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E D U C AT I O N to EMPOWERMENT PUBLIC AND PATIENT EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

YOUR GUIDE TO TOTA L H E A LT H AND WELLNESS FALL 2011


Public and Patient Education Staff Sandra Goldsmith, MA, MS, RD Director Vilma Briones, MA Pediatric Outreach Program Coordinator Ernesto Henriquez, MA Outcomes Manager Huijuan (Jane) Huang, MPA Program Coordinator Program Registrar Linda Roberts, LCSW Greenberg Academy for Successful Aging Program Coordinator Dana Sperber Public Health Program Coordinator Robyn Wiesel, CHES Public & Patient Program Coordinator Brochure Editor Marcia Ennis Director, Education Publications and Communications Design Tracie Haner Valentino traciedesigns.net All rights reserved. Š2011 Hospital for Special Surgery Hospital for Special Surgery is a participating organization of the Bone and Joint Decade. Hospital for Special Surgery is an affiliate of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and Weill Cornell Medical College.

Public and Patient Education Department Vision Statement The vision of Hospital for Special Surgery Public and Patient Education is to be the most trusted resource for educating and empowering patients, families and the public through increasing awareness, promoting wellness and facilitating the early diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions with the goal of enhancing quality of life. Program Locations DC Dana Center 510 East 73rd Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY (between York Avenue and FDR Drive) RMEC Hospital for Special Surgery Richard L. Menschel Education Center 535 East 70th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY (between York Avenue and FDR Drive) MG Method Gym (formerly MonQi Fitness) 201 East 67th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) PH Parker House – Education Office 517 East 71st Street, Ground Floor New York, NY (between York Avenue and FDR Drive) WCMC Weill Cornell Medical College Medical Library 1300 York Avenue New York, NY (at 69th Street)

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free lectures

fall 2011

Pain Management Series A collaborative program presented by Education & Academic Affairs and the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life

Pain is a complex physiological and emotional experience, which can dramatically affect an individual's life. We all deal with pain in different ways. This 3-part series will cover this intricate topic by discussing various complementary ways of treating chronic pain. Join us for one or all of the following programs: Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine with Jeffrey Y.F. Ngeow, MD PM1 F2011

Tuesday, September 20 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Chronic Pain Myths and Facts with M. Carey Reid, MD, PhD PM2 F2011

Tuesday, September 27 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meditation and Pain Reduction with Nancy O’Brien PM3 F2011

Tuesday, October 4 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: RMEC Fee: Free

Knee Pain: What Are the Causes? Has your knee pain become more than just an everyday ache? It could be something more serious. Knee pain is a common problem that can be confusing as there are many causes. Join us for this lecture where we will discuss the various conditions that could be the underlying cause of your pain. This program will focus on common injuries, pain management and treatment options for knee pain. Speaker: Amar S. Ranawat, MD Location: RMEC Fee: Free KP F2011

Monday, October 3 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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free lectures

fall 2011

Charles L. Christian Symposium: Today’s Options for Osteoarthritis Management A collaborative program presented by the Arthritis Foundation and Education & Academic Affairs

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the oldest and most common types of arthritis. This symposium was developed to provide an overview of the progress made in osteoarthritis treatments and pain management. Participants will be empowered to take control of the disease by learning about these new treatments. Speakers: HSS Faculty and Guest Speakers Location: RMEC Fee: Free OAS F2011

Wednesday, October 5 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Gender and Rheumatoid Arthritis A collaborative program presented by Education & Academic Affairs, the Division of Rheumatology and the Department of Social Work Programs

Autoimmune diseases are disorders caused by the immune system attacking the body, affecting between 14 and 22 million people in the United States. Almost 80 percent of those affected are women. Why is that? Join us as we discuss this phenomenon as it relates primarily to rheumatoid arthritis. Speaker: Michael D. Lockshin, MD Location: RMEC Fee: Free GAD F2011

Thursday, October 13 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

did you know? You may hear osteoarthritis referred to by many different names including degenerative joint disease, osteoarthrosis, hypertrophic arthritis and degenerative arthritis. Osteoarthritis can be a manageable part of your life when you are armed with resources to keep it under control. Take the screening tool at www.fightarthritispain.org to find out if you are at risk for osteoarthritis.

