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St. Anthony’s Offers Help For Aching Shoulders

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sept. 8, 2011) – Whether you swim, shoot hoops or swing a bat, shoulder pain can affect any athlete at any age. There’s no need to carry the pain around like a chip on your shoulder.

Let the experts at St. Anthony’s help you determine how to get relief at the lecture, Shoulder Treatment for the Active Athlete, at noon Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the auditorium at St. Anthony’s Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

Michael J. Smith, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon, will discuss the causes of shoulder pain and the treatment options that can help athletes get back to the activities they enjoy. Following his talk, physical therapist Dawn Lynch will demonstrate shoulder stretches and exercise. The seminar will be followed by an open question and answer session.

For more information and to register, call (727) 953-6993.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. As St. Anthony’s celebrates its 80th year in 2011, the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.

About St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine Program
St. Anthony's Sports Medicine Program's consists of a professional team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, board-certified sports medicine physicians, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers. The Sports Medicine team works with each individual patient providing the latest treatments, from diagnosis to rehabilitation, with the goal of getting competitive athletes and weekend warriors back in the game.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at

Contact: Sherry Robinson, (727)825-1445 Phone; (727)257-7052 Pager