Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Offers Seminar on Chronic Illness Prevention

Oct 28, 2013

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DPT Seminar

Franklin Pierce University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at its College of Graduate & Professional Studies and the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center will offer a seminar on the Prevention of Chronic Illnesses for New Hampshire older adults. The seminar will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on November 6 at the Cashin Senior Activity Center on 151 Douglas Street in Manchester, N.H.

The Prevention of Chronic Illnesses seminar will address common illnesses that target the local aging population. It will provide attendees with the opportunity to have their exercise concerns addressed, learn effective and simple ways to improve their health, and most important, to prevent illnesses and reduce current symptoms. Attendees will learn to increase their activity level in easy ways that fit their lifestyles.

As the prevalence of chronic illnesses within the aging population continues to escalate nationwide, so does the need to bring attention to ways that an individual can curtail the onset of these illnesses or reduce current symptoms without relying on temporary solutions, such as prescription medications. Exercise, with its variety of options and levels, has proven to be the least costly and most effective method to stave off illness while improving the quality of life.       

Seminar attendees will receive details on the impact that chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and many others can have on their health. Registered participants will be able to interact directly with students in the Franklin Pierce Doctor of Physical Therapy program to learn easy fitness strategies personalized to their needs. Attendees will learn how to effectively reduce the impact of various illnesses, help prevent their onset, and make positive life-changing decisions. 

The program is free, but preregistration is required. Questions may be emailed to Stephen Baird, SPT, at Bairds12@live.franklinpierce.edu. For directions to this event, additional details, and information about other activities at the Cashin Center, please call (603) 624-6533.

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