Wednesday Wellness

The Health Cabinet is pleased to offer a wide selection of classes on health-related topics for Fall 2016.

All classes meet on Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 pm, in the library.

Wednesday, September 21
Don’t Let Pain Change Your Game! Racket Sports Injury Prevention 

Laura Halley, PT, DPT
This talk will include a description of common injuries, biomechanical or training faults, and injury prevention strategies to provide racket sports players with a foundation for understanding the human body and its relationship with performance on the court. Please join us for a fun and engaging talk on these great sports and how to minimize pain and maximize success in training and in competition!

Dr. Laura Halley is a member of the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute orthopedic residency class of 2015-2016. Dr. Halley earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Halley graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2011 with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She is a former ACSM certified personal fitness trainer and instructs adaptive snowboarding in the winter. Her hobbies include tennis, golf, reading, traveling, and hanging out with family and friends.

Wednesday, September 28
Chew on this! The Jaw and it's relation to head & neck pain

Scott Resetar, DPT, PT
Do you, or someone you know, have a clicking, popping, or painful jaw? Did you know that your jaw can cause headaches, neck pain, and even dizziness? This important joint is used every day for talking and chewing, but it can cause serious pain!  Want to learn more? This presentation will provide information about a common condition called "TMD", but you may have heard someone incorrectly call it "TMJ". We will discuss the common signs and symptoms, how it affects your neck and headaches, and how/when physical therapy can help.

Dr. Scott Resetar is a member of the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute orthopedic residency class of 2016-2017. Dr. Resetar received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Prior to graduate school, Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Dr. Resetar is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. Scott enjoys service work, and he co-founded the Hearts and Hands Project at UIC which sends PT students to Central America to provide physical therapy services. He played football in high school and enjoys all things related to the game. He also enjoys powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, playing guitar, and spending time with his fiancé.

Wednesday, October 5
Concussion: What’s the Big Deal? 

Kristine Klammer Hansen, DPT, PT
Concussion has become a hot topic in the media and medical community in the last few years, but did you know you don’t have to be an athlete to have a concussion?  Information related to concussion has been exploited in the media and even a Hollywood movie increasing awareness and concern related to the cause, treatment and long term effects of the injury.  This presentation will provide a brief overview of what a concussion is, who is at risk, common signs and symptoms, what to do if you suspect a concussion and how physical therapy can assist in the rehabilitation process. 

Dr. Kristine Klammer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2004. After several years of success in the corporate business world, she decided to step away to pursue a profession that she was truly passionate about. Kristine earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She has a vested interest in vestibular and concussion rehabilitation as well as sports medicine and general orthopedics.

Wednesday, October 12
Is Your World Turning Upside Down?  Learn more about dizziness!  

Kelsey Quinton, PT, DPT
This presentation will discuss dizziness, vertigo, and problems with balance, in order to educate the community on common causes of such symptoms.  There are multiple diagnoses that can produce symptoms as such, some that need to be treated by a medical doctor, however many that can be addressed with physical therapy.  This lecture will intends to help educate the participants on symptoms to be aware of, and when/how physical therapy could be beneficial.

Dr. Kelsey Quinton received her undergraduate degree in Health, Human Performance and Exercise Science at Virginia Commonwealth University in December 2011.  She immediately went into her Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at VCU, and graduated in May 2015.  She enjoys working outpatient with many different types of patient populations, but enjoys manual therapy, utilizing trigger point dry needling after extra course work she has participated with, as well as the vestibular system.


Wednesday, October 19
The Basics of Dementia

Tina Thomas, MD, CMHS, CDP
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors. stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Dr. Tina Thomas holds a Bachelors of Science in Health Care Administration and a Master’s of Science in Hospice and Palliative Studies. She also holds certifications in Gerontology, Addictions Specialist, Pastoral Care, Nursing Home Administration, and Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Care.  Tina is the Director of Programs and Services for the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Wednesday, October 26
Mental Health First Aid

Karen Rice, mSW, LCSW
This course teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It is a growing, global training that is coordinated in the U.S. by the National Council for Behavioral Health, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. They ensure the quality and standardization of the program nationwide and certify instructors to teach Mental Health First Aid in local communities.  Since 2008, nearly half a million people across the U.S. have taken Mental Health First Aid.

Karen Rice is a licensed counselor who works at the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls.

Wednesday, November 2
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction : Keeping your balance in a chaotic world

Debbie Daniels-Mohring, PhD
This course will teach a variety of stress reduction techniques and give the participant some knowledge of how our brains respond to stress.

Dr. Debbie Daniels-Mohring is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with adolescents and adults.  She specializes in helping those dealing with anxiety, depression, family problems, and eating disorders. She also has advanced training in marriage and family therapy, child development, grief and loss and mindfulness.  Debbie consults with local schools, adoption agencies, and infertility clinics and is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. 

Wednesday, November 9
Hospice 101/Grief & Loss

Chelsea Cassidy
Hospice 101: A time to learn about hospice care, the history of the hospice movement, when should hospice be considered, how hospice is funded and to bust myths about hospice.
Grief & Loss: Discover the vastness of grief and loss, learn how to cope with grief, facts and myths of grief and identify the stages of grief.

Chelsea is a licensed social worker and works for AT Home Care Hospice.

Wednesday, November 16
Living with Grief and Loss

Alberta Aikin, RN, DSN, MA & Diane Petrie, RN, CBCN
Loss and grief are a part of each of our lives. Living with the changes that loss brings can be overwhelming. We will discuss the changes and loss that may occur as a result of an illness, such as cancer, and the experience of grief when a loved one dies. We hope to provide strong resources that support forward movement in day to day living with grief and loss.

Diane currently works in the Cancer Center at Henrico Doctor's Hospital as a Breast Nurse Navigator.  She has over 35 years experience in nursing with focus in cardiac care, labor and delivery, and healthcare quality and risk management.  She brings current experience in the education of patients and their families in the care of cancer diagnosis.

Alberta is retired and currently volunteers at Henrico Doctor's Hospital Breast Cancer Clinic. She has a Masters in Spirituality and Pastoral Counseling. She brings past experience in caring for children and adolescence with cancer and their families at the National Institutes of Health.