POMONA, Calif. (October 3, 2012) – In its continued efforts to provide specialized services for adults diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation's Multiple Sclerosis Center is inviting the community and educators to attend a free seminar, "New Innovations for Multiple Sclerosis," on Tuesday, October 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The seminar will be held at the Casa Colina Tamkin Education Center, Building 1D, located at 255 East Bonita Avenue (at Garey) in Pomona.
The seminar will feature presenters from the Casa Colina Multiple Sclerosis Center including board-certified neurologist Richard Shubin, M.D., program medical director, and Kathy San Martino, physical therapist, neurological clinical specialist and MS certified specialist who will present the latest information on the following topics:
- New medications and therapies for MS patients
- Benefits of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy
- A discussion of various accessories to aid walking and mobility – Bioness, Walk Aide, HFAD (Hip Flex Assistive Device)
In addition, participants will receive educational materials provided by the National MS Society as well as participate in a questions and answers session with the featured presenters.
Casa Colina created the Multiple Sclerosis Center to fit the specific needs of those diagnosed with MS. Its neurologist-led team of MS experts takes a comprehensive approach by examining all aspects of this disease – focusing on diagnosis, aftercare, education and support of the patient and their family members. The Center's goals are to help improve the patient's quality of life while stabilizing the disease by exploring every possibility – from assistive devices to new medications, Botox treatments and innovative therapies.
For more information about the free community seminar and to reserve a seat, please visit www.casacolina.org or call (866) 724-4132.
About Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation was founded in 1936 in Chino, CA under the leadership of Frances Eleanor "Mother" Smith and other community leaders and physicians to provide rehabilitative care to children with polio. In the early 1950s when polio was at epidemic proportions, a plan was developed to build a new hospital in nearby Pomona, CA. In 1959, the new hospital was completed and Casa Colina expanded its medical and physical rehabilitation services to concentrate on treating people of all ages and disabilities resulting from neurological and/or orthopedic conditions. In recent years, Casa Colina has renovated its entire 20-acre Pomona campus to include a state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital, outpatient center, post-acute residential rehabilitation center, children's services, community-based adult services, specialized physician's' clinics, diagnostic imaging, ambulatory surgery center, and other highly specialized services. It serves over 10,600 people on an annually. For more information, please visit www.casacolina.org.