Performing Arts: Injuries, Treatment and Rehabilitation – Lessons within this Course:
Welcome Message: Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, President, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
Lesson 1: Common Injuries in the Performing Artist
Faculty Member: Melody Hrubes, MD
Dr. Hrubes is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Sports Medicine and is the Director of our Primary Care Sports Division for the New York region. She currently serves as the Medical Director for the Radio City Rockettes, as a team physician for the United States Soccer Federation and has previously worked with United States Gymnastics.
Dr. Hrubes treats patients at Rothman Orthopaedics locations in New York. Review Dr. Hrubes’ full biography, please click here.
Lesson 2: Getting your Performing Athlete Back on the Stage
Faculty Member: Meg Schneider, MS, ATC
Meg Schneider has years of experience in a variety of professional and amateur settings. She completed her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Northern Michigan University and her Masters in Exercise Physiology from Syracuse University. Meg also interned for a semester with the United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC) in Marquette, MI. Meg joined the Chicago Bulls Entertainment team as their co-head AT in 2013. Meg has also been an assistant AT with the Radio City Rockettes since 2004. While the performing arts are her focus and passion, Meg also has experience across a range of fields including high school and college athletics.
Lesson 3: When conservative management fails – imaging and surgical treatment of foot and ankle conditions in the performing arts,
Faculty Member: Justin Tsai, MD
Dr. Tsai is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders. After completing his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, he went on to complete a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery with the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Tsai has particular interest in the use of total ankle arthroplasty to treat degenerative ankle arthritis and the use of both bony and soft tissue procedures to treat complex foot and ankle deformities. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
Dr. Tsai treats patients at Rothman Orthopaedics locations in Northern New Jersey, New York City, Westchester County & CT. Review Dr. Tsi’s full biography, please click here.