ONS is Proud Sponsor of KIC-IT Triathlon

ONS IS PROUD TO SPONSOR THE KIDS IN CRISIS KIC-IT TRIATHLON SPORTING EVENT FOR THE THIRD YEAR.

KIC-IT is a vital fundraiser  for Kids in Crisis, Connecticut’s only free, round-the-clock crisis counseling center and temporary emergency shelter for children of all ages and spintowinfamilies dealing with abuse, neglect, homelessness, mental health issues or extreme family conflict. More than 800 athletes from throughout the Tri-state area are expected to participate in this popular two-day event. ONS is proud to support our community’s children in need and the important work of Kids in Crisis.

The Kids Triathlon takes place on Saturday, June 11 at Cove Beach in Stamford. Adults will compete on Sunday, June 12, in a variety of contests including the ninth annual Navigators Stamford KIC IT Olympic Triathlon, third annual Navigators Stamford KIC IT Sprint Triathlon and second annual Navigators Stamford KIC IT 5k and 10k races. These  USAT-sanctioned races lead athletes over courses along the Long Island Sound and throughout the city of Stamford.

Visit our booth during the Family Festival on Sunday from 9 am – 12 noon, where you can Spin to Win and test your knowledge of the body’s musculoskeletal system, injuries and treatments!

High Spirits at BCA 5K

TEAM ONS’ SPIRITS WERE HIGH AT THE BCA 5K.

Despite the rainy weather and cool temperatures, ONS orthopedic surgeons Marc S. Kowalsky, MD and Katherine B. Vadasdi, MD along with members of the ONS physical therapy department were in good form for the first annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K run/1 mile walk.  Team ONS ran, walked, (some did both) and manned the ONS sponsor’s table to Group Shot2greet fellow BCA supporters and educate them about the comprehensive orthopedic and neurosurgery services that are provided by the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at ONS.

ONS Physical Therapy Manager, Alicia Hirscht, DPT, SCS, CSCS, led a pre-run warm up routine before the runners took to the wet but beautiful course which started on Mason Street. wound its way down Steamboat Road and through Bruce Park before returning to Richards 3.1 miles later. Many thanks to Dr. Kowalsky, Dr. Vadasdi, Alicia, Chalon Lefevbre, PT, LMT, Betsy Kreuter, PT, CLT, Tanya Kalyuzhny, DPT, MDT,  Caitlin Yauch, PT, PT technicians Carolina Castillo and  Kristin Sury, and PT front desk rep Rachel Olsen, for their enthusiastic support.

ONS to Sponsor BCA 5-K Run/Walk for Hope

THE WOMEN’S SPORTS MEDICINE CENTER AT ONS IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE RUN/WALK FOR HOPE 5K.

It’s not too late to register and join Dr. Katie B. Vadasdi, sports medicine specialist and director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at ONWSMC BCA 5k t-shirtS, ONS Stamford Physicial Therapy Manager, Alicia Hirscht, DPT, SCS, CSCS, and others from Team ONS for a pre-run warm up and stretch before we hit the road!

WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2016

WHAT: Breast Cancer Alliance Run/Walk for Hope 5K

WHERE: Beginning and ending at Richards, 359 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich

9:10 ONS Warm up

9:30  5K begins

10:45 One-mile kick off

The Women’s Sports Medicine Center at ONS is proud to support the Breast Cancer Alliance in its efforts to help eradicate breast cancer. Most of us know someone, or know of someone who has been faced with this disease. Last year, an estimated 1,700,00 American women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and nearly 600,000 American women died from it.

ONS is Proud to Support Seniors in Our Community

ONS is proud to support older residents in our community by sponsoring the 8th Annual Waveny LifeCare Network Mixed Paddle tournament, which raises much needed funds for their senior Paddle Logo 2016 Website2programs and housing services. Saturday, February 27 from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. The event is open to all paddle tennis enthusiasts: Pro, A and B. Flights. The event will take place at four paddle court sites in New Canaan and is followed by refreshments and prizes. More information and to register.

