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There is a current CDC investigation into the use the preservative free agent Methylprednisolone in Epidural Steroid Injections.

For our patients who have had an epidural injection performed at our practice:

We do NOT use the preservative free agent Methylprednisolone. And we do NOT order medications from the compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts currently linked to this outbreak.

For questions concerning your individual care, please contact our office at (810) 985-4900.



Runners charge down the drive from Orthopedic Associates shortly after the the start, Saturday August 18, 2012, of Orthopedic Associates 5k, 10k Fun Run in Port Huron.Runners charge down the drive from Orthopedic Associates shortly after the the start, Saturday August 18, 2012, of Orthopedic Associates 5k, 10k Fun Run in Port Huron.



By Beth LeBlanc | Times Herald


You can’t put your best foot forward this fall without the right type of shoe — both in terms of style and comfort.

Mallory Adamski, assistant manager at the Roseville Designer Shoe Wharehouse, said shoppers can choose between glam and the Old West this fall.

Western inspired fashions are flooding shoe stores with cowboy boots, moccasins and animal prints.

Shoppers also can find some glitzed-up statement pieces this fall....


On your mark, get set for Orthopedic Associates’ 5th Annual Fun Run

The annual Orthopedic Associates’ community event is scheduled for August 18 PORT HURON, Mich. (August 2012) – Individuals of all levels of fitness, from marathoners to casual runners, are encouraged to attend Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron’s 5th Annual Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 18. The 10K, 5K (walk and run) and 1-mile run events will start at the practice at 940 River Centre Drive.

Current registration is available on the practice’s Web site:...


A scar is visible below the left knee as Marc Muzzarelli performs joint mobilizations on Samantha Zakaloski during a physical therapy session at Orthopedic Associates in Port Huron. / MELISSA WAWZYSKO/TIMES HERALD

Samantha Zakalowski had grand plans for the summer.

The soon-to-be Algonac senior was expected to use the summer to prepare for her final year of high school athletics. But Zakalowski’s summer got off to a tragic start, as she tore...


Do your knees or hips hurt? Join us for a free seminar about the causes of knee & hip pain.

Dr. Scott Heithoff will be discussing the common causes and treatments, including different surgical options.

To register, you can call Health Access at 1-800-228-1484 or locally 989-3199.  You can also print a registration form and mail it in.

Location: Port Huron...


Courtney Corby has learned a lot about her knee in the last year.

After tearing her ACL in a basketball game as a junior and rehabbing her way back to health for her senior athletic season, Corby wrote a research paper on the subject, finding out that as a girl she’s more susceptible to a severe knee injury than her male counterparts.

Saving young knees

Females more at risk for knee injuries, but methods can help

9:14 PM, Jun 16, 2012...

Nov. 3, 2011

While running his third marathon, Dr. Steve Heithoff qualified for a fourth.

The 56-year-old Port Huron resident met the qualifying time for the Boston Marathon while running in the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 9.

Heithoff's time of 3 hours, 44 minutes and 45 seconds was 15 seconds faster than the qualifying time for his age group.

"It was a real struggle at the end," Heithoff said with a laugh. "I knew what I needed to do. If...


Just a few years ago, if you would have asked Dr. Steven J. Heithoff, hand specialist for Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, if he would consider running a triathlon or even a 5k (3.1 miles), his response would have been, “Absolutely not.”

A lot has changed since then. Dr. Steve, as the practice staff refers to him, recently competed in the Chicago Marathon (26.2 miles), qualifying for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:44:45 within...