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Required Reading ......

For everyone who plays Sports, or Parents whose
children play sports.

Click here for order form for Dr. Janda's Book:
The Awakening of a Surgeon
call or fax (734) 424-1706

( $17.00 + $4 Shipping)

The Awakening of a Surgeon is a thoughtful telling of one man's determined belief in change.

Dr. David Janda, presents a sincere telling of his eye-opening experiences in educating the public about the prevention of sports-related injuries.  His journey began years ago on the softball fields of Ann Arbor, Michigan, while leading a study that produced startling results in the reduction of injuries. A few ears later, his lifetime commitment to injury prevention was strengthened when Dr. Janda heard a voice telling him to continue his research while his young daughter lay extremely ill in the hospital. From that day, Dr. Janda has emphasized the critical need for the development of preventive techniques and equipment by battling large insurance companies, testifying before the United States Congress, and establishing The Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, among many other achievements.

To Order The Awakening of a Surgeon Call (734) 424-1706 or Print Order Form

David H. Janda, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the Director of the Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine, the only health care cost containment organization of its kind in North America. David Janda graduated magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his internship and Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Michigan in 1989. In 1992, he was appointed by the Bush Administration to  the Board of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.  Janda has also served on the National Institute of Health Trauma research Task Force and the Governor's Council on Health, Fitness and Sports for the State of Michigan, De. Janda is currently the Chairman of the Advisory Group on the Prevention of Sports Injures for the State of Michigan.

"The Awakening of a Surgeon"

With The Awakening of a Surgeon, Dave Janda, a pioneer in the once arcane world of sports injury medicine, blows open the doors on a subject that should be of vital concern to parents and educators - and, for that matter, politicians - everywhere. Part touching memoir of a surgeon's stubborn evolution to advocacy, part wake-up call to an establishment that's somehow neglected to notice the major health crisis developing right in our own backyards, ball fields and gymnasiums, this important book should be mandatory reading for any parent sending their child out the door to play- or even thinking about it."  

- James Dodson  Author, Final Rounds, A Golfer's Life and Faithful Travelers

"Awakening of a Surgeon is a great book about  making sports safer for your kids. It is also a book about inspiration and empowerment  for individuals and their communities, and it has my complete support both as an Olympic gold medallist and as a parent."

 -Bonnie Blair

"It gives us great pleasure to recommend The Awakening of a Surgeon, not only as an inspirational story about one man's quest for injury prevention, but as a mechanism for communities to come together and create a safer and healthier environment for children and adults. We fully support Save Janda in his continued journey and quest to bring safety to all sports."

- Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner

To Order: Call or Fax:  (734) 424-1706  or click here

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