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Barton doctor to present on preventing common winter ski injuries

Preventing common injuries on the slopes will be the focus of a presentation Wednesday at Lake Tahoe Community College.
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What: Orthopedic Winter Injury Prevention

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4

Where: Lake Tahoe Community College

Tickets: Free

Info: http://www.bartonhealth.org

For skiers and snowboarders, nothing ends winter quicker than injury. Barton Health will hold a lecture this week to help keep people on their edges all season long.

U.S. Ski Team Physician Dr. Terrance Orr, of Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, will discuss preventing and treating common winter sports injuries from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Lake Tahoe Community College’s Board Room.

Orr is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has published work in the Orthopedic Review and the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. He is also the head physician for the Men’s U.S. Alpine Ski Team.

“Since 1988 he has been a team physician for the U.S. Ski Team before becoming the head physician in 2000,” according to his online biography. “In addition to being a member of the medical staff for the Winter Olympic Games in 2002 and 2006, and providing coverage of international ski competitions such as the Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals and the World Alpine Skiing Championships, Dr. Orr has provided medical treatment for other outdoor sports such as the World’s Toughest Triathlon, the Death Ride, the Lake Tahoe Marathon and local high school and college sports programs.”

Wednesday’s discussion is part of Barton Health’s free Wellness Lecture Series. Each month features a different wellness topic discussed by a related health professional within the Barton Health network.

More information is available at http://www.bartonhealth.org.


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