: Orthopedic Surgeon Paul Sethi, MD
Location: Greenwich hospital Noble Conference Center
Also known as osteoarthritis, DJD affects over 30 percent of the U.S. population over 65. By 2030, a projected 67 million people will have been diagnosed with DJD. Understanding the latest research on the causes of the disease, and surgical and non-surgical treatments is the focus of this seminar. Orthopedic surgeon Paul Sethi, MD of the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will lead this informative and interactive program.
To register, please call (203) 863-4277 or (888) 305-9253.
Greenwich Hospital Mini-Med School offers tuition-free seminars to introduce area residents to the world of human health and the groundbreaking changes taking place in healthcare and the field of medicine today. By educating the public about relevant medical issues, people become more involved in their own health and wellbeing. The seminars are presented by Greenwich Hospital staff physicians and are designed to be causal and highly informative. No science or medical background is necessary to attend. The audience will gain a greater awareness of significant health issues, and about the role of medical research in advancing healthcare. Each session includes a question and answer period.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Coffee and Registration: 6:30 p.m.
Program: 7 to 8 p.m.
Ski Conditioning and Injury Prevention
Location: North Castle Public Library, Armonk, NY
Speakers: Orthopedic surgeons Dr. Steven Hindman and Dr. Tim Greene and Physical Therapist Chalon Lefebvre, PT of the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education in Greenwich, and ski and snowboard experts from Hickory and Tweed in Armonk
Winter sports lovers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to learn about the causes- and ways to prevent- common skiing injuries. The seminar will include tips for safe skiing and demonstrations of conditioning and strengthening exercises to prepare your body for skiing and snowboarding. Information on the treatments for injuries such as a ruptured ACL and skier’s thumb will be discussed, including both surgical and non-surgical approaches. Equipment experts from the outdoor ski and cycle shop Hickory and Tweed will talk about the importance of equipment fit and maintenance and will show the latest innovations in skis, boots and snowboards.
The free seminar is open to the public and will take place at the North Castle Public Library at 19 Whippoorwill Road East. Registration requested. Call 203-869-3131 to register.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:30 p.m.
“Hands On” A seminar on common hand conditions and their solutions
Speaker: Hand and wrist specialist Mark Vitale MD, MPH
Location: Noble Conference Center, Greenwich Hospital
Attend a presentation and discussion on common conditions affecting the hand and wrist including carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, arthritis of the fingers and wrist, common forms of tendonitis of the wrist and Dupyutren’s contractures of the fingers. Learn about common misconceptions as well as treatments for these maladies which affect millions of people each year in the US.
Dr. Mark Vitale is a specialist in the operative and non-operative management of hand, wrist, forearm and elbow disorders. He graduated from Tufts University and earned a doctorate in medicine and a masters degree in public health from Columbia University. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and then received fellowship training in hand surgery at the Mayo Clinic.
Registration required. To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253. Register on line at www.greenwichhospital.org
Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 p.m.
Non-operative Treatments for Neck and Back Pain
Speaker: Tamar Kessel, MD of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists PC and Greenwich Hospital
Location: Noble Conference Center, Greenwich Hospital
When physical therapy and oral anti-inflammatory medications fail to resolve a spine-related problem, some patients achieve significant relief from a spinal injection. Injection therapy is a way of delivering anti-inflammatory medication directly to the injured area of the spine. ONS physiatrist Dr. Tamar Kessel uses steroidal and non-steroidal injections to help patients return to their normal lifestyle. Learn how these treatments are given, who is benefited most and what to expect from interventional therapy.
Tamar Kessel, MD graduated from Cornell University and earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, she received fellowship training in spine and sports medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Registration required. Please call (203) 863-4277 or (888) 305-9253, or register on-line at www.greenhosp.org.
Wednesday, June 20, 6:00 p.m.
Orthopedic Surgeon Steven Hindman, MD
Location: Greenwich Woods, 1165 King Street, Greenwich, CT
Dr. Steven Hindman will speak about fall risk and fall prevention. Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults, Dr. Hindman will offer some basic advice, such as understanding the side effects of medications, along with how to “fall-proof” your home, and simple measures you can take to help keep yourself safe.
A light dinner will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Call to reserve: 203-531-1335.
Thursday, June 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Play it safe! Avoid Golf- and Tennis-related Injuries in Women and Girls
Orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Katie Vadasdi, MD
Location: Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Avenue, Byram
Women and girls have unique risks for sports injuries due to bio-mechanical and hormonal factors. Learn about potential injuries to shoulder, elbows and knees related to summer golf and tennis activities that are most commonly seen by doctors. Injury prevention strategies through proper sports-specific conditioning and strengthening will be the main focus of the talk. Registration is required. To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253.
Dr. Katie Vadasdi specializes in adolescent and adult sports medicine and is fellowship-trained in the shoulder and elbow. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Vadasdi performed a residency at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York and did her fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Vadasdi is an accomplished triathlete, having completed Ironman competitions in 2007 and 2009, and she is an alpine climber having ascended Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Rainier and the Grand Tetons, among others.
Tuesday, June 5, 7:30 p.m.
The “Impact” of Sports
Tim Greene, MD; Gloria Cohen, MD; and Scott Simon, MD
Location: The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive
The Bruce Museum in Greenwich will host an informative program on injury prevention by a panel of medical experts speaking on concussion and upper and lower extremity injuries in high school and college athletics. Panelists to include orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tim Greene, primary care sports medicine physician Dr. Gloria Cohen, and neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Simon from the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education in Greenwich, CT. The program is free, but advance reservations are recommended by calling the Museum at 203-869-0376.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 9:00 a.m.
Spinal Fusion: Treatment for Spinal Instability
Neurosurgeon Paul Apostolides, MD
Location: Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich
Spinal fusion is used to treat spinal instability and alleviate chronic mechanical back pain. The procedure restores stability to the spine by securing vertebrae together so they permanently “fuse.” By eliminating abnormal movement between vertebrae, pain is alleviated. Once only performed as open surgery, spinal fusion at Greenwich Hospital is now often done minimally invasively through small incisions. Dr. Apostolides will explain how and why spinal fusion is performed and will take questions about the procedure and its recovery. Registration is required. To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253.
The Spine Institute at Greenwich Hospital is certified for cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) spinal fusion for adhering to national standards for excellence, quality and safety.
April 24 at 6:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 6 p.m.)
Golf Injury Prevention
Orthopedic surgeon James Cunningham, MD and Laura Liebesman, PT
Location: ONS, 6 Greenwich Office Park, Valley Drive, Greenwich
The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will offer a golf injury prevention seminar to help players of all levels avoid common injuries so they can enjoy their sport to the fullest. The program will provide practical tips on how to stay out of the doctor’s office and will feature presentations by orthopedic surgeon James Cunningham, MD; physical therapist Laura Liebesman; as well as head PGA Professional Mike Summa of the Stanwich Club. The speakers will discuss the most common injuries to the shoulders, elbows and knees, tips for staying injury free, information on the best techniques to treat common injuries and suggest goals for pre-golf physical conditioning to optimize strength and flexibility. Mr. Summa will focus on the importance of proper equipment and good technique. This Seminar is free. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Call 203-869-3131 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org to register.