January, 2013

Somers Orthopedic Surgeon Gives Yoga Safety Tips

Jan 15, 2013

by Katherine PacchianaLifestyle

Dr. Scott Levin of Somers Orthopaedic Surgery says more than 20 million Americans have practiced yoga to increase flexibility, reduce stress and improve conditions ranging from neck pain to asthma.

Recent controversy about the possible harms of yoga led Dr. Levin to compose a list of Yoga do’s and don’ts. “Many injuries can be avoided by avoiding the more extreme poses,” says Dr. Levin. “But any pose can be harmful if incorrectly performed.” Here is some of his advice: (more...)

Pleasantville Daily Voice: Ski Helmets Protect Pleasantville Heads


WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Winter has arrived in our region in a flurry of white. But before you head to the ski slope, there’s one piece of gear experts say you should always have in place.

“Every skier and snowboarder should wear a helmet to protect themselves from serious head injuries,” said Dr. Victor Khabie, chief of surgery and sports medicine and co-director of the Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital. Khabie emphasizes the importance of ski helmets for those at all ends of the skill spectrum, from tentative or beginning skiers, to those who have mastered mogul-dotted, black diamond trails. (more...)