Leaders in Sports Medicine Discuss Treating the Multisport and Endurance Athlete

CME Also Accessible Via Webcast for the First Time

New York, NY—January 25, 2012 

Treating the Multisport and Endurance Athlete: Achieving Peak Performance
Event:

Multisport and endurance athletes put significant strain on their bodies, and endurance events are growing ever more popular in the United States. In 2010, there were approximately 500,000 marathon finishers in the United States. There are 140,000 members of USA Triathlon, the sanctioning authority for more than 3,500 events. With increased interest in endurance and multisport events, clinicians must be prepared to treat growing numbers of endurance sports-related injuries.

To help athletic trainers, physical therapists and coaches understand how to properly identify, 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 service.

Attendees will learn how about how injuries occur, along with recommended training and rehabilitation plans for endurance and multisport athletes. Participants will also learn more about the role of proper equipment such as bicycle seats and running shoes in preventing injuries. 

For the first time ever, the course will be available via streaming webcast for those who wish to participate but who are not able to attend in person.

Key topics will include: swimming injuries and rehab, cycling injuries and the impact of cycling ergonomics, prevention and treatment of common running injuries.

Date:  Friday, January 27, 2012

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Place: Hospital for Special Surgery Richard L. Menschel Education Center

535 E. 70th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10021

Available For Interviews:

  • Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery
  • John R. Cavanaugh, P.T., M.Ed., ATC, SCS, Clinical Supervisor at Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center, Department of Rehabilitation at Hospital for Special Surgery and U.S. Swimming National Team Physical Therapist
  • Andrew P. Kraszewski, M.S., Research Engineer, Motion Analysis Laboratory at Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Diana Zotos, P.T., MSPT, CSCS, RYT, Advanced Clinician, Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation at Hospital for Special Surgery

Details:

For more information about our full program, please see our Treating the Multisport & Endurance Athlete brochure.

Physical therapists, athletic trainers and coaches will learn how to properly diagnose, treat and prevent common swimming, cycling and running injuries at this upcoming medical education seminar hosted by Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City on Friday, Jan, 27.

An accomplished athlete himself, Dr. Jordan Metzl has completed six Ironman triathlons. 

A triathlon includes running, swimming and bicycling over various distances. Dr. Metzl points out that in the year 2000, about 20,000 people participated in major triathlons. By 2010, that number had jumped to more than 135,000 participants, according to the organization USA Triathlon.

The average age of the triathlete is 38, but the sport attracts enthusiasts from all age groups, from teenagers to adults in their eighties. Sixty percent of participants are male, while 40 percent are female, Dr. Metzl notes.

“In general, a triathlon is a great thing for people to do. It encourages discipline and promotes physical fitness,” he says. “With the proper training, preparation and equipment, it is safe, fun and great for one’s general health.”

If you’d like to attend or observe the webinar and/or arrange an interview with a panelist, please contact:

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. 2 in rheumatology, No. 19 in neurology, and No. 16 in geriatrics by U.S.News & World Report (2011-12), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times. HSS 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. HSS is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. 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 www.hss.edu.
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