John Roger and Pain Management (Aired on July 1 and July 2 2017)

Pain Management with Physical Therapy (Aired on July 1 and 2, 2017)
John Roger, who has a doctorate in physical therapy, visits RadioRotary with the message that physical therapy is often the right way to treat chronic or acute pain
iead of or in addition to potentially addictive opioid medication. Beyond to the
joint pains that we commonly think of when seeking physical therapy, the
techniques are also useful for treating severe headaches, the chronic pain of
fibromyalgia, and the pain from tendon, ligament, or muscle damage, which is
often caused by sports injury. In many cases, the key to pain relief comes from
posture improvement, stress relief, and lifestyle changes that are addressed by a
doctor trained in physical therapy. A medical doctor may prescribe physical
therapy, but a prescription is not necessary to obtain treatment.

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Physical Therapy
American Physical Therapy Association
Pain Information
Pain Topics

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July 3, 2017 · Posted in Health, Hudson Valley, Quality of Life  

Eliza Bozenski from The Anderson Foundation (Aired on June 10th 2017 and June 11th 2017)

Foundation Helps Those on Autism Spectrum (Aired on June 10 and 11,
2017)

Eliza Bozenski, Director of the Anderson Foundation for Autism, comes to the RadioRotary microphone to discuss the autism spectrum and how the Anderson Foundation’s several ways of outreach are making a difference for families that must cope with autism. Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disability that ranges from what is commonly called Asperger Syndrome, which may be accompanied by high intelligence, to instances of autism that feature very low intelligence and serious disability. Early intervention makes a considerable difference in development; parents recognizing that a child may have a problem should not hesitate about taking the child to a physician for diagnosis. The Anderson Foundation provides a range of autism services, including residential treatment and consultation with families. One program helps businesses develop an autism supportive environment that can modify practices so that persons on the autism spectrum can feel more comfortable and handle business interactions more easily. There is a lot more to learn from this insightful interview.
Learn more:
Anderson Center for Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Parents Guide to Autism
CATEGORIES
Developmentally Disabled
Health
Service Organizations

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Love Holds Life (Aired on April 15, 2017 and April 16, 2017)

Love Holds Life Children’s Cancer Foundation (Aired on April 15 and 16, 2017)

Richard Senato tells RadioRotary the inspiring story of Love Holds Life, a foundation whose mission is to pay all of the otherwise out-of-pocket expenses of  a family with a child fighting cancer, a project that is sponsored in part by Patterson Rotary. It began when Mr. Senato became inspired to help an eleven-year-old child in a Patterson family.  After covering over $73,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for his family, that child in now eighteen and cancer free. Since that start, Love Holds Life has helped finance cancer treatment for over twenty children, financed by donations from individuals, foundations, corporations, and local organizations, including Rotary. Donors have a choice of supporting the Family Medical Fund, 100% of that money going to the affected families, or the Legacy Fund that supports the operating costs of the foundation—sponsors can choose to support both, also. Weekly community outreach programs are a primary means of reaching donors.

 

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Love Holds Life Foundation

Love Holds Life on Facebook

Childhood Cancers

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April 17, 2017 · Posted in Children, Health, Service Organizations  

Missionary Rose on Haiti (Aired 3-25-17 & 3-26-17)

Medical Mission to Haiti (Aired on March 25 and 26, 2017)

In 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake. Roberto Bonheur told his wife, Poughkeepsie Nurse Practitioner Rose Bonheur, that they had to do something to help; she had the skills, as a primary care specialist, to provide much needed medical help. Both Bonheurs had been born in Haiti, although they came to the United States as children. Rose was skeptical at first, but eventually organized a team of six volunteers and found a house in Haiti where they team could treat those in need. The need was immense, so every year since, Rose has found the donations, the medical supplies, and the volunteers to treat about 800 patients, moving to a different locality where there had previously been no medical care in the past. Recently, recognizing thatRotary handles projects like this all over the world, Rose has joined the Pleasant Valley Rotary Club. RadioRotary’s producer, registered nurse and Pleasant Valley Rotarian Kathy Kruger is excited to be among the volunteers for this year’s mission.

Learn more:
Pleasant Valley Rotary Club
Health Effects of 2010 Earthquake:
Health in Haiti after the 2015 Hurricane

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