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Bannockburn Division

Calling All Runners - January 30, 2016

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Bannockburn Division on Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Schedule Your Personalized Running Clinic and Evaluation at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

Start your new year running program off right by treating yourself to a personalized running clinic and evaluation offered by Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI). These one-hour sessions are for runners of all levels, from beginner to elite. IBJI’s team of physical therapists has designed a multi-station program that covers everything from overall strength and flexibility to foot biomechanics. Participants receive:

  • Full body evaluation from a clinical perspective
  • Video analysis and professional advice on improving overall mechanics
  • Recommendations for a personalized home exercise program designed to improve running technique and efficiency
  • Consultations with a wellness team
  • Foot analysis and footwear recommendations

Designed with runner’s needs in mind, the clinic will conduct thorough evaluations by physical therapists who have worked with hundreds of runners, of all skill levels.  With the overwhelming positive feedback from past events, this will be the eigth time that IBJI is offering the running clinic.

Tags Running Clinic

Choosing the Medicare Plan That’s Right for You

Posted in What's New, In the News, Orthopedic News, Arlington Heights Division, Bannockburn Division, Chicago Division, Gurnee Division, Glenview Division, Libertyville Division, Morton Grove Division on Monday, 21 September 2015

It’s estimated that 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 and become Medicare-eligible on any given day. The rules concerning how to enroll in Medicare, however, can be confusing. People who are newly eligible typically have lots of questions. Will I need a referral to see a specialist? Is there a cap on what my annual out-of-pocket expenses may be? Can I get prescription drug coverage under my Medicare plan? It’s critical to get those questions answered and understand the differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans because the consequences can be significant if you choose the wrong kind of coverage.

The Medicare Rights Center outlines the key differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans in an easy to understand format. To learn more visit http://www.medicareinteractive.org or download the Medicare Rights Summary Flier.

Tags Medicare, Medicare Advantage

OrthoAccess Now Available in Bannockburn

Posted in What's New, Orthopedic News, Bannockburn Division on Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Created to provide patients with same day care for orthopaedic injuries, IBJI’s OrthoAccess clinics provide access to bone and joint specialists who treat everything from sprains and strains to simple fractures and sports injuries. Effective immediately, IBJI’s OrthoAccess clinic in Bannockburn will provide same day care from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

IBJI rolled out the first of its walk-in clinics six years ago. Since then, IBJI has added multiple locations and seen consumer demand skyrocket. In 2014, IBJI’s OrthoAccess clinics saw more than 10,000 patients. Designed as an alternative to the emergency room, OrthoAccess provides faster, more affordable care. Patients appreciate the fact that OrthoAccess offers a much shorter wait time than emergency rooms. Since OrthoAccess facilities are staffed by orthopaedic specialists, patients are seen more quickly by the type of specialist their injury requires. Treating the average injury in the OrthoAccess environment usually takes just 60 to 90 minutes.

Another key benefit for OrthoAccess patients is that a visit typically costs far less than a trip to the emergency room or an urgent care facility. The average cost for an emergency room visit for an orthopaedic injury is $1,000. That same injury, treated at IBJI’s OrthoAccess, costs around $225. Particularly for patients with high-deductible health plans and for patients who self-pay, this savings is important.

Tags OrthoAccess, Immediate Orthopaedic Care, Bannockburn

IBJI Supports ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run & 3K Walk

Posted in What's New, In the News, Community Involvement, Arlington Heights Division, Bannockburn Division, Chicago Division, Gurnee Division, Glenview Division, Libertyville Division, Morton Grove Division on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to sponsor the ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run & 3K Walk on June 18, 2015.

For 21 years, the ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run & 3K Walk has proven itself as a landmark event in the Chicagoland area and is a major fundraiser for the Leukemia Research Foundation. Each June, more than 2,500 people gather along Chicago's lakefront to run, walk and raise funds in search of a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and all blood cancers in memory of Jim Gibbons. Jim was a highly-respected 25-year veteran investigative reporter at ABC 7 when he succumbed to leukemia in 1994.

This years' 21st annual celebration will be held in Chicago's Grant Park. Janet Davies and Frank Mathie have been the honorary co-chairs since the event's inceptions and will lead many on-air personalities with event coverage.

