ValleyOrtho highlights cycling safety: free seminar to cover injury prevention |

ValleyOrtho highlights cycling safety: free seminar to cover injury prevention

Dr. Mark Purnell from ValleyOrtho

May is National Bike Month and ValleyOrtho plans to kick it off with an educational webinar about staying safe while riding. A news release from April 20 states that Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Mark Purnell will be presenting a webinar called “Common Biking Injuries and How To Prevent Them.”

“After the snow has melted and the trails have dried, road and mountain biking become a great way to stay active. As many begin to plan their bike routes or long-distance rides for warmer weather, participants will learn how to make the most of biking season during this virtual event,” the release states.

The webinar will consist of a 20-minute discussion and then time for a Q&A with Dr. Purnell. It is free to participate in the session that will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5 over Zoom. The release states Purnell’s experience has given him valuable insight to sports medicine, treating and preventing injuries.

“Dr. Purnell is a longstanding orthopedic surgeon in the Roaring Fork Valley and specializes in reconstruction and repair of chronic and acute knee injuries, lower extremity trauma and sports medicine,” the release states.

Participants can register for the event at this link

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