18 million Americans are currently living with symptomatic knee OA. 500,000 knee arthroplasties and knee HTOs and 650,000 arthrospcopic procedures for degenerative knees are performed every year in the United States. The literature tells us that arthroscopic debridement of OA and meniscal degeneration of the knees does not improve outcome or function. This creates a vacuum for patients with symptomatic OA/meniscal degeneration of the knees for care when they have maximized conservative measures such as physical therapy, activity modification and corticosteroid/visco elastic supplementation.
This course will examine how to meet the needs of this population through diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound with an emphasis on regenerative medicine. We will emphasize appropriate patient selection, outcome measurements and post regenerative medicine rehabilitation protocols.
Clinicians that perform electrophysiologic testing are on a quest to localize the functional loss and provide an objective data set for an appropriate clinical diagnosis and ultimate treatment. To completely evaluate the pathology of the nerve, structural images are necessary and should be obtained via a quick and cost-effective modality. Although MRI is available, it does not provide information on vascular flow or dynamic abnormalities that are often needed for a full neuromusculoskeletal examination. Concomitantly, it can be cost prohibitive and rarely can it be done in concert with electrophysiologic testing. Ultrasound provides the answer and is more practical for routine screening of common nerve abnormalities both from a cost containment perspective as well as convenience for both the clinician and, most important, the patient.
Given the ever-changing healthcare environment, neurologists, physiatrists and sports medicine physicians need an opportunity to optizmize their skill sets in reference to the diagnosis and management of nerve injuries and diseases. This course is designed as a review of ultrasound techniques for diagnosis and treatement with regard to the patient with peripheral nerve dysfunction. For those that want to enhance their electromyographic practice, attention will be placed on integrating both sonographic and electrophysiologic technologies for optimal patient outcomes.
Whether you’re from orthopedics, physiatry or non-sports medicine, this course addresses common problems which significantly alter patient outcome and recovery following operative and non-operative shoulder procedures.
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Joanne Borg Steinm MD is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who specializes in sports medicine. Dr Borg Stein grew up in a New York City suburb and completed undergraduate education at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Columbia University in NYC, where she was chief resident. She was a member of the faculty at Columbia for four years, then moved to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she has practiced for 20 years.
Dr Borg Stein is associate professor of PM&R at Harvard Medical School. She is the director of the Spaulding/Harvard Sports Medicine Fellowship. She is also the Medical Director for the Spine Center at Newton Wellesley Hospital and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Wellesley. She serves as team physician for Wellesley College Varsity Athletics. Her research is focused on regenerative injection treatment for sports injury. She has authored many articles on treatment of musculoskeletal and sports injuries with regenerative injections and is chair of the musculoskeletal council of the American Academy of PM&R. She is associate editor to the journal PMR. Dr Borg Stein lives in Sharon, Mass. She has three grown children.
Jerod A. Cottrill, DO, is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with fellowship training in interventional spine and sports medicine. His specialties include non-operative sports and musculoskeletal medicine, minimally invasive spine procedures, electrodiagnosis, and musculoskeletal ultrasound (diagnostic and for injection guidance). He offers a comprehensive treatment approach, evaluating the musculoskeletal biomechanics, coordinating rehabilitation medicine, combined with minimally invasive spine or ultrasound guided joint procedures if needed.
Dr. Cottrill emphasizes the importance of an early diagnosis, a comprehensive treatment plan, and patient education in order to restore function as quickly as possible.In his free time, Dr. Cottrill enjoys bicycling, skiing and snowboarding. He serves on the medical pool for the US ski and snowboard teams, providing local, national and international medical coverage for the teams while training and in competition.
Dr. Hager is a UW clinical associate professor of rehabilitation medicine with an adjunct position in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
Patient Care Philosophy: Dr. Hager’s approach to patient care is to constantly work to better understand the cause and effect of the physical stressors on the human body through ongoing investigation and applying this knowledge through a patient care plan in the most practical and empathetic fashion as possible.
Personal Interests: In his free time, Dr. Hager and his wife Sharree turn to the outdoors for activities with their three daughters. In the winter, he and his family are most often found skiing at Crystal Mountain. In the summer, he enjoys boating, triathlons and golf.
Clinical Interests: Dr. Hager’s clinical interest is in the prevention and treatment of sports and exercise-related musculoskeletal injuries. His primary clinical focus is the aging athlete and musculoskeletal ultrasound applications in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries.
He is passionate about helping the patient (whether it be weekend warriors or nationally competitive athletes) maintain a high level of fitness and working with the patient to develop strategies to optimize lifetime participation in physical activities. A former active duty officer for 24 years, he has a particular interest in opportunities to support the health care of soldiers.
Research Interests: Dr. Hager’s research interests include using musculoskeletal ultrasound to optimize evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries such as muscle, tendon or joint injuries.
Teaching Interests: Dr. Hager’s teaching interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation.
Expertise: Back/Spine Injury, Musculoskeletal, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine
Amir Mahajer, DO, FAOCPMR, FAAPMR is a board certified and fellowship trained physiatrist specializing in integrative pain, spine and sports medicine with expertise in spinal interventions, electrodiagnostics and osteopathic manipulative treatments. Dr. Mahajer’s clinical interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound, neuromodulation, regenerative medicine and vertebral augmentation. His focus in research pertains to orthobiologics in the treatment of spinal disorders.
