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The Replacements take on Bloomsday
The Replacements take on Bloomsday

Thousands will hit the Bloomsday course next weekend, and The Replacements are excited to be among them.


Every member walking with The Replacements has had some sort of joint or bone surgery. Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic pays Bloomsday registration for any current or former patient that wants to hit the course with them. This year the team is 60 strong, which is twice as many as last Bloomsday.


“We're pretty excited to see this team grow,” says Ronda Swanson, the Market Specialist for OSC.


OSC started The Replacements five Bloomsdays ago with the goal of promoting healthy lifestyles for their patients. Many patients are forced into stationary lifestyles prior to treatments and participating in Bloomsday helps encourage them to get active again.


“It's great to do with people that have helped you get better,” says former patient Alyssa Harris. She had ankle surgery done a few years ago and this is her third year joining The Replacements.


OSC has six sub-specialist doctors as well as physical and occupational therapy programs. Swanson hopes that they will be able to extend the sense of community built between their patients even further in the coming years.  

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