Published 4/1/2017

“Communities in Motion” Event Combines Fitness and Fun

On Tuesday, March 14, orthopaedic surgeons showed how people of all ages and various abilities can have fun and exercise together to prevent injuries and build strong bones for life during the Communities in Motion event, an extension of the A Nation in Motion® campaign. The event—held at the Spring Valley East Communities Center, in collaboration with San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) and the Spring Valley Youth and Family Coalition—featured a series of interactive challenge stations focused on cardio/aerobic activity, core strengthening, and more. The AAOS built a Family Fitness and Fun Park at SDYS in 2011 that was incorporated into the 2017 event. For more information, visit www.anationinmotion.org/communities

Clockwise from top right: AAOS President Gerald R. Williams, MD, welcomes everyone to the Communities in Motion event. Lisa Cannada, MD, leads a group in a 200-meter run as part of the cardio/aerobic activity of the day. Children perform lunges while wearing resistance bands as part of an activity at the lower body station. At the core strengthening station, Afshin Razi, MD, at center, works with Stephanie Swensen, MD, and incoming AAOS First Vice-President David A. Halsey, MD, at right, to lead children in a 1-minute crunch challenge. Children take part in a hula hoop activity at the lower body station.
  • Stryker
  • Zimmer Biomet


  • DePuy Synthes
  • Dr. Alan & Gittel Hilibrand
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Dr. Thomas E. & Paula A. Daniel
  • Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma
2017 Communities in Motion Event Sponsors $10,000


  • Aesculap, Inc.
  • Bonutti Technologies
  • Orchid Orthopedic Solutions


  • Association of Residency Coordinators in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dr. Basil & Amirra Besh
  • Dr. David L. & Gail Cannon
  • DJO Global
  • Dr. Howard R. & Phyllis G. Epps
  • Dr. David & Katie Halsey
  • Dr. Stuart & Lisa Hirsch
  • Dr. Jeffrey A. Greenberg
  • Dr. Claudette M. Lajam & Christopher Clark
  • Drs. Elizabeth Matzkin & Eric Smith
  • National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
  • Paragon Medical, Inc.
  • Dr. Michael F. & Eileen Schafer
  • Dr. Gerald R. & Robin K. Williams


  • Dr. Alan & Elizabeth K. Reznik