Shasta Orthopaedics Blog

Redding Teen Stands Up To Cancer

July 15th, 2014

Redding California Cancer Support

Shock, fear, anxiety, grief, anger, depression, disbelief. Those are all common feelings upon receiving a cancer diagnosis about oneself or loved one.

13-year old Katelyn Peterson experienced some similar feelings when she first heard that her close family friend, Lisa, was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was important to Katelyn to let her friend know that she would do anything to support her while she went through treatment. That’s when Katelyn decided to shave her head so that every time Lisa saw Katelyn, she would remember that she is loved and supported.

Shoulder Surgery Gets Redding Athlete Back To Crossfit

July 7th, 2014

Shoulder Surgery In Redding

Crossfit is a core strength and conditioning program that has been growing in popularity throughout most of the world. Richard Henson, a 62 year old husband, father and grandfather in Redding joined a local Crossfit group in 2012 to get back into shape. After losing some weight and learning how to do all the exercises properly he was approached by a Crossfit coach who encouraged him to join the 2013 Reebok Crossfit Open, a worldwide competition where challengers all perform the same five exercises and submit their scores online in real time. Says Henson “I was surprised because here I am, a guy over 60 who is just trying to get into shape and I’m being asked to compete against other men in my age group from all over the world.”

Summer Childhood Injuries: Concussions

June 19th, 2014

Symptoms Of Concussions In Kids

We’ve all heard a lot more about concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in recent years. Medical practitioners now better understand how devastating and debilitating multiple concussions can be as they can affect the way a brain functions.

As of 2012 all major professional sports leagues such as the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB have policies and procedures for handling concussions. If your child is part of any organized sport team or group, be sure to ask to see their policies on how to handle concussions.

Not all concussions are caused by organized sports; they are often caused by a fall, a car or bike accident or severe jarring to the body. A child with a concussion may be knocked unconscious, but most are not. Symptoms of a concussion may develop 24 to 72 hours after an injury. If your child shows any of these signs, take him to his doctor right away.

Our Relay For Life Team Needs Your Support!

May 15th, 2014

Shasta Orthopaedics and Kids4Healing have joined together to support cancer awareness at Relay for Life at Shasta College on Saturday, June 7 but we need your help! You can support in three ways:

1. Join Us! - We need Adults and Kids to come walk with us for just 1 hour on Saturday, June 7. Please come to our very important informational meeting at 6:30 on Monday, May 19 to learn more and register! This is a great family event and teaches children about volunteering, community and helping others.

2. Donate! - CLICK HERE and donate online or stop by the reception desk at Shasta Orthopaedics and donate money (cash or check).

3. Dine out! - Print out the flyer below and bring it to the Redding Applebee’s on Thursday, May 29 from 5-9pm and 15% of proceeds will be donated to our team!