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free lectures

fall 2011

Healthy and Happy Feet Our feet are important to us in so many ways. They allow us to move around freely, give our bodies support as we stand, and let us show off great shoes! Common foot problems are often something that we must deal with at some point in our lives. “Podiatrist to the stars” Dr. Suzanne Levine will discuss pesky foot issues such as corns, hammertoes and bunions. Join us to learn what you can do to prevent and treat them. Speaker: Suzanne Levine, DPM Location: RMEC Fee: Free HHF F2011

Thursday, October 20 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Sensory Integration: Terminology and Intervention A collaborative program presented by Education & Academic Affairs and the Department of Rehabilitation

Sensory integration is a broad term that describes how a child processes information from his or her environment and utilizes that information in an effective and efficient manner. This presentation will explain the theory of sensory integration and terms to help parents and teachers have a better understanding of their child and the behaviors they may exhibit. Speakers: Meghan Featherston, OTR/L; Lorene C. Janowski, MS, OTR/L; Michelle Leach, MS, OTR/L; Ruth Tomalski, MS, OTR/L Location: RMEC Fee: Free SI F2011

Tuesday, November 1 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

fast facts A survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) found that 50 percent of Americans have experienced foot pain or discomfort at some point. Improper footwear is often a chief cause of this pain, and many types of flip-flops can directly cause foot problems due to lack of support and other factors.

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wellness classes

Supported in part by NYSOPEPNew York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Programs www.nysopep.org

Pilates Mat Class Pilates is a series of specific movements designed to strengthen the powerhouse muscles of the abdomen, back and waist (torso). Beginner Pilates focuses on strengthening the core, making movements more fluid and balancing the body, all coupled with focused breathing patterns. Advanced Pilates is recommended for the student who has a clear understanding of the basic fundamentals and exercises, but still needs to work on improving strength and flexibility. Instructor: Katherine Shapiro, BFA, E-RYT Prerequisite: None Location: RMEC Fee: $85/5 sessions; $70/4 sessions Beginner Pilates Mat Class • Wednesdays 4:15pm – 5:15pm BPMC1 F2011

5 Wednesdays: September 14 – October 19 (excluding October 5)

BPMC2 F2011

4 Wednesdays: October 26 – November 16

BPMC3 F2011

4 Wednesdays: November 30 – December 21

Advanced Pilates Mat Class • Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm APMC1 F2011

5 Wednesdays: September 14 – October 19 (excluding October 5)

APMC2 F2011

4 Wednesdays: October 26 – November 16

APMC3 F2011

4 Wednesdays: November 30 – December 21

did you know? The practice of T’ai Chi can lead to various health benefits, including improvement of muscle strength, coordination and flexibility as well as improved balance and a decreased risk of falls. It can also help to ease the pain and stiffness of diseases such as osteoarthritis and promotes better sleep for overall wellness. (National Institute of Health)

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wellness classes

fall 2011

T’ai Chi Chih® These simple, rhythmic movements provide benefits including improved balance, strength, flexibility and maintenance of bone mass. Health organizations including the Arthritis Foundation advise T’ai Chi for pain relief. The Level I class is designed for participants new to T’ai Chi Chih. Level II is planned for participants that have an understanding and comfort with the basic movements. Level III will begin to incorporate more advanced styles of T’ai Chi Chih and is specifically designed for those who have completely mastered the previous levels. Instructor: Carolyn Perkins Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission required to graduate to Level II and Level III Locations: Level I: RMEC; Level II & III: MG Fee: $85/5 sessions; $70/4 sessions T’ai Chi Chih® Level I • Wednesdays 3:00pm – 4:00pm TCI1 F2011

5 Wednesdays: September 14 – October 19 (excluding October 5)

TCI2 F2011

4 Wednesdays: October 26 – November 16

TCI3 F2011

4 Wednesdays: November 30 – December 21

T’ai Chi Chih® Level II • Tuesdays 2:30pm – 3:30pm TCII1 F2011

5 Tuesdays: September 13 – October 11

TCII2 F2011

5 Tuesdays: October 18 – November 15

TCII3 F2011

4 Tuesdays: November 29 – December 20

T’ai Chi Chih® Level III • Tuesdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm TCIII1 F2011

5 Tuesdays: September 13 – October 11

TCIII2 F2011

5 Tuesdays: October 18 – November 15

TCIII3 F2011

4 Tuesdays: November 29 – December 20

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wellness classes

fall 2011

Yogalates Yogalates is a popular form of exercise that blends the best of yoga and Pilates. Both techniques combine to help improve stamina and posture while developing a general sense of well-being. In the beginner level class, participants focus on integrating breathing with movements and basic stretching and learn the importance of core muscle strength for better posture. In the intermediate level class, the focus is on elements learned in the beginner level class along with more advanced movement sequences to improve strength and flexibility. Instructor: Eve Delachartre Prerequisite: None Location: RMEC Fee: $100/6 sessions; $85/5 sessions Beginner Yogalates • Mondays 4:15pm – 5:15pm BYL1 F2011

