posted November 7, 2011

Sports Medicine Lecture to Focus on Treating Extremities

The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine at Hope College will focus on a number of different pathologies of the arm and leg, as well as some treatment options for common diagnoses of the extremities using osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), on Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The lecture will be presented by Dr. Brooke Lemmen, a 2002 Hope graduate who is a member of the faculty in the Family Medicine Residency Program of Sparrow Hospital in Lansing and team physician with MichiganStateUniversity and Olivet College as well as with the Twistars Gymnastics Club.  She is a board-certified family medicine physician with a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine and a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Lemmen majored in athletic training at Hope, and graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006.  She conducted a family medicine residency at SparrowHospital from 2006 to 2009, and held a primary care sports medicine fellowship at MichiganStateUniversity during 2009 and 2010.

The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine is designed for health care professionals with an interest in physically active patients, and is intended for students, educators and clinicians alike. It is co-sponsored by Shoreline Orthopaedics, Holland Hospital Rehabilitation Services, The Bone and JointCenter, and the college.

The series will continue during the spring semester with "Barefoot and Minimalistic Running: Is Less Really More?" on Monday, March 12, by Dr. Paul Langer, a doctor of podiatric medicine with Twin City Orthopedics of Minnesota.

Additional information about the series may be found online at

http://www.hope.edu/academic/kinesiology/athtrain/dlssm/index.html

Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., on College Avenue between 10th and 12th streets.