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April 12, 2012

Dr. Ross Henshaw, sports medicine specialist, will speak at the Run Like A Mother "Healthy Running!" event to be held at Ridgefield Physical Therapy, 66 Grove Street in Ridgefield, at 7:30 pm on April 12th.  The program will provide information on the basic tools to ensure a healthy approach to running. How to be proactive in preventing injury, recognize common injuries, how to treat them and when to seek medical help. This is an interactive session in which Run Like a Mother's medical professionals, including Dr. Henshaw, Ridgefield Opthalmology and Ridgefield Physical Therapy will welcome questions.    Dress comfortably if you want to actively participate, though not required.

March 28, 2012

Dr. Angelo Ciminiello, Sports Medicine specialist, and Safety Director of Ridgefield Little League, will speak on March 28th at 7 pm at Scotts Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield.  He will discuss Injury Prevention for young athletes, particularly baseball specific prevention methods for Little League players.  Parents, coaches and the general public are welcome to attend.

A fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Ciminiello’s goal is to “provide the same high level of care to recreational and young athletes as is available to high level athletes competing on nationally recognized teams.” As the new Safety Director for Ridgefield Little League, he will advise on strength training and practice techniques and help coaches and players adhere to pitching guidelines to prevent injury over time.

Dr. Ciminiello brings in-depth on-the-field experience to his credentials as a sports medicine expert. After completing his fellowship in Sports Medicine at The New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Ciminiello served as Assistant Team Physician to the Boston Celtics and Northeastern University. In earlier years, as captain of his college's Division I baseball team, he earned numerous scholar-athlete honors while leading the players to a Big East Championship and the NCAA College World Series Tournament. His personal experience on the field and with high level athletes make him uniquely qualified to understand the physical demands and psyche of the competitive and recreational athlete.

Dr. Ciminiello is one of the area’s leading orthopedic sport medicine specialists, focusing on arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, complex knee and shoulder surgery, hip surgery, orthopedic trauma and fracture care. He has authored several articles on rotator cuff repairs and is frequently asked to speak to surgical residents and civic groups on sports medicine.  Dr. Ciminiello is the team physician for the professional hockey team, the Danbury Titans, as well as for Ridgefield High School.

February 27, 2012

Frank Hermantin, MD, Medical Director of The Spine Center at Danbury Orthopedics, is one of the area’s leading orthopedic specialists. As a new convenience to patients, he is offering hours at the practice’s Ridgefield office, at 10 South Street, beginning March 9th.

A fellowship-trained spinal surgeon, Dr. Hermantin’s goal is to “help patients regain all of their normal function without pain and without surgery.” He treats a larger percentage of his patients non-surgically than any other spine surgeon in the Danbury area. When the solution is surgical, he offers advanced expertise in minimally invasive techniques that help to speed the healing process. Dr. Hermantin performs minimally invasive surgery on a larger percentage of patients than any other spine specialist in the region, including more minimally invasive discectomies and outpatient spine surgeries. He has extensive experience in treating cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis and spinal instability.

Earlier in his career, after completing his fellowship at San Francisco Spine Institute doctor, Dr. Hermantin opened a practice in Delaware. While in private practice, he was voted a “top doctor” by Delaware Magazine. In addition to being an outstanding physician, he is a compassionate member of the medical community. Following the earthquake in Haiti, Dr. Hermantin traveled with a team of volunteer physicians to care for earthquake victims.

 About Danbury Orthopedics

Danbury Orthopedics helps community residents lead active lives through proactive treatment of their medical issues - from sports or work-related injuries to detecting osteoporosis, replacing a joint or relieving chronic or acute pain. The medical staff includes Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons, a physiatrist, rheumatologist and physician assistants. The practice also has its own physical and occupational therapy department, assuring patients benefit from an integrated continuum of care. As part of the practice’s quality commitment to excellence, all of their physicians are sub-specialty trained at top medical institutions.

Danbury Orthopedics sees patients at six offices throughout Connecticut. The Ridgefield office where Dr. Hermantin will be adding hours is centrally located at 10 South Street. The convenient location will be a boon for patients from the surrounding towns as well.


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