ONS Foundation Along With NFL Alumni CT Chapter Hold Youth Sports Concussion Talk at Greenwich LibraryNovember 21st, 2013
On November 19th, 2013, the ONS Foundation and the NFL Alumni Connecticut Chapter came together to present a comprehensive program to raise awareness and educate parents and coaches of youth athletes about the signs and symptoms of concussion. The program was a positive reassurance to parents and coaches that local programs are on top of safety issues to protect our youth. A medical panel discussed various ways to recognize and treat concussion.
The seminar, entitled Youth Sports Concussion Awareness and Prevention was held in the Cole Auditorium of the Greenwich Library and was attended by approximately 110 parents, youth coaches and athletic trainers from all sports. The medical panel included Paul Sethi, M.D. – Orthopaedic Surgeon and President of the ONS Foundation; Mark Camel, M.D. – Neurosurgeon and Patricia McDonough-Ryan, PH.D. – Pediatric Neuropsychologist.
Other presenters were Steve Thurlow, President, NFL Alumni CT Chapter and retired Running Back for the Redskins and Giants and Tim Hasselbeck, ESPN Analyst, retired NFL Quarterback and Greenwich Youth Football Coach. Jim Loughran, Commissioner of the Greenwich Youth Football League, also contributed to the discussion making reference to the NFL’s Heads-up Program.
The ONS Foundation and the NFL Alumni Chapter will present a free seminar on Youth Sports Concussion Awareness and Prevention. The Greenwich Branch of Wells Fargo Advisors is pleased to sponsor the ONSF/CT NFL Alumni Chapter Concussion Seminar. Please join us on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library.
Concussion is a hot topic in the NFL and in high schools and colleges across the country with particular concern about the brain health of players of contact sports. The ONS Foundation and the NFL Alumni Connecticut Chapter want to raise awareness and educate parents and coaches of youth athletes about the signs and symptoms of concussion.
The discussion will cover the latest information on concussion management on the field, in the doctor’s office and what parents/coaches/teachers need to know to support recovery from concussion.
Speakers Include: Tim Hasselback- ESPN Analyst, retired NFL Quarterback: Greenwich Youth Football Coach
Steve Thurlow- President NFL Alumni CT Chapter- Retired Running Back for the Redskins and New York Giants
- President of the ONS Foundation, ONS Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Paul M. Sethi, MD
- Pediatric Neuropsychologist Tricia McDonough Ryan, PhD
- ONS Neurosurgeon Mark Camel, MD.
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On Sunday, September 22nd, the sun was bright as the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education held its first annual PLAY Strong, PLAY Safe 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Foundation’s orthopedic and neurosurgery education initiatives.
Prior to the race Dr. Katie Vadasdi, orthopedic surgeon and race co-chair, said, “It seems only fitting that the ONS Foundation host a 5K race to benefit the organization’s education programs that concentrate on the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.”
“The course was designed for all athletic abilities whether you are a serious runner or a power walker,” said Dr. Vadasdi, who is also an accomplished triathlete. Elite runners, corporate challenge teams, joggers, student athletes, weekend warriors, power walkers and families participated.
In addition to the race, the event featured a Health Expo located at the OGRCC where participants and their families learned more about nutrition, training, injury prevention and running equipment.
“We were fortunate to have exhibits from ONS Physical Therapy, EHS PT, Greenwich Running Company and Green and Tonic,” said event co-chair Joseph “Casey” McKee. Major sponsors included Greenwich Hospital, Fairway Markets, City JEEP, Fairfield County Look, Jr. United Way and other generous ONS Foundation friends.
ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education PLAY Strong, PLAY Safe 5K Race/Run will Benefit Orthopaedic Research and Injury Prevention EducationAugust 22nd, 2013
On Sunday, September 22, the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education PLAY Strong PLAY Safe 5K Run/Walk will take place in Old Greenwich. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Katie Vadasdi and Joseph “Casey” McKee will serve as event Co-chairs. “It seems only fitting that the ONS Foundation host a 5K race to benefit the organization’s research and education around treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries,” said Dr. Vadasdi. “What better venue for highlighting the importance of mobility and physical health at any age than a 5K walk/run aimed at the whole family.” Proceeds from the PLAY Strong PLAY Safe 5K will benefit the Foundation’s education initiatives as well as the youth sports programs of the OGRCC. Details about the event and registration are available online at www.ons-foundation.org. Registration packets may be picked up on Saturday, September 21, at OGRCC between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on race day between 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Same day registrations are accepted.
