WCA Offers Bone Density, Wellness Screenings

The WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation wellness team will offer a free foot bone density screening during the open house which will be held on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The center is located directly behind WCA Hospital, 31 Sherman St., Jamestown. Follow the open house signs. Convenient front door event parking will be available.

The foot bone screening is designed to check for osteoporosis, a bone condition that causes a person’s bones to become weak and brittle. As bone density goes down, the risk of fractures and serious injury from fractures goes up.

Individuals interested in the foot bone density screening are encouraged to schedule an appointment before the open house. To schedule an appointment, contact Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital community and wellness director at 664-8677. The screening will take place on the first floor of the new Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Additional wellness activities and screenings offered during the open house include free blood pressure checks, carpal tunnel testing, grip strengthening demonstrations, fall risk assessments and bone strengthening exercise demonstrations. Kids and family members can play Wii-HAB! Guests are also invited to sign up for free speech, hearing and swallowing screenings at the event.

The public will also enjoy a photography exhibition during the event. A collection of photographic works will adorn the new center presented by Jamestown photographers Andy Palermo and Daniel Swackhammer. The artists will explore their personal vision of people and beautiful Americana surroundings in an exhibition that will include more than 25 photography images.

The community is also invited to meet the orthopedic and rehabilitation physician specialists, and members of the WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation who will be on hand to answer questions, including William Fritz, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Peter Robinson, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and Brooke Kelly, D.O., P.C., board-certified physiatrist and medical director of the WCA Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Program. Members of the rehab and medical office staff will also be on hand to answer questions and tour guests through the center.

In addition, open house attendees will have a chance to enter a giveaway to win a 32-inch HD LCD flat-screen television. Proceeds will benefit the WCA Center for Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The first 500 guests will receive a free monogrammed totebag.

The WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation brings together one team for a wide range of treatments and rehabilitation including orthopedic care, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and hearing services. The center boasts a new spacious waiting room, new PT/OT gym, state-of-the-art sound room for hearing tests, and a centralized registration and reception area-all handicapped accessible with front-door parking for patients.

For more information or questions about the Open House visit wcahospital.org or contact Linda Johnson, WCA Hospital Public Relations and Marketing, at 664-8614.