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Eisenhower Health: Wellness Lecture Series


Through our exclusive Health & Wellness partnership with Eisenhower Health, you get access to physicians on a variety of health topics. Check back monthly for new lectures, currently held on most Wednesdays virtually via ZOOM @ 4:00 pm (Pacific - US & Canada)


Date Time Speaker Topic Topic Description
Wednesday,           Oct 13, 2021 4:00 to 5:00 pm Ken Zaparinuk, Physical Therapist Prehab and Rehab for Knee Replacement Surgery: What You Should Know Maybe you recently injured your knee, or you’ve been dealing with knee pain for a long time. Regardless, you’re looking forward to getting better.  Preparing for knee surgery, or “pre-habing,” has been shown to improve strength and function after surgery and can potentially decrease hospital stay times, and improve long term function! Join Ken Zaparinuk, PT, to learn the specifics on what to expect from your surgical prehab and rehabilitation plan.
Wednesday,              Oct 27, 2021 4:00 to 5:00 pm Olivia Ellis, Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Coordinator Osteoporosis - Exercise for strong bones Staying active and exercising helps to strengthen muscles and improve overall bone health. There are two types of osteoporosis exercises that are important for overall bone health.
Wednesday,                 Nov 10, 2021 4:00 to 5:00 pm Ken Zaparinuk, Physical Therapist A Physical Therapist's Guide to Mobility and Stretching Moving your joints through their full ranges of motion isn't just important for athletes. Mobility and stability exercises can help keep your joints healthy, reduce your risk of injury, and keep your body moving pain-free.  Join us on Zoom to get practical advice from Ken Zaparinuk, DPT on the best stretches for you.
Wednesday,             Nov 17, 2021 4:00 to 5:00 pm Riley Healey, Registered Dietitian Food for the Soul – Mindful Eating To get to know how your body really reacts to food, you first need to listen mindfully.  Maybe you follow the standard recommendations for healthy eating, but they don’t seem to work for you—and you’re always fighting off cravings. Or maybe you’re constantly distracted by technology and overwhelmed by busyness, too scattered to find pleasure in your meals. Learning to listen to your body’s reactions to food can do much more than just help you lose weight.  
Wednesday,           Dec 8, 2021 4:00 to 5:00 pm Lisa Vesik, Registered Dietitian, Nutritional Manager The Art of Mindful Cooking During the Holiday Season Too often during the holidays, while spending time with friends and family, we tend to eat (or ‘overeat’) mindlessly. Learn how to cook and eat mindfully; being present and aware; creating healthy delights, enjoying your food, each bite, the taste, the smell and the texture.  Become more aware of your body's signals of fullness so that you can have your pumpkin pie and eat it too!
Wednesday,          Dec 15, 2021 4:00 to 5:00 pm Ken Zaparinuk, Physical Therapist Common Sources of Shoulder and Neck Pain and Current Interventions Shoulder and Neck pain is an extremely common complaint. While unpleasant and frustrating, the upside is that shoulder and neck pain is often very treatable problems.  Understanding the precise cause of your pain is key to you and your doctor formulating an effective treatment plan—one that optimizes the total healing process.  Join Kenneth Zaparinuk, Physical Therapist to learn about the anatomy of the shoulder and neck, different types of pain and the different interventions available.



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