5 Mondays: September 19 – October 17

BYL2 F2011

6 Mondays: October 31 – December 12 (excluding November 28)

Intermediate Yogalates • Mondays 5:30pm – 6:30pm IYL1 F2011

5 Mondays: September 19 – October 17

IYL2 F2011

6 Mondays: October 31 – December 12 (excluding November 28)

fast facts Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can delay certain chronic health issues including cardiovascular disease and hypertension. The key is to find the right exercise for you. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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wellness classes

fall 2011

Gentle Yoga to Ease Arthritis The slow, controlled, physical movement of yoga can provide pain relief, relax stiff muscles, ease sore joints and help build strength. The movements, poses, stretches and deep breathing relaxation techniques can also begin to increase range-of-motion and improve blood circulation. This class is designed to ease participants into gentle stretches from lying, sitting and standing positions. Handson correction from the instructor is provided when needed. Movements are modified to meet specific needs. Space is limited to 8 participants. Instructor: Roberta Schine Prerequisite: Physician Consent Location: PH Fee: $85/5 sessions Gentle Yoga to Ease Arthritis • 12:30pm – 1:45pm GYA1 F2011

5 Tuesdays: October 11 – November 8

GYA2 F2011

5 Tuesdays: November 15 – December 13

Chair Pilates This program focuses on strengthening the core, making movements more fluid and balancing the body combined with focused breathing patterns. This workshop series goes beyond typical exercises in that it encourages proper breathing and better posture in the comfort and safety of a chair. Participation in this program is a wonderful way for those with physical limitations to experience the benefits of Pilates. Space is limited to 15 participants. Instructor: Katherine Shapiro, BFA, E-RYT Prerequisite: None Location: RMEC Fee: $70/4 sessions Chair Pilates • 2:30pm – 3:30 pm CP F2011

4 Wednesdays: October 12 – November 9 (excluding October 26)

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workshops

fall 2011

How’s My Posture? A collaborative program presented by Education & Academic Affairs and the Department of Rehabilitation

Good posture is important because it helps your body function at top speed. It promotes movement efficiency and endurance and contributes to an overall feeling of well-being. This workshop will discuss how poor posture contributes to lower back pain and how simple modification can help you feel better. Space is limited to 25 registrants. Instructors: Martha E. Danielak, PT, DPT; Leigh Ann Plack, PT, DPT Location: RMEC Fee: $15 HMP F2011

Thursday, October 20 • 3:00pm – 4:00pm

The Joy of Positive Living As we go through our daily routines, it often becomes challenging to appreciate the positive aspects of our lives. While the effects of positive thinking are still being researched, it has been shown that a positive outlook on life may lead to increased lifespan, greater immune responses to illness, and decreased rates of depression (Mayo Clinic). Learn how to maintain optimism and cope with obstacles that may threaten to bring you down. Space is limited to 15 participants. Instructor: Jan Kliger, MS Location: RMEC Fee: $10 JPL F2011

Thursday, November 3 • 2:00pm – 3:00pm

did you know? About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become weak and can break easily. Estimates suggest that about half of all women older than 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Up to one in four men will too. Luckily, you’re never too young or too old to improve the health of your bones. (National Osteoporosis Foundation)

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workshops

fall 2011

Starting Your Own Cardio Fitness Routine A collaborative program presented by Education & Academic Affairs and the Department of Rehabilitation

Regular cardiovascular exercise has been shown to reap incredible benefits. Aerobic activity can help you manage your weight, increase stamina, ward off illness, and manage chronic health conditions. In addition, incorporating cardio exercise into your life can help strengthen your heart, boost your mood, and help you stay active and independent as you age (Mayo Clinic). Come learn the tools necessary to begin your own cardio fitness regimen in a safe and effective manner. Instructors: Nicole L. Levane, PT, DPT; Rebekah Wallach, PT, DPT; Karen Yanelli, PT, DPT Prerequisite: Physician Consent Location: RMEC Fee: $10 CFR F2011

Thursday, December 8 • 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Osteoarthritis and Your Hands: Movement is the Best Medicine One of the common places osteoarthritis (OA) affects us are the hands. There is no cure for OA, but you can manage how it impacts your lifestyle. Specific exercises are very beneficial in helping with joint pain and stiffness in the hands. This workshop will provide interactive demonstrations such as hand massage and gentle stretches that open stiff joints by using simple props that you can even find at home! Space is limited to 15 participants. Instructor: Roberta Schine Location: PH Fee: $20 OAH F2011

2 Fridays: December 2 & December 9 • 11:00am – 12:00pm

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workshops

fall 2011

Baby Boomers Forum: Staying Healthy, Energized and Young (At Heart) A collaborative program presented by Education & Academic Affairs, the Department of Rehabilitation and the Division of Service Excellence

