Author: OrthoNY

Treatment For Shoulder Injuries Due To Overhead Sports

As the weather warms up, professional baseball players are back on the diamond, tennis players are competing on the courts, swimmers jump in the pool, and let’s not forget all the weekend warriors who will be giving it their all. No matter your level of expertise, those who participate in overhead sports are likely to suffer a shoulder injury of some type. Get to know the signs and treatment for shoulder injuries due to overhead sports.

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Educational Seminar: Treatment of Knee Pain

Join Kevin Kleis, DO, from OrthoNY for an educational seminar on knee pain. Dr. Kleis will discuss common causes and a variety of treatment options, including Mako SmartRobotics™, an innovative robotics system that creates a personalized join replacement surgical plan. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the program.

Presented by Kevin Kleis, DO

May 26, 2021

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting via WebEx

Registration is required to receive the virtual program link. Call (518) 580-2450, or visit

Download the PDF about the event here.

Don’t Wait To See A Doctor For Severe Back Pain

We all experience some type of back pain in our lives. We could have strained a muscle working in the garden, maybe attempting to play touch football like we were still eighteen, or sometimes just putting your socks on can cause back pain and ruin your day. Most of the time we apply heat or cold to the area, rest, and take OTC anti-inflammatory meds, and the pain will usually subside. But what about severe back pain that doesn’t go away? If that happens, don’t wait to see a doctor.

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New, Extended OrthoNY Urgent Care Hours

OrthoNY providers are now Saving Lifestyles with extended orthopaedic urgent care hours. Starting Monday, May 3rd, you can walk in seven days a week to get the care you need in Albany, Clifton Park, or Saratoga.

New Urgent Care Hours in Albany, Clifton Park, and Saratoga

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Albany: 121 Everett Road, Albany, NY

Clifton Park: 1768 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY

Saratoga Springs: 5 Care Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY

Schenectady Urgent Care Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Located at 530 Liberty Street, Schenectady, NY

For further questions on our urgent care services, visit our website or call (518) 489-2663. 

OrthoNY Appoints Interim CEO

(ALBANY, NY) – The physician board of OrthoNY has appointed Michele Brinkman
interim CEO.

Brinkman had served as Chief Operating Officer since June 2017, overseeing the
practice’s 14 locations offering urgent care, clinical care, pain management, ambulatory
surgery and physical therapy throughout the Capital/Saratoga Region. Among her most
significant projects in this role was developing a workflow and cross-training program
toward implementation of a new Electronic Medical Record system. Brinkman also
collaborated with the developer and construction team for a new 41,000-square-foot
medical office building, directing the internal operational team action list that resulted in
the project coming in approximately $350K below budget. And most recently, she
created and successfully led an organizational emergency plan in response to the
COVID-19 global pandemic.

Brinkman joined OrthoNY just prior to the practice’s formation from the merger of
Northeast Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga in January 2013. As
Director of Human Resources, she enhanced employee relations, strengthened

recruitment and retention efforts, and provided benefits administration for approximately
300 staff members.

“Since she was hired in 2012, Michele has managed every shift in the practice by
focusing on its impact to our employees. She is committed to the people who keep us
running and the providers who make bone and joint care a priority,” stated OrthoNY
President Dr. George Silver.

“Michele has spent the last year tirelessly working to keep us, our staff and our patients
safe through unprecedented circumstances, while still managing day-to-day operations
and overseeing a massive building project in Clifton Park that brought all of our services
under one roof for the first time,” he continued. “We are thrilled to have her leadership
through this transition.”

Previously, Brinkman was the Human Resources Manager for Cascades Tissue Group
in Waterford, NY, and held similar positions at Merak North America, NU Horizons
Electronics Group and BSI of New York.

OrthoNY is a group of 41 physicians, 33 physician assistants and nurse practitioners,
and more than 300 others Saving Lifestyles through whole orthopaedic care. For more
information, visit

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