"Improvement in Your Movement!" will be the topic of discussion on Wednesday Jan. 12 from 1-2 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, located at 22900 Market Street. At the free, open-to-the-community talk, Pam Geyer, R.N., Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Spine & Joint Program Clinical Navigator, will discuss spine physiology, spine problems, and Henry Mayo's leading modalities for treating them.
Back pain is a relevant subject: Four out of five Americans will suffer from it during some time in their life. For far too many, that pain will become a chronic condition that negatively impacts daily activities and the ability to enjoy life.
Geyer educates and guides Henry Mayo's spine patients and their families through their surgical experience to recovery.
"As we age, our bodies go through many changes which affect our mobility," said Geyer. "In order to be able to enjoy quality of life, often times your doctor will discuss options with you to improve your movement and a thereby increase your activity level. Whether you are experiencing pain and/or a reduction in your ability to be functional to your back, knees, hips, shoulders or all of the above, let's talk about what we can do to help you continue to be an active participant in your own life."
The lecture is part of the Senior Center's comprehensive Health & Wellness program which provides no-cost health information, clinics (including audiology, diabetes, blood pressure and podiatry), and health-promoting events (such as Los Angeles County flu shot clinics, supportive and educational Caregiver Resource Day events, American Cancer Society outreach, and much more) to seniors and the community at large.
As multi-faceted as the spinal column itself, Henry Mayo's Spine & Joint Program offers far more than surgical interventions. Its multidisciplinary team consists of highly skilled surgeons (including neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons), an experienced nursing staff, supportive physical and occupational therapists, and its nurturing spine clinical navigator.
Pre-registration for the lecture not required. For further information please call Diana Sevanian, R.N., SCV Senior Center Health & Wellness Program Coordinator at (661) 255-1588.
The Senior Center's weekly health, wellness, and consumerism lectures are held Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. in rooms A-1 and A-2.