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NEWS
March 24, 2008
Dear Fitness Answer Man: I've been having pain in my shoulder and both arms and have tried accupuncture and massage therapy so far. My new doctor and I decided together that we would now try anti-inflamatory drugs and physical therapy to build the muscle opposing those that are sore. Since then, I've become aware that my posture while sitting and lying down might be the true root cause of problem. What do you think? And what sort of professional could I turn to? A specialist in musculoskeletal injuries?
NEWS
May 12, 2008
Following is a list of scholarship recipients selected by the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee: · Alexis Cavey, Hancock High School, nursing at Frostburg State University. · Brittany DeLuca, Boonsboro High School, physical therapy at Villa Julie. · Sarena Ferguson, Middletown High School, biology/pre-med at Allegheny College. · Carissa Grove, St. Maria Goretti, biology/pre-med at McDaniel College. · Rachel Malagari, Middletown High School, physical therapy at Shenandoah University.
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BY RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 11, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Local residents needing physical and occupational therapy will no longer have to travel to Hagerstown or Chambersburg, Pa., for their treatments now that a state-of-the art facility has opened at Waynesboro Hospital. The new Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine center opened behind the hospital in what used to be a physical therapy facility run by Easter Seals for more than 40 years. When fully up and running, the hospital's new center will handle up to 100 patient visits a week, said Melanie Wennick, assistant director of physical medicine for Summit Health, owner of Waynesboro and Chambersburg hospitals.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2011
Name of Business: MMI of Hagerstown (Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute) Owner: Orthopaedic Associates of Frederick (physician group of orthopedic, sports medicine, pain management and rheumatology specialities) Address: 1825 Howell Road, Hagerstown Opened: Feb. 10, 2011 Products and services: Outpatient physical therapy office specializing in biomechanical evaluations for runners, walkers and patients with chronic lower-extremity pain issues.
NEWS
January 19, 2009
Professional SportsCare & Rehab Owner: Christopher A. Horowicz, DPT, ATC Address: 39 Maddex Drive, Suite 2, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Opening date: Jan. 5 Products and services: Orthopedic physical therapy, including total joint rehab, post-operative care, arthritis management, and treatment of sports injuries, sprains/strains and neuromuscular pain. Market area: Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia, Washington County How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?
NEWS
February 11, 2008
Name of business: CELEBRATE! Health & Wellness Owners: Tammy and Chuck Spitzer Address: The Turner Building, 12803 Oak Hill Ave., Suite A, Hagerstown Opening date: June 1, 2007 Products and services: Massage therapy, physical therapy, personal trainer services, aromatherapy and wellness store. Market area: Quad-state area Number of employees: The people who work here are independent contractors. Hours: Monday through Saturday, by appointment only.
NEWS
April 25, 2005
RANSON, W.Va. - Cammy Lycliter of the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Department has been named March employee of the month at Jefferson Memorial Hospital by John Sherwood, chief executive officer. Lycliter is a certified nursing assistant. She was nominated by her peers for her customer service skills, commitment to her patients and her professionalism. Other employees who were nominated include Megan Hanburger, Intensive Care; Rebekah Thomas, Physical Therapy; Pearl Elliot, Skilled Nursing; Tonya Jenkins, Skilled Nursing; and Brenda Engle, Emergency Department.
NEWS
June 30, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Robert Byrd's office says he's been released from the hospital and is at his Washington-area home recuperating from a more-than monthlong illness. The 91-year-old West Virginia Democrat, who is the longest-serving senator, is continuing physical therapy as he recovers from a staph infection he contracted while hospitalized for another infection. Aides released scant details during his hospitalization, declining even to say where he received treatment.
NEWS
December 7, 2008
Charles Gaush, a 79-year-old Korean War veteran, was a resident of Golden Living Center in Hagerstown from October 2007 to December 2007 after breaking his leg and requiring occupational and physical therapy. Upon his discharge from the facility, Gaush was able to return home and resume independent living. Since then, he has returned to Golden Living Center where he participates in the wellness program three days a week. The facility, at 750 Dual Highway, has been part of the Hagerstown community for 38 years.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | May 4, 2008
MONT ALTO, PA. - Penn State Mont Alto gave area children a healthy dose of education and exercise Saturday during its second annual Pediatric Health Fair. Hosted by the nursing, physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and forestry departments of the university, the fair used games, mazes and more to show children and parents unique ways to live healthy and active lives. Dr. Linda Carl, nursing instructor and faculty sponsor for the event, said everyone learns at the fair.
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NEWS
May 12, 2013
Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute is celebrating the opening of its Neuro-Ortho Walk-In Clinic, Parkway NOW, on Thursday, May 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 13 Western Maryland Parkway, Suite 106, in Hagerstown. Open house guests may partake of refreshments, tour the facility and receive giveaways. Parents, athletes and coaches will have the opportunity to learn about ImPact testing, concussions, and upcoming seminars and workshops from the institute's physicians, who are trained in sports medicine.
