What are Virtual Events?
IBJI is not only committed to providing you access to the best care, but also the best information.
Our Virtual Events allow you to connect with and learn from our IBJI providers about a wide range of medical topics from the safety and comfort of your own home.
The webinars are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Login information will be sent by email from GoToWebinar.
Please note that CME and CEU credits are not offered for these webinars.
Wednesday August 31, at 7pm
Neurological Health: Improving Brain Function in Adults and Athletes
The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. It underlies our ability to communicate, make decisions, problem-solve and live a productive and useful life. Maintaining a healthy brain is critical in pursuing health and longevity. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment options available for headaches, sleep issues, traumatic brain injuries, and more from Dr. Anthony Savino at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute.
Dr. Anthony Savino is a board-certified neurologist with fellowship training in sports neurology. In addition to the treatment of all neurological disorders, he specializes in the management of concussion, headache, sleep or mood problems and maintenance of long-term brain health in adults or athletes of any age.
Additional Areas of Expertise:
- Acute Concussion Care
- Migraine and other Headaches
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Pre-Participation Neurological Evaluations
- Long-Term Brain Health
- Sleep Problems
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Previous Virtual Events:
Ankle Instability Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
Do you ever feel like your ankle is ready to give way? Ankle instability is caused by weakened ligaments surrounding the ankle bones. Ankle sprains are very common and most people think they will heal on their own. However, Dr. Amy Jo Ptaszek will explain the importance of receiving proper diagnosis and treatment options available for optimal ankle health. Learn more about this from IBJI’s Dr. Amy Jo Ptaszek.
Non Surgical Treatment for Neck & Back Pain
Back and neck pain can be caused by several problems related to spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs or tendons. Like any bones, your spine can become injured, worn down, and cause pain. The good news is that most spine conditions can be successfully treated with non-invasive techniques without needing to resort to surgery. Learn more about this from IBJI’s Dr. Mehul Garala.
Sports Medicine For All Ages
Learn more from Jordan Goldstein, MD and Albert Knuth, MD from IBJI on how our sports medicine specialists offer a coordinated approach to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options available for amateurs and athletes of all ages and skill levels.
All About Bunions
What is a bunion? A bunion is a bony bump beneath the skin on the inner side of the foot. This deformity affects the joint at the base of the big toe. A bunion starts small, but over time it can grow to become very large and painful. The visible bump reflects changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot. A bunion forms when your big toe points toward the second toe and throws the bones out of alignment.
Learn more about bunion risk factors, as well as symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options from Paul L. Goodman, DPM, FACFAS, FAPWCA at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute.
What is Metabolic Health?
(And the Effects of the Pandemic on Metabolic Health)
Our physicians’ will define metabolic health, explain the role it plays in your overall well being, and the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the metabolic health of both children and adults. You’ll learn small changes that you can make in your daily life that will have a big impact on your overall health and wellness.
Achilles Tendon Pain
An Achilles tendon injury can happen to anyone. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body and stretches from the bones of your heel to your calf muscles. It is common for this tendon to get injured. It can be mild or moderate and feel like a burning pain or stiffness in that part of your leg. It’s important to get the right diagnosis so you can get the right treatment.
Learn from Alan C. League, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction, about the causes, diagnoses, and treatment for Achilles Tendon Pain.
Back Pain and Disorders
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. Being told that you have a spinal disorder is often a worrying and stressful experience. The best way to reduce your fears and concerns is to gain a better understanding of your condition. Areas of the spine include the neck, upper and lower back, and tailbone. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment options available from IBJI Spine Surgeon Steven Fineberg, MD.
Understanding Rheumatic Diseases
Rheumatic diseases are autoimmune and inflammatory diseases that cause your immune system to attack your joints, muscles, bones and organs. Consulting a rheumatologist for an accurate diagnosis is crucial when pain worsens or recurs in a pattern-like manner. Rheumatology treatment can help with common symptoms such as fatigue, joint abnormalities, or loss of range of motion and joint function, amongst many others. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment options available from IBJI Rheumatologist Teresa Sosenko, MD.
