Back pain workshop

Back pain workshop


The Center for Physical Health, 4137 Boardman Canfield Road, Suite 104, offers a free back pain relief workshop at 9 a.m. March 10. This workshop, open to all, is hosted by Marybeth Romeo, a licensed physical therapist. Registration is preferred. Call 330-286-3850 or email

The “Managing Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop” focuses on helping those who suffer from pain in the back and legs when they do everyday activities, and seeks to help naturally relieve the symptoms of back pain and sciatica without the use of addictive narcotics or overly expensive imaging scans. In the wake of the recent opioid epidemic, physical therapy has become a preferred method for pain management and can improve the overall health of patients.

The Doctors: Gym Germs inspected gyms


The television show, “The Doctors: Gym Germs,” inspected three different gyms – budget, mid-range and luxury – to investigate what germs and bacteria might be lurking on exercise equipment. They found bacteria on several pieces of cardio equipment, multiple strains of bacteria on yoga mats, even at the expensive gyms. Water fountains were particularly dirty, on some of which were found e coli and feces bacteria.

“The Doctors” offered tips for staying healthy at the gym.

• Use wipes to wipe down your machines, and let the surface dry before touching.

• Be careful not to make contact if you have open cuts or scrapes, germs can easily get in and cause infection.

• Keep your hands away from eyes, nose and mouth while at the gym. Flu and cold virus are easily spread this way.

• Designate one side of your towel for your face, one side for your equipment.

• Wear flip-flops in the shower, and don’t sit naked on gym benches.

• Ask your gym how often they clean their machines and find out what their cleaning schedule is.

Grant Preparation Series every Tuesday


The Buhl Regional Health Foundation (BRHF) is offering a “Grant Preparation Series” from 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday beginning March 6 and running through March 27. The series, held at the BRHF office, 701 Pierce Ave., Suite 1, introduces seasoned grant writers to BRHF’s online grant process. It is not an introductory course for new grant writers.

The programs funded by Buhl Regional Health Foundation must focus on the health care needs or community health of the greater Sharon regional area. There is no fee for the grant series, but seating is limited and is determined on a first-come first-served basis. No more than two people per agency may participate.

To register, call Kimberly Duncan at 724-418-2750 or email her at

Nutrition 101


Danielle MacDuff, board certified naturopathic doctor, is offering her course, “Nutrition 101,” which lasts six weeks on Fridays, beginning March 2 and lasting through April 27 with no class on Good Friday. The classes are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at ETI Technical College, 2076 Youngstown-Warren Road.

Subjects of the course, presented by Mussler Chiropractic & Wellness, include how the body responds to food and nutrition; the proper way to combine and prepare foods to get the most out of them; how to create balanced meals in little time, and how to discover the real facts about food. All supplies are included.

To register, call 330-758-9567. The cost is a $55 donation to the Phoenix House building fund.

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