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Education & Events

University of Michigan Health-West provides education about healthy training and exercise habits, along with free injury clinics.

Injury Wise Clinics

These free clinics presented by UM Health-West Sports Medicine at Gazelle Sports provide 10 minutes of one-on-one consultation with a sports medicine expert to discuss torn muscles, sprained ankles or whatever is keeping you from moving your best.

The clinics meet every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gazelle Sports, 3830 28th St., Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Grand Rapids Marathon

Founded in 2004, the Grand Rapids Marathon is a race designed by runners, for runners. UM Health-West is proud to sponsor and provide medical support for this race on a 26.2-mile course that weaves through the city.

The marathon returns October 18, 2020. Watch for news here or on the race event page below.
Grand Rapids Marathon

Sports Medicine Articles & Education

Dr. Ed Kornoelje, a UM Health-West family medicine and sports medicine expert, writes about running and training.


I don’t know about you but I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. I’m not opposed to them, and if they can help create a positive habit that’s super. However, fairly reliable stats suggest less than 20% (and perhaps fewer than 10%) of...