Back Pain (May 6)


Back pain making you suffer? Need some relief?

If back pain affects your quality of life, join us to learn about maintaining a healthy back and innovative techniques for treating back pain.

Memorial Hospital invites you to a presentation on how to maintain a healthy back, recover from injuries, and new techniques for treating back pain.

Dr. Todd Thompson, Neurosurgeon will discuss the benefits of new less invasive techniques to treat back pain.

Marianne Delaney, Physical Therapist Assistant will share strategies for prevention, maintaining a balanced body, and a healthy back.

Joey Cheek, U.S. Olympic Speedskater will share his perspective on the physical demands of sports on the body.


Event Details:

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014
  • Presentation from 6-7:30 p.m.  (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Memorial Administration Center – Cuchara Room, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
  • Dessert and refreshments will be provided
  • RSVP today as seating is limited for this free event.  Click here to register or call 719-365-2477.


Speaker Information:

Todd Thompson, MD, FACS

Dr. Todd ThompsonDr. Thompson received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his residency in neurosurgery, as well as a fellowship in image-guided surgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2001. He is board-certified in neurosurgery, and is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Thompson’s areas of clinical expertise include complex spine surgery, radiosurgery, and brain tumors. Dr. Thompson was selected as a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Young Neuosurgeon’s Committee, he studied in Japan as a Sugita Scholar, was recognized by his peers as a “Top Doctor” in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and serves as a medical consultant for athletes at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Marianne Delaney, Physical Therapist Assistant

Marianne DelaneyMarianne has been a Physical Therapist Assistant since 1998 and currently works with Memorial Hospital, University of Colorado Health in Adult Outpatient Rehabilitation. She is a retired military officer (30+ years). Her areas of emphasis include but are not limited to Orthopedic injuries and rehabilitation, sports injury rehabilitation and aquatic therapy. Outside interests include swimming, hiking, speed walking, kickboxing, fitness training, mountain biking and snowboarding.



Joey Cheek, U.S. Olympic Speedskater

Joey Cheek

Joey won gold, silver and bronze medals and became World Champion in speedskating at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. His gold medal winning margin of victory was the largest in history.  He has a family history of heart disease and was treated at Memorial Hospital for a heart flutter. Read more about Joey here.