Health Briefs, Feb. 28, 2012

‘Walk From Obesity’ set for March 24

The “Walk From Obesity” will take place March 24 at Eagle Rim Park on Orchard Mesa.

The walk is intended to raise awareness of obesity and support education, prevention, research and treatment of obesity. Walkers will ask friends, family and co-workers to sponsor them in the walk. Proceeds will benefit the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Foundation and the Obesity Action Coalition.

Weight Loss Surgeons of Western Colorado will host the walk. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Chiropractor joins practice


Dr. Ryan Gunyan, formerly of Gunyan Family Chiropractic at 456 Kokopelli Blvd., Unit B, in Fruita, has joined Roman Family Chiropractic at 2584 Patterson Road, Suite D, in Grand Junction.

Gunyan offers chiropractic and customized nutrition services. Massage and Lypossage also are offered at Roman Family Chiropractic.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gunyan, call Roman Family Chiropractic at 243-8896.

Hearing loss monthly meeting Saturday


The Western Colorado Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will host a monthly meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave.

This month’s guest speaker is Casey Wren, broadcast IT manager at KKCO. He will talk about regulations and the technology used in television captioning. Anyone with hearing loss and their friends and family members are encouraged to attend the free meeting. Light refreshments will be served during the meeting and pizza will be provided for those who stay after the meeting to help assemble community outreach packets and displays.

Registration is not required, but RSVPs are appreciated and can be sent to Amy Becktell at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 241-2592.

‘Back to Golf’ program offered


A new physical therapy program offered by the Grand River Hospital District in Garfield County could help golfers lower their scores by boosting their fitness.

The district’s physical therapy program is offering “Back to Golf.” The program was founded by physical therapist Bud Ferrante, an orthopedic clinical specialist in California who has worked with professional golfers including Tom Watson, Vijay Singh and Mark O’Meara.

Back to Golf is for all levels of golfers and incorporates exercises intended to increase flexibility and strength to boost distance and accuracy, while relieving back pain and reducing injuries. It will be implemented by Grand River physical therapist Robert Vaughn, who works at Grand River’s Occupational Health and Safety Center in Battlement Mesa.

For more information call 970-285-5731 or go to


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