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Paddle Tennis Injury Prevention Seminar on February 21 at Waveny Care Network

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Contributed by Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists

Medical and professional panel to give advice on how to stay injury free while enjoying Paddle Tennis

New Canaan, CT – Paddle tennis players and the general public are invited to attend a free injury prevention seminar on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. at The Village at Waveny Care Center, 3 Farm Road, New Canaan, Conn. Refreshments will be available from 5:45 p.m. until a prompt 6:15 p.m. start. In the event of inclement weather (corresponding with New Canaan public school closings), a snow date will be announced.

A professional panel including orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Sethi of ONS in Greenwich, ONS physical therapist Alicia Hirscht and Paddle Professional, Patrick Hirscht will present “Paddle Tennis Injury Prevention,” a seminar on common injuries among paddle or “platform tennis” players and precautions that can be taken to prevent them. The seminar takes place in advance of Waveny Care Network’s 4th Annual Mixed Paddle Tournament, which will be held to benefit the non-profit organization on March 3.

Admission to the panel seminar is free, however registration is requested. To register or for more information, please contact Kim Houghton at (203) 594-5357, or KHoughton@waveny.org.

“Every sport involves a certain amount of risk for injury, and paddle tennis is no different,” says orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Sethi, who also serves as president of the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education. “Paddle players do a lot of jumping, planting and twisting on a hard court surface, and they’re doing it in the cold, in sometimes very frigid temperatures. Proper warm up and conditioning are very important to prepare muscles and other soft tissue for strenuous athletic activity. Other potential injuries are rolled and sprained ankles, knee pain from running on the hard court, shoulder injuries from repetitive overheard motion and wrist strain.  Proper conditioning your body for your sport can make all the difference in the world.”

ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education, Inc. is a registered not-for-profit organization devoted to understanding 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, 10 Valley Drive, Greenwich, CT.

Waveny Care Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an Adult Day Program available six days a week with transportation to and from New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Wilton, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at The Village and Care Center. For more information call (203) 594-5200 or visit www.waveny.org.

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