Free seminar Sept. 27 to focus on relief of joint pain

A free seminar offering guidance to people who live with persistent joint pain is planned Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Oaklawn Life Improvement Center at 13697 15-Mile Road.

The seminar will be presented from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the OLIC classroom. Participants are asked to enter the building under the canopy at the north entrance.

Elizabeth Brotherton, a registered nurse from Oaklawn Hospital’s “Joint Camp,” will lead a discussion among those attending.

Brotherton will cover some of the causes and latest treatments for knee and hip pain, including information about medications, nutrition, exercise and surgical options.

Lisa Middleton, a physical therapist assistant, also will give a talk focusing on the importance of regular exercise for the relief of joint pain.

“Our seminar offers a relaxed atmosphere where a person can learn about the causes of his or her hip or knee pain,” Brotherton said. “It’s an opportunity for people to find out what they can do on a day-to-day basis to ease their pain, and prepare for a visit their own doctors.”

As a bonus to those who attend, each participant will be given a complimentary two-week family membership to the OLIC fitness center, as well as a tour of the facility and the center’s physical rehabilitation unit.

To register or to obtain additional information, call (888) 227-2202 or visit

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