Professionals from Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates discuss variety of health topics during weekly meetings


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (January 8, 2014) – Two health care professionals from Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates (RMOA) will provide free health seminars to the public in the coming weeks. The seminars are part of the third annual Winter Speaker Series at the Fruita Community Center and are designed to inform attendees about each topic as well as to find local resources related to the topic.


On Tuesday, January 14 at 6pm, Bryan Whitesides, Physical Therapist at RMOA, will present “We’ve Got Your Back,” a seminar on treating low back pain.


On Tuesday, January 21 at 6pm, RMOA physician Pete Scheffel, MD will present “Oh My Aching Shoulder” designed to help attendees assess whether or not they think they need surgery.


Dr. Scheffel will also present “Oh My Aching Knee” on Tuesday, February 18 at 6pm which focuses on treating knee pain and how to determine whether or not surgery is required.


Whitesides will present again on Tuesday, March 11 at 6pm on the various treatments available for arthritis in the knee.


The seminars are part of a free weekly series that run from January through March and are sponsored by the Fruita Community Center and Family Health West. The speaker series is in conjunction with the launch of the Race Across America at the Fruita Community Center. Club members will log miles completed at the Center and receive prizes along the way. The speaker series is another motivational tool offered for those involved. Guests do not have to be signed up for the Race Across America to attend presentations.



About Pete Scheffel, MD
As a physician, Dr. Pete T. Scheffel provides care to individuals of all ability levels including weekend warriors, high school, collegiate and professional athletes. His surgical practice is focused on acute and degenerative injuries of the knee and shoulder. He also specializes in minimally invasive (arthroscopic) techniques for treating these injuries such as arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, cartilage regeneration, shoulder dislocation and hip surgery.


About Bryan Whitesides

Bryan has been a physical therapist for 18 years graduating from Baylor University. He has focused on orthopaedic physical therapy with additional training and experience in manual therapy as well as sports medicine and conditioning. He is the author of The Injured Runner and Better Runner, publishing several articles on running injury and performance. He has also been involved in research for knee ligament reconstruction, lower back injury prevention and running injuries.

About Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates

RockyMountain Orthopaedic Associates (RMOA) are dedicated to providing world-class orthopaedic services with hometown compassion. All RMOA physicians have extensive training in the diagnosis and management of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints and muscles). Physician specialties include arthroscopy, sports medicine, total joint replacement, complex joint reconstruction, fracture care, hand surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, foot surgery, and treatment of spinal disorders and injuries. RMOA locations include the Grand Junction headquarters and an office in Delta. To learn more about RMOA, visit