Train Right, Run Free! ONS Physical Therapist Alicia Hirscht Shows Us how to Train for a Marathon

The ONS Foundation’s Annual 5K Run/Walk is coming up this Sunday, September 21st in Old Greenwich! ONS supporters, staff and former patients will participate in this fun-filled event. It would be great to see you all come down and enjoy a nice morning jog. Some of you may be casual joggers, others might want to participate in the local race circuit, or you might be training for the NYC Marathon.

ONS Senior Clinical Specialist Alicia Hirsch
ONS Senior Clinical Specialist Alicia Hirsch

Whether you are a casual runner, training for the marathon, or just someone who supports local causes with a 5K run…all runners are at risk of developing injuries if they are not training properly. A question I ask all my runners in the clinic is, “What else do you do for training, besides running?” More often than not, the answer is, “nothing” or “I stretch sometimes.”  What many runners do not know is that research has shown an effective leg and core strengthening program can reduce the incidence of hip, knee and ankle pain.

A proper program needs to have exercises specific for running: weight bearing on one leg, focused on shock absorbing muscle groups, and emphasizing hip and core strength. Many runners feel that stretching in their training can help prevent injury. However, many injuries occur because of inherent muscle weakness, not necessarily because of tightness.  To address this weakness, incorporate the exercises below into your routine: 3 times per week. Good luck with your training!

 

Hamstring Curls with the Ball:

1. Lie on your back with your legs up on a ball.

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2. Lift your hips, bend your knees and roll the ball in towards your buttocks.

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3. Roll the ball back out and lower your hips.

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One Legged Bridges:

1. Lie on your back with one knee bent, the other straight in the air.

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2. Pushing through the bent knee, lift your hips off the ground. Lower back down.

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Repeat: 3 sets of 15 reps on each leg.

 

 

 

 

 


Sideplanks:

1. Lie on your side, heels in line with your shoulders.

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2. Supporting yourself on your elbow, lift your body off the ground. Lower back down, repeat:

 

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3. Lower back down, repeat:

 

 

 

Hip Dips:

 1. Stand on your left leg only.

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2. Let your trunk bend forward while extending your right leg straight back. Let your arms fall freely, keep your left knee slightly bent. Keep your stomach muscles tight and your back in neutral, bend through your hip.

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3. Return to start position, repeat: 2 sets of 15 reps on each leg.

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One Legged Heel Raises:

1. Stand off the edge of a step, letting your heel hang below the step.

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2. Push up onto your toes. Lower back down slowly.

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Repeat: 3 sets of 15 reps on each leg.


Lateral Squats:

1. Stand sideways on a step.

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2. Sit your hips back and bend your knee, lowering your opposite leg to the ground. Do not let your knee fall inward and do not let it bend past your toes.

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3. Lift back up and repeat: 2 sets of 15 reps


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is an advanced multi-specialty orthopedic and neurosurgery practice in Greenwich, CT. ONS physicians provide expertise in sports medicine, minimally invasive orthopaedic, spine and brain surgery, joint replacement and trauma. For more information, please visit www.onsmd.com.

Don’t Miss Out! Hurry and Sign Up for The ONS Foundation PLAY Strong, PLAY Safe 5K Race/Walk!

 

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On Sunday, September 22, the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education PLAY Strong PLAY Safe 5K Run/Walk will take place in Old Greenwich. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Katie Vadasdi and Joseph “Casey” McKee will serve as event Co-chairs. “It seems only fitting that the ONS Foundation host a 5K race to benefit the organization’s research and education around treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries,” said Dr. Vadasdi. “What better venue for highlighting the importance of mobility and physical health at any age than a 5K walk/run aimed at the whole family.” Proceeds from the PLAY Strong PLAY Safe 5K will benefit the Foundation’s education initiatives as well as the youth sports programs of the OGRCC. Details about the event and registration are available online at http://www.onsf.org/. Registration packets may be picked up on Saturday, September 21, at OGRCC between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on race day between 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Same day registrations are accepted.

