BBC offering seminar on athletic training without injury

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July 03, 2013

Dr. Michael Langworthy, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Bronson Battle Creek will offer an interactive discussion titled ‘Optimize Your Health—Athletic Training Without Injury’ on Friday, July 26, at Team Active, 22 W. Michigan Ave in Battle Creek.  Registration is at 5:30 with the program starting at 6 p.m.


 Even though the seminar is free, seating is limited so reservations are needed.  To reserve your place, call (800) 451-6310 or sign-up online at www.bronsonhealth.com.


 Most injuries occur when you push yourself too hard.  Adding distance or speed to your workout routine, running up hills, and biking interval training are just some of the ways injuries happen.


 Body mechanics—the way your body is designed, also play a role.  Your hips, knees, legs, and feet are the most vulnerable to injury.  As individuals age beyond their teens and into their middle and late middle ages, injuries become more frequent especially with their cartilage, muscles, and bones.  Dr. Langworthy will talk about how you can reduce your chances of injuries whether you are an active runner, cyclist, and swimmer or just enjoy yoga, dancing, or gardening.


 Dr. Langworthy received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School before completing his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery from Michigan State University at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center.  He is a clinical science researcher with extensive experience working with high performance athletes.  His work with the Navy SEAL teams and publications concerning cartilage and osteoarthritis have yielded groundbreaking results in returning athletes to full participation after injury.


 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have designated Bronson Battle Creek as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.  The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care. 


 For more information about the Bronson Battle Creek Orthopaedic Renewal Center programs, talk with your healthcare provider or call Tracy Barnes, RN at (269) 245-5944.  Or you can visit http://www.bronsonbattlecreek.com/services/ortho/ to learn about the ORC and view educational videos on hip and knee replacements.