Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 5-6 p.m.
Baltimore, MD (Cold Spring) | Towson, MD | Westminster, MD | Middletown, NJ
This workshop is for you if:
You are afraid of losing your INDEPENDENCE.
You are fed up with “BAD MS DAYS.”
You spend too much time in your WHEELCHAIR, but have felt powerless to do anything about it.
Your anxiety soars at the thought or going anywhere, or you frequently need help WALKING.
You need a new foot or hand BRACE or assistive walking device.
Your muscles are tight and joints have limited RANGE OF MOTION.
You have poor BALANCE and are terrified of falling and getting seriously injured.
You feel awful because you can’t do things you like to do — like holding your grandchildren — WITHOUT ASSISTANCE.
You are worried about your loved one’s QUALITY OF LIFE.
We’re Hosting at the Locations Below:
(all workshops are on the same day and same time)
1111 E. Cold Spring Ln.
Baltimore, MD 21239
(Park and enter League of People through back entrance, off 43rd Street.)
1220 E. Joppa Rd.
Towson, MD 21286
511 Jermor Ln.
Westminster, MD 21157
1275 NJ Route 35
Middletown, NJ 07748
Limited to 20 Registrants at Each Location
(due to the interactive nature of this workshop)
The Workshop Will Cover…
How to stretch various muscles and why it’s so important.
Exercises to decrease risk of falls.
Benefits of cardio exercise and examples.
Guide to functional exercises that restore lost mobility and confidence.
Natural remedies to selected symptoms.
Modern treatment techniques and the latest in equipment.
Have you recently had an ATTACK of MS that’s left you feeling weak or unable to do the things you used to do?
Is it getting HARDER to lift your toes, rise to a standing position, or walk up stairs?
If you’re like most people reading this, you are clearly interested in becoming more active, mobile, and independent. If you’re like all the other patients that we have helped, then right now you feel hopeless and lost. Like the system has failed you. And that is because it has!
Doctors are restricted in the amount of time they can spend with you because of the current health care systems and large corporate restrictions. And there is no-one else to fill the gap to get you the support and help you need. Doctors are forced to self refer to other large corporate clinics who further the headaches and broaden the lack of support.
Many of our clients say things to us like:
“I am always afraid of falling and getting badly injured.”
“I wish there was something more I could do for my MS.”
If you’re walking with a limp or having back pain while standing for long periods of time, it is VERY serious. These types of pains and aches can lead to long-term chronic pain. And if you do not DO SOMETHING about it now, then it can lead to long-lasting pain or immobility, which can be very difficult to reverse.
We are gait experts, meaning we specialize in observing gait (walking) and then strengthening the muscles needed to impact the problems we see while observing. We have been doing it for 10 years and are very specialized to help you get back to doing the things you love.
Have you ever been told or thought…
Many of our patients do mention their MS symptoms to their friends, maybe family, and sometimes even doctors. Sometimes, they are met with the same responses: pity and little-to-no advice or recommendations. “The disease has just progressed.”
So, they accept the “fact” that there is nothing they can do. This can create bad habits, because doing nothing often leads to weaker muscles and worse balance.
Chances are you have also been told things like “you will never be able to do that again” or “I think you should just start using the wheelchair (or walker) from now on.” That is just NOT ALWAYS TRUE.
About the Presenters
Justin is a physical therapist assistant (PTA) and the co-owner and vice president of Therafit Rehab. He joined the company in 2011. Justin graduated from Alderson Broaddus College in West Virginia and subsequently completed the PTA program at Carroll Community College. He continues to treat patients alongside his administrative duties for the organization.
Dr. Lauren Fischer, DPT
Lauren is a doctor of physical therapy and the clinical director of our location in Towson, Maryland. She graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. During her studies, Lauren spent time at the National Rehabilitation Center in California, which specializes in treating those with disorders. She is certified in the LSVT Big methodology for treating patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Taylor Wiedel, DPT
Taylor has been the clinical director at our Westminster location since October 2019 and is a doctor of physical therapy, having earned her doctorate from the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. Originally from Sykesville, Maryland, she worked at several physical therapy clinics throughout Maryland, providing care to a variety of patients, before coming home to the Therafit Rehab family.
Sarah Miltner, OTR/L, Co-Owner
Sarah is a Co-owner and the clinical director of our Middletown, New Jersey, location. She graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and served the JFK Center for Head Injuries for eight years prior to helping establish Therafit Rehab in the Garden State. Sarah is a certified brain injury specialist.
What Our Patients Are Saying About Us…
- Kate berge
After you go a couple of times and get to know the therapists and the other clients, you feel like you are stopping by to see family. All the therapists know you and what you are working on, so there's a cohesive plan of treatment. As each therapist works with a client separately the whole gym could be talking about topics of the day or sharing life stories. Its more than a gym.
I have been participating in therapy for over 20 years and these therapists are some of the most creative, caring, endearing. knowledgeable. professional. and altogether lovely people i have ever had the pleasure to work with
- Sabra Felder
My name is Sabra and I have MS; I have been going to Therafit for a little over 6 months now. I have made so much progress since coming. I am in a wheelchair but I’m learning things that has helped me learn how to stand again whether it’s balance control or leg strengthening exercises. The therapists are the best and MS and other neurological conditions are their expertise. I was joking around with Lauren today saying they have awakened parts of my body that I forgot existed but it’s kind of true so thank you for everything.
They are absolutely the best! Individual approach and understanding of patient's needs. I had physical therapy in many places for past12 years include Johns Hopkins Rehab. No one else gave 100% one-on-one time without interruption; they don't go from one patient to another during the visit, and I get whole hour of physical therapy. Magic hands! I don't have to worry about my scheduling, they do it all, I love reminders too. Thank you very much!