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Hospital for Special Surgery's Sports Medicine Experts to Discuss Safe and Effective Training Tips for the Novice Marathon Runner

New York—June 19, 2012


Event:            ING New York City Marathon Learning Series at Hospital for Special Surgery

If you’re a novice marathon runner or perhaps just considering the challenge, it is important to understand how to safely and effectively train your body in order to stay out of the doctor’s office and in the race. Hospital for Special Surgery, an Orthopedic Consultant to NYRR for the ING New York City Marathon, will host a live Learning Series event and simulcast webinar to teach novice marathon runners how to identify and avoid injury, assess and improve performance and fuel the body during training and race day.

Date:             Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Time:             6:30 - 8 p.m.


Place:             Hospital for Special Surgery

Richard L. Menschel Education Center (second floor)
535 East 70th Street (between York Avenue and FDR Drive)

New York, NY 10021


Panelist:         Led by physicians, physical therapists and nutritionists from the Primary Care Sports Medicine service, the Women’s Sports Medicine Center, and the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center at HSS will include:

Jordan Metzl, M.D.
Dr. Metzl is an Associate Attending Physician at HSS. As a 29-time marathon runner and nine-time Ironman finisher, he combines his knowledge as an athlete and experience as a physician to treat and educate athletes of all levels. Dr. Metzl is also a columnist for Triathlete magazine and author of The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies (2012, Rodale Books).

Marci Goolsby, M.D.
Dr. Goolsby is an Assistant Attending Physician at the Women's Sports Medicine Center at HSS. She has a special interest in the Female Athlete Triad, which is the interrelation of energy availability, menstrual function, and bone health in female athletes. Dr. Goolsby has served as an event physician at marathons and triathlons, and is a former collegiate basketball.

Leigh-Ann Plack, P.T., DPT
Ms. Plack is a staff physical therapist at Hospital for Special Surgery in the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center. Her main areas of interest are in orthopedic injuries, specifically running. She works with runners of all abilities and performs running mechanics video analysis and assessments through the HSS Sports Performance Center. She has competed in 7 marathons, 14 half marathons, and several triathlons, including a half Ironman.

Sotiria Everett, M.S., R.D., CDN, CSSD
Ms. Everett is a registered dietitian and nutritionist on staff at HSS where she works with active individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Her interests include sports nutrition, the Female Athlete Triad, and weight management.  She has completed the ING New York City Marathon and enjoys running and cycling.

To attend the event or to interview a panelist, please contact the Office of Public Relations at HSS at (212) 606-1197. Also, please contact us throughout the marathon season if you would like to interview other members of the HSS Sports Medicine Service, Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and Nutrition, when you are developing stories and need background on sports medicine and preventing athletic injuries.




About HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the ninth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. People from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The culture of innovation is accelerating at HSS as 130 new idea submissions were made to the Global Innovation Institute in 2017 (almost 3x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on the topic on musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.


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