Strong Bodies Day Offers Tips, Free Screenings to Help Keep Muscles and Bones Healthy

April 10, 2002

More than 30 Strong Health physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, athletic trainers, orthotists and other support staff will be on hand to offer a variety of health screenings and dispense tips and knowledge on how adults and children can keep their muscles and bones healthy. Strong Bodies Day will be held on Saturday, May 4, in the new Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Facility at Clinton Crossings in Brighton.

Strong Health staff will be joined by Rhinos and Amerks players who will kick off the event at 9 a.m. and sign autographs. Light refreshments will be served.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity to attend half-hour lectures, view demonstrations, and be screened for bone density, hearing loss and stroke risk. The 30-minute sessions cover 10 key health areas, such as total joint replacement, injury prevention for kids in sports, non-surgical treatments for back pain, brain and spine injury prevention, and carpal tunnel. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy discussions on selecting proper footwear and warm-up exercises to prevent injury.

In addition, consumers can tour the various specialty areas including Sports Medicine, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Hand Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Neuropsychology. There will also be more than 20 demonstrations on such topics as "Go for Golf," "Why Weight? Beginning a Weight Training Program," and "A Different Way of Looking at the Brain" throughout the day. For more information, call 888-661-6162 or go to www.stronghealth.com

Strong Bodies Day is indicative of the comprehensive services now available at the new Strong Health Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation facility. More than 200 physicians, therapists, technicians and support staff specializing in orthopaedics, outpatient rehabilitation services and imaging recently moved to the Clinton Crossings medical campus in Brighton. The consolidation brings together nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, athletic trainers, orthotists and radiologists to create the region's largest and most comprehensive multidisciplinary musculoskeletal and rehabilitation facility.

Strong Bodies Day
May 4, 2002, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Strong Health Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Facility
4901 Lac de Ville Boulevard (at the corner of Westfall Road), Brighton
For more information, call 888-661-6162 or go to www.stronghealth.com

TIME ACTIVITY/LECTURE
9:00 a.m Kick off event with Rhinos and Amerks players
10:00 a.m.
  • Going Strong: Total Joint Replacement
  • My Aching Back: Non-surgical Treatments
  • Kids & Sports: Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement
  • Living Well with Arthritis 
  • Osteoporosis - What You Need to Know
  • 11:00 a.m
  • Play it Safe: Proper Footwear
  • Think First: Brain and Spine Injury Prevention
  • Noon
    • Think First:  Brain and Spine Injury Prevention
    • Bend and Stretch: Warm-up Exercises to Prevent Injury
    • Carpal Tunnel: How to Steer Clear
    1:00 p.m.
  • Going Strong: Total Joint Replacement
  • My Aching Back: Non-surgical Treatments
  • Winning Weekend Warriors: How to Avoid Injury
  • Living Well with Arthritis 
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • Osteoporosis - What You Need to Know
  • Play it Safe: Proper Footwear
  • Demonstrations will cover:

    Sports Medicine

    Why Weight? Beginning a Weight Training Program
    Go for Golf: Stretches and Exercises to Improve Flexibility for a Winning Game


    Orthotics and Prosthetics

    Digital Design: Using Computers to Fashion Braces and Artificial Limbs

    Hand Rehabilitation

    Carpal Tunnel: Survivor's Guide
    Ergonomic Evaluation of Office Work Stations

    Osteoporosis Center

    Free Screening for Bone Density

    The Strong Rehabilitation Center

    Physical Medicine
    Free screening: Are You at Risk for Stroke?

    Physical Therapy

    Back to Basics: How to Maintain a Healthy Back
    Balance and Fall Prevention
    Balance Training and the Injured Ankle

    Occupational Therapy

    Maintaining Independence with Low Vision
    Work Simulation: a True Test of Your Strength
    Adapting to Injury: Assistive Devices that Make a Difference
    Computer Comfort at Home
    Speech Pathology
    Computer-assisted Programs for Rehabilitation of Speech after a Stroke
    Trouble Swallowing? How a Muscle Assessment can Help
    Computer Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Problems
    Has Your Hearing Changed? Free Screenings Available

    Neuropsychology

    A Different Way of Looking at the Brain
    FREE screenings offered throughout the day
    • Heel Screening for Bone Density
    • Screening for Hearing Loss
    • Stroke Risk Screening

    Light refreshments will be available on both the first and second floor

    For Media Inquiries:
    Germaine Reinhardt
    (585) 275-6517
    Email Germaine Reinhardt