Spectrum Health Experts Present Free Joint Pain Seminars

Joint pain keeps many people from the activities they love. Spectrum Health is hosting its annual orthopedic seminar series to address specific hip and knee, foot and ankle, and shoulder pain, and provide education on how to achieve a healthier, more active lifestyle.

“The most common response from the patient after seeking medical attention is ‘I wish I would have done this sooner,'” said Christopher Sherry, DO, orthopedic surgeon, Spectrum Health Medical Group. “These seminars are a great opportunity to learn more about rehabilitation and surgical treatment options at Spectrum Health.”

Each presentation focuses on injury prevention, technologies used in treatment and options that relieve pain, as well as restore health and functionality.

Seminars are held at the Calvin College Prince Conference Center, 1800 East Beltline Avenue, Grand Rapids, and also available through a live stream. Pre-registration is required. Register for any of the following seminars online at www.shmg.org/event or call 616.267.2626 and select option 4.

Solutions for Hip and Knee Pain—Christopher Sherry, DO
Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Solutions for Foot and Ankle Pain—John Harris, DPM
Monday, May 18, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Solutions for Shoulder Pain—Peter Ugolini, MD
Tuesday, May 19, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“We want patients to be pain free with good range of motion so they can get back to the activities they used to do,” said Dr. Sherry.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, which include 1,100 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with more than 600,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 22,500 employees. The organization provided $294.6 million in community benefit during its 2014 fiscal year. Spectrum Health is the only health system in Michigan to be named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics for 2015. This is the fourth time the organization has received this recognition.