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WELLNESS
Lunch and Learn Seminars
Lunch and Learn Seminars This Dresher Physical Therapy program is designed to help busy people stay healthy. These wellness presentations are offered by our team of physical therapists free of charge for groups of 20 or more. See all the topics listed below.
Couch to 5K: Learn to run and/or learn to run without injuries
During this lunch and learn you will be provided with information to help all levels of runners/walkers get in shape, learn to run, and prevent injuries. Running is one of the best cardiovascular activities you can do to help prevent heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America and it is preventable. It doesn’t matter if you have never run before or have run multiple marathons, you will benefit from this information. You will learn how to train properly to prevent injuries, proper stretching exercises, and proper body mechanics to run/walk more efficiently. Take the first step in preventing heart disease and improving your health by walking or running.
Speaker: Mike Orzechowski, DPT is a full time physical therapist at Dresher Physical Therapy. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Neumann University and has been an avid runner for over 15 years. Mike ran Division I cross country and track at the University of Pittsburgh, finished 4th overall in the Lake Placid 2008 1/2 marathon, qualified and competed in the 2010 Boston Marathon. His passion for running has influenced him to attend continuing education courses on treating running injuries. He currently performs running assessments and leads the running program at Dresher Physical Therapy.

Stretch to PREVENT!
It is guaranteed everyone will suffer from an injury at some point in their lifetime. During this lunch and learn you will learn the proper techniques of warming up, stretching, and cooling down. A majority of injuries can be prevented by warming up and stretching. Stretching is not just for athletes! You will learn the benefits of increasing you flexibility and the proper ways to do it. By performing some simple daily stretches you can reduce the risk of injury during your daily routine. Come out and learn how to stretch properly and prevent injuries.
Speaker: Mike Orzechowski, DPT(see above)

Fit for the Fairways
During this lunch and learn, you will learn the various demands/stresses on the body during the golf swing, why the kinematic sequence is the key to a reproducible swing, and golf-specific exercises that will positively affect your game. He will also introduce his Titleist Golf Assessment Program and how it can benefit your game. You have to get in shape to golf, not golf to get in shape! Handouts provided.
Speaker: Christopher Miller, DPT, OCS, CGFI with Titleist. Miller received his doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University, is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and is certified through Titleist as a golf medical professional. Miller has been helping golfers improve their strength, flexibility, stability, and mechanics as it specifically relates to their golf swing for a number of years. He has worked with golfers from a wide range of abilities and is able to account for medical conditions/issues with his treatment.

Recipe for Rotator Cuff Health
Are you experiencing shoulder pain? Have you noticed a loss of mobility for everyday tasks? Perhaps your upper body strength isn’t what it used to be? In this presentation, the participant will learn the basic anatomy, structure, and function of the shoulder joint, and more specifically, the rotator cuff. Stretching and strengthening exercises will be discussed, as will a host of ways to protect your shoulders and rotator cuff from injury at home, at work, or at play. Handouts will be provided.
Speaker: Matt Seabrook, PT, MS is the director and owner of Dresher Physical Therapy in Fort Washington. He has nearly 20 years of experience in outpatient orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation. Mr. Seabrook started his practice 10 years ago which has now expanded to 4 full time and 2 part time physical therapists. He has a special interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation and speaks frequently in the local community on a variety of health care-related topics.

“It’s No Fun When Your Feet Hurt!”: Strategies to Eliminate Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis is a painful foot condition which can significantly limit your basic everyday function and mobility. Do you experience pain or burning in the heel or arch of your foot? Are you having trouble just walking short distances without pain? Can’t wait to get home and get off your feet. You might well have the very common condition known as plantar fasciitis. In this presentation, the participant will learn the basic anatomy, structure, and function of the plantar fascia. Strategies and exercises to eliminate this painful condition (or to prevent it from occurring in the first place!) will be discussed. Handout will be provided.
Speaker: Matt Seabrook, PT, MS (see above)

15 Minute Core Workout
You have heard the term “core” many times when referring to exercise programs and the prevention of low back pain. During this lunch and learn you will learn what the “core” is and how to use it effectively. By working your core you can increase your overall strength, look trimmer, improve your posture, and help to prevent low back injuries. The best part – you can do this in just 15 minutes a day!
Speaker: Karen McDonald, PT, cert. MDT graduated from The University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1994. She has specialized in outpatient orthopedics for the past 15 years with a special interest in rehabilitation of the spine and upper extremity. In 2003 she obtained a certificate in upper extremity rehabilitation from Hahnemann University. In 2010 Karen achieved the high distinction of becoming a McKenzie Certified clinician.

 
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