Good Shepherd Physical Therapy—Palmerton to Host Free Lecture on Back Pain on March 263/11/2008
Community Welcome for Educational Event
March 11, 2008
Palmerton, PA—Good Shepherd Physical Therapy—Palmerton, 3295 Forest Inn Road, will host a free lecture on the causes of and cures for lower-back pain on Wednesday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. Chirag Kalola, M.D., of the Spine & Joint Center at Good Shepherd, will present the lecture, entitled "Back Pain and Back Pain Relief," which is open to the general public.
Lecture attendees will learn about the causes of lower-back pain, along with non-surgical treatments for back pain and information about why back pain may not be related to a back injury.
Free refreshments and tours of Good Shepherd Physical Therapy—Palmerton will be offered. To R.S.V.P., call 610-824-7440.
Good Shepherd Physical Therapy—Palmerton offers a wide range of rehabilitation services including physical and occupational therapy, along with stroke, spinal cord injury, amputee and arthritis rehabilitation. Good Shepherd Physical Therapy—Palmerton is also the only facility in Carbon County with a therapist on staff who is certified in the McKenzie Method, a leading-edge rehabilitation program designed to help patients with mechanical spine disorders. The technique uses physical therapy and exercise to extend the spine of a patient, decentralizing the pain and making it more tolerable.
Media Coverage Note: Reporters, photographers and videographers are invited to cover the lecture. Please call Gene Nichols of the Good Shepherd Marketing & Communications Department at 610-776-3165 if your media organization will be covering the event.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 36,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 7 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 14 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products store called Rehability. Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, will provide post-acute care in the Philadelphia region beginning July 2008. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.goodshepherdrehab.org.