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OSS Food bank Donation Drive

October 13 – November 21, 2014

‘Tis the season of giving!  Take part in OSS’ time of giving benefitting the Ballard Food Bank recipients during this holiday season.  Donate shelf stable food items and hygiene products to either OSS lobby locations so we can bring food and hope to our neighbors! Read More

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Training for a Triathlon

The 2014 Seattle Seafair Triathlon and Kids Seafair Triathlon will take place on July 20, 2014.  OSS is the Presenting Sponsor for these events and the orthopedic surgeons would like to congratulate the athletes who are coming out to be part of this event.

 

Training for a triathlon is tough but that’s part of the challenge.  Consider this:  Four out of five amateur triathletes are injured while training, and three of those four are injured badly enough to affect their daily activities.

The complexity of the sport and broad range of knowledge needed to train and compete safely are contributing factors. The triathlete must learn about appropriate equipment specifications, proper body mechanics, injury prevention and overall training programs that prepare the body for the stresses of triathlon.

Cross-training for three different events also increases the risk of certain overuse injuries, and an untreated injury in one part of the body can lead to problems elsewhere. For example, a knee injury from running can cause extra stress on the back, leading to lower back pain when cycling; and the cumulative effects of swimming and cycling can fatigue calf muscles, making legs more susceptible to injury during a run.

The good news is, most nontraumatic injuries are related to training errors that can be corrected – and professionals with specialized knowledge in triathlon training and injury prevention can help.

Prevention: Training Smart

The best way to avoid a traumatic injury is a training program that balances strength, flexibility and endurance through appropriate weight-lifting, stretching and cross-training. But training techniques are not one-size-fits-all. Every individual has a unique combination of anatomy, strength, endurance, and flexibility – so what works well for one athlete is not always the best advice for another.

Understanding the complex interactions between musculoskeletal groups related to swimming, cycling, and running is essential in triathlon training. An OSS surgeon can evaluate your physical conditioning, analyze your training techniques and correct errors that can lead to future injuries, and provide a training program optimized for you as an individual.

The best training program can’t prevent all injuries. When injuries do occur, there are three things you need to know: (1) how to evaluate the severity of an injury, (2) how to self-treat an overuse injury, and (3) when to seek professional help.

Dr. Weil has this to say about the upcoming triathlon and words of wisdom when it comes to training for a triathlon, “I’d like to congratulate all the triathletes participating in the 2014 Seafair Triathlon!  I’d also like to send a special congratulations to the first time triathletes participating in this year’s event.  As you all know training for and participating in the sport of triathlon involves a huge commitment on the part of athletes and their families.  Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t go as planned and injury can derail even the most experienced triathletes.  I have experienced this issue first hand from all perspectives, as a treating physician, as a 2013 Ironman Canada Finisher, and currently as an injured athlete in rehabilitation trying to get back to the sport.  When the unforeseen occurs, it is always best to seek medical evaluation.  Often times if issues are addressed early on, they can be treated without significant time loss from training and without surgery.  It is my goal as a treating physician to understand athletes needs and to work together with athletes to help them return to sport as soon as possible. “

 

If you believe you are suffering from a sport-related injury and need specialized orthopedic care, the orthopedic surgeons at OSS provide excellent treatment options for your injury.  Please feel free to contact OSS at (206) 633-8100 to schedule an appointment.

Save the Dates! OSS is Halibut Sponsor for this year’s 40th Annual Ballard Seafood Fest

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Save the Dates!  OSS is Halibut Sponsor for this year’s 40th Annual Ballard Seafood Fest

 

Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle (OSS) is excited to be a Halibut sponsor for the 40th annual Ballard Seafood Fest. OSS encourages anyone with a love of seafood, or a love of Seattle to come out and support the Ballard Seafood Fest on July 12th and 13th.

 

This year’s free event will feature a variety of performances on three different stages.  There will family friendly entertainment including superhero themed-kids activities at Ballard Commons Park.  For adults, enjoy the Ballard Beer Fest and Salmon BBQ in honor of the mighty salmon and its Northwest heritage. For more information about the Ballard Beer Fest, join the conversation on Twitter:  #BallardBeerFest

 

Stop by our booth and meet your OSS providers and staff.  We look forward to seeing you there! To find out more about the Ballard Seafood Fest, visit:  www.seafoodfest.org.

 

Event Details:

Saturday & Sunday
Saturday, July 12:  11 am – 9 pm

Sunday, July 13:  11am – 7pm

 

Save the Date! Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle invites you to “Green Up Summer” at the Wallingford Family Parade and Festival!

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Save the Date!  Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle invites you to “Green Up Summer” at the Wallingford Family Parade and Festival!

 

The longest running Seafair children’s parade is in its 65th year! It is taking place on Saturday July 5th and will be led down 45th street by Grand Marshall Lisa Taylor, Program Director for Seattle Tilth.

 

Following the parade there will be the Wallingford Family Festival. Stop by the OSS booth and meet your OSS physicians and staff as well as enjoy the festival grounds for food, family activities and musical performances for all ages!  There will also be a Beer, Bites & Wine Tasting Garden and a bouncy house for the kids! See you there!

