Free seminar on knee, hip pain

Josh Jacobson, C-NP

With a frequently used joint like a knee or a hip, chronic pain can interfere with activities of daily living and enjoyment of life. Learn about proven nonsurgical and surgical solutions for hip or knee pain from osteoarthritis or injuries from sports or other strenuous activities.

Riverwood Healthcare Center will host a free dinner seminar called “Solutions for Knee or Hip Pain” at the Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids on Wed., Oct. 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m. This program will be presented by Nurse Practitioner Josh Jacobson and Orthopaedic Nurse Coordinator Brianna Brophy with Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics (MCO) at

Brianna Brophy, RN, Orthopaedic Coordinator

Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Jenn Klee, physical therapist, will present information on how therapy services can help before and after surgery.

The program will include a light meal at no charge. Registration is required. Call Riverwood’s events line at (218) 927-5188 or email

Dr. Erik Severson serves as MCO’s Total Joints Program medical director and oversees the Rapid Recovery program, a leading-edge joint replacement protocol with improved outcomes for patients. With fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in orthopaedic surgery, his practice focuses on primary hip and knee replacement, as well as the more complex procedures of revision of hip and knee replacements.

Riverwood offers same-day access to orthopaedic care, Monday through Friday. To make a appointment, call 218-927-5181. Brianna Brophy, RN, 218-670-0894, is available to answer questions from referring physicians or patients self-referring for orthopaedic care.