October 20, 2014

Neill Public Library Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month is a commemoration held each October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Physical therapy is about "transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience."  That's the vision of the American Phyiscal Therapy Association, and  this month is designed to recognize the impact that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants make in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives. Physical therapy encompasses many things including flexibility testing, aqua therapy, and massage therapy just to name a few.

What does that have to do with Neill Public Library you ask?  In celebration of National Physical Therapy Month, Neill Public Library is pleased to join forces with Summit Therapy & Health Services, ProFormance Physical Therapy, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Palouse Massage Therapy Network and Healing Hands to spotlight physical therapy resources available locally.  

Neill Public Library has selected the week of October 21 – October 24, 2014, to host a series of free participatory activities and lectures the entire community can enjoy.  Content widely varies from individual massages, a Qigong class, and flexibility assessments to workshops on ergonomics, balance treatment for Parkinson’s Disease, the importance of wearing the correct shoe, and information about hippotherapy and equine assisted growth and learning.

Click here for a complete list of events and times, and get moving! Come down to the library for one of these events or to check out some of these related materials.  The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment guide for Pain and Relief by Clair and Amber Davies, Yoga and Parkinsons Disease: A Journey to Health and Healing by Peggy van Hulsteyn (electronic resource), Stretching for 50+: A Customized Program for Increasing Flexibility, Avoiding Injury and Enjoying and Active Lifestyle by Karl Knopfand for massage there is  K.I.S.S. Guide to Massage by Clare Maxwell-Hudson and Baby Massage by Alan Heath & Nicki Bainbridge. There are even books on massaging your pets like Canine Massage: A Complete Reference Manual by Jean-Pierre Hordebaight and The Healing Touch for Cats: The Proven Massage Program by Michael W. Fox.

So, whether you want to attend one or all of these free, informative sessions, we'd love your participation and feedback.  We hope to see you soon!

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