The race will begin in front of the OGRCC (Old Greenwich Riverside Community Center) on Harding Road at 8 a.m. on Sunday. The USATF certified 5K course travels through scenic residential areas of Old Greenwich. The course goes south past the Innis Arden Club and is relatively flat for the first 2 miles. Bypassing downtown Old Greenwich, runners and walkers will encounter a hill as they leave the Binney Park area and enter Summit Road. Then, the course runs adjacent to the Riverside School before turning onto Owenoke Way and on to the finish line at the OGRCC.

“The course is designed for all athletic abilities whether you are a serious runner or a power walker,” said Dr. Vadasdi who is also an accomplished triathlete. “We invite elite runners, corporate challenge teams, joggers, student athletes, weekend warriors, power walkers and families to participate.

ONS Foundation 5K Run/Walk Facts

What: ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education Play Strong, Play Safe 5k Run/Walk

When: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Packet Pick Up/Race Day Registration 6 – 7:30 a.m.
5K Start 8 a.m.
Kids 0.5 Mile Costume Run/Walk 9 a.m.

Where: Meet at (OGRCC) Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center
90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT 06870

Registration details: Register and pick up packets -Saturday, September 21, at OGRCC from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Includes a Race T-Shirt)

Fees:
Adults: $40
Students (12-18 years): $25
Child (8-11 years): $15
Child (7 & younger): FREE

In addition to the race, the event will feature a Health Expo located at the OGRCC where participants and their families will be able to learn more about nutrition, training, injury prevention and running equipment. “We are fortunate to have exhibits from ONS Physical Therapy, EHS PT, Greenwich Running Company and Green and Tonic,” said “Casey” McKee. “ONS doctors will also be on hand to host clinics on injury prevention and management”.

Sponsors for the ONS Foundation 5K include Greenwich Hospital Fairway Market, Elite Health Services, Greenwich Running Co., Jeep, Green and Tonic, Johnnie-O, and the Greenwich United Way. For information and online registration, go to http://www.ons-foundation.org/

The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education, a Greenwich Hospital alliance, works to develop, validate, formalize and disseminate the latest advances in surgical techniques, rehabilitation protocols and clinical outcomes in orthopedics and neurosurgery to improve patient care on regional and national levels.

 

 

 

The ONS Foundation Golf Outing next Monday will raise funds to build a Biomechanics Research Lab in Greenwich

The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will hold its second annual benefit golf outing next Monday, June 21 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY. The outing committee has planned an exciting day of golf on the club’s renowned West Course, along with other activities. The golf outing is the primary fundraising vehicle for the Foundation, which actively promotes sports injury prevention and conducts clinical research aimed at improving orthopedic and neurosurgical procedures and standards. Themed Linking Knowledge to Motion, the goal of this year’s event is to raise funds to build a biomechanics research laboratory.

“Building a fully-equipped biomechanics research laboratory is an ambitious goal but one we are confident we will meet,” said ONS Foundation President and Founder Paul Sethi, MD. “The lab is critical to advancing the goals of the Foundation. Currently our medical researchers work in outside labs.  Having the ability to test procedures in our own facility will significantly expand our capability to conduct safe, ethically-sound clinical studies. We’re looking forward to a great event to help us meet this goal.”

The golf outing at Winged Foot is co-chaired by Michael Clain, MD and Vicki Leeds Tananbaum. The auction is chaired by Susan Curtain, and Margaret Archer, Nancy Colabella and Susan Flink serve on the tournament committee. For more information about the ONS Foundation or the golf outing, call visit https://onsmd.com/or call (203) 869-3131.

ONS Foundation Golf Outing in June to raise funds for Biomechanics Research Lab

Auction chair Susan Curtin and Event Co-chair Vicki Leeds Tananbaum

The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will hold its second annual benefit golf outing on Monday, June 21 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY. The outing committee has planned an exciting day of golf on the club’s renowned West Course, along with other activities. The golf outing is the primary fundraising vehicle for the Foundation, which actively promotes sports injury prevention and conducts clinical research aimed at improving orthopaedic and neurosurgical procedures and standards. Themed Linking Knowledge to Motion, the goal of this year’s event is to raise funds to build a biomechanics research laboratory. Continue reading “ONS Foundation Golf Outing in June to raise funds for Biomechanics Research Lab”