Health Briefs, June 22, 2010

Lab assesses wheelchair back supports

Need help to determine what back support is appropriate to address the health, comfort and functional objectives of your client? Assistive Technology Partners has a learning lab that analyzes the features of a variety of wheelchair back supports and discusses the clinical indications for their use. Some of the more commonly available commercial wheelchair back supports and customized, specialty products are under review.

The learning labs are at 2:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month through web-based technology at the Western Slope Technical Assistance Center, WesTAC, at the Mesa County Workforce Center, 2897 North Ave.

Hospital gives seminar on back pain

St. Mary’s Hospital is offering a free back pain seminar for participants to learn how the spine works and what you may be doing every day that could cause back pain and contribute to more serious, future problems.

The presentation is offered by the physical therapists with St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Services. The meeting is from 2–3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Mesa Room on the second floor of the St. Mary’s Life Center, 1100 Patterson Road, Entrance 40.


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