Low back pain is considered one of the leading causes of musculoskeletal disability worldwide, affecting both work and everyday life demands. The reality is, there is no single approach that will help cure everyone’s low back ailments, because we are all unique individuals with different makeups and demands. This Lunch and Learn will focus on scientific principles that help you understand motions, postures, and loads and how they influence spine health and function. It will carve out an understanding for different mechanisms of injury, how to overcome poor spine health, and effective exercises, strategies, habits, and routines for a stronger and more stable spine.
Why is stretching so essential? What’s the best way to do it quickly and effectively? Come learn about the benefits of stretching and the most useful stretches for all the major muscle groups. Heather Walther, PT, has worked with physical therapy clients and professional athletes alike, and will help correct form and posture during this practical session.
The old adage, “You are what you eat,” traces back to a 19th-century French gastronomist. Unfortunately, in the nearly 200 intervening years, many of us seem to have lost touch with this common-sense advice, as poor eating and stress-related habits have resulted in high levels of obesity, cancer, heart disease, and other health problems.
Stem cell therapy uses the regenerative power of stem cells to treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including soft tissue injuries involving tendons and ligaments. Dr. Matt Bayes from BlueTail Medical Group will give an overview of stem cell therapy and the benefits of receiving this treatment.
Tom Burr, licensed massage therapist, will teach a fun basic self-massage protocol that can facilitate a heightened awareness of one’s own body, which can help release unnecessary tensions. Participants will learn easy ways to address stress, improve posture, and relax. Reserve your spot early: space is limited. Register online through our class schedule or on the PALM app. Free for members and their guests.
Depression, anxiety, and many other mental illnesses are on the rise in the twenty-first century. We sat down with Dr. Nigel Lester, Director of Mental Health at PALM, to ask for his insight.