The race will begin in front of the OGRCC (Old Greenwich Riverside Community Center) on Harding Road at 8 a.m. on Sunday. The USATF certified 5K course travels through scenic residential areas of Old Greenwich. The course goes south past the Innis Arden Club and is relatively flat for the first 2 miles. Bypassing downtown Old Greenwich, runners and walkers will encounter a hill as they leave the Binney Park area and enter Summit Road. Then, the course runs adjacent to the Riverside School before turning onto Owenoke Way and on to the finish line at the OGRCC.
“The course is designed for all athletic abilities whether you are a serious runner or a power walker,” said Dr. Vadasdi who is also an accomplished triathlete. “We invite elite runners, corporate challenge teams, joggers, student athletes, weekend warriors, power walkers and families to participate.
ONS Foundation 5K Run/Walk Facts
What: ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education Play Strong, Play Safe 5k Run/Walk
When: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Packet Pick Up/Race Day Registration 6 – 7:30 a.m.
5K Start 8 a.m.
Kids 0.5 Mile Costume Run/Walk 9 a.m.
Where: Meet at (OGRCC) Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center
90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Registration details: Register and pick up packets -Saturday, September 21, at OGRCC from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Includes a Race T-Shirt)
Students (12-18 years): $25
Child (8-11 years): $15
Child (7 & younger): FREE
In addition to the race, the event will feature a Health Expo located at the OGRCC where participants and their families will be able to learn more about nutrition, training, injury prevention and running equipment. “We are fortunate to have exhibits from ONS Physical Therapy, EHS PT, Greenwich Running Company and Green and Tonic,” said “Casey” McKee. “ONS doctors will also be on hand to host clinics on injury prevention and management”.
Sponsors for the ONS Foundation 5K include Greenwich Hospital Fairway Market, Elite Health Services, Greenwich Running Co., Jeep, Green and Tonic, Johnnie-O, and the Greenwich United Way. For information and online registration, go to www.ONS-Foundation.org.
The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education, a Greenwich Hospital alliance, works to develop, validate, formalize and disseminate the latest advances in surgical techniques, rehabilitation protocols and clinical outcomes in orthopedics and neurosurgery to improve patient care on regional and national levels.
Fun at The 5th Annual ONS Foundation Golf Outing
The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education, in conjunction with Greenwich Hospital, held its 5th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 10th at The Stanwich Club. The event was co-chaired by Michael Clain, MD, Rich Granoff and Vicki Leeds Tananbaum. Despite the rain, 27 foursomes played the beautiful championship course after indulging in a wonderful buffet lunch.
Following the tournament, golfers, non-golfing friends and other supporters attended a cocktail reception, auction and dinner. Silent and live auctions were co-chaired by Rebecca Karson, Lauren Mazzullo and Amy Sethi. Charity auctioneer, Philae Knight of Phillips auction house, encouraged lively bidding on Live Auction lots. Golf outing sponsors included Greenwich Hospital, Constitution Surgery Centers, Bershtein, Volpe & McKeon P.C., media sponsor Serendipty, Field Point Bank, Greentree Toyota Scion of Danbury who provided the “hole in one” car, Insurance Exchange, Granoff Architects, XPLOR, Watson’s Catering, New England Orthotics and Prosthetic Systems, Tripp Lake Camp and Camp Takajo, Horseneck Wine and Liquor, Thomas Laundry and Cleaners and many other generous businesses and individuals.
Proceeds from the 2013 event will benefit ONS Foundation research, education, and surgical fellowship programs. To strengthen the alliance already shared with Greenwich Hospital, the ONS Foundation, in partnership with the Yale University fellowship program, will grant training to an orthopaedic surgeon who seeks expertise in shoulder and elbow surgery. ONS Foundation President, Dr. Paul Sethi said, “…the ultimate goal is to create a comprehensive experience into the diagnosis and treatment of problems related to the upper extremities.”
The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education in conjunction with Greenwich Hospital will hold its 5th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 10th, at The Stanwich Club at 888 North Street. The event co-chairs are Michael Clain, MD, Rich Granoff and Vicki Leeds Tananbaum of Greenwich. Registration and warm-up will begin at 11 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., a lunch buffet will be served on the clubhouse terrace followed by the tournament shotgun start at 12:45 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. golfers and other guests will attend a cocktail reception, dinner buffet and silent and live auctions. This year’s auction co-chairs are Rebecca Karson, Lauren Mazzullo and Amy Sethi.
