Race for a Great Cause at the St. Charles Running Festival on April 9

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Lace up your shoes, stretch out your legs and prepare to hit the course. That runner’s high arrives faster and lasts longer when you’re running for a cause this worthwhile.

The St. Charles Running Festival is Saturday, April 9, at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf. With a 10-miler, a 5K and a Kids Fun Run, runners and walkers of all levels can have a great time in support of our Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services.

It’s more than a chip-timed race. It’s a day of fun activities for the family. It begins with pre-race stretching and energetic music before the 10-miler starts at 8:45am. The 5K starts at 9am, just outside the stadium, and the Kids Fun Run begins at 9:30am inside Regency Furniture Stadium. And remember, the race courses are stroller friendly!

All pre-registered participants receive a commemorative T-shirt. After you cross the finish line, stick around for post-race massages and healthy refreshments. Kids participating in the Fun Run will enjoy a Chick-fil-A kids meal and two tickets to a Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball game.

The Blue Crabs will host their annual Fan Fest in conjunction with the race, so children will have access to the playground at the Kids Park inside the stadium.

As good as you’ll feel after completing your run, it’ll feel even better knowing you supported a worthy cause. Proceeds benefit important UM Charles Regional Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services, like physical, speech and occupational therapy, as well as cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

You’ll be helping us fund specialty equipment, enhance patient education programs and expand our clinical services in these critical areas. You never know when you or someone you love will need one of these critical services.

Register online today to guarantee your spot! It’s $35 for the 10-miler, $25 for the $5K and $10 for the Kids Fun Run. Prices increase on March 12. It’s a great reason to get out and enjoy a fun morning run. See you at the starting line!

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It’s National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month and it’s a great chance for us to recognize the outstanding physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who work so hard to help you overcome pain, gain and maintain movement, and preserve your independence.

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For us, it’s also an opportunity to celebrate the amazing team at UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation. Our new center in La Plata offers a wide range of treatments with a personal focus to help you get back to living your best life. Conditions include:

  • Post-Surgical Rehab
  • Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sports Injuries
  • Joint Replacements
  • Herniated Discs
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Knee Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Muscles Strains
  • Knee Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Give UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation a call today to learn how we can help you move beyond injury.

 

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Last Call for 21st Annual Crab Feast Tickets!

You can almost smell the all-you-can-eat crabs already! We’re less than a week away from our 21st Annual Crab Feast, and time is running out to reserve your tickets!

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Join us at Captain Billy’s Crab House in Popes Creek on Thursday, October 15, from 2:00-8:30pm for this highly anticipated event. Choose from five different ticket levels, each with its own menu options, starting at $35 per person (child’s meal tickets starts at $8). Today is the last day to purchase your tickets before prices go up, so don’t miss out!

Proceeds from this year’s Crab Feast will help fund important rehabilitation and therapy programs at UM Charles Regional Medical Center by equipping patients with the resources they need to build strength, reduce stress and enjoy healthier lifestyles. The following services will directly benefit from funds raised at this event:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy

For more information about the 21st Annual Crab Feast or to purchase tickets, visit the official event page or call 301.609.4132. Bring your appetite!

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Benefits of the University of Maryland Rehabilitation Network

We all know that accidents happen.

Rehabilitation therapy begins when the unexpected parts of life come calling and leave you unable to do everyday activities—like walking after a sports injury or talking after a stroke. At the University of Maryland Rehabilitation Network (UMRN), there is a coordinated system of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation providers that make it easy for you to get back on your feet.

This team of talented and caring professionals work together throughout the state of Maryland to help people recover from the effects of illness or injury, such as stroke, joint replacement or sports- and accident- related trauma. They offer a range of therapies, from speech to physical, and everything in between. The network brings together expert teams of committed care providers from facilities across the state, from community hospitals to academic medical centers and all network members are part of the University of Maryland Medical System.

The benefits of working with UMRN are endless for patients and their families. Multiple locations makes your treatment more convenient, provides stability and promotes a common vision among our rehabilitation providers—leading to focused determination and proven results.

Please watch this brief video for more information about UMRN:

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Outpatient Excellence in the Spring Issue of Maryland’s Health Matters

It’s easy to think of a hospital as a place you go in an emergency or a where you might be admitted for surgery or other medical care. It is those things, of course. But as the Spring issue of Maryland Health Matters shows, UM Charles Regional Medical Center is so much more.

The cover story highlights our outpatient rehabilitation services and the lives our talented staff help change for the better every day. Whether it’s speech therapy, pulmonary therapy, physical therapy or something else, UM Charles Regional is part of an ongoing commitment to better health.

The Spring issue also includes a profile of surgeon S.J. Patel, MD, and news on UM Charles Regional’s new online Patient Portal, a great way to access and update your medical records online. And definitely check out stories on how UM Charles Regional and University of Maryland Children’s Hospital take outstanding care of our youngest patients.

Look for it in print or check out Maryland Health Matters online.

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New Treatments for Knee Cartilage Injuries

 

Michael P. O’Reilly, M.D.

Michael P. O’Reilly, M.D., will host a free seminar on Cartilage Injuries in the Knee and New Treatments for Cartilage Restoration and Preservation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 in the Nagula Conference Room. Seminar topics include signs and symptoms of cartilage damage, evaluation of cartilage injury in the knee, and new treatments available for cartilage damage including immature cartilage transplantation, as well as partial knee replacement options for damaged cartilage.

To register, click here or call 1.888.332.4847.

New Treatments for Knee Cartilage Injuries
Wednesday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Civista Medical Center, Nagula Conference Room
Free. Pre-registration required.

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New Treatments for Knee Cartilage Injuries

Dr. Michael P. O’Reilly, M.D.

Michael P. O’Reilly, M.D., will host a free seminar on Cartilage Injuries in the Knee and New Treatments for Cartilage Restoration and Preservation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 in the Nagula Conference Room. Seminar topics include signs and symptoms of cartilage damage, evaluation of cartilage injury in the knee, and new treatments available for cartilage damage including immature cartilage transplantation, as well as partial knee replacement options for damaged cartilage.

To register, click here or call 1.888.332.4847.

New Treatments for Knee Cartilage Injuries
Wednesday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Civista Medical Center, Nagula Conference Room
Free. Pre-registration required.

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Did You Know? Civista Offers A Pediatric Speech Therapy Program!

The Civista Medical Center Rehabilitation Department is now offering individual outpatient pediatric speech therapy, language therapy, and evaluations.

Pediatric Speech Therapy

This program is available for those with learning disabilities, fluency (stuttering) disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation disorders, traumatic brain injury, augmentative & alternative communication devices (AAC), executive functioning disorders, auditory processing disorders, and hearing impairments.

A physician’s written order is required and most insurance plans are accepted. To make an appointment for speech therapy, please call 301-609-4413, or for additional questions regarding the pediatric speech therapy program, please call 301-609-4290.

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Free Lecture from Civista: TREATMENT OPTIONS for ATHLETIC KNEE INJURIES

Join Civista Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Michael P. O’Reilly for an informative and interesting presentation about treatment options for ACL tears, MCL injuries, meniscal tears, cartilage injuries, and patellofemoral syndrome.

Treatment Options for Athletic Knee Injuries
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Civista Women’s Health Center
3510 Old Washington Road, Suite 100
Waldorf, MD 20602

Pre-registration is required but the event is Free. To register, please click here or call (888) 332-4847.

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