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


Seafair, 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!

Thursday, July 24 | Seattle Repertory Theatre | 7 p.m.

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!

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.

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!

2014 Sochi Olympic Injuries

sochi-injuries-sick-300x199The 2014 Sochi Olympics has had a fair share of injuries, none more so than the extreme sports that were added to the winter games as a way to attract a younger audience to watch and show interest in the Games.

OSS admires all the Olympians competing for the Gold as well as glory for their respective country; and as the final week rounds out this year’s Winter Olympics, we want to wish all the athletes who were involved in some kind of injury, a speedy recovery.

Sochi-Closing-Ceremony-300x225According to Dr. Charlie Peterson, “These events demonstrate that even at the elite level of competition, injuries are part of the game for all athletes. It re-emphasizes the need for maximum fitness and proper techniques and equipment to minimize the chance of injury, as well as the timely treatment of injuries when they occur.”

Here is a rundown of athletes and their injuries:

  • Ski-cross racer Maria Komissarova of Russia broke her spine during a practice run at the Extreme Park and is being treated in Munich after undergoing surgery in Krasnaya Polyana, the nearest town to the venue.
  • Canadian skier Yuki Tsubota suffered a mild concussion and a fractured cheekbone in a Feb. 11 crash during the women’s slopestyle event, where athletes soar and slide over obstacles before launching themselves off progressively larger jumps. The 20-year-old landed short and was taken off the course on a stretcher. She has returned home to see if she needs surgery.
  • During the women’s snowboard cross event on Feb. 16, Jacqueline Hernandez of the U.S. was carried off after she banged her head, as was Norway’s Helene Olafsen with a knee injury.
  • Islanders star John Tavares is out for the season after suffering a left knee injury in Team Canada’s win over Latvia on February 18.
  • Bode Miller owns a U.S.-record six Olympic Alpine medals, including a bronze in the super-G from last weekend that made him the oldest ski racer to win a Winter Games medal. He said Wednesday, February 18 that his knee bothered him after that race, and it’s been swollen during the Sochi Olympics.
  • Heidi Kloser of Vail injures right knee in crash, out of Sochi Olympic moguls

Cheers to Chambers Business Expo a Success

Chamber Business Expo

Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle (OSS) was proud to be a part of this year’s Cheers to Chamber Business Expo!

Hosted by the Ballard, Fremont, Green Lake, Phinney/Greenwood and Queen Anne Neighborhood Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations; the focus was on connecting residents and business leaders to form a stronger local community. OSS was pleased to meet new business owners as well as current businesses and find out the latest goods and services in each respected community.

The Master of Ceremonies of the event was Mark Aucutt and Mayor Murray was on hand to say a few words to everyone at the Expo.

Congratulations to John Marshall for winning the OSS gift basket! OSS hopes to be a part of this event again next year!

Dr. Ruhlman Finishes the California International Marathon (CIM)

Congratulations Dr. Ruhlman for completing the 2013 California International Marathon in Sacramento, CA on December 8, 2013!

According to the CIM’s web site, “The CIM was founded in 1983 by the Sacramento Running Association to bring a world-class running event to the Sacramento area. The same course developed then provides runners with a very fast, point-to-point, net-downhill marathon.

Tracing a historic route used by the gold miners during the 1849 Gold Rush, it begins at the Folsom Dam,passes through semi-rural suburbs into bustling midtown Sacrament, and has a spectacular finish in front of the California State Capitol. The CIM’s 26-mile, 385-yard distance is certified and sanctioned by USATF (#CA07004RS),and therefore is a Boston Marathon qualifier and an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier. It is frequently a regional or national USATF Championship event as well.”

In Dr. Ruhlman’s words about the race, “”Great race, great people and a well organized race. The conditions and the distance pushed my limits as always, but it was really rewarding to cross the finish line.”Dr. Ruhlman’s official time for completing the marathon was 03:16:25!Congratulations Dr. Ruhlman and way to go!