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Leaders in Sports Medicine Discuss Treating the Multisport and Endurance Athlete

CME Also Accessible Via Webcast for the First Time

New York, NY—January 25, 2012

Treating the Multisport and Endurance Athlete: Achieving Peak Performance

Multisport and endurance athletes put significant strain on their bodies, and endurance events are growing ever more popular in the United States. In 2010, there were approximately 500,000 marathon finishers in the United States. There are 140,000 members of USA Triathlon, the sanctioning authority for more than 3,500 events. With increased interest in endurance and multisport events, clinicians must be prepared to treat growing numbers of endurance sports-related injuries.

To help athletic trainers, physical therapists and coaches understand how to properly identify, 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.

Attendees will learn how about how injuries occur, along with recommended training and rehabilitation plans for endurance and multisport athletes. Participants will also learn more about the role of proper equipment such as bicycle seats and running shoes in preventing injuries. 

For the first time ever, the course will be available via streaming webcast for those who wish to participate but who are not able to attend in person.

Key topics will include: swimming injuries and rehab, cycling injuries and the impact of cycling ergonomics, prevention and treatment of common running injuries.

Date:  Friday, January 27, 2012

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Place: Hospital for Special Surgery Richard L. Menschel Education Center

535 E. 70th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10021

Available For Interviews:

  • Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery
  • John R. Cavanaugh, P.T., M.Ed., ATC, SCS, Clinical Supervisor at Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center, Department of Rehabilitation at Hospital for Special Surgery and U.S. Swimming National Team Physical Therapist
  • Andrew P. Kraszewski, M.S., Research Engineer, Motion Analysis Laboratory at Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Diana Zotos, P.T., MSPT, CSCS, RYT, Advanced Clinician, Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation at Hospital for Special Surgery


For more information about our full program, please see our Treating the Multisport & Endurance Athlete brochure.

Physical therapists, athletic trainers and coaches will learn how to properly diagnose, treat and prevent common swimming, cycling and running injuries at this upcoming medical education seminar hosted by Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City on Friday, Jan, 27.

An accomplished athlete himself, Dr. Jordan Metzl has completed six Ironman triathlons. 

A triathlon includes running, swimming and bicycling over various distances. Dr. Metzl points out that in the year 2000, about 20,000 people participated in major triathlons. By 2010, that number had jumped to more than 135,000 participants, according to the organization USA Triathlon.

The average age of the triathlete is 38, but the sport attracts enthusiasts from all age groups, from teenagers to adults in their eighties. Sixty percent of participants are male, while 40 percent are female, Dr. Metzl notes.

“In general, a triathlon is a great thing for people to do. It encourages discipline and promotes physical fitness,” he says. “With the proper training, preparation and equipment, it is safe, fun and great for one’s general health.”

If you’d like to attend or observe the webinar and/or arrange an interview with a panelist, please contact:

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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