Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC)
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Make A Date, during Heart Health Month
The number one killer of women is heart disease. Every February is heart health month.
Join us at the VASORCC theatre to see a screening of Project 22 and meet the two Combat Veterans who produced the documentary, Combat Veterans Daniel Egbert and Combat Veteran Doc King.
When: February 9th at 2pm
Where: VA SORCC Theater
8495 Crater Lake Hwy.
White City, Oregon 97503
Combat Veteran Daniel Egbert, Marine, served three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Combat Veteran Doc King, was a US Army Scout Medic while deployed in Ramadi Iraq from 2004-2005. During his three year enlistment, Doc worked as a Trauma Team Leader in the Madigan Army Medical Center.
Project 22 is about two combat-wounded Veterans who set out to end a known epidemic in America amongst their brothers and sisters called suicide. Their 6,500-mile cross country mission was to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide amongst Veterans and show their brothers and sisters-at-arms that there is hope for them. During their journey, they interviewed researchers, healthcare providers, and Veterans. Many of those they encountered had either contemplated or attempted suicide and were able to share the life-saving alternative sources of hope that they had found. Asking hard-hitting questions and opening up about their own struggles, painfully spurred on by recent estimations that 22 Veterans are taking their own lives every single day.
by Rhonda Haney, Public Affairs
VA Adaptive Sports Program
VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics employees teamed up with Adaptive Sports experts from Disabled Sports USA and Paradox Sports to put on a two-part Adaptive Rock Climbing clinic, February 3-4. Day one consisted of hands on training for the VA employees, mostly physical and recreational therapists, along with other Adaptive Sports enthusiasts from near and far—Portland, Lake Tahoe, D.C., Baltimore, Seattle—focusing on foundational skills and knowledge specific to rock climbing for individuals with physical disabilities, ranging from amputation to visual impairments, and from Traumatic Brain Injuries to deafness spectrum disorders, as well as others. Day two was all about applying the information gleaned from day one, and getting local Veterans on the rock wall, participating in an activity many of them never dreamed possible until now.
The impetus for this training was multifaceted, but really boiled down to one main factor: disabled Veterans who participate in adaptive sports do better in all aspects of life than their otherwise sedentary counterparts. Disabled Veterans of all ages and abilities report better health, new friendships and a better quality of life when participating in adaptive activities, such as Adaptive Rock Climbing. Moreover, studies have shown that significant improvements in psychological health, overall quality of life, mood states including tension, depression, anger, and vigor, and sports related competence. These factors highlight the potential impact that therapeutic adaptive sports and recreation programs potentially have for disabled combat Veterans in areas of quality of life, reduction of mood disturbances, and sports related competence www.va.gov/adaptivesports/.
If interested in learning more about Adaptive Sports at VA SORCC, please contact: Dr. Jeremiah Moore, PT, DPT, Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services at email@example.com, Dr. Matt Becker, PT, DPT at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Wes Magness, Chief of Recreational Therapy at email@example.com.
By Dr. Jeremiah Moore, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service and Rhonda Haney, Public Affairs
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