SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Overcoming Joint Pain , June 6

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BENNINGTON, VT—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) proudly presents Overcoming Joint Pain: An Expert Panel 7 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Manchester Community Library at 138 Cemetery Lane in Manchester Center, VT. It is free and open to the public. The event is appropriate for any person who experiences joint pain, along with members of their families.

An expert panel—including Orthopedic Surgeons Matthew Nofziger, MD, and Michaela Schneiderbauer, MD, and Non-surgical Sports Medicine Specialist Ivette Guttmann, MD, all of SVMC Orthopedics, and Family Medicine Physician Robert Schwartz, MD, and Jessica O’Brien, PT, both of SVMC Northshire Campus—will address prevention, treatment options, and recovery for joint pain. Attendees will learn about what they can do to maintain or recover their quality of life.

To RSVP, call 802-447-5019 or e-mail Ashley.Jowett@svhealthcare.org.

About the Presenters:
Dr. Ivette Guttmann
earned her medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Centro America in Costa Rica and completed the pediatrics residency training program at San Juan City Hospital in Puerto Rico in 2012. In addition, she completed fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Albany Medical Center in New York in 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Florida State University and an associate’s degree from Miami-Dade Community College in 1994. She is board certified by the American Board for both Pediatrics and Primary Care Sports Medicine.

Dr. Matthew Nofziger received his undergraduate education at Goshen College in Indiana and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed a residency at Fort Wayne Medical Center and a fellowship at Nirschl Orthopedic Clinic in Virginia. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Jessica O’Brien, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist who divides time between the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington and SVMC Northshire Campus in Manchester. She received her doctor of physical therapy degree at Sage Graduate School in New York and her bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Castleton University. She has worked at SVMC since 2015.

Dr. Michaela Schneiderbauer earned her medical degree at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and the Harvard Medical School Program for Medical Education in Massachusetts. She completed residency training at Basel University Hospital in Switzerland. In addition, she completed fellowships in joint replacement surgery and training in orthopedic oncology with the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida. She is board certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Robert Schwartz is a family medicine physician at SVMC Northshire Campus and the associate medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. He earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, trained during his residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania, and completed a fellowship at the American Academy of Family Physicians in Kansas.

About SVHC:

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. For more information, visit svhealthcare.org.


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:00pm