Fairfield County Hunt Club Hosts Experts from New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery to Share Tips for Avoiding Tennis Elbow and other Sports Injuries

New York, NY—May 4, 2006 

Are you at risk for tennis elbow or a knee injury? Do you want to learn more about the psychological side of athletics and competition? Would you like to keep your kids injury free this summer?

To answer these questions, the Fairfield County Hunt Club will host a panel discussion led by sports medicine experts from New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery in Westport on Thursday, May 11, 2006.

The panel will share tips to help active individuals – men, women and children – avoid the most common sports injuries and maximize athletic potential. The evening’s discussion will focus on:

  • Using psychology to gain a competitive edge in sports
  • Helping children prepare for competition 
  • Common knee injuries in female athletes
  • Understanding and preventing common shoulder problems in women
  • Audience questions on all sports medicine topics

When:
Thursday, May 11, 2006
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Cash bar, 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Panel discussion and audience questions, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Buffet dinner, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where:
Fairfield County Hunt Club
168 Long Lots Road
Westport, Connecticut

Who:
Athletes, weekend warriors, parents, coaches, and others interested in fitness.
(Members and non-members welcome)

The following sports medicine and sports psychology specialists from Hospital for Special Surgery will serve as panelists:

Jo A. Hannafin, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Hannafin, of Greenwich, Conn., an attending orthopaedic surgeon and director of orthopaedic research at the Hospital for Special Surgery, is a sports medicine specialist and orthopaedic surgeon. She served as a U.S. Olympic Committee physician for the 2004 Olympic Games and was a three-time gold medalist at the U.S. National Rowing Championships. She maintains a practice in Hospital for Special Surgery’s Old Greenwich affiliate office.

Beth E. Shubin Stein, M.D.
Dr. Shubin Stein, assistant attending orthopaedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, is a sports medicine specialist. She is the team physician for the U.S. Federation Cup tennis team and New York Magic, a semi-pro women’s soccer team. Dr. Shubin Stein also maintains a practice in Hospital for Special Surgery’s Old Greenwich affiliate office.

Jenny Susser, Ph.D.
Dr. Susser is a sports psychologist at Hospital for Special Surgery where she specializes in performance enhancement, personal development, eating disorders and injury recovery. She is a four-year All-American swimmer and was an assistant coach at UCLA. Dr. Susser is an avid horsewoman.

The cost for this event is $25.00. (Complimentary to news media)

To register and reserve a seat, please call the Fairfield County Hunt Club at 203.227.8445 ext. 107.

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 by U.S. News & World Report (2007), and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In the 2006 edition of HealthGrades' Hospital Quality in America Study, HSS received five-star ratings for clinical excellence in its specialties. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 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 Medical College of Cornell University. 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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