OLD GREENWICH, CT “ Elite Health Services, (EHS) will host a free workshop for triathletes on Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at their facility, located at 1445 East Putnam Road. Off Season Priorities for Triathletes will be led by orthopaedic surgeon Katie Vadasdi, MD, Brad Gilden, PT, DPT and other Elite physical therapists and trainers. The program is open to triathletes who are interested in learning the best approaches for making the most of their off- season training. The workshop will include hands on breakout sessions with trainers so participants should come dressed to workout.

Sports medicine specialist and triathlete Katie Vadasdi, MD of the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will talk about biomechanical issues of combined training, injury training methods for return to racing, and treatments for injuries. Participants will also learn about running mechanics, followed by a hands-on demonstration of functional testing and running analysis. The focus will be on efficient running and the common mistakes made. Therapists will demo proper running mechanics with volunteers running on treadmills to illustrate concepts. A demo of the Alter-G to show Neuromuscular training as a way to increase speed/cadence will also be presented. The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is the only treadmill using NASA based anti-gravity technology. The workshop will provide a hands-on lecture on proper progression of a basic off-season resistance program for advanced race- specific power development facilitated by Steve Kurczewski & Jon Stellwagen. Compu-trainers, using spin scan technology, will be used to demo pedaling efficiency.

EHS’ skilled and motivated team of professionals work together to design the best possible rehabilitation training and massage therapy program for each patient. EHS is owned and directed by physical therapists and wellness specialists who live and practice in their communities. Their convenient, 5800 square foot, state-of-the-art facility is located in Old Greenwich, CT where they offer individualized treatment programs focused on getting patients back to their regular activities as quickly and safely as possible.

The ONS Foundation is a not for profit organization that 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. For further information about the ONS Foundation, visit www.ons-foundation.org or call (203) 869-3131.

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