ZANESVILLE – A pair of local doctors will discuss arthritis, heat exhaustion and revised concussion guidelines for high school athletes at two free seminars in Zanesville this month.
Dr. Steven H. Kimberly of Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville will discuss arthritis at 6 p.m. Monday, April 22 on the second floor of the Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville / Sports Medicine Zanesville facility at 2854 Bell Street.
Dr. James Gasparine of Sports Medicine Zanesville, will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 on heat exhaustion and the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s new regulations designed to protect young athletes from head injuries. His presentation will also be held on the second floor at 2854 Bell Street.
“Pain as a result of arthritis is one of our most common medical problems,” said Dr. Kimberly, noting that nearly 46 million Americans have arthritis. Dr. Kimberly, an orthopaedic surgeon with Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville since 1995 added: “People tend to have a lot of questions about the disease and its causes and treatments. I want to help answer those questions.”
With warmer weather around the corner and the new concussion standards becoming effective April 26, Dr. Gasparine’s seminar will educate Zanesville residents about how to recognize and prevent two common conditions associated with sports and summer.
“We want to make sure parents, coaches and the community as a whole understand and recognize the signs of concussions and follow the proper protocols,” Dr. Gasparine said. “Heat exhaustion is also an important issue as summer approaches and we want to encourage anyone with questions to attend.”
Residents interested in taking part in either discussion are encouraged to reserve their spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 740-588-1089.
About Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville and Sports Medicine Zanesville
Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville and Sports Medicine Zanesville are full service, comprehensive, orthopaedic centers, with a mission dedicated to relieving pain and restoring an active lifestyle in each patient. Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville and Sports Medicine Zanesville have a team of highly skilled, board certified orthopaedic surgeons and specialized health care professionals. For more information, visit www.orthozane.com or www.smzanesville.com.