April 29, 2005
Contact: Susie Beem, Arthritis Program Coordinator, 737-5946
Free Arthritis Education Day Offered During Arthritis Awareness Month
South Central District Health, along with Magic Valley Regional Medical Center,
Cassia Regional Medical Center, and Twin Falls Physical Therapy and Wellness Clinic,
are offering a free Arthritis Education Day on Saturday, May 14, to help people who have
arthritis learn how to better manage their condition. This seminar will take place at
South Central District Health, located on the CSI campus near the library, from 9 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Speakers will include Dr. David Christensen, pharmacist Kurt Hefner, physical
therapists Andrew Mix and Peggy Goodman, and occupational therapist Joyce
Lindstrom. Topics will include medical and surgical options for arthritis management;
what is new in arthritis medications; physical therapy and arthritis; helpful self-care hints
for managing arthritis; and taking ownership of your health.
Although this education day is free, space is limited and it is necessary to pre-
register by calling Susie Beem, Arthritis Program Coordinator for South Central District
Health, at 737-5946.