If you were you born between the years of 1945 and 1965 this program is designed for you! An expert panel will cover topics that are essential to maintaining your active lifestyle as you enter the next stage in your life. Learn tips on staying fit and energized, how to be your best advocate as you navigate through the world of healthcare, and the importance of making sure you take the time to treat yourself well. Instructors: Sarah Baker, PT, DPT; Lydia Dalley, MA; Nimali Jayasinghe, PhD Location: RMEC Fee: $15 BBF F2011

Thursday, December 8 • 6:00pm – 8:00pm

fast facts While risk increases with age, arthritis is not limited to older adults. More than half of the people who reported having arthritis were under age 65. Keeping active and maintaining a healthy weight are just two of the recommended ways to combat arthritic pain. (Arthritis Foundation)

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education and support programs

fall 2011

Osteoporosis Support Group This one-year program sponsored in part by the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP) brings together specialized healthcare professionals to educate those diagnosed with osteoporosis about different aspects of the condition. All participants must fill out a health questionnaire with the support group coordinator and submit a physician’s letter indicating a diagnosis of osteoporosis. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 15 participants. For more information or to register, please contact Robyn Wiesel, CHES, Program Coordinator, at 212.774.7326 or WieselR@hss.edu.

Scleroderma Support Group Sponsored by the Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter and Hospital for Special Surgery Public and Patient Education Department, this support group brings together people living with scleroderma, including family members and friends, to create a network of support and encouragement. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month. For more information about this support group, contact the Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter at 1.800.867.0885.

Department of Social Work Support & Education Programs HSS has a variety of support and education programs dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals facing the daily challenges of rheumatic illness. Call the numbers listed below for further information about these programs. Charla de Lupus/Lupus Chat® . . . . . . .866.812.4494 toll-free LANtern® (Lupus Asian Network) . . . . .866.505.2253 toll-free LupusLine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866.375.1427 toll-free SLE Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212.774.7654 Early RA Patient Support and Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212.774.7378 Living with RA Support Group . . . . . . .212.774.2539 Myositis Support Group . . . . . . . . . . .212.774.7623

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greenberg academy for successful aging: free lectures

fall 2011

Medicare 2012: Know Your Rights This lecture will review how to compare your Medicare plans to make sure you are getting the best coverage for 2012. You will learn about what’s new in Medicare, what’s coming up for 2012, and how to protect yourself from Medicare fraud. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and get resources to equip yourself with the knowledge you will need. Speaker: Medicare Rights Center Location: RMEC Fee: Free MMC F2011

Tuesday, October 4 • 10:30am – 11:30am

Patient-Doctor Communication Skills for Older Adults How many of us have left a doctor’s office with more questions that we came with— a result of being worried about taking up the doctor’s time or not wanting to get on their “bad” side and thus receive “bad” care? The era of “physician knows best” without any patient questioning is ending. Studies have shown that communication is a crucial component of patient care and that compassionate and empathic two-way communication between physician and patient can help in the disease management process. Join Dr. Paget in learning your rights as a patient and how to effectively ask questions in order to share decision-making, combat feelings of ageism and increase satisfaction with your healthcare provider and in your overall care. Speaker: Stephen A. Paget, MD, FACP, FACR Location: RMEC Fee: Free PDC F2011

Tuesday, October 11 • 10:30am – 11:30am

An Owner’s Guide to a Healthy Shoulder Shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons for orthopedic doctor visits in the United States. Over half the population over the age of 65 has a rotator cuff tear, and many more suffer from shoulder tendinitis, bursitis and arthritis. Fortunately, many of these conditions can be managed without surgery. By learning some simple exercises, most people can eliminate and prevent shoulder pain so they can continue to lead active lives. Participants of this class will learn the various parts of the shoulder and how they can cause pain. This lecture includes a demonstration of exercises that can be performed to establish and maintain a healthy shoulder. Speakers: Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD; Lee Rosenzweig, PT, DPT, CHT Location: RMEC Fee: Free OHS F2011 12 | Fall 2011

Thursday, November 10 • 10:30am – 11:30am


greenberg academy for successful aging: wellness classes Stretch Yoga for Older Adults: An Introductory Course Stretch and tone your body with simple, gentle body movements that will help you feel active, energized and relaxed. Stretch yoga combines gentle stretches from sitting and standing positions (during the last 20 minutes you will have a choice of sitting or lying down); breathing techniques for relaxation and stress reduction; and visualization and concentration skills to help develop an awareness and sensitivity of your personal energy. Space is limited to 15 participants. Instructor: Katherine Shapiro, BFA, E-RYT Prerequisite: Physician Consent Location: MG Fee: $100/6 sessions Stretch Yoga for Older Adults • Wednesdays 12:15pm – 1:15pm SYOA1 F2011

