Dr. Joshua Helm, DC, DACNB

ChiroPro Performance Center Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation

Heads Up: Exploring concussion injuries and how to best support the injured workers' recovery

In this webinar participants learn about concussions rehabilitation by understanding the range and impact of injury, treatment methods and what to expect, and how to best support the injured worker as they recover.

PIA Continuing Education Credits: 1 (Must attend the live session)

About Dr. Joshua Helm, DC, DACNB

Dr. Helm has served as Clinic Director of Greater Boston Performance Care for over 4 years, with a primary focus on sports injuries, concussion rehabilitation, functional neurology, and vestibular disorders. He completed his clinical education through the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Western NY where he was first exposed to brain-based treatment strategies and the exceptional nuance in patient outcomes.

Dr. Helm acquired his Board Certification from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board in 2020. The neurological aspect of care and its effect on the recovering athlete has always been a crucial focus of Dr. Helm’s in creating lasting improvement in his patients. Growing up in Bethlehem, NY, he found his life-long passion for martial arts, Aikido, Judo and Brazilian Jujitsu. Dr. Helm has made it his mission to find the most effective treatment strategies to bring individuals out of pain and dysfunction, and back to doing what they love. In his free time, Dr. Helm enjoys spending time with his wife and puppy, Ori.

Dr. Symeon Zannikos, MD

Orthopedics New England

Back to work: Exploring concussion injuries and how to best support the injured worker in their recovery

This  session is all about the spine. Join Dr. Symeon Zannikos as he presents ” Back to Work: Exploring injuries of the spine and how to best support the injured worker in their recovery ” in Medical & Life Care Consulting’s 2022 Injury Insight Series.

Participants  learn about the anatomy of the spine, common mechanisms of injury and prevention methods for work injuries. Common symptoms and work-up including physical exam findings and imaging will be reviewed.  Treatment options, ranging from physical therapy, medications, interventional physiatry injections and surgical will be discussed. Minimally invasive surgical options allowing earlier return to work will be emphasized. Post-operative rehabilitation, obstacles in recovery, and timelines to return to work will also be discussed.

At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will be able to identify common spinal injury diagnoses in the workplace and understand the work-up, treatment, and rehabilitation of spinal injuries.

PIA Continuing Education Credits: 1 (Must attend the live session)

Dr. Zannikos has been with Orthopedics New England since 2014. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Biomechanics from Rice University in Texas. Dr. Zannikos also received a Master of Arts in Kinesiology and Biomechanics from The University of Texas at Austin. In 2008, he received his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. From there, Dr. Zannikos finished his internship in General Surgery and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts Medical Center. He then completed his fellowship in Reconstructive Spine Surgery with The Boston Spine Group.

From years 2008-2013, Dr. Zannikos served as a Clinical Associate in Orthopaedic Surgery and Instructor for the medical student (MSI) Physical Diagnosis Labs at Tufts Medical School. Dr. Zannikos is published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented research at several local and regional meetings. He keeps current on medical knowledge by attending national meetings and courses related to spine surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, muscle-sparing approaches to the spine, treatment of back injuries in athletes, disc herniations, and cervical, thoracic, and lumbar degenerative disorders.

When he’s not seeing patients, Dr. Zannikos’ outside interests include exercising, history, and spending time with friends and family.


Dr. Jerrold Kaplan, MD

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Complex Spinal Injury Rehabilitation & Recovery: Interdisciplinary Strategies to Maximize Function and Return to Work

In this webinar attendees learn about different levels of post-acute care for spinal cord injuries as well as advanced outpatient programs that facilitate return to work, including work conditioning and work hardening.

Epidemiology and pathophysiology of spinal cord injuries will be covered including neurological levels of injuries. Participants will also learn about complications and comorbidities that can impact recovery as well as adaptive technology used for spinal cord injuries.

PIA Continuing Education Credits: 1 (Must attend the live session)

About Dr. Jerrold Kaplan, MD



Dr. Kaplan has been practicing for over 25 years as a Board-Certified Physician in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He previously served as Vice President and Medical Director at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford CT and is now back at Gaylord as Medical Director of Outpatient and Workers’ Compensation.

Dr. Kaplan specializes in treating complex neurological and musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses. He oversees Gaylord’s COVID Recovery and Concussion programs in addition to his role in treating a variety of work injuries. He is a former resident and chief resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Columbia Presbyterian in NY. Dr. Kaplan also serves on the CT Workers’ Compensation Medical Advisory Board.

Dr. Rohit Garg, MD

Mass General Brigham

Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injuries: Understanding presentation, work up, and how to best support injured employees

Join Dr. Rohit Garg as he narrows in on injuries to the group of nerves that supply the arms and hands, the brachial plexus, and peripheral nerves. Timely management can be critical for these devastating and life-altering injuries. Participants will gain insight into injury presentation, diagnostics, and how to best support injured workers in their rehabilitation and recovery.

PIA Continuing Education Credits: 1 (Must attend the live session)

About Dr. Rohit Garg, MD

Dr. Rohit Garg is a fellowship trained hand and upper extremity surgeon with additional expertise in complex reconstruction of the upper extremity and microsurgery. He is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care.

Dr. Garg started his medical career by obtaining the third-highest score in the medical entrance test among the entire nation of India (top 0.005%). He subsequently enrolled in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a premier institute declared as an ‘Institute of National Importance’ by the government of India.

He completed orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Illinois, Chicago and Hand & Upper Extremity fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Garg then embarked on additional learning fellowships overseas. In Canada, he worked with Dr. Graham King to enhance his experience in total elbow replacement, elbow contracture release, and elbow trauma. Then he went to Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore, India where he obtained further valuable experience in microsurgery, adult and pediatric brachial plexus surgeries, complex reconstruction of the upper extremity, nerve injuries, and reconstruction, pediatric hand, and free tissue transfer. Following that, Dr. Garg worked with Dr. Somsak Leechavengvongs in Thailand where he gained further expertise in adult and pediatric brachial plexus injuries, with a special focus on shoulder reconstruction and intercostal nerve transfers.

Dr. Garg has published numerous peer-reviewed research studies with great impact in the field of upper extremity and brachial plexus injuries. He has presented his work at various national and international meetings and has authored several book chapters. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Dr. Garg’s clinical interest includes hand, elbow, and upper extremity fractures, post-traumatic deformity and dysfunction, ligament and tendon injuries, nerve injuries and reconstruction, brachial plexus injuries, complex reconstructive surgery of the upper extremity, and pediatric hand.