Living Well Class will Help Participants Learn How to ‘Please Your Knees’

San Jose, CA– A comprehensive workshop entitled “Please Your Knees” will be presented by O’Connor sports medicine physician Michael Henehan, DO, on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Community members are invited to attend free of charge.

Participants will learn about the causes of knee pain and what they can do to help improve knee function. The presentation will focus on avoiding overuse knee injuries, managing “wear and tear” arthritis (osteoarthritis) and improving leg strength.

Dr. Henehan will review different exercises that can be used to strengthen and improve the flexibility of the knees – exercises that are effective, easy to do, focus on important muscular structures and only take ten minutes to do.

Daily use of these exercises, even when the knees feel good, will help keep them healthy and strong, Dr. Henehan says. Regular physical activity is also recommended to compliment the knee care program, he added.

The “Please Your Knees” presentation is the first of three lectures by Dr. Henehan on sports-related and overuse injuries. He will present “Overuse Injuries” on Thursday, April 25, 2013 and “Save Your Shoulder” on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Dr. Henehan is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and the San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine through the American Board of Family Practice. As the team physician for San Jose State University athletics, Dr. Henehan brings special expertise in orthopedic and sports medicine to his work.

O’Connor Hospital’s Living Well Community Lecture Series are free of charge, but please call (800) 220-0182 for reservations or register online. Each class provides ample time for a question-and-answer period at the end of the session. Please Your Knees will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Medical Office Building (MOB) Auditorium at O’Connor Hospital, 2101 Forest Avenue, San Jose. Refreshments will be served.