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Calendar of Events

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.

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APRIL 2014

soccer playersPlay Safe Soccer! Injury Prevention and Treatment Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 30th at 7 p.m., presented by ONS Foundation for Clinical Research & Education Inc.. Talk will be given in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital at 5 Perryridge Road. World Cup Soccer is just around the corner! This informative seminar will cover common soccer injuries, prevention and treatment. Read more and register at: http://www.ons-foundation.org/home/injury-Prevention-seminar-schedule/

MAY 2014

Understanding Spinal Conditions – Causes and Solutions to Disorders of the Spine: Friday, May 2nd, 9:30 a.m. 

Fellowship-trained neurosurgeon Paul Apostolides, MD, will speak at the Greenwich YMCA Friday Wellness Lecture Series about new technologies and treatments that are helping patients recover from painful conditions of the spine. Learn about the causes and prevention of neck pain, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, osteoporotic compression fractures, degenerative disc disease and spinal instability. Dr. Apostolides specializes in spine surgery, and has extensive experience in minimally invasive and reconstructive spine surgery including minimally invasive spinal fusion. Greenwich YMCA is located at 50 E. Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT. Seminar is free. Registration requested. Call 203-869-1630 ext. 500 or visit http://www.greenwichymca.org/.

Back  SeminarUncovering the Truth About Back Pain: Thursday, May 8th, 1:15 p.m.

Neurosurgeon Scott Simon, MD will speak at the Greenwich Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT, about the most common reasons for back pain and disorders of the spine. Dr. Simon  specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders including operative and non-operative treatment of scoliosis. He is one of just a few physicians nationwide, trained in neurological surgery and orthopaedic techniques to treat scoliosis in adolescents and adults and has extensive experience in minimally invasive spine surgery. The program is free and open to the public. Registration requested. Call 203-863-4277.

Racket Sports Injuries: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Is tennis your game? Or do you love the pace on the squash or paddle court? If you love racket sports, you may already have experienced a rolled ankle or shoulder strain. But if you want to keep swinging and avoid injury, sports medicine physician Gloria Cohen, MD, orthopedic surgeon Katie Vadasdi, MD, physical therapist Tatyana Kalyuzhny, PT, DPT, MDT  from the ONS Women’s Sports Medicine Center and Patrick Hirscht, Tennis Pro, Round Hill Club will present a talk on Racket Sports Injury Prevention for Women in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital at 5 Perryridge Road. 

The talk will cover how to avoid the most common injuries in racket sports like Achilles tendon tears, shoulder and wrist injuries and rolled and sprained ankles. Learn how to identify injury warning signs, how to know it’s time to ONS-golfsee a doctor and what’s new in orthopedic treatments.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. To register, call 203-863-4277 or register online at www.greenhosp.org. Check back for more information.

JUNE 2014

Uncovering the Truth about Back Pain: Separating fact from fiction about back pain and spinal disorders

Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m., neurosurgeon Scott Simon, MD of ONS (Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, PC) will present Uncovering the Truth about Back Pain in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital located at 5 Perryridge Road. 75 to 85% of all people will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. It is the second most frequent reason for visiting a doctor and the fifth most frequent cause of hospitalization. Dr. Scott Simon of ONS and Greenwich Hospital will speak about the most common reasons for back pain as well as disorders of the spine. The talk will include the importance of proper diagnostics, how to know when back pain is serious or not, the latest treatment options, and expose the myth of “laser spine surgery.” Dr. Simon specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders. He is one of just a few physicians nationwide who is trained in both neurological surgery and orthopedic techniques to treat scoliosis in adolescents and adults. He is an expert in minimally invasive spine surgery and is Neurosurgical Director of Cyberknife Radiosurgery for the Stamford Hospital CyberKnife team. Dr. Simon graduated from UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School. He performed his Residency at The University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurosurgery and did Fellowship training in spine surgery and scoliosis at The Schriners Hospital for Children, in Philadelphia. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. To register, call 203-863-4277 or register online at www.greenhosp.org.

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