 

For more information about the Wallingford Parade and Festival, visit:  http://visitwallingford.org/conference/65th-annual-wallingford-family-parade-festival/.

 

Event Details:

Parade

45th Street starting at 11:00 a.m.

Festival

12:00 at Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

SAVE THE DATES! OSS will be at the following 2014 Seafair Events

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Save the Dates as Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle (OSS) is the Presenting Sponsor of the following Signature Events:


Seafair Triathlon & Kids Seafair Triathlon

Date:  Sunday, July 20, 2014

Location: Seward Park

Time:  6:30 am

OSS will be onsite!

 

Seafair Torchlight Fan Fest & Torchlight Night Run

Date:  Saturday, July 26, 2014

Event:  Seafair Torchlight FanFest
Time:  2 pm to 6 pm

Location:  Seattle Center

 

Event:  Seafair Torchlight Run
Location:  Seattle Center/Downtown Seattle

Time:  6:30 pm

OSS is providing a photo booth to capture runners, a booth exhibiting their services and OSS providers will be on-hand to provide warm-up exercises on the Main Stage prior to the run!

Save the Date: May 4, 2014 OSS Sponsors “Field of our Dreams” Event

OSS Sponsors Wallingford Boys and Girls Club 1st Annual Celebrity Softball Game “Field of our Dreams” Event.  For more information, click here

 

 

Save the Date: May 8, 2014 OSS Participates in Inaugural Wallingford Wellness Fair

Save the Date:  May 8, 2014 OSS Participates in Inaugural Wallingford Wellness Fair

The Wallingford Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Wallingford Wellness Fair

Date:  Thursday, May 8, 2014

Time:  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Address:  Wallingford Community Senior Center

4649 Sunnyside Ave N #140

For more information, call the event coordinator at 206-632-7154 ext. 306 or call OSS at (206) 633-8100.

Mark your Calendar for Upcoming OSS Sponsored Events

Mark your Calendar for Upcoming OSS Sponsored Events

Save the Date:  May 4, 2014

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OSS Sponsors Wallingford Boys and Girls Club 1st Annual Celebrity Softball Game “Field of our Dreams” Event

OSS is proud to be a sponsor of Wallingford’s Boys and Girls Club Inaugural Celebrity Softball game on Sunday, May 4, 2014!

Event Details:

Wallingford Boys and Girls Club 1st Annual Celebrity Softball Game “Field of our Dreams”

Date:  May 4, 2014

Game Time:  2:00 pm

Location:  B. F. Elementary School

4020 Fremont Ave North

Seattle, WA

Admission:  $10

Celebrities include:  Jodi Brothers from KJR-FM, Craig Tomlinson of the Seattle Sounders, Doug Farrar from Sports Illustrated, Matt Jorgensen of Origin Records/Ballard Jazz Festival, and more. The day promises to be fun-filled with souvenirs and ice cream for purchase as well opportunities to meet your favorite celebrity.

Visit OSS’ booth and learn about their services as well as meet some of OSS’ local providers serving the Wallingford community!

The Wallingford Boys & Girls Club has been serving local youth for nearly 65 years and OSS supports the great work they do at keeping youth in the Wallingford community active.

To find out more information about the event, visit their Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/wallingfordboysandgirlsclub or call OSS at (206) 633-8100.

Save the Date:  May 8, 2014

OSS Participates in Inaugural Wallingford Wellness Fair

 

OSS will be participating in the inaugural Wallingford Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 4-6 pm at the Wallingford Community Senior Center.   Come out and meet your local healthcare providers including OSS!  Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle has been treating orthopedic injuries for over 40 years and we want you to come out and get to know OSS and our services as well as other healthcare businesses in the Wallingford community.

 

Admission and parking is free and there will be prizes and raffles.  Don’t miss out on a chance to win one of the grand prizes!

 

Event Details:

 

The Wallingford Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Wallingford Wellness Fair

Date:  Thursday, May 8, 2014

Time:  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Address:  Wallingford Community Senior Center

4649 Sunnyside Ave N #140

 

For more information, call the event coordinator at 206-632-7154 ext. 306 or call OSS at (206) 633-8100.

 

 

OSS Sponsors Signature Events at this year’s Seafair!

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Seafair, Seattle’s summer celebration is celebrating its 65th anniversary! Seafair is 8 weeks long, includes 75 events and reaches nearly 2 million people.

 

Save the Dates as Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle (OSS) is the Presenting Sponsor of the following Signature Events:

 

Seafair Triathlon & Kids Seafair Triathlon
Date: 
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Location: Seward Park

Time:  6:30 am

OSS will be onsite!

 

Seafair Torchlight Fan Fest & Torchlight Night Run

Date:  Saturday, July 26, 2014

Event:  Seafair Torchlight FanFest
Time:  2 pm to 6 pm

Location:  Seattle Center

 

Event:  Seafair Torchlight Run
Location:  Seattle Center/Downtown Seattle

Time:  6:30 pm

OSS is providing a photo booth to capture runners, a booth exhibiting their services and OSS providers will be on-hand to provide warm-up exercises on the Main Stage prior to the run!

