Treating the Multisport and Endurance Athlete Achieving Peak Performance

New York City—January 28, 2011 

Event:

Treating the Multisport and Endurance Athlete - Achieving Peak Performance

To help athletic trainers, physical therapists and coaches understand how to properly diagnose, treat and prevent common injuries in the endurance and multisport athlete, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City will host an educational event drawing on the expertise of its sports medicine and shoulder service.



Date: Friday, January 28, 2011

Time: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Place: Hospital for Special Surgery Richard L. Menschel Education Center
535 E. 70th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10021

Panel:
  • Andrew P. Kraszewski, MS, Research Engineer, Motion Analysis Laboratory at Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Polly de Mille, RN, RCEP, CSCS, USTA1, Exercise Physiologist and Administrative Director of the Women's Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Robert Maschi, PT, DPT, CSCS, Advanced Clinician at Hospital for Special Surgery
Details:

Physical therapists, athletic trainers and coaches will learn how to properly diagnose, treat and prevent common swimming, cycling and running injuries at an upcoming medical education seminar hosted by Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City on January 28.

"Endurance and multisport athletes present unique challenges due to the repetitive and high strain they put on their bodies," says Robert Maschi, PT, DPT, CSCS, an advanced clinician at Hospital for Special Surgery and co-chair of "Treating the Multisport and Endurance Athlete - Achieving Peak Performance."

Highlights from the seminar include two sessions taught by Mr. Maschi on how to prevent running injuries while enhancing performance: "Using Video for Analysis of Running Mechanics" and "Strength Training for Injury Prevention and Performance."

Also on the agenda is Polly de Mille, RCEP, CSCS, USTA1, an exercise physiologist and administrative director of the Women's Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery. A former marathoner, de Mille says that "dehydration and overuse injuries are most likely to thwart the hopes of endurance runners." At the program, de Mille will focus on nutrition and physiology as they relate to long-distance biking.

Participants will also hear from Scott A. Rodeo, M.D., co-chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and medical director of USA Swimming, and John Cavanaugh, P.T., Med, ATC, clinical supervisor at Hospital for Special Surgery and team physical therapist for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Both men specialize in swimming injuries and served on the U.S. Olympic Committee medical team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. They will teach "Swimming-Specific Injuries" and "Rehab for the Competitive Swimmer" respectively. Additional topics to be addressed include proper shoe fit, bike fit and the use of underwater taping to understand the mechanics of swimming.


Tracy Hickenbottom
hickenbottomt@hss.edu
212-606-1197

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology, and No. 16 in neurology by U.S.News & World Report (2010-11), and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2011, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at http://www.hss.edu/.

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