Registration is now full for the JRMC U: Care for Joint and Arthritis Pain is set for 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1. The purpose of the event is to help people understand how to keep the musculoskeletal system as healthy as possible, said Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner Crystal Krapp. 

“We hope to help people understand what we do in orthopedics, who we are and what they can do to manage their care at home,” Krapp said. “If home remedies don’t work, we can help people understand when it is time to see the doctor.”

JRMC Orthopedics specializes in diagnosing and treating bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. The specialty includes procedures such as total joint replacements of the hip, knee and shoulder, knee arthroscopy and fracture repair.

Krapp is a member of the comprehensive team, which includes Orthopedic Surgeons Dr. Michael T. Dean and Dr. Timothy Volk and Physician Assistant Patrick Walter. Orthopedics also includes Podiatrists/Foot & Ankle Surgeons Drs. Kayla Emter and Rachael Renschler.

JRMC U set at TRAC

Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) is collaborating with Two Rivers Activity Center (TRAC) this year to offer monthly opportunities to learn (right from local providers!) about common health issues.

Urology kicked off the series in November. Ear, Nose & Throat will offer education in January.

Krapp said she hopes to answer questions regarding home and surgical options, recovery and what happens after surgery.

Questions people ask are: “What’s normal?” and “When do I see a doctor?” Individuals can ask questions, privately, and in advance at

The event is free and JRMC will provide nutritious snacks.

Information like this is important because care of joint and arthritis issues can impact a person’s quality of life. Soreness and pain can get in the way of work, family and the hobbies an individual loves.

JRMC U classes offered monthly

JRMC offers virtual and in-person learning opportunities throughout the year. Called JRMC U, these events help individuals make informed choices about their health.

“We care about this community. If we can offer learning opportunities like JRMC Us, people can find a home-based solution for their needs. If those do not work, individuals can at least know what treatment options are available,” said JRMC President & CEO Mike Delfs. “Missing work and life to see a doctor can be a challenge, so we want to remove as many barriers as we can.”

The Orthopedics JRMC U is in-person and at TRAC because that is convenient for the people who often need this care, Delfs said.

Though this event is full, the next JRMC U: Snoring and Sleep Apnea is set for Thursday, Jan. 12. It features Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist Dr. C.P. Barton III. Register here for the ENT JRMC U. The next Orthopedics JRMC U is set for March. If interested in attending the March JRMC U: Total Joint Replacement, email or call (701) 952-4795.