Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Launches "Be Active, Be Healthy" Office Campaign To Inspire Staff To Increase Physical Activity And Improve Health

January 20, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
January 20, 2015 - Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld at Orthopaedic Specialists is launching "Be Active, Be Healthy" in 2015 in a move to inspire more activity and improved health for her entire office team. Orthopaedic Specialists is a full-service orthopedic and sports medicine practice with two Louisville office locations. The Orthopaedic Specialists team of 11 includes board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, two board certified physician assistants, two x-ray techs, medical records staff, insurance/billing staff, and medical receptionists.

Louisville orthopedic Dr. Stacie Grossfeld decided to focus on increasing physical activity around the office to support and inspire her team. Employees at Orthopaedic Specialists are a very close-knit and positive group, many having been working with Dr. Grossfeld for years. It is very rare for a team member to leave the family-like atmosphere at Orthopaedic Specialists, and when they do it is typically for something big like a move out of state.

As an athlete and physician, Dr. Grossfeld recognizes the importance of physical activity for a person's overall health and well-being. "I wanted to figure out a way to motivate our whole office to get more physical activity. Working in a busy office all day long doesn't always make it easy to squeeze time in for exercise." In an effort to make physical activity more accessible for employees, Orthopaedic Specialists will have a stationary bicycle in the office for team members to use during free time or breaks.

Another big part of their "Be Active, Be Healthy" effort involves tracking daily progress. Every employee at Orthopaedic Specialists will be given a Fitbit activity-tracking device. Founded in 2007 with offices in San Francisco CA and Boston MA, Fitbit features a special wireless technology that tracks people's daily activity. The sleek and colorful design, worn around your wrist like a bracelet, tracks a variety of data including heart rate, distance and calories burned. According to Fitbit, wearing the device can alter behavior in fact, according to the Fitbit website, users take 43% more steps when they wear Fitbit.

In order to make this effort to increase physical activity both engaging and motivational, Dr. Grossfeld plans to post a chart in the office that details the progress of each staff member. "Adding a little competition to this will make it more fun," explains Dr. Grossfeld. It isn't surprising that Dr. Grossfeld is weaving her competitive spirit into her "Be Active, Get Healthy" campaign. Not only was Dr. Grossfeld a very competitive cross-country ski racer during her college days, but she is currently an avid tennis player, competing at a 4.5 USTA level.

Another neat component to "Be Active, Get Healthy" at Orthopaedic Specialists involves a focus on the upcoming Louisville Triple Crown races. With a history that dates back more than three decades to 1984, the Louisville Triple Crown of running features three races that take place in and around downtown Louisville. The first race in the series is the Anthem 5K on March 7, followed by the Rodes City Run on March 21, and the Papa John's 10 Miler on April 4. Each year this popular race series raises thousands of dollars for the Crusade for Children.

Dr. Grossfeld and her entire team plan to participate in some or all of the Louisville Triple Crown races. This will include wearing matching T-shirts (and Fitbits) to celebrate and track their accomplishments. Friends and family are invited to join along in this effort as well.

As a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Grossfeld is double board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Grossfeld is ranked in the top 10 orthopedic physicians in Louisville, Kentucky, and is also the recipient of numerous awards including Most Compassionate Doctor and the Patients' Choice Award.

In addition to her orthopedic medical practice, Dr. Grossfeld also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville and the team doctor for area sports programs including the Assumption High School Rockets and the South Oldham Dragons. As a leader in the Louisville community promoting health and wellness, Dr. Grossfeld serves on the Board of the Louisville Sports Commission and co-chairs a special committee on Health and Wellness.

To learn more about Orthopaedic Specialists and Louisville orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, go to http://www.louisvillebones.com or call 502-212-2663.

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