Monadnock Community Hospital seminars highlight spine and shoulder wellness

Published: 08-14-2023 1:43 PM

Monadnock Community Hospital’s upcoming health and wellness seminars will highlight spine and shoulder wellness, aiming to provide insights and strategies to achieve optimal musculoskeletal health.

Sessions will be at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9, hosted by clinicians who specialize in orthopedic wellness and aim to promote injury prevention through proactive steps toward maintaining strong and healthy spines and shoulders.

The seminars will begin with a presentation on spine care treatment with Dr. Vache Hambardzumyan, focusing on cervical and lumbar spinal conditions, along with the latest minimally invasive treatment options available at Monadnock Orthopaedic Associates. In September, physical therapist Ryan Griffiths will educate attendees on techniques and tips on preventing spinal injuries and degenerative changes, focusing on posture, core strengthening, body mechanics and managing spine-related diagnoses.

In October, Dr. Shawn Harrington will offer an interactive workshop on common shoulder problems, self-care solutions and reasons to seek medical consultation. He will also provide a special preview of a new outdoor area for therapy and training. In November, physical therapist Theodore Nelson will provide education on shoulder injuries and how to maintain optimal shoulder health with practical tips and exercises.

Sessions will be at the Bond Wellness Center at MCH, 458 Old Street Road, Peterborough. Registration is free at

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