6 Wednesdays: September 14 & 21; October 5, 12, 19 & 26 (excluding September 28)

SYOA2 F2011

6 Wednesdays: November 2, 9, 16 & 30; December 7 & 14 (excluding November 23)

Better Balance for Older Adults This course will consist of unique exercises selected for individuals who would like to increase their balance control and decrease the risk of falls. This program incorporates a set of slow, simple movements adapted from a variety of Eastern modalities including yoga, T’ai Chi Chih and Chi Gung. Chairs will be provided to hold for balance, if needed. Space is limited to 10 participants. Instructor: Carolyn Perkins Prerequisite: Physician Consent Location: RMEC Fee: $70/4 sessions Better Balance for Older Adults • Wednesdays 1:45pm – 2:45pm BB F2011

4 Wednesdays: October 26; November 2, 9 & 16

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greenberg academy for successful aging: workshops

fall 2011

Health Information on the Web: Just a Click Away This hands-on workshop is designed to help you make sense of health information on the Internet. Using a computer provided during class, you will learn the following: getting started (World Wide Web basics); introduction to reliable consumer health information; sources on the Internet (e.g., tips for healthy living, doctor’s credentials, hospitals, and drug information); and how to discuss the information you find online with your doctor. Space is limited to 10 participants. Instructor: Timothy Roberts, MLS Location: WCMC Fee: $10 HIW1 F2011

Thursday, September 22 • 10:00am – 12:00pm

HIW2 F2011

Thursday, October 27 • 10:00am – 12:00pm

Dance for Fitness & Fun Learn ballroom dancing while improving balance with our professional dance instructor/dance therapist. This is a gentle dance class that is specifically designed for adults 65 and older. The class will begin with a fun warmup session that is done while both standing and sitting. You will leave each week able to step out to a different dance including the tango, merengue, rumba and waltz. Studies have shown that dance maintains cardiovascular fitness, enhances emotional well-being, strengthens weight-bearing bones and slows loss of bone mass. No previous dance experience necessary. Space is limited to 10 participants. Instructor: Oleg Trebunski Prerequisite: None Location: RMEC Fee: $85/5 sessions Dance for Fitness & Fun • Mondays 10:30am – 11:30am DFF F2011

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5 Mondays: September 26; October 3, 10 & 31; November 7 (excluding October 17 & 24)


greenberg academy for successful aging: workshops

fall 2011

Falls Prevention for the Cold Weather Come learn how to negotiate the upcoming inclement weather so you do not have to limit your activities during these winter months. This class will cover a variety of issues related to balance in the cold weather including focusing on what you can do to make your environment safer to avoid falls; appropriate footwear to prevent falls; the importance of medications and their effect on gait, vision and balance; and the fear of falling. Instructor: HSS Faculty Location: RMEC Fee: Free FP F2011

Tuesday, September 27 • 10:30am – 11:30am

Overcoming the Blues: Coping with Depression and Anxiety Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness or hopelessness? Do these feelings tend to make you feel isolated and interfere with your enjoyment of life? Feelings of depression and sadness are more common than you may think. They are not a sign of personal weakness, but rather something that you can help change. This workshop will provide you with a variety of techniques for identifying and changing your beliefs about life’s aversive conditions (including health and financial issues), along with behavioral techniques for learning to recover some of your zest for life. Space is limited to 30 participants. Instructor: Janet L. Wolfe, PhD Location: RMEC Fee: $10 OBT F2011

Wednesday, October 26 • 10:00am – 11:15am

Stronger Bones for Older Adults This class is for patients with osteopenia, osteoporosis or for those would like to learn which exercises to perform for optimal bone health. Come join us to learn how HSS focuses on five key areas (posture, flexibility, strength, weight bearing and balance), all equally important in helping people with osteopenia and osteoporosis to lead healthier lives. Participants will be expected to independently transfer to and from the floor mats. Space is limited to 10 participants. Instructor: Hagit Rajter, PT, MSPT, SST Prerequisite: Physician Consent Location: RMEC Fee: $20/2 sessions SBOA F2011

