Friday, January 27, 2012

Guest Speaker

The students had an amazing opportunity today to learn from a pro about the world of sports' medicine. Bill Heisel, also known as Annie's dad, came to share with our class about his job as an orthopedic physician's assistant. He prepared a PowerPoint presentation that included many x-rays and arthroscopic pictures of knee, shoulder, leg, and arm injuries. The students were in awe of the metal screws, plates, and other tools used to help repair broken bones. We also learned how torn ACLs are repaired. The world of sports is pretty rough on the skeletal and muscular systems! Ask your child to share some of the things he or she learned today. Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with us, Mr. Heisel!