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LIFESTYLE
April 19, 2013
William and Kay Barnhart of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their sons and family at Old South Mountain Inn in Boonsboro.  After enjoying a wonderful dinner, they were surprised with a beautiful anniversary cake baked and decorated by Mrs. Barnhart's sister, Karen Cronise. The Barnharts were married Nov. 3, 1962, by Pastor Harold Lehman, Mr. Barnhart's uncle, at Northside Mennonite Church in Hagerstown. Mrs. Barnhart is the former Kay Lorraine Andrews, and the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Andrews.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 6, 2013
Easter Seals will be closing its offices in Franklin County, Pa., leaving patients in search of new places to obtain hearing aids, physical therapy, speech services and occupational therapy. Easter Seals announced in a news release Wednesday it intends to close its locations in Waynesboro and Chambersburg, Pa. Those closures are expected to occur before April 30. Last year, the Waynesboro office at 626 N. Grant St. served 438 patients and the Chambersburg office at 55 Hamilton Road served 544 patients, according to Lynne Wenrick, manager of rehabilitation services for the two offices.
NEWS
September 2, 2012
Joyce Kisner was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for July. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the award. Kisner, a physical therapy assistant, was nominated for the kind, caring and compassionate manor in which she handles patients, co-workers and students whom she supervises in rehabilitation services. Criteria for selection as a Quality Service Award recipient includes demonstrating a consistently high level of productivity and quality of work, along with a high degree of initiative in performing work responsibilities; displaying exceptional dependability; exhibiting effective relationships with others; displaying a commitment to service and serving the City Hospital community; and meeting the criteria for the West Virginia University Hospitals-East mission, vision and values.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | June 27, 2012
Josh Conway placed his most important signature on the dotted line of a Chicago Cubs contract and has begun his professional baseball career and the dream of reaching the major leagues. Conway - who was drafted by the Cubs in the fourth round and 134th overall in the Major League Draft on June 5 - recently signed the contract and is now in Mesa, Ariz., doing rehabilitation work on his surgically repaired right arm. “I'm very happy with the financial offer from the Cubs,” said Conway.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 18, 2012
Penn State Mont Alto students dug in the dirt Wednesday as part of a service project designed to plant the seeds of intergenerational relationships. The college's students and staff started meeting with Quincy Village residents a year ago to talk about creating raised gardens at the retirement village. On Wednesday afternoon, forestry and physical therapy students put those plans into action to create a 22-inch high planting bed and 31-inch high planting bed. The lower one is designed for wheelchair-bound gardeners and the higher one for people with trouble kneeling or stooping for traditional planting.
SPORTS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2011
Smithsburg High School graduate Lauren Church has been kicking balls long distances for most of her life. On Saturday, she'll be recognized for it. One twist: Church has spent most of her life kicking soccer balls, but she'll being recognized for kicking footballs - those of the pigskin variety. Church was the top points scorer in the Women's Football Alliance this year in her second season as a place-kicker for the Jacksonville (Fla.) Dixie Blues. She's one of two kickers on the National Conference All-Star Team, and she'll suit up for the All-American Game at Pennington Field in Bedford, Texas, Saturday at 11 a.m. “A few of our teammates go every year, and they just said they had a great time.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 22, 2011
While some teens are spending the lazy days of summer lounging by swimming pools, sleeping late or relaxing with friends, Katie Gonder is learning how to start an IV. The 14-year-old Gettysburg, Pa., resident is one of 17 students participating in Penn State Mont Alto’s MedCamp this week. “I want to do nursing, and this is helping me learn more about it and how to do stuff,” Katie said. Working in the health care field runs in the Gonder family. Katie’s sister is a nursing student at Messiah College.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2011
Name of Business: MMI of Hagerstown (Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute) Owner: Orthopaedic Associates of Frederick (physician group of orthopedic, sports medicine, pain management and rheumatology specialities) Address: 1825 Howell Road, Hagerstown Opened: Feb. 10, 2011 Products and services: Outpatient physical therapy office specializing in biomechanical evaluations for runners, walkers and patients with chronic lower-extremity pain issues.
NEWS
By LINDA NORRIS | Meritus Media Relations | January 29, 2011
Local business icon Franklin R. Turner, owner of bowling and recreation businesses in the Tri-State area, has provided a half-million dollar boost to bring the Meritus Healthcare Foundation’s Capital Campaign to its $16 million goal. “I know what good medical facilities mean to people who get sick.  Most of us at one time in our lives will go to the hospital, so I’m thankful I can do this,” Turner said. His gift, slated to support Total Rehab Care Center at the new medical center, demonstrates a shared commitment to keeping members of the community physically active for as long as possible.
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