Last of two seminars from professionals at Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates discusses treatments for arthritis in the knee


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (March 10, 2014) – A Physical Therapist from Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates (RMOA) will provide a free health seminar to the public tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11. The seminar is part of the third annual Winter Speaker Series at the Fruita Community Center and is designed to inform attendees about each topic as well as to find local resources related to the topic.


On Tuesday, March 11 at 6pm, Bryan Whitesides, Physical Therapist at RMOA, will present “Arthritis in the Knee.” His discussion will focus on available treatments to alleviate pain and achieve greater motion in the joint.


Whitesides is one of two presenters from RMOA; Pete Scheffel, MD presented two discussions on shoulder pain and knee pain in January and February.


The seminars are part of a free weekly series that run 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 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