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Symposium On Sports Medicine Set For Northern Westchester Hospital

Dr. Eric Grossman will discuss the challenges of treating knee arthritis in the aging athlete.
Dr. Eric Grossman will discuss the challenges of treating knee arthritis in the aging athlete. Photo Credit: Contributed
Dr. Evan Karas will discuss shoulder instability, SLAP tears and how to help athletes return to competitive form.
Dr. Evan Karas will discuss shoulder instability, SLAP tears and how to help athletes return to competitive form. Photo Credit: Contributed
Dr. Ed Kornel will discuss whiplash, spinal and brain injuries.
Dr. Ed Kornel will discuss whiplash, spinal and brain injuries. Photo Credit: Contributed
Dr. Eric Small will discuss the impact of concussions on student athletes.
Dr. Eric Small will discuss the impact of concussions on student athletes. Photo Credit: Contributed
Dr. Kurt Voellmicke will discuss achilles tendinopathy and tendon rupture.
Dr. Kurt Voellmicke will discuss achilles tendinopathy and tendon rupture. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- There will be an interactive discussion for healthcare professionals between panelists and audience members at Northern Westchester Hospital's annual sports medicine and athletic performance symposium on Saturday, May 10.

The symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the conference room on the first floor of the 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco location.

Healthcare professionals, physical therapists, athletic trainers, nurses, athletic directors, coaches, personal trainers are invited to attend. Continuing education credits are available.

The discussion will include case reviews of actual treatments and outcomes.

Panelists will include Dr. Eric Small, Dr. Ed Kornel, Dr. Evan Karas, Dr. Kurt Voellmicke and Dr. Eric Grossman.

Small will focus on the impact of concussions on student athletes. Early detection and intervention including techniques for assessing, evaluating and proper follow-up will be discussed.

Kornel's discussion will be on whiplash injuries and the resulting spine and brain damage. NWH doctors have examined the MRI scans of 1,200 neck pain patients and found that those patients suffering from whiplash were more likely to have anatomical changes to the brain resulting in brain injury.

Karas' portion of the symposium will focus on shoulder instability and SLAP tears. Students are now playing sports year-round which results in more injuries. Lack of down-time from sports is having a detrimental effect on many athletes. Karas will discuss how athletes can restore healthy, competitive form. 

Grossman plans to discuss the challenges of treating knee arthritis in the aging athlete. As patients grow older, they are remaining competitively active in sports much later resulting in an increasing number of people experiencing degenerative joint diseases.

Voellmicke's discussion will include the overcoming the challenges of Achilles tendinopathy and tendon rupture. A discussion of on-field treatment, surgical repair and key rehab considerations will be his focus.

Tickets are $19. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit www.nwhconnect.org/2014osisymposium.