For more information or to register to run or walk, visit http://gibbons5k.com.

Tags Leukemia Research Foundation, ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run & 3K Walk

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Honors Three Female Athletes with Donation to New Trier High School

Posted in What's New, Community Involvement, Bannockburn Division on Friday, 20 June 2014

Dr. Sherman, Kara Lucenti, Alexa Czyzynski, Taylor Tamblyn, and athletic director, Randy Oberembt

June 2014

IBJI’s Dr. Richard Sherman recently visited New Trier High School to honor three student athletes for their achievements. All three young women were selected by Chicago Tribune’s TribLocal division as winners of the TribLocal “High School Athlete of the Month.”

An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Sherman has served as a team physician at New Trier for 27 years. During a recent visit to the school’s Winnetka campus, Dr. Sherman presented the young Trevians - Kara Lucenti (swimming) , Alexa Czyzynski (basketball) and Taylor Tamblyn (tennis) - with plaques recognizing their accomplishments. Dr. Sherman also presented an IBJI donation check for $500 to athletic director Randy Oberembt, who accepted on behalf of the school’s athletic department.

The physicians and staff at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute are passionate about helping athletes all over Chicagoland move better and live better. As part of that commitment, IBJI will continue its sponsorship of the Athlete of the Month program throughout the 2013-2014 school year.

 

Tags TribLocal Athlete of the Month, New Trier High School, Dr. Richard Sherman

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Enters Partnership for CMS Bundled Payment Initiative

Posted in What's New, In the News, Arlington Heights Division, Bannockburn Division, Chicago Division, Gurnee Division, Glenview Division, Libertyville Division, Morton Grove Division on Friday, 08 November 2013

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute has partnered with Girling Health Care to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Read full article.


Join Us: "A Seminar for Female Athletes" - August 27, 2013

Posted in What's New, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Arlington Heights Division, Bannockburn Division, Chicago Division, Gurnee Division, Glenview Division, Libertyville Division, Morton Grove Division on Thursday, 01 August 2013

IBJI invites you to join us for a complimentary evening with Athletes and sports medicine experts to discuss on-field performance.

The focus is on the female athlete, providing expertise one common injuries, injury prevention, sport-specific training and the impact of hormonal change and nutrition on performance.

 

When:   Thursday, August 27, 2013
6:30-8:30pm
Where:   IMPACT Sports Performance
1919 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
RSVP:   224.765.5550 by August 23

 

Event Speakers:

Swin CashSwin Cash is a WNBA player playing for the Chicago Sky. Swin helped lead the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team to national titles in 2000 and 2002. In her second WNBA season, she led the Detroit Shock to their first ever WNBA title.

 

Ella MasarElla Masar is a soccer forward who currently plays for Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League. Previously, she played for Paris Saint-Germain of France’s Division 1 Féminine, magicJack in the WPS and the United States women’s national soccer team.

Roger Chams, MDRoger Chams, MD is a Sports Medicine physician with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI). He has treated many professional, NCAA and amateur athletes and has served as team physician for the USA Soccer Federation Men and Women’s National Teams.

 

Corey Leman, MS, CSCSCory Leman, MS, CSCS is Head Performance Coach for IBJI IMPACT Sports Performance and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has competed in football, basketball, track, and wrestling and earned bachelors and master’s degrees in exercise science.

Chris ChodosChris Chodos is a Certified Health Counselor specializing in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health.

 

Andrea StaleyAndrea Staley is a Physical Therapist with IBJI specializing in orthopaedic rehabilitation.

Athletic giveaways provided by Chicago Sky, food & beverage provided by DonJoy.


Simon’s Fund & IBJI Team Up for Free Heart Screenings

Posted in What's New, Bannockburn Division, Morton Grove Division on Sunday, 07 April 2013

 

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the #1 cause of death for student athletes, claiming thousands of lives a year.  Unfortunately, Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens unexpectedly and the only way to prevent it is to get tested and watch for the warning signs.

The good news is Simon's Fund and IBJI are teaming up to provide free heart screenings for middle school students in the Highland Park area.  The screenings will be for students in Grades 6–8, on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Rehab – Highland Park 1919 Skokie Valley Road Highland Park, IL 60035.

