Dr. Vadasdi On Air Live

ONS Sports Medicine Specialist  Interviewed During Hockey Game BroadcastKatherine Vadasdi, MD, with Rob Burnett

Katherine Vadasdi, MD, director of the ONS Women’s Sports Medicine Center discussed her speciality on air live with Rob Burnett on Thursday night, February 13.  The interview took place at the Dorothy Hamill Rink in Greenwich during the first and second periods of the Greenwich High School Varsity Hockey game against New Canaan. It was broadcast through the LocalLive Network. streaming service.

Keeping Players in the Game

Dr. Vadasdi and Rob also discussed the success of former Greenwich High Cardinal player and ONS patient, Alex Mozian, who has gone on to be an All Star in hockey’s Junior League and is currently under consideration by a number Division 1 recruiters.

When Alex was a junior at Greenwich High School, he suffered four consecutive injuries, any of which could have ended his dreams of playing pro hockey.  Dr. Vadasdi  repaired Alex’s badly damaged. Dr. Vadasdi gave Alex credit for his determination to do whatever it took to safely recover as quickly as possible to get back on the ice.

Following the interview, Alex appears in an ONS commercial and credits the doctors at ONS for keeping his dream alive.

You can watch Dr. Vadasdi’s interview at 37:40 into the stream.



Dr. Kowalsky at Int’l Rugby Tournament

Dr. Kowalsky Team DoctorDr. Marc Kowalsky will be in Alicante, Spain this week as team physician for the Northeast Rugby Academy Men’s U23 team, who will compete in the 33rd Annual Costa Blanca Rugby Sevens Tournament.  The Northeast Academy Men’s U23 team will compete in the Elite division along with teams from Europe, Africa, and South America, including several national Sevens teams.

Sevens games are more fast moving and free flowing than a regular union rugby match.  A union game of 15s rugby, when there are 15 men on the pitch, lasts 80 minutes. Sevens, on the other hand, with 7 players on the pitch, has 7 minute halves, with a 2 minute half-time. In Sevens, players who have been subbed out are allowed to go back into the game.

Dr. Kowalsky has served as medical director for this organization since November, 2018.  Northeast Academy is the official USA Rugby National Development Academy for the identification and development of athletes from the northeast region for participation in the USA Rugby national teams and the USA Olympic rugby teams.  Dr. Kowalsky is also team physician for the USA Rugby national team, the Eagles.

Dr. Sethi on the Opioid Epidemic

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Sethi has been in the forefront in the struggle to end the opioid epidemic in this country with the research he and other surgeons at ONS have been doing on non-opioid options for post-surgical pain.  He has appeared in numerous television and print interviews on this important topic.  Here is just one appearance with Dr. Sethi and former NBA star Grant Hill  addressing the problem.


Youth Rugby Safety Talk


Dr. Marc Kowalsky will discuss safe participation in youth rugby, the fastest growing sport among young athletes in the United StKowalskyMD_WorldRugbyPacificNationsCupates.

The informative lecture for coaches, players and parents of players presented by the Rye Rugby Club will take place on Wednesday, May 4 beginning at 7 pm at the Rye High School Performing Arts Center at One Parsons Street in Rye New York.

Dr. Kowalsky will draw from his extensive experience caring for rugby players at every level of competition in this discussion of strategies for injury prevention. Topics will include optimal diet and nutrition, as well as strength and conditioning in these athletes.  Dr. Kowalsky will also touch on the value of protective equipment in youth rugby. The critical role of coaching and officiating in maintaining safety of the game will be covered, as will prevention and management of concussion. The importance of collaboration among parents, coaches, trainers, and physicians will be addressed as well.

A former rugby player, Dr. Kowalsky serves as team physician for the USA Rugby National Team, the White Plains Rugby Football Club, Iona College Rugby Football Club, and the CT State Champion Greenwich High School Rugby Team.

ONS Physiatrist, Christopher Sahler, MD presents “Exercise as Treatment for Chronic Pain”

Christopher Sahler, MD
Christopher Sahler, MD

Christopher Sahler, MD of ONS and Greenwich Hospital, is an interventional physiatrist specializing in sports medicine. His focus is non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, restoring proper function, reducing pain and promoting active lifestyles.

If you are suffering from chronic pain, you are not alone. It is estimated that 100 million Americans are currently living with chronic pain. The pain may make it difficult just to get out of bed or do household chores, let alone be active and exercise. Studies have shown this inactivity can actually cause you to experience a worsened level of pain and for a longer period of time. Exercise actually improves your pain threshold. Even simple exercises such as walking can provide some benefit.

Join Dr. Sahler as he presents his first health Seminar “Exercise as Treatment for Chronic Pain” at Greenwich Hospital. Come learn how staying active and performing exercise may help treat an array of chronic pain conditions.

When: December 2nd, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Noble Auditorium at Greenwich Hospital

The program is free and open to the public. Registration Requested.
Call (203) 863-4277 or register online at www.greenhosp.org.