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 and shoulder 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
"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 and Shoulder 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.
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.