Sonoma Valley Hospital will host a program, the “Aches and Pains Clinic,” which is being offered to Sonoma residents without cost.

The program provides help in two ways. First, through a one-hour community lecture series conducted by a hospital physical therapist, Marek Grzybowski, who will explain common reasons why people experience pain and discuss the range of treatment options, including simple things people can do on their own, such as learning how to better cope with stress, improve body mechanics so you can exercise safely without injury, or deal effectively with mild arthritis.

The program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, and 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. The program will also be held on Feb. 25 and 26, then again on March 25 and 26.

Then participants can sign up for a no-cost private screening at a later date during which a hospital physical therapist will help assess the cause of their pain and identify treatment options. Attendance at the lecture is required before signing up for a private screening.

The lecture series will be held in the hospital’s basement conference room. There is no charge, but attendees need to call the hospital’s physical therapy department at 935-5345 to reserve a place at the lecture or for more information.