Shoulder Pain: Common Injuries, Prevention, and Treatment
Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by activities that involve excessive, repetitive, and overhead motion. Such injuries may occur from gardening, swimming, tennis, pitching, and everyday activities. Warning signs of a shoulder injury may include shoulder stiffness, popping, instability and loss of strength. Learn more about common injuries, prevention and treatments of the shoulder from IBJI’s Brian McCall, MD.
What is Hip Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopic hip surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves two to three small incisions, a high definition camera, and specialized instruments to work inside the hip joint. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of hip problems. Learn everything you need to know about hip arthroscopy with IBJI’s Michael Chiu, MD, FAAOS.
Knee Pain and Injuries
Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. It is one of the most common body parts to be injured. Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems. Gregory Portland, MD, explains the many different signs, symptoms and treatment options available.
Heel Pain: Causes, Treatment and Prevention
The most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciitis (bottom of the heel) and Achilles tendinitis (back of the heel). Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation or, rarely, a cyst. Learn more from Dr. Carla Gamez, DPM, to distinguish between all the possibilities and to determine the underlying source of your heel pain.
Outpatient Joint Replacement
Total joint replacements performed in an outpatient facility, not in a hospital, are becoming more common. Outpatient surgical procedures and techniques offer the same quality of care as in-patient procedures. This simple change of location gives patients the opportunity to return home while ensuring the same level of recovery and rehabilitation. This alternative approach allows you to leave the facility within a few hours after surgery. Learn more from Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein about the advantages and benefits of outpatient joint replacement.
Understanding Physical & Occupational Therapy
Learn who can benefit from physical and occupational therapy and how they can help you.
You’ve been told you need therapy, now what? The most common reason people see a physical/occupational therapist for care is to address pain or a potential injury that’s inhibiting their ability to move and exercise normally.
The most common chronic issues physical and occupational therapists treat are related to the normal aging process and “wear and tear” on our bodies. Injuries include tendon damage such as rotator cuff tears and tennis/golfer’s elbow, damage to cartilage such as meniscal tears, spinal problems such as herniated discs, scoliosis, stenosis and upper extremity issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder and nerve impingement.
Understanding Metabolic Health
Learn how changing your metabolic health can help you move better and live better.
We invite you to join us for a multidisciplinary approach to address adult and pediatric metabolic health and weight management, along with health and wellness parameters that include Optimizing Nutrition, Reducing Stress, Pain-free Movement, Improved Sleep Habits and Enhanced Overall Performance.
Inbar Kirson, MD, FACOG, Diplomate ABOM, and Lynn Gettleman Chehab, MD, MPH, Diplomate ABOM will explain the importance of these fundamentals. Learn how you can reach your goals by focusing on reasonable and sustainable changes that help optimize long term health.
Interventional Pain Management
Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Adam Young, MD, board-certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management Physician to discuss how the option of interventional pain management can take the place of unsuccessful treatment methods.
Chronic and acute pain can turn anyone’s world upside down. Activities that were once enjoyable may be impossible due to intense pain. Even spending relaxing time with friends and family can become difficult. If you are searching for a solution to your chronic or acute pain, then it may be time to find an Interventional Pain Management doctor who can help.
Healthy Bones and Osteoporosis
Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Alejandra Rodriguez-Paez, MD, fellowship-trained Rheumatologist, for a presentation on Bone Health, Osteoporosis, and options available for treatment.
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. Nutrition and exercise can play a significant role in keeping bones healthy. Because osteoporosis can have multiple causes and often progresses without any symptoms or pain, it is important to be aware of all the factors that contribute to strong, healthy bones and control those that you can to help prevent this disease.
Neck, Back and Spine Pain: Common Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options
Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Mark Mikhael, MD, orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in spine surgery, for a presentation on common conditions affecting the neck, back and spine and options available to treat them. Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and debilitating. Learn about a variety of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine issues and what can be done to alleviate pain and disability.
Sidelined by COVID: Guiding Parents and Young Athletes During the COVID 19 Pandemic
Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute fellowship-trained doctors, Gregory Portland, MD, and Eric Chehab, MD, along with Athletic Trainer Juliet Barnes, ATC, PES, for a discussion that will give parents and athletes practical advice on injury prevention, management and sports recovery during the time of COVID-19.