Simon’s Fund Organization

Simon’s Fund was established in 2005 in memory of Simon Sudman, a seemingly healthy three month old that died in his sleep.  The organization is dedicated to increasing the awareness of the need for heart screenings, through education, funding 

Young baseball Player

research, advocating for legislation, and establishing a national registry.  Simon’s Fund protects kids by providing free screenings and checking their hearts for defects.  The organization has already provided over 5000 screenings and counting.

RSVP at Simonsfund.org

IBJI and Simon’s Fund are working together to provide this special opportunity, but we need you to take advantage.  In order for your child to participate in this screening, you will need to register at simonsfund.org.  On the day of the screening, a parent or legal guardian must be present and expect the screening process to take approximately 40 minutes.

Who: Students in Grade 6 – 8
When: Sunday, April 14th, 9am – 3pm
Where: Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Rehab – Highland Park 1919 Skokie Valley Road Highland Park, IL 60035.

Get Your Kid’s Heart Checked

Sunday, April 14th is unquestionably a day to mark down on your calendar, physicians from all over the Chicagoland area will be providing the medical care that day.  Please remember you must reserve your spot at SIMONSFUND.ORG, so please head over to the website and reserve your spot today and we’ll see you on Sunday, April 14th.


IBJI Awarded Accreditation In Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Posted in In the News, Imaging & Diagnostics, Bannockburn Division, Chicago Division, Gurnee Division, Glenview Division, Libertyville Division, Morton Grove Division on Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute is awarded accreditation in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

The Ultrasound Practice accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is pleased to announce that the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound practice of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (IBJI) has been awarded accreditation from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. The AIUM is a multidisciplinary association of more than 8,900 physicians, sonographers, and scientists dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines and accreditation.

IBJI achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the practice were assessed, including the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment and maintenance; documentation, storage and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs.

The Physician Director of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, William J. Arnold, M.D. FACP, MACR and Associate Director, Erin L. Arnold, M.D. FACR are AIUM members who have over 10 years experience in performing diagnostic and interventional ultrasound procedures for patients with arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases. Drs. Arnold are both pleased and proud that IBJI is only the 4th practice in the USA to receive accreditation in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from the AIUM. “The accreditation of our ultrasound practice at IBJI sends a clear message to insurance companies, government and regulators that we are committed to providing the highest quality of musculoskeletal ultrasound services to our patients. We are excited for IBJI to be a leader in the development and implementation of this valuable technology for patients with arthritis” said Dr. William Arnold.


IBJI Observes & Celebrates Scoliosis Awareness Month

Posted in Orthopedic News, Orthopedics, Arlington Heights Division, Bannockburn Division, Chicago Division, Gurnee Division, Glenview Division, Libertyville Division, Morton Grove Division on Thursday, 14 June 2012

June is the National Scoliosis Awareness Month in the United States. This month’s effort is to raise awareness of scoliosis and its effects on an estimated 6,000,000 people in the United States alone. Scoliosis is a condition that can affect anyone from the rich to the poor, of any gender or race. Usually first seen in adolescents from 10 to 15 years old, scoliosis is curvature in the spine that causes it to bend abnormally. About 20% of the time scoliosis is caused by a separate condition like cerebral palsy or spina bifida, but in a majority of cases there is no associated cause.  Due to the prevalence of scoliosis being passed down in families, there does appear to be some hereditary factors. Sex also seems to play a roll due to a higher occurrence of scoliosis in girls.

 

Early Detection Is Essential

One of the reasons that awareness of scoliosis is so important is due to the need to identify scoliosis as early as possible. A child's bones have not completely hardened, which makes treating scoliosis in children and teens much easier and usually less invasive. This means it is vital for parents to learn to recognize the signs of scoliosis. Your child may notice that they have pain in the lower back or that there spine feels tired after they have been standing or sitting for an extended amount of time. Some kids are amazingly adaptable to chronic issues, offering little or no complaint about minor pain and discomfort they consider normal. They may never tell you about a problem unless you specifically ask. Thankfully there are a few visual clues that you can look for.

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