Louisville Skating Academy Announces Official Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Partnership

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (PRWEB) August 19, 2019

ProRehab Louisville and Dr. Stacie Grossfeld have partnered with Louisville Skating Academy (LSA) to prevent on-ice injuries through preventative physical therapy and to access to top-notch sports medical care and sport injury experts for rehabilitation.

“It is vital to have a PT group that understand the physical demands of ice skating, knows the individualized treatment plan, and understands what a triple toe loop is in order to treat the injury effectively and efficiently and ensure a healthy recovery and rehabilitation so skaters can get back to their passion,” said Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, the physician who leads the medical team.

“Louisville Skating Academy is proud to have a long-standing relationship with the physical therapists at ProRehab and Dr. Grossfeld and are excited that all teams will work together to keep our athletes strong, on the ice, and doing what they love,” said Becca Hatch-Purnell, the Skating Director at Louisville Skating Academy.

ProRehab, through its predecessors, has partnered with LSA for more than 10 years in order to provide sport-specific injury treatment as well as preventative education to attempt to subvert injuries before they happen.

“This sport is an incredible way to demonstrate eloquence and grace while promoting healthy living and expression through the arts. Ice-skating is a high-skill sport which also means it is high-risk,” said Dr. Ed Foring, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, and Clinic Director with the ProRehab Prospect Clinic.

Grossfeld is a local orthopedic surgeon who has a large sports medicine practice geared towards treating athletes. Due to the nature of sports injuries, athletes need quick diagnosis and treatment – with this partnership, LSA members will always have access to the care they need as well as the ability to escalate their care if deemed necessary by their physical therapist.

How Can You Tell This Story?

  • Get on the ice! Getting people of all ages and background to express themselves through ice-skating is a big priority for Louisville Skating Academy. As a non-profit organization, they are dedicated to promoting the sport of figure skating in the greater Louisville area.
  • Attend a Louisville Skating Academy event to observe and support the teams of skaters. http://www.skatelouisville.org for more info.
  • Arrange a sport specialist screening from physical therapy experts at ProRehab.
  • A ProRehab therapist can assess and train you alongside specialized athletes.
  • Interviews: Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers
  • Dr. Ed Foring, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinic Director – ProRehab Prospect
  • Becca Hatch-Purnell – Skating Director, Louisville Skating Academy
  • Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, Owner of Orthopedic Specialists surgery practice

About Louisville Skating Academy

Louisville Skating Academy is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing the sport of ice skating in Louisville, surrounding Kentucky counties and southern Indiana, by providing learn to ice skate, ice skating and figure skating training opportunities. Louisville Skating Academy strives to assist all levels of skaters in achieving their personal goals, from recreational ice skating to figure skating competition at national and international events. Louisville Skating Academy is a not for profit figure skating club and a member of U.S. Figure Skating (USFS). For more information, find LSA at https://www.skatelouisville.org or on Facebook.

About ProRehab Louisville

ProRehab Physical Therapy is the area’s largest locally owned private outpatient physical therapy practice. Our therapists are the Best First Choice in musculoskeletal care and provide long-lasting outcomes without surgery, medication, or diagnostic imaging to our patients across Louisville and Southern Indiana. Our staff has a wide range of clinical expertise in manual physical therapy, spine care and rehabilitation, general orthopedic conditions, hand injuries, workplace injuries, metabolic conditions, and more. Additionally, our allPRO Sports Performance program offers specialty training to provide athletes with the most current sport-specific strength and conditioning programs. For more information, find ProRehab Physical Therapy at http://www.ProRehabLou.com, on Facebook, or @ProRehabLou on Twitter and Instagram.

About Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is the owner of Orthopedic Specialists, a sports medicine and orthopedic surgery practice located in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Grossfeld is double board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. A graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Grossfeld served her internship and residency at the University of Minnesota and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Fowler- Kennedy Sports Medicine Center. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Grossfeld serves as a team doctor for the South Oldham Dragons and she is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville.

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National Press Club awards Alanna Felton with the 2019 Richard G. Zimmerman Award for Studies in Journalism

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National Press Club awards Alanna Felton with the 2019 Richard G. Zimmerman Award for Studies in Journalism

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists, has chosen Alanna Felton as the winner of its 2019 Richard G. Zimmerman Award. The award is for graduating high school seniors and is a one-time scholarship for $5,000.

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Felton, who graduated this year from T.R. Robinson High School in Tampa, Florida, will use the scholarship to study journalism at Florida State University.