2 Tuesdays: November 22 & 29 • 10:30am – 11:30am

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faculty biographies

fall 2011

Sarah Baker, PT, DPT, is a staff physical therapist in the rehabilitation department at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). She received her doctorate of physical therapy degree from Northwestern University. Her clinical interests include orthopedics, sports medicine and fitness. Lydia Dalley, MA, is a patient advocate at HSS. As an advocate she assists patients and families with any questions or concerns regarding hospital regulations and routines. Martha E. Danielak, PT, DPT, is a staff physical therapist at HSS. She received her doctorate of physical therapy degree from Northeastern University. Martha’s clinical interests include general orthopedics and postural training. Eve Delachartre started practicing yoga more than 35 years ago in the style of Sri Krishnamacharya. She studied South Indian dance for three years as part of a cultural exchange scholarship. She is certified in Prana Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy and began private and group Yoga instruction in 1994 in New York. Meghan Featherston, ORT/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist at HSS and has experience in school-based, gym and early intervention settings. Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD, is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS. Dr. Gulotta received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University where he studied biology and played varsity football. After receiving his medical degree from Harvard University, Dr. Gulotta completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at HSS followed by an AO Shoulder Trauma Fellowship in Switzerland and a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service Fellowship at HSS. His specialties include using surgical and non-surgical methods for the treatment of shoulder instability, labral tears, shoulder replacements, large rotator cuff tears and shoulder fractures. Lorene C. Janowski, MS, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist at HSS. Her experience includes therapy in school-based, sensory gym and early intervention settings as well as a background in sensory integration and Neuro-Development Treatment (NDT). Nimali Jayasinghe, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and is currently an assistant professor of psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her clinical and research endeavors include a focus on intervention for anxiety in older patients who have suffered traumatic accidents or injuries, such as falls. She recently completed an NIHfunded fellowship in geriatric mental health services research and is currently a recipient of the DeWitt Wallace Pilot Award from the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell. Jan Kliger, MS, is a gerontologist and recreational therapist with over 10 years of experience conducting creative group therapy and workshops for all ages. Jan has been funded by the National Institute of Health under the direction of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College and has presented evidence-based health and wellness programs in senior centers throughout New York. 16 | Fall 2011


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fall 2011

Michelle Leach, MS, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist at HSS and has experience in school-based, gym and early intervention settings. Nicole L. Levane, PT, DPT, is a staff physical therapist at HSS. She received her doctorate of physical therapy at NYIT. She has had experience working with cardiac and pulmonary care patients. Her clinical interests include orthopedics and cardio fitness. Suzanne Levine, DPM, is a board-certified podiatric surgeon who has been named one of America's Top Podiatrists (Consumers' Research Council of America) and is among the most acclaimed podiatrists internationally. She enjoys tremendous peer recognition and has been repeatedly voted one of the most influential podiatrists in the United States by her colleagues. Dr. Levine is featured frequently as NBC's foot care expert on The Today Show and WNBC's Today in New York. Michael Lockshin, MD, is an Attending Physician who is the Director of the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease at HSS. He is also a Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics-Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the author of nearly 300 research papers, book chapters and books, most on the topics of lupus, pregnancy, antiphospholipid syndrome and sex differences in disease. Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable healthcare for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling, advocacy and educational programs. Their goal is to help people with Medicare understand their rights and benefits, navigate the Medicare system and secure the quality care they deserve. The Medicare Rights Center has an office in New York City along with a phone hotline and internet services. Jeffrey Y.F. Ngeow, MD, is an Associate Attending Anesthesiologist in the Division of Pain Medicine within the Department of Anesthesiology. Since 1996, Dr. Ngeow has expanded his interest in interventional pain treatments by adding acupuncture to his practice. He is certified for acupuncture practice in New York State and is currently involved with ongoing research in the effectiveness of acupuncture as a complement to modern methods in different painful musculoskeletal conditions. Nancy O’Brien is a certified yoga instructor specializing in therapeutic and restorative practices and credits yoga with her ongoing recovery from serious illness. She has developed wellness and yoga programming in senior centers, hospitals and clinics and is certified by the Arthritis Foundation. The former New York Daily News editor writes on integrative health topics for Yoga Journal and Yoga Therapy Today. Stephen A. Paget, MD, FACP, FACR, is Physician-in-Chief Emeritus and a Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Paget is the Medical Director of Academic, International and Philanthropic Programs. He is the Stephen A. Paget Rheumatology Leadership Chair.

