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The Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Francis Manor Announces Three Free Lunch & Learn Educational Programs

August 28, 2017

The Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Francis Manor will offer three FREE educational Lunch & Learn programs to the public this fall on the important topics of Stroke Rehabilitation, Parkinson’s Disease, and Pain Management.  The public is invited to attend any one or  all of the lunches and educational programs which will be held on September 6, September 20 and October 4.

The free Lunch & Learn programs will be held from Noon to 1:30 PM in the St. Francis Manor Social Center located north of 4th Avenue on St. Francis Drive.  Reservations are required as seating is limited.  Session presenters will include Tim Stahl, Program Coordinator with the Rehabilitation Clinic; Ashley Filippelli, Speech-Language Pathologist with Key Rehab; and Jon Duke, Physical Therapist with Key Rehab.  Below is a brief description of each Lunch & Learn session:

“Stroke Rehabilitation Program” – September 6

795,000 strokes occur in the U.S. each year and many result in disabilities requiring extensive rehabilitation. This session will explain how our stroke rehabilitation program combines the use of innovative treatment strategies and specialized equipment to assist patients along every step of their Road to Recovery.

“Shaking Parkinson’s Disease—LSVT BIG & LOUD Programs” – September 20

The LSVT BIG & LOUD programs are specifically designed to help improve the quality of life for individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions.  Our team of certified LSVT professionals will discuss how these two intensive training programs can improve movement (including faster walking, better balance and increased trunk rotation) and speech (including vocal loudness, intonation and voice quality) and lessen symptoms related to Parkinson’s Disease.

“Pain Management—When Life Just Hurts!!!” – October 4

Experiencing physical pain on occasion is normal—but constantly living with pain is not!  The first step toward living without pain is to fully understand why and how our bodies sense and communicate pain.  This program will focus on the science behind chronic pain and discuss available methods and strategies for reducing or eliminating pain.

To reserve your seat for one or all of the Lunch & Learn sessions, please call the St. Francis Manor Administration Office at (641) 236-7592 by the Friday before each presentation.

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