Individual golfers will pay $1,200 which includes lunch, golf, caddies, cocktails and buffet dinner. Non-playing guests will pay $200 per person for cocktails and dinner. Sponsorship levels for the golf outing range from $5,000 to $25,000.
The ONS Foundation Golf Outing is the primary fundraising vehicle for the organization that actively promotes sports injury prevention and conducts clinical research aimed at improving orthopaedic and neurosurgical procedures and standards. Proceeds from the 2013 golf outing will go towards funding of a Fellowship program for visiting medical students who wish to study arthroscopic surgical techniques for orthopedics.
ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education, Inc. is a registered not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization devoted to researching the causes and optimal treatments of orthopaedic injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. The ONS Foundation, in alliance with Greenwich Hospital, strives to improve standards of excellence for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders through clinical research, physician and patient education, and community outreach programs. The Foundation is located at 6 Greenwich Office Park, Greenwich, CT. For further information about the ONS Foundation call (203) 869-3131 or visit our website at www.ons-foundation.org
WHAT: 5th Annual Golf Outing for the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research & Education, Inc.
WHEN: Monday, June 10, 2013
WHERE: The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, CT
SCHEDULE: 11:00 a.m. Registration & warm up
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch buffet
12:45 p.m. Shotgun start
6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
Dinner buffet, silent and live auctions and awards
COST: $1200 per golfer and $200 for dinner and auction only
DETAILS: Co-chairs: Michael Clain, MD; Rich Granoff and Vicki Leeds Tananbaum
Auction co-chairs: Rebecca Karson, Lauren Mazzullo and Amy Sethi
CONTACT: ONS Foundation Director, Sue Plant, (203) 869-3131 or visit
www.ons-foundation.org for information and registration.
PUBLICITY CONTACT: Sally Frank, (203) 869-1145, x 421
On Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m., the OGRCC (Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center) and the ONS Foundation will present Power Training for Throwing Sports: Play Strong- Play Safe! a free workshop on injuries from throwing sports that includes hands-on instruction on safe conditioning and strengthening techniques to prevent injuries. The program will take place at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. Admission is free but reservations are required. To register call 203-637-3659, or email email@example.com.
Playing baseball and other team sports offers kids a chance for healthy exercise; it can build self esteem and provide the unique experience of participating on a team. However, injuries from throwing sports are a well-known consequence when kids throw too frequently or when they lack the proper strength and muscle conditioning necessary to play throwing sports. This workshop will emphasize the importance of fitness and athletic preparedness for baseball and softball. It will stress the importance of staying fit as a way to maximize the benefits of the team experience and sports performance but also to lead a healthy productive life. Playing team sports builds skills and relationships that go well beyond the ball field, but when injuries take kids out of play and away from the team, there can be both physical and psychological repercussions.
Paul Sethi, MD, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist will discuss the arm injuries most often associated with throwing sports, and what can be done to prevent injuries. ONS physical therapist Alicia Hirscht, DPT will work with participants to demonstrate and train them in safe conditioning and strengthening techniques.
“Even with pitch counts that limit how often kids throw in a game, kids are getting hurt doing what they love,” said Dr. Sethi. “It is not uncommon for me to see a young player who has sustained an injury that requires surgery to repair. Many throwing injuries can be avoided if you know how to condition and train properly.”
The ONS Foundation recently received a gift of a state-of-the-art fluoroscopy x-ray machine; a donation by Greenwich Hospital that will give researchers the ability to receive intra-operative x-ray images. “The addition of a fluoroscopy x-ray to the ONS Foundation Laboratory enhances our research and teaching capabilities in significant ways,” said ONS Foundation President Paul Sethi, MD. “For example, surgeons will be able to receive a live feed from inside a total knee replacement, so they may better understand how the knee is working in extremes of motion. Being able to visualize the movement allows us to understand the potential limitations of certain implants and to work on new ways to improve devices. We can also study joint motion mechanics and changes in mechanics that occur with soft tissue repairs. In the treatment of spine fractures, the C-arm may be used to see that the bones are aligned correctly, so screws and plates can be placed accurately.”
For teaching purposes, the fluoroscopy unit allows the Foundation Lab to duplicate the hospital operating room environment. For certain procedures, orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons may now improve their minimally invasive surgical techniques using the C-arm to see inside the body with x-ray, instead of opening the skin and exposing other anatomy. “This is a very important and generous gift from Greenwich Hospital,” said Dr. Sethi.
On Friday, January 18th, Greenwich Citizen ran a story about the ONS Foundation Women in Medicine program that recently took place here at the ONS Foundation lab.