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faculty biographies

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Carolyn Perkins is an accredited T'ai Chi Chih instructor, a graduate of the Swedish Institute and a certified Ingham Reflexologist with extensive training in a variety of healing methods. In 1998 Carolyn studied Qigong Healing with a world famous master at a hospital in Beijing. She became an accredited teacher of T'ai Chi Chih in 1995 and has subsequently studied other forms of T'ai Chi under masters in Australia, China and the U.S. She is also the originator of a unique form of balance movements (called Chi Balance) based on T'ai Chi and Qigong. Leigh Ann Plack, PT, DPT, is a staff physical therapist at HSS. She received her doctorate degree at Northeastern University. She is currently applying to become a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Leigh-Ann’s clinical interests include strength and postural training. Hagit Rajter, PT, MSPT, SST, is an Advanced Clinician at the Joint Mobility Center at HSS specializing in outpatient spine rehabilitation. Hagit is a Schroth Scoliosis Therapist and a certified Mckenzie Therapist who received her masters of physical therapy degree from Hunter College. She is currently enrolled in the doctorate physical therapy degree program at the University of St. Augustine, Florida. Amar S. Ranawat, MD, is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS as well as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He specializes in total hip and total knee replacement, revision total hip and total knee replacement, and periprosthetic fractures. Dr. Ranawat has won numerous awards including the Chief Resident’s Special Award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Hip Society British Traveling Fellowship, and the James A. Rand Award. His current research interests include alternative bearings in the hip and rotatingplatform technology in the knee. M. Cary Reid, MD, PhD, received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth Medical Center. At Yale University, Dr. Reid completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. He also received a coveted Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholarship in Aging Award while a faculty member at Yale. Dr. Reid has been published widely on the management of pain in older adults. Timothy Roberts, MLS, has a master’s degree in library science from SUNY Buffalo. Before joining HSS as the medical librarian, Tim worked for Ovid Technologies as a product manager, and before that he was a medical librarian with the New York Academy of Medicine. Tim is currently co-teaching a masters course for SUNY Downstate’s Medical Informatics program. Lee Rosenzweig, PT, DPT, CHT, is an Advanced Clinician at the Sports PT and Performance Center at HSS. He is an adjunct professor of physical therapy at Columbia University, and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association

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and American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists. He has published a textbook chapter on rehabilitation following shoulder surgery. Roberta Schine is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor who has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1986. In addition to her classes at HSS, Roberta teaches yoga and meditation for people with a variety of medical conditions at Beth Israel Hospital, St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospitals, SHARE and The Jewish Community Center. Katherine Shapiro, BFA, E-RYT, has a BFA in dance, is an E-RYT 500, and is Pilates-certified. She has over 20 years teaching experience and teaches both privately and in studios in New York City and the Hamptons, including YogaWorks and One Ocean Yoga at The Ross School. Ruth Tomalski, MS, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist as HSS. She received her master’s degree in occupational therapy at the University of New Hampshire. She is currently completing requirements to become sensory integration praxis test certified. She has experience in school-based, gym and early intervention settings. Oleg Trebunski is a professional dance coach and instructor. Oleg teaches dance instruction and dance therapy for seniors and the disabled at the Church on the Hill Older Adults Program, as well as ballroom and Latin dance to children and adults in programs throughout Manhattan and Westchester counties. Oleg has coached both of his daughters to great acclaim: One daughter placed second in U.S. Professional American Ballroom and another daughter is one of the professional dancers on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. Rebekah Wallach, PT, DPT, is a staff physical therapist at HSS. She received her doctorate of physical therapy from Stony Brook University. Her clinical interests include cardio fitness, orthopedics and sports training. Janet L. Wolfe, PhD, received her doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University, where she is adjunct professor in the Department of Applied Psychology. She served for more than 25 years as executive director of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. Dr. Wolfe is the author of What to Do When He Has a Headache: Renewing Desire and Intimacy in Your Relationship and has appeared on Oprah, Donahue, Good Morning America, CBS’ This Morning, BBC News and Good Day New York. Karen Yanelli, PT, DPT, is a staff physical therapist at HSS. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from New York Institute of Technology. Karen has presented for national foundations such as the National Arthritis Foundation and the APTA as well as privately and publicly funded support groups for rheumatoid arthritis and ALS. Her clinical interests include orthopedic, cardiac and neurological disorders with a focus on maximizing a patient’s functional independence. Register online: www.hss.edu/pped

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registration guidelines

fall 2011

For program information, contact: Dana Sperber, Public Health Program Coordinator. 212.606.1613 Linda Roberts, LCSW, Greenberg Academy for Successful Aging Program Coordinator. 212.774.7041 For registration inquiries, contact: Huijuan (Jane) Huang, MPA, Program Coordinator, Program Registrar. 212.774.2793 Payment Please register by mail using the attached registration form or online at www.hss.edu/pped. No registrations will be accepted over the telephone. Mail registration form and payment to: Hospital for Special Surgery, Education & Academic Affairs, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. We accept personal checks (made payable to Hospital for Special Surgery), Visa, MasterCard, American Express and money orders. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL CASH. Registration Please register early to secure your place in the program. Space is limited. If you are a returning program participant, you must register to begin a new series. PLEASE NOTE: Registration for programs with a fee will not be processed unless accompanied by payment. Confirmation Confirmation notices for programs will be sent 10 days before the start of the program. To ensure that you receive a confirmation letter, have your registration form postmarked and sent at least two weeks prior to the program start date. If you do not receive a confirmation letter one week before the start of the program, please call 212.774.2793 to confirm your registration. Physician Consent Physician consent is required for the following programs: Gentle Yoga to Ease Arthritis, Starting Your Own Cardio Routine, Stretch Yoga for Older Adults, Better Balance for Older Adults and Stronger Bones for Older Adults. PLEASE NOTE: Physician consent expires after one year. Missed Classes We are no longer offering make-up classes. If you register for a multi-session class and are unable to attend all sessions, no make-up classes will be offered. Refunds and Credits A handling fee of $20 is deducted for all cancellations. A refund or credit is available if you cancel up to one week before the program begins. No refunds or credits will be given if you do not attend an event without giving prior notice. If you start a multi-session class and decide not to continue, no credit or refund will be given. There are no refunds or credits for one-time workshops should you decide not to attend. Program Cancellation Hospital for Special Surgery reserves the right to cancel any program. Registrants will be notified by phone within 24 hours prior to the event. Full refunds or credits will be issued.

