Genesis Spirit of Women Welcomes Program on Orthopedic Health - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Published on March 31, 2015

Genesis Spirit of Women Welcomes You to a Free Program on Orthopedic Health

Zanesville, OH – Genesis invites women and men to get moving by joining Dr. Jason Cox, D.O. to learn simple ways to maintain optimal orthopedic health. On Thursday, April 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Genesis Spirit of Women will present MOVE!

“Our musculoskeletal system is the frame that makes it possible for us to walk, run, dance, ski, eat, sleep, talk, breathe, and even hear. The earlier you start taking care of it, the better your chances for maintaining your mobility throughout your lifetime,” says Dr. Jason Cox. “Joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and cartilage or connective tissue also team up with bones to ensure all our parts keep us moving. We don’t always think first about the musculoskeletal system – which includes more than 200 bones and 200 joints – until we need the help of an orthopedic healthcare professional.”

That same musculoskeletal system provides movement, support, protection, mineral storage, blood cell production, and energy, says Cox. “Certain risk factors make women more prone to disorders including osteoporosis, arthritis – both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – and bursitis. Additionally, women are more likely to experience pain or injury in certain bones and joints than men, because their anatomy is different.”

Being proactive about orthopedic health can reduce not only pain, but also injury and disability during all decades. Each participant will receive an easy-to-understand orthopedic health fact sheet. MOVE it – and maintain it – so you don’t lose it!

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated health care delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; Centers of Excellence for Cancer Care, Heart & Vascular, Women’s, Emergency & Trauma, Neurosciences & Orthopedics; an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region.

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