Sports Medicine Expert Panel Provides Advice to Runners During the Last Month of Training for the ING New York City Marathon

NEW YORK—October 2, 2009

Event:

Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine Physicians Lead “In the Home Stretch – Optimizing Your Last Month Before the Marathon” Learning Session

With approximately one month left prior to the ING New York City Marathon, a proper tapering plan, nutrition and dealing with aches and pains is important. Physicians and therapists from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City will be on hand to provide final tips for beginner and experienced runners as they enter the home stretch of their training programs.

Hospital for Special Surgery is an Orthopedic Consultant to the New York Road Runners for the ING NYC Marathon.

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Place: Hospital for Special Surgery
Richard L. Menschel Conference Center (second floor)
535 East 70th Street (between York Avenue and FDR Drive)

Panel:
  • Riley J. Williams, M.D., sports medicine physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Brian C. Halpern, M.D., sports medicine physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., sports medicine physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Theresa Chiaia, PT, DPT, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Rob Maschi, PT, DPT, CSCS, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Polly de Mille, RN, RCEP, CSCS, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, sports nutritionist, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Heather Williams, PT, DPT, Hospital for Special Surgery.
Details:

“Distance running puts high joint loads on the hip, knee, foot and ankle - so it's obvious that is where you'll see most of your running joint injuries,” said sports medicine orthopedic surgeon Riley J. Williams, M.D. Because of the repetitive nature of the motion involved with the sport, there are a wealth of injuries that are specific to runners, according to Dr. Williams, who is a member of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

The threat of injury continues as race day approaches, when many runners begin to worry they have not trained enough and put themselves at risk for overextension. However, not all serious running regimens will inevitably result in injury, according to Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery. A running plan that includes proper tapering and stretching can help runners avoid injury, maintain fitness and ensure the body is rested and ready for optimal performance.

"Our idea of making your training program as healthy as possible is: how do you set proper goals, how do you keep yourself running for life, how do you recognize when there's an injury… and how do you work on prevention going forward?" Dr. Metzl said.

With just one month left until the ING New York City Marathon, runners will receive insightful tips about injury prevention, nutrition and tapering from all the speakers.

If you are interested in attending the event or if you would like to talk with the participating Hospital for Special Surgery experts, please contact Public Relations staff at Hospital for Special Surgery, 212.606.1197. We also invite you to contact us throughout the marathon season if you would like to interview members of the HSS Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service team when you are writing and need background on sports medicine and preventing athletic injuries.

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology and No. 7 in geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report (2015-2016), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is 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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