Dr. Mahajer is Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He practices Interventional Pain, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baptist Health Center for Spine Care. Dr. Mahajer has written and reviewed multiple medical texts, chairs medical committees, and provides graduate medial education. He enjoys providing hands-on workshops and lecturing nationally and internationally on topics that range from point-of-care ultrasound to comprehensive spine care.
Scott J. Primack, DO, FAOCPMR is a 1988 graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, with subsequent residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.He received his board certification from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
The primary focus of Dr. Primack’s practice is the diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. He performs eletrodiagnostic studies, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, interventional lumbar spine injections and osteopathic manipulation. He currently serves as Medical Director for the Colorado Special Olympics. Dr. Primack has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation. His area of research is in the design and implementation of functional outcome measures.
Interests: biking, reading, running, medical research, and skiing Community involvement: Special Olympics Medical Director
Jeff Strakowski, MD completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University and received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at The Ohio State University in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Strakowski has subspecialty certifications in sports medicine, neuromuscular medicine, pain management and spinal cord injury medicine. He is ABEM Certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine and ARDMS Certified in Muscloskeletal Ultrasound.
Special Interests: Electrodiagnostic medicine and rehabilitation Musculoskeletal and sports medicine Musculoskeletal ultrasound
Christopher J. Visco, MD is an Assistant Professor and Director of Sports Medicine in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, an Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, and Associate Residency Program Director.
He specializes in treating patients with sports and spine injuries. He completed his residency in PM&R at Kessler/UMDNJ and his Spine and Sports Fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University. His main areas of interest are in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, applications of diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, preventative and regenerative musculoskeletal care, and medical education. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Sports Medicine, and is a registered musculoskeletal sonographer..
Reed C. Williams, MD, MBS is a dual-board certified physician, credentialed in both Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies, earned his master’s degree from Drexel University, and did his medical studies at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Temple-Moss Rehabilitation program in Philadelphia, where he was elected chief resident, and then received further training during his sports fellowship at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.
Dr. Williams specializes in non-operative sports, musculoskeletal, and ultrasound medicine. He cares for patients of all shapes and sizes before, during, and after joint, muscle, tendon, spine and nerve injuries. He prides himself on the personal connection he has with his patients, believing the art of medicine to be just as important as the science behind it. Within his musculoskeletal ultrasound practice, Dr. Williams aims to provide precise, diagnostic, minimally invasive, office-based treatment to aid in the recovery and well-being of his patients.
Dean Ziegler, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery doctor who practices in Milwaukee, WI. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Ziegler is affiliated with Columbia Saint Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee and Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin.
Stephanie Wilson has been involved in running a full service association management and event planning company for a long time. She is a graduate of Ohio University where she earned a BS in journalism. After graduation, Stephanie launched her career in Philadelphia where she began working in administrative and marketing management. She has since advanced her career and moved into association management and event planning. Stephanie is laser-focused on creating excellent medical education events and marketing those events to medical professionals across the spectrum. She is thrilled to introduce EXED and offer outstanding medical education to physicians and physician extenders. In her spare time, she practices yoga and mindful meditation. She loves riding her bike and spending time with her friends and family. Stephanie has two children who are both away at college and she loves when they are home for vacations and breaks.
Bethany is from Kansas City, Missouri and currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she was awarded a BA in English Language and Literature with a Psychology Minor. During college, she worked as a tutor for North Kansas City School District. In her free time, Bethany loves to practice yoga, hike nature trails and swim. As Expert Management Service’s newest addition, she is excited to learn the business while marketing and coordinating events.
Agnes is a New Jersey native and recently completed a 35-year career with Merck where she worked as an Executive Assistant in the health care industry including human health and animal health. Agnes brings to this role her extensive experience in meeting planning and organizing, administrative services, communication and customer service. She is very committed to delivering excellent customer service and excited to be a part of the dynamic EXED team. Agnes enjoys working out, traveling and decorating and she mostly enjoys spending time with her daughter and her family.
Lisa Nash currently resides in Gerlach, Nevada. She received her BS in Geotechnical Engineering from New Mexico Tech. After two decades as a project manager in the engineering field, Lisa began working with Expert Management Services and found a love for event planning and operations management. Lisa loves living in the west and providing a west coast center of operations. Lisa lives far out in the countryside with her husband and 3 cats. She enjoys photography, camping and hot springs.
Megan hails from Nyack, NY. She studied English, Economics and Studio Art at Mount Holyoke College and later earned her MBA from the University of San Diego. After ten years in the publishing industry (art, production and marketing), Megan became a full-time mom and enthusiastic Elementary School volunteer. She is excited to be back in the creative world of graphic design and hopes to inspire people to take advantage of the amazing educational opportunities ExEd offers. Megan enjoys photography, tennis, paddle boarding, beach combing, snorkeling and all four seasons. She lives with her daughter in Newtown Square, PA.
Lindsay Wilson is from Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Fairleigh-Dickinson University where she earned a dual degree in Political Science and Communications. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she worked part-time for Expert Management Services assisting in marketing and event planning. Following the completion of her bachelor’s degree, Lindsay assumed a full time position working as an administrative assistant and point person for events. After gaining insight on the business, Lindsay decided to go back to school full-time to pursue her Juris Doctorate at Rutgers School of Law. She continues to serve part-time assisting in marketing and the execution of events. While at Rutgers, Lindsay co-founded the Health Law Society and frequently uses experience and contacts gained through EMS to collaborate the two worlds, making way for inter-professional learning opportunities.