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 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.
Wednesday, July 28 at 7 pm
Heel Pain and Beyond
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.
Meet Dr. Gamez
Dr. Carla Gamez is a podiatrist, a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats foot disorders, who provides care for the full spectrum of foot problems. Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel and foot pain properly diagnosed.
Additional Areas of Expertise include:
- Podiatric Surgery
- Hammer Toes
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendon
- Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
- Sever’s Disease
- Diabetic Foot Care
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Previous Virtual Events:
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?