Backall Offers Workshop
Karen Backall, PT, of Appalachian Physical Therapy, in Pinehurst, will be at the Senior Enrichment Center on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 4 p.m. to offer a one-hour workshop on stretching and flexibility.
Stretching increases flexibility. Flexible muscles can improve one's daily performance such as lifting packages, bending to tie your shoes or hurrying to get somewhere on time. >Stretching improves range of motion of your joints. Good range of motion keeps you in better balance, which will help keep you mobile and less prone to falls, and the related injuries. Stretching improves circulation, increases blood flow to your muscles, and relieves stress. It also relaxes the tense muscles that often accompany stress. > >
Karen Backall graduated from Hahnemann Medical College's physical therapy program in 1989. Her work experience has included acute care, geriatrics, women's health and outpatient orthopedics. She recently participated in a research study for treating low back pain due to her placement in the top 10 percent of more than 300 physical therapists nationwide for successful outcomes for this diagnosis. Backall has a special interest in outpatient orthopedics and women's health. Karen and her spouse, Ray, reside on a farm in Cameron. Home includes nine horses, three dogs, and three cats. When not working or doing farm chores, she competes in the amateur hunter division and ballroom dances. >Backall offers a variety of seminars at both the center and her office in Olmsted Village, Pinehurst.
To reserve a seat for the Jan. 13 workshop, call (910) 215-0900. The Senior Enrichment Center is located at 8040 U.S. 15-501, two miles north of the Pinehurst Traffic Circle.
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