This educational event will focus on identifying personal risk and learning how to prevent the deterioration of bones and joints. Participants will enjoy a creative, educational and entertaining event to learn how they can protect their mobility and live with vitality.
Huguley Memorial Medical Center will host an informational and entertaining seminar called Life’s Not a Spectator Sport, a Spirit of Women event, on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 pm at the Huguley Fitness Center Amphitheater.
Gurpreet S. Bajaj, M.D., of Lone Star Orthopaedics and Spine Specialists, along with Trent Appleby, Texas Christian University baseball pitcher, will present an entertaining seminar to help people of all ages understand that it is not normal to experience pain in their joints or wince as they move. With modern medicine’s knowledge and increasing options for bone and joint health, one never needs to become a spectator in the game of active living.
“We all want to live a long and healthy life full of activity, good health and happiness. But many of us do not know how to protect that life,” said Kathy Ross, Huguley’s Assistant Vice President, Physician Services. “This program gets each person thinking about his or her personal risk factors as well as things that they can do every day to protect their mobility and current active lifestyle. They’ll be exposed to information and education on bone and joint health as well as learn about lifestyle choices that can make a difference in their lives. All of this is wrapped up in our brand of “health-u-tainment”, where serious information is balanced with a seriously good time.”
Attendees are invited to participate in this event where they will learn how to recognize signs and symptoms as well as learn tips for preventing bone and joint disorders that can lead to impaired mobility in their everyday lives. These include Arthritis, Osteoporosis, repetitive stress Injuries (RSIs) and fractures (bone breaks). Free flexibility tests will also be provided before and after the event.
Participants should RSVP for the event at 817-568-5480.
About Huguley Memorial Medical Center
Huguley Memorial Medical Center is a 213-bed acute care center employing more than 1,400 people in south Fort Worth. It is also a member of the Adventist Health System, which supports 43 campuses and employs 55,000 individuals across the country.
About Spirit of Women
The Spirit of Women Health Network is a national coalition of hospitals and healthcare facilities in more than 80 U.S. cities joined together to improve women's health by inspiring access and action on local, regional and national levels. Utilizing national resources to improve healthcare in local communities, Spirit of Women aims to educate and care for women in a unique way that emphasizes total well-being — body, mind, and spirit – and impacts all aspects of a woman’s life, including family, health and work. Though a variety of means, including educational events, networking opportunities, consumer loyalty programs, national awards, and promotion of research, Spirit of Women addresses health topics such as menopause, cancer, incontinence, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, healthy pregnancy, and many more. For more information, visit www.spiritofwomen.com.