Schedule of Events Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 11:21

Schedule of Activities Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month at Neill Public Library

Monday, October 20, 2014
1:00 – 2:00  Shoe Clinic by Ed Robertson, PT, Summit Therapy – Ed will be discussing shoe types, selecting the right shoes, and determining when orthotics or specialty shoes may be necessary.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
1:00 – 2:00 Balance Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease (and Other Neurological Disorders that May Affect Safety) by Tim Williams, DPT, Summit Therapy – Tim will go over some basic activities and exercises that would be beneficial as well as some things people can do to decrease the risk of falls in their homes in addition to talking about a very specific form of treatment for Parkinson’s Disease called the “BIG” program.


2:00 – 3:00 Ergonomics and Posture by Brandon Richards, DPT, ProFormance Physical Therapy - Poor ergonomics and body mechanics can lead to back pain and overuse injuries of the body.  When proper posture and body mechanics are used, the risk of injuries are significantly reduced.  Correct posture and mechanics with sitting, standing, laying down, and lifting will be discussed to assist with prevention of injury and allow for improved quality of life.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
11:00 – 12:00 Qigong for Health and Well-Being by Liz Lee, Summit Therapy – Qigong (pronounced “chee gong”) is an ancient form of mind-body exercise that originated from China thousands of years ago. Combining slow movement, breath and visualization, Qigong is a type of moving meditation which brings on relaxation and sense of well-being.  Similar to Taichi, millions of people in China practice Qigong daily for preventive health.


Please come to the class dressed in loose, comfortable clothing.


*Liz Lee is a licensed Acupuncturist and Qigong teacher with Summit Therapy and Health Services. She teaches community Qigong classes through Pullman Parks and Recreation.
1:00 – 2:00 Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy by Sue Jacobson, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine – Sue will cover various aspects of equine therapy such as therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, and equine assisted growth and learning.  Attention will be focused primarily on the programs offered by PATH: therapeutic riding, equine assisted learning and veterans program.
*Sue Jacobson is the program coordinator for Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) a community service program of the College of Veterinary Medicine at WSU.  She is a certified therapeutic riding instructor and equine specialist in mental health and learning, and has a degree in animal physiology.  Sue has been in charge of the PATH programs for over 8 years and enjoys sharing her passion for horses in a way that helps people with, and without, disabilities.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
11:00 – 12:00 Child and Infant Massage by Esther Sanders, LMT and Jill Herbold, LMT, Summit Therapy – These two licensed massage therapists will be presenting on child and infant massage.  Caregivers of infants and children can learn with lecture and hands on demonstration with their children.  The goal is to experience massage and how positive touch makes a difference in the relationship between parent and child and promotes healthy families one massage at a time.


12:00 – 1:00 Physical Activity by Troy Vannucci, MPT, CEEAA, ProFormance Physical Therapy - Physical Activity: A key to wellness and successful aging. Join Troy as he discusses the importance of physical activity to achieve lifelong health and wellness. Learn the benefits of physical activity, key components of a fitness program, as well as how to start, progress and maintain a lifelong program.


4:30 – 5:30 Kinesiology Tape by Brandon Cridlebaugh, DPT, CKTP, ProFormance Physical Therapy - Kinesiology Tape: You have seen professional athletes with bright color tape on a shoulder, back or knee. Join Brandon for an informative presentation of the properties, application and therapeutic benefits of Kinesiotape.
 
Friday, October 24, 2014
3:00 – 4:00 Flexibility Testing by Carrie Coen, PT, DPT, Summit Therapy – Carrie will perform flexibility testing on individuals and specific exercises will be given to participants depending on those test results.
Please come dressed in loose comfortable clothing for testing.

Daily 1:00 – 2:00 Free Seated Massage courtesy of licensed massage therapists with the Palouse Massage Therapy Network and Healing Hands.