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Center for Orthopaedics Doctors Help High School Athletes Avoid Injuries and Concussions

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Doctors Stephanie Arlis-Mayor and Rowland Mayor, of the Center for Orthopaedics – a division of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, addressed more than 200 fall sports athletes and coaches from New Haven high schools. DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson also supported the event which focused on understanding injury and concussion prevention and provided the opportunity to practice different drills and techniques to stay safe while practicing and strength training.

Dr. Rowland Mayor’s presentation focused on ways to prevent ACL injuries while practicing as well as workouts to reduce chances of injury.  Dr. Stephanie Arlis-Mayor discussed the prevention and diagnosis of concussions. She left the athletes with a better understanding of the five signs of a concussion as well as ways to prevent them. They were joined by Carl Banks a former New York Giants player and two-time Super Bowl winner who talked about the needs of good conditioning, the right equipment, and proper technique/coaching.

Members of the physical therapy team at STAR PT and the Center for Orthopaedics spent time with the participants running drills and practicing new conditioning techniques aimed at helping prevent injuries.

(L-R) Carl Banks, former New York Giants player, Dr. Rowland Mayor and  Dr. Stephanie Arlis-Mayor of the Center for Orthopaedics.

(L-R) Carl Banks, former New York Giants player, Dr. Rowland Mayor and Dr. Stephanie Arlis-Mayor of the Center for Orthopaedics.

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About Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC

Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC offers all orthopaedic subspecialties including sports medicine, treatment for problems of the upper extremities and lower extremities, joint replacement surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, and surgical and non-surgical podiatry. It is one of the most respected orthopaedic groups in Connecticut and has been providing quality, individualized care to patients for over 50 years. COS has eight locations with in-house physical therapy, three OrthoNOW orthopaedic walk-in centers, two MRI centers providing in-house diagnostic testing and its own surgical center.

For more information, please contact Ron Thompson at rthompson@ct-ortho.com or call 203.407.3580


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