Health Forum and Aquatics Free
What is fibromyalgia? Learn the signs, symptoms, causes, methods of treatment and more during the fifth annual Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Event on April 30 and May 2. The two-day event is free and open to all health care providers, patients, caregivers and the public. A forum of medical and wellness experts will present the latest health information on Thursday, April 30, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the new Northwest Community Credit Union community room, located at 545 E. 8th Ave. (next to the new federal courthouse).
The expert panel includes James R. Morris, M.D., of Pain Management Partners; Teri Strong, Ph.D.; Stuart Silberman, Psy.D.; LeighAnn Turner, L.P.T.A., of Axis Physical Therapy; Darby Valley, L.Ac.; Dainis Irbe, M.D., of Emerald Sleep Disorders Center; Patricia Henry-Schneider, M.S., L.P.C., Certified Ai Chi Instructor; Susan Quash-Mah, Ph.D., Tamarack non-profit manager; Kathy Knowles, L.M.T., Watsu Practitioner; and Janice VanCamp, Fibromyalgia Support Group Leader.
A water therapy session, including Ai Chi, Watsu and other water exercises follows on May 2, from 3-5.m. at Tamarack Aquatic Center, located at 3575 Donald St., Suite #300. Water exercise adaptations by Axis Physical Therapy will start the session, followed by Ai Chi, a slow-movement exercise based on Tai Chi done in shoulder-depth, 92-degree saltwater for exercise and therapeutic benefits. During these classes, 15-minute Watsu treatments will be provided for free. Watsu sign up is at 3 p.m. and limited to the first eight guests. Vouchers will be provided for a June 6 date from 3-4 p.m. for those we can't schedule on May 2.
The two-day event, sponsored by Pain Management Partners, LLC, and Tamarack Aquatics Center, provides the latest information on fibromyalgia and offers an abundance of resources. Come meet the experts, have your questions answered and relax in Tamarack's soothing therapeutic pool. For information go to: www.oregonpainmanagement.com or www.tamarackwellness.com.