Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Guest Speaker

Friday morning we will have the opportunity to learn from a pro about the world of sports' medicine. Bill Heisel, also known as 5th grader Annie's dad, is coming to share with our class about his job as an orthopedic physician's assistant. He has prepared a PowerPoint presentation that includes many x-rays and arthroscopic pictures of knee, shoulder, leg, and arm injuries. The students will be amazed by the metal screws, plates, and other tools used to help repair broken bones. We will also learn how torn ACLs are repaired. The world of sports is pretty rough on the skeletal and muscular systems! Be sure to ask your child on Friday afternoon to share some of the things he or she learned. Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with us, Mr. Heisel!