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Treating the Multisport and Endurance Athlete – Achieving Peak Performance

New York City—January 28, 2011


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 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
  • 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

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 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


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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