Health System Announces Free Physical Therapy Lunch and Learn Series

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Sept. 29, 2011– October is National Physical Therapy Month and highlights the goal of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants—to restore and improve motion in order to stay healthy, fit and active throughout life. In recognition of the month, Southeast Georgia Health System is offering a free, four-part brown bag lunch and learn series, “What Can Your Physical Therapist Do For You?” held each Tuesday in October. Each session will take place from noon until 1 p.m. in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Care Center, 2600 Wildwood Ave., across the street from the Brunswick Campus, and attendees are invited to bring their lunches.

Are You Wearing the Right Shoes? Tuesday, Oct. 4
Anyone experiencing foot, knee or back pain will benefit from this lecture and will learn what type of ankle/foot posture he or she has and what type of shoes will offer the best fit.

Do You Have Pain When Sitting At Your Desk? Tuesday, Oct. 11
This lecture was designed for anyone with a desk and/or computer job and will stress proper posture and body mechanics.

Do You have Unexplained Swelling? Tuesday, Oct. 18
Anyone who is experienced unexplained or post mastectomy swelling in the limbs is encouraged to attend and learn how to manage the swelling.

Have You Had Any Recent Falls? Tuesday, Oct. 25
The final series lecture is designed for persons 65 and older and their caregivers. Simple balance exercise and fall prevention skills will be taught and attendees will receive a personal fall risk score

Reservations are not required. For more information, call 912-466-5330.