Orthopedic Center Seminars

Knee and Hip Pain? We can help!


The Cottage Center for Orthopedics offers healthy joint seminars to meet the lifestyle and educational needs of our communities. These seminars are taught in a relaxed and friendly learning environment at both Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.


There are three seminars scheduled on a rotating basis. Look for announcements of upcoming classes or call for more information.


Meet the Doctors

Healthy Joint Living

Pre-operative Joint Replacement

Each seminar uses a variety of teaching aids, such as video, lecture, discussion and demonstration. All classes are free of charge, so bring a friend or two. A healthy snack and refreshments will be served.  There will also be ample time for questions and answers at the end of the one-hour presentations.

To find out more about our seminars, contact us

By phone: Orthopedic Education Hotline at

By e-mail: ortho@sbch.org

Contact an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with The Joint Replacement Program at the Cottage Center for Orthopedics.

Meet the Doctors:
Treatment Options for Joint Pain

For those who want to learn more about surgical options for joint pain. Taught by fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in knee and hip joint replacement.


Participants will learn:

  • Criteria physicians use to help determine if surgery is the right choice
  • Different surgical techniques available for joint replacement surgery
  • Minimally-invasive surgery and rapid-recovery knee treatment options

Upcoming events:

September 2
Santa Maria Inn

Bryan Emmerson, MD


  • Pros and cons of robotic surgery
  • And much more…

Healthy Joint Living Seminars


A wellness seminar for those who want to live more healthily with the joints they have. Taught by licensed occupational and physical therapists with expertise in working with problems related to muscles and joints, body mechanics, and injury prevention.


Participants will learn:


Upcoming events:
October 9
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital,

Ashton Auditorium


  • How to better care for the major joints of your body
  • Ways to prevent injury and pain as a result of poor body alignment and mechanics
  • Products on the market that can aid you in daily living
  • Questions to ask their physician regarding joint pain
  • And much more…

Pre-operative Joint Replacement Seminars    

For those who are considering or who have scheduled knee or hip replacement surgery. Taught by physical therapists and nurses who work for the Joint Replacement Program at Cottage Health System.


Participants are given a 38-page Joint Replacement Guide outlining the process at the Cottage Center for Orthopedics.


Participants will learn:


Upcoming events:

September 11
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital



  • Steps involved in preparing for a successful joint replacement
  • What to expect while in the hospital
  • How to safely prepare the home for the recovery period
  • What to expect during the recovery period after hospitalization
  • And much more…

If you do not have an orthopedic specialist, we can help. Please call us at 805-569-7550 to speak directly with the Service Line Director of Orthopedics.


Orthopedic Center Seminars Schedules

Meet the Doctors: Treatment Options for Joint Pain Seminar Schedule


 Date  Speaker / Location  (Click for maps)
 September 2, 2014

Bryan Emmerson, MD

Santa Maria Inn



Healthy Joint Living Seminar Schedule   


Date Location  (Click for maps)
October 9, 2014 Ashton Center, 5333 Hollister Ave.

Pre-operative Joint Replacement Seminar Schedule  


 Date (Register below)
September 11, 2014 Conf Rm E/F, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
September 18, 2014 Ashton Center, 5333 Hollister Ave.