 

OSS is also sponsoring and participating on summer events including:  Ballard Seafood Fest, the Wallingford Parade and the Summer Solstice!  Stay tuned for these and other upcoming event information!

Seattle Mariners Opening Night at Safeco Field

 

 

Spring has sprung and OSS is excited that baseball season has started!

Seattle baseball fans, tonight is the night to cheer on the Mariners as they take on their division rivals, the Angels!  Seattle swept the Angels in a three-game series to open the season in Anaheim, and tonight’s meeting will be a rematch between the Mariners’ James Paxton and Halos left-hander Hector Santiago from the season’s third game, which Seattle won, 8-2.  Tonight’s home game also a number of new faces, including new manager Lloyd McClendon and superstar second baseman Robinson Cano, who signed as a free agent this winter.  Fernando Rodney, Logan Morrison, John Buck, Corey Hart and Chris Young are also among the new Mariners set to be introduced tonight.

Other highlights of tonight’s home opener include:

  • The Mariners will salute the Super Bowl-champion Seahawks tonight as part of their Opening Night ceremonies at Safeco Field, with quarterback Russell Wilson among several players who will be part of a pre-game presentation and the ceremonial first pitch.
  • Opening Night festivities will begin at 4:40 p.m. PT, when the gates of Safeco Field open to the general public with a countdown at the Home Plate Gate. Pre-game ceremonies start at 6:30 p.m. PT.
  • With catcher Mike Zunino and reliever Dominic Leone, the Mariners are the only team in the Majors with two players from the 2012 Draft on their active roster. Zunino was Seattle’s first-round Draft pick, and Leone was a 16th-round selection.
  • Ibanez made his first start in left field on Monday. The 41-year-old designated hitter won’t come close to matching the 832 1/3 innings he spent in the outfield with the Mariners last year, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia has said he’d like to get him some time out there periodically.

 

 

OSS wants to wish the Mariners an exciting and injury-free season!  Now… let’s play ball!

 

OSS is the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Seafair!

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 1.53.33 PMSeafair, Seattle’s summer celebration is celebrating its 65th anniversary! Seafair is 8 weeks long, includes 75 events and reaches nearly 2 million people.  Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle (OSS) will be on-site at the triathlon and torchlight run, and will be the presenting sponsor of our photo opportunities throughout the festival.

Signature Events include:

Seafair Festival Kick Off

Sunday, June 15

Location TBD | Time TBD

 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & 1/2 Marathon – A Seafair Signature Event
Saturday, June 21 | Seattle Center | 7 a.m

 

Seafair Pirates Landing
Saturday, June 28 | Alki Beach | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Seafair Summer Fourth
Friday, July 4 | Gas Works Park & South Lake Union Park | 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Group Health Seafair Battle for the Paddle featuring the PCC Natural Markets Seafair Milk Carton Derby & ZICO Seafair Stand Up Paddleboarding Competition

Saturday, July 12 | Green Lake | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Also featuring the Seafair Stand Up Paddleboarding Competition and the Seafair Battle for the Paddle

 

Seafair Triathlon & Kids Seafair Triathlon
Sunday, July 20 |  Seward Park | 6:30 a.m.

OSS will be onsite!

 

MISS SEAFAIR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR WOMEN CORONATON
Thursday, July 24 | Seattle Repertory Theatre | 7 p.m.

 

SEAFAIR TORCHLIGHT NIGHT FEATURING…
Saturday, July 26 | Downtown Seattle | 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Seattle Center Seafair Torchlight FanFest
Seattle Center | 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Seattle Center

Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run
Seattle Center/Downtown Seattle | 6:30 p.m.

Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade
Downtown Seattle/4th Avenue | 7:30 p.m.

     OSS will be onsite!

 

SEAFAIR FLEET WEEK & BOEING MARITIME CELEBRATION FEATURING…
Parade of Ships
Wednesday, July 30 | Pier 62/63 | 1:45 p.m.
Ship Tours
Thursday, July 31 – Saturday, August 2 | Pier 66 and Other Locations TBA | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 3 | Pier 66 and Other Locations TBA | 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

SEAFAIR WEEKEND FEATURING…
August 1 – 3 | Genesee Park on Lake Washington | Fri. – Sat. 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup – H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing, Boeing Seafair Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Graham Trucking Seafair Cup – F1 Prop Tunnel Boat Racing, Seafair Vintage Hydroplane Exhibition, Hyperlite Wakeboard Experience, Seafair Saturday Night Concert featuring Fireworks Show, Live Music & Entertainment, Interactive Exhibits & Booths, Food Court & Beer Gardens

OSS is excited to be part of the summer celebration and hope that you will come out and enjoy the festivities!  For more information about Seafair, visit their site at .  For more information on where OSS will be during Seafair, call us at (206) 633-8100.