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Free Community Seminar “Innovations in Stroke Rehabilitation” Thursday, July 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Free Community Seminar “Innovations in Stroke Rehabilitation” Thursday, July 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM Pomona, CA… More than 700,000 people suffer a stroke every year, with two-thirds of those individuals surviving and requiring intensive rehabilitation. Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation is pleased to announce that it will hold a community education seminar about new advances in stroke rehabilitation designed for stroke patients and their families.

Presenters include David Patterson, M.D., Casa Colina Hospital Medical Director and board certified physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation; Shashank Arya, M.D., Casa Colina Stroke Center and board certified physician also specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation; and Mathu Hanson, PT, Casa Colina Outpatient Center. Free literature provided by the National Stroke Association will be available to participants.

Topics of discussion include signs and symptoms of stroke, goals of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, various levels of rehabilitative care for stroke patients, and new treatments methods, including the NESS L300, released by Bioness Inc. late 2006. The NESS L300 helps many patients who have had a stroke or other neurological impairment to regain mobility and walk again – an ability that these individuals believed to be impossible. Casa Colina is among the first in the country and the first in California to offer this breakthrough adjunctive therapy at its Pomona hospital.

Guest speaker includes Casa Colina Hospital stroke patient Simon Lewis, who is one of Casa Colina’s first patients prescribed to use the innovative NESS L300.

Casa Colina is uniquely qualified to present this special evening program due to its long history of providing an innovative stroke rehabilitation program to the community. Casa Colina’s comprehensive program includes inpatient care using clinical pathways for optimum outcomes, transitional living, and outpatient services that include neurological rehabilitation, speech therapy, aquatic therapy, vestibular / balance program using Neurocom technology, Bioness technology, pain management, adaptive driver program, outdoor recreation program and more.

This free event will be held on Thursday, July 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Casa Colina’s Tamkin Education Center, Building 1D, which is located on the Casa Colina campus at 255 East Bonita Avenue (at Garey) in Pomona. Refreshments will be served and seating is limited. Please call 909/596-7733, ext. 2275 to reserve your space.

About Casa Colina - Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation provides comprehensive physical rehabilitation and specialized medical services at its completely renovated 20-acre campus in Pomona, California. It has served the community for over 70 years and is the region’s leader in providing a continuum of rehabilitative care that includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, highly specialized medical programs, residential facilities and recreational programs for people of all ages and with varying disabilities.

About the NESS L300™ - Central nervous system injuries like stroke often result in foot drop—leading to instability and difficulty walking. Bioness’s NESS L300™ neuro-rehabilitation system is a major advancement in Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) technology, designed to help patients experiencing foot drop to regain mobility and help “normalize” walking and gait. The L300 uses wireless communication to “talk” to its components, eliminating cumbersome wires and allowing the clinician ability to fine-tune settings while the patient is actually walking. This user-friendly system is appropriate for a broad range of conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and incomplete spinal cord injury.