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What is fibromyalgia? Learn the signs, symptoms, causes, methods of treatment and more during the sixth annual Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Event on April 28-30. The event is free and open to all health care providers, patients, caregivers, family and the public. Attend Thursday’s forum with health experts providing the most up-to-date treatment options, try a creative therapy class at Friday’s open house, or participate in some therapeutic water movement classes on Saturday.
Thursday, April 28
Opening the event is a forum of medical and wellness experts who will present the latest health information on Thursday, April 28, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Northwest Community Credit Union community room, located at 545 E. 8th Ave. (next to the new federal courthouse). The expert panel includes:
Friday, April 29
An open house is new this year on Friday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Willamette Medical Center, 2401 River Road, in the community room (lower level). Four classes of supporting and alternative pain management therapies will be offered. Tea from Labrang Tea Traders will be served and Richard Bailey of GreenWay Massage will provide 15-minute neck and shoulder massages during the open house class schedule.
Saturday, April 30
A water therapy session will run from 3-5 p.m. at Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St., Suite No. 300. Axis Physical Therapy & Rehab will start off the session with 20 minutes of water adaptation exercises, followed by 40 minutes of Ai Chi, a slow-movement exercise based on Tai Chi done in shoulder-depth, 92-degree saltwater for exercise and therapeutic benefits. Lena Houston-Davisson, MPT, will lead the Ai Chi class. During the water movement classes, 15-minute Watsu treatments will be offered. Watsu sign-up is at 3 p.m. outside of the pool building at the entrance. Participants will first fill out a Tamarack Pool waiver and then sign up for Watsu before entering the pool building. Watsu treatments are limited to the first 16 guests. Watsu instructors Nick Chrones and Kim Donahey will each provide for eight clients. For those who do not get scheduled at the event, four additional vouchers will be available for Saturday, May 7, from 3-4 p.m. with Watsu practitioner Kathie Knowles.
For questions, contact: JGratton@wpainmanage.com.
Q: How does the Affordable Care Act affect the treatment of pain?
Thousands of individuals, who previously had none, now have health insurance. Some with previous insurance switched companies during open enrollment. Approximately, 1/3 to 1/2 of the newly insured experience chronic, persisting pain. Unexpectedly, their pain treatments may not be covered by health insurance and some pain medications may become unaffordable. What are some of the options? Low cost pain care is available if you know where to look. Start by visiting your primary care doctor and ask for a full review of your care. Generic medications may be available. Referrals for community acupuncture, chiropractic and physical therapy may be offered. Exercise, aquatic and fitness centers, community programs and sliding scale options such as Tamarack Wellness Center Aquatic Program may be just the ticket to affordable pain management. Click below for some low cost options.
It can be very difficult to follow your doctor's recommendations to lose weight, start an exercise plan or to stick with your physical therapy self-care plan, especially when you're living with one or more chronic conditions. If you need a jumpstart to get motivated again or to learn how to start living a healthier life, participate in "Living Well with Chronic Pain," a free, six-week workshop available throughout the year at various sites locally.
Living Well offers three different workshops: Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Living Well with Diabetes, and the newest workshop added in 2016, Living Well with Chronic Pain. The workshop provides step-by-step instruction of self-management tools for your health, as well as every day life, and includes a guidebook. You'll learn skills in brainstorming, problem-solving, action planning, managing medications, dealing with fatigue and depression, working with health professionals and more. To register, call the Living Well program at (541) 682-4103. Class size is limited, so sign up today.
The Living Well workshops are Stanford University-licensed programs administered through the Lane Council of Government's (LCOG) Senior and Disabled Services program.
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