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FALL 2011 REGISTRATION FORM Reservations are required. Reserve early. SPACE IS LIMITED.


q TCI2 F2011 10/26 – 11/16 $70

q TCII2 F2011 10/18 – 11/15 $85

q TCIII2 F2011 10/18 – 11/15 $85

T’ai Chi Chih Level II q TCII1 F2011 9/13 – 10/11 $85

T’ai Chi Chih Level III q TCIII1 F2011 9/13 – 10/11 $85

FREE FREE FREE FREE

q 10/5 q 10/13 q 10/20 q 11/1

q BYL2 F2011 10/31 – 12/12 $100 q IYL2 F2011 10/31 – 12/12 $100 q GYA2 F2011 11/15 – 12/13 $85

Intermediate Yogalates q IYL1 F2011 9/19 – 10/17 $85

Gentle Yoga to Ease Arthritis q GYA1 F2011 10/11 – 11/8 $85

q TCIII3 F2011 11/29 – 12/20 $70

q TCII3 F2011 11/29 – 12/20 $70

q TCI3 F2011 11/30 – 12/21 $70

q APMC3 F2011 11/30 – 12/21 $70

q BPMC3 F2011 11/30 – 12/21 $70

FREE

q 10/3

q PM3 F2011 10/4 FREE

Beginner Yogalates q BYL1 F2011 9/19 – 10/17 $85

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T’ai Chi Chih Level I q TCI1 F2011 9/14 – 10/19 $85

Sensory Integration: Terminology and Intervention

SI F2011

q APMC2 F2011 10/26 – 11/16 $70

Happy & Healthy Feet

HHF F2011

Advanced Pilates Mat Class q APMC1 F2011 9/14 – 10/19 $85

Gender and Rheumatoid Arthritis

GAD F2011

q BPMC2 F2011 10/26 – 11/16 $70

Today’s Options for Osteoarthritis Management

OAS F2011

Beginner Pilates Mat Class q BPMC1 F2011 9/14 – 10/19 $85

Knee Pain: What Are the Causes?

q PM2 F2011 9/27 FREE

KP F2011

Pain Management Series q PM1 F2011 9/20 FREE


Better Balance for Older Adults

Falls Prevention for the Cold Weather

Overcoming the Blues: Coping with Depression and Anxiety

FP F2011

OBT F2011

SBOA F2011 Stronger Bones for Older Adults

Dance for Fitness & Fun

q HIW2 F2011 10/27 $10

DFF F2011

Health Information on the Web: Just a Click Away q HIW1 F2011 9/22 $10

BB F2011

$10

q 10/26

q 11/22 & 11/29

FREE

q 9/27

q 9/26 – 11/07

q 10/26 – 11/16

q SYOA2 F2011 11/2 – 12/14 $100

FREE

q 11/10

An Owner’s Guide to a Healthy Shoulder

OHS F2011

Stretch Yoga for Older Adults q SYOA1 F2011 9/14 – 10/26 $100

FREE

q 10/11

Patient-Doctor Communication Skills for Older Adults

PDC F2011

Baby Boomer’s Forum: Staying Healthy, Energized and Young (at Heart)

BBF F2011

q 12/2 & 12/9 FREE

Osteoarthritis and Your Hands: Movement is the Best Medicine

OAH F2011

$10

q 12/8

q 10/4

Starting Your Own Cardio Fitness Routine

CFR F2011

$10

q 11/3

MMC F2011 Medicare 2012: Know Your Rights

The Joy of Positive Living

JPL F2011

$15

q 10/20

$15

How’s My Posture?

HMP F2011

q 10/12 –11/09

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Chair Pilates

CP F2011

$20

$85

$70

$20

$70


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