GVH Hosting ‘Orthopaedic Health Day' - Concussions, Sports Injuries, Joints, Shoulders and Elbows Among Topics
(April 05, 2012) Sellersville, PA - The public is invited to hear leading orthopaedic and sports pros give expert advice on how to protect bone, muscle, and joint health. Hosted by Grand View Hospital, the event will feature a demonstration in conditioning and strength training used by winners of national championships, Olympic medals, and NCAA and pro hall-of-famers. Interactive demonstrations include acupuncture, tai chi, and physical therapy.
“Grand View’s Orthopaedic Health Day will offer people of all ages the latest information on a variety of heath related topics,” according to event organizer Mary Karpa of Grand View’s public relations department. Physician-led discussions will give parents and coaches the facts on concussions and injuries common in sports such as foot, ankle, and knee problems. Karpa added, “With the growing number of sports related injuries among student athletes, we created an event we hope will prevent some of those injuries.”
Adults suffering from arthritis and other causes of joint pain will have an opportunity to learn how to manage it using treatments ranging from non-surgical options to minimally invasive joint replacement. Another physician-led session will focus on shoulders and elbows.
Orthopaedic Health Day will be held at BucksMont Indoor Sports Center on North Penn Road in Hatfield on Saturday, April 21 from 9 am to noon. Admission is free with give-a-ways, including heat and cold gel packs, available while supplies last. Lil’ Kickers soccer is available for young children whose parents attend sessions. For details or to register, call the Grand View Information Line at 215-453-4300, or visit www.gvh.org to learn more. The event schedule is as follows:
Orthopaedic Health for Adults, Paul Weidner, MD, Joint Replacement Center Medical Director, 9 am - Get the facts on arthritis and other causes of joint pain. Discover how exercise builds strong healthy bones and flexible pain-free joints. Hear about latest treatments and procedures to relieve pain and restore a more active lifestyle.
Shoulders & Elbows, James Hurley, MD, Shoulder & Elbow Specialist, 10 am - Learn what causes painful shoulders and elbows and about advanced procedures to relieve pain and restore function.
Sports Medicine for All Ages, John Minnich, MD, Sports Medicine Specialist, 11 am - Get expert advice on how to prevent orthopaedic injuries and how to come back strong if one happens. See what a proper warm up looks like.
Concussion Discussion, John Minnich, MD, Sports Medicine Specialist, 9:45 am - “Getting your bell” rung can be serious. Learn about concussion symptoms and treatment. See computer-based ImPACT concussion testing at work and how it helps in making return-to-play decisions.
Demos Running Continuously 9am to Noon:
Conditioning & Strength Training for Injury Prevention, Eric Bass, Conditioning & Fitness Training Coach, Motivational Coaching & Training System (MOCATS) - Gain valuable insight on performance from a coach to youth, collegiate, and pro athletes. Eric Bass, a former Penn State running back, has coached winners of national championships, Olympic medals, and NCAA and pro hall-of-famers.
Acupuncture - Discover how this ancient healing therapy can help enhance health and well-being in a demonstration by Harvard-trained acupuncturist Neilson Mathews, MD, of Integrated Medical Acupuncture.
Rehab and Physical Therapy - Meet staff of Grand View’s Sports Medicine Center and physical medicine department and learn how therapists help people get back in action following injuries and health conditions.
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Other Joint Pain - Watch or join a mini exercise session and learn about health benefits of this gentle exercise from tai chi instructor Ben Caccavale.
Orthopaedic Assistive Devices - See a selection of the latest aids available from Grand View Medical Company to help stay safe and mobile.
About Grand View Orthopaedics
Grand View Hospital has one of the most experienced orthopaedic teams in the region where thousands have been treated for sports injuries, traumatic accidents, degenerative disease, and other conditions. Top-level orthopaedic surgeons and specially trained orthopaedic nurses provide individualized care while physical therapists help patients recover quickly and more completely and with less pain. Additionally, as the region’s first dedicated unit of its kind, the Joint Replacement Center has performed over 3,500 joint replacements since opening in 2002. Experienced surgeons use advanced technologies and minimally invasive techniques for hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, and elbow replacement. Among Grand View’s many honors and awards are Joint Commission Gold Seal of ApprovalTM in Hip & Knee Replacement a third time in 2012, and a 5-Star Quality Rating in Hip Replacement & Hip Fracture Repair by HealthGrades - in 2012.
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care – particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, women’s and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. For more information about Grand View Hospital services and programs, please call the Grand View Information Line at 215-453-4300 or visit www.gvh.org.