“Alanna submitted many thoughtful pieces on a wide range of issues,” said Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak, President of the National Press Club. “Her article on the effect of a decade of tax cuts by the Florida state legislators on Tampa’s school system could have been written by a professional with years of experience.  We look forward to seeing her continue to grow as a reporter in college and later.”

Felton has already showed she is a very capable reporter and writer, winning national recognition in in the Scholastic Arts Competition, and editing the Knight Writers print and online newspaper site RHSToday.com. 

“As a 34-year veteran teach of not only Florida’s schools, but of metropolitan Washington DC, I can confidently assert that Alanna is rare student: intellectual, sensitive, a creative thinker, aware of the greater world’s concerns, but most importantly — a fantastic writer,” wrote Mrs. Jennell Peteranecz, an English instructor in the International Baccalaureate program. 

“Commitment to her craft” was praised by Felton’s teachers. Her Journalism Adviser, Ms. Nancy Oben, said “Her writing chops have been rubbing off on the (paper’s) staff.”

Alanna Felton was also cited for “objectively reporting community issues.”  One story that Felton submitted was an analysis of the Hillsborough County (Tampa area) school district’s relatively low funding for education. “The Florida state government has followed consistent pattern of cutting funds for public education over the past two decades,” Felton wrote, adding that per student funding is $7,408 – “Well beneath the national average of $11,500.”  She said that has led to overcrowded classes, malfunctioning air conditioning, and inability to retain experienced teachers.

Felton is one of dozens of award-winners (please click here for the full list of award winners) to be honored at the National Press Club’s 46th Annual Journalism Awards Dinner on Wednesday, August 28. The National Press Club’s Journalism Awards celebrate the best in American broadcast and print journalism, recognizing outstanding reporting at both the national and regional levels across every imaginable beat. To purchase tickets to this year’s dinner, please click here.

CONTACT:
Joann Booze for the National Press Club; jbooze@press.org, 202-662-7532

 

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National Press Club awards Brett Victoria Simpson with the 2019 Shirley and Dennis Feldman Fellowship for Studies in Journalism

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National Press Club awards Brett Victoria Simpson with the 2019 Shirley and Dennis Feldman Fellowship for Studies in Journalism

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists, has chosen Brett Simpson as the winner of its 2019 Shirley and Dennis Feldman Fellowship. The award is for a student pursuing graduate studies in journalism and is a one-time scholarship of $5,000.

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Simpson is a 2016 graduate of Princeton University. She will use the scholarship to attend the University of California Berkeley School of Journalism’s two-year full-time Master’s program.

“Brett’s ability to take a complex science and environmental issue and convey its urgency in a reader-friendly story is excellent,” said Alison Kodjak, President of the National Press Club. “We look forward to seeing important work from Brett in the years to come.”

Simpson’s letters of recommendation included one former Washington Post reporter Amy Ellis Nutt, a Pulitzer winner in 2011, and longtime non-fiction author and New Yorker writer John McPhee.  “Brett wrote one of the better papers,” said McPhee, after the influential architect Maya Lin spent three hours with his class. “The piece ended with a description of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: “In this configuration of opaque black stone, which reflects green fields and shimmers in summer heat, not a thing seems to be missing.”

Simpson was among the nine percent of low-income Pell Grant recipients in the Class of 2016, which had an impact on her outlook. She noted the gap between Princeton students who could take their opportunities for granted, and people back home in Richmond, California, “where our landlord posted fliers instructing cooperation with ICE.” She became very interested in the effect of wealth inequality in healthcare while her father was getting treatments for kidney disease from a large dialysis chain. He died from a preventable infection that led to pneumonia, Simpson wrote. Legislation to oversee dialysis centers in California last November lost at the polls.

The award judges, comprised of nearly 30 current and former reporters and editors, were impressed by her personal essay as well as her clips.  Simpson plans to cover the nexus of health and the environment in the Science, Health & Environmental Reporting program.

Simpson is one of dozens of award-winners (please click here for the full list of award winners) to be honored at the National Press Club’s 46th Annual Journalism Awards Dinner on Wednesday, August 28. The National Press Club’s Journalism Awards celebrate the best in American broadcast and print journalism, recognizing outstanding reporting at both the national and regional levels across every imaginable beat. To purchase tickets to this year’s dinner, please click here.

CONTACT:
Joann Booze for the National Press Club; jbooze@press.org, 202-662-7532

 

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