Rheumatology, Autoimmune and Chronic Diseases
Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Ami Kothari, MD in a discussion about Rheumatology, Autoimmune, and Chronic Diseases. Dr. Kothari discusses rheumatic and autoimmune diseases throughout the musculoskeletal system. You will learn when to see a rheumatologist, treatment options, and pain management strategies.
How to Manage and Treat Arthritis and Other Ailments of the Hip and Knee
Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Sean Sutphen, DO in a discussion about arthritis and other ailments common to the hip and knee along with symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options including what’s new in 2020 for hip and knee replacement.
How to Prevent and Treat Common Injuries to the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Arm
Join Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Christian Skjong, MD, as part of the North Suburban YMCA’s Adult Education Series, to discuss the prevention and treatment of common injuries to the hand, wrist, elbow, and arm.
From sports-related injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome to challenges for musicians, Dr. Skjong will discuss the importance of restoring form and function to people who rely heavily on their hands and upper extremities.
Neurology and Concussion Management: Personalized Treatment is a Process Not a Protocol
Join IBJI’s Anthony Savino, MD to discuss the importance of getting to the bottom of concussion and other neurologic challenges in order to properly treat individual patients.
Dr. Savino is a board-certified neurologist with fellowship training in sports neurology. In addition to the treatment of all adult neurological disorders, he specializes in the management of concussion, headache, sleep and mood problems, and maintenance of long-term brain health in athletes and non-athletes of any age.
Management of Acute & Chronic Back Pain: Treatment Options for Sudden of Recurring Back Pain
Join IBJI’s Mehul Garala, MD, Physiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and physical therapist Joe Castronovo, DPT, MTC, Industrial Rehabilitation Manager, for a conversation about how to manage acute and chronic back pain to help you move and live better as part of the North Suburban YMCA’s Adult Education Series.
From diagnosis to treatment and maintenance, we offer immediate, high quality, comprehensive treatment for every neck and back condition without scheduling a chiropractor appointment or visiting the ER.
Summertime Foot & Ankle Pain: Preventing and Treating Common Foot and Ankle Injuries
Watch Bryan Waxman, MD, of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, discuss what you can do to prepare for summer to ensure your feet and ankles are strong and vital.
Warmer weather, longer days and increased levels of activity during the summer months can lead to painful foot and ankle conditions. IBJI treats the full spectrum of foot and ankle disorders including injuries to the tendons, nerves, blood vessels, bones, joints, and ligaments.
Dr. Waxman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the foot, ankle and knee, including sports injuries, trauma and the various forms of arthritis.
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to participate in this virtual event as part of the North Suburban YMCA‘s Adult Education Series.
Pain Management Treatment During COVID-19 and Beyond
Watch Dr. Kellie Gates, IBJI Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management Physician, discuss how to manage chronic pain in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.
Dr. Gates sees personal wellness as a key strategy for the management of pain and believes there are a myriad of ways in which overall general health can be optimized for patients.
She is enthusiastic about treating each patient on an individual basis to find areas of pain management in which they may be lacking.
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to bring you this virtual event as part of the North Suburban YMCA‘s Adult Education Series.
Pet Therapy to Help You De-Stress
IBJI’s Leon Benson, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, brings Virtual Pet Therapy to you in your home to help you destress during COVID-19.
There are numerous scientific studies that suggest that interacting with dogs and other friendly animals can decrease stress levels. Dogs have been found to lower blood pressure, lower heart rate, slow breathing, and relax muscle tension.
Dr. Benson’s Portuguese Water Dogs, Chelsea, 15, and Cooper, 10, are certified therapy dogs and go to work with him a few times per month to ease patients’ tension.
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is proud to participate as part of the North Suburban YMCA‘s Adult Education Series.
COVID-19 and How to Handle Injuries During this Time
Watch IBJI’s Eric Chehab, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon with fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder, give a presentation about how to manage injuries on your own, as well as how to receive treatment for orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries when you need it.
This presentation covers the following topics:
- What is COVID-19?
- What is Telemedicine?
- Can I still come to an office to be seen if I am injured?
- Are OrthoAccess Immediate Care locations open?