Therapy Achievements is dedicated to helping people with physical, cognitive and visual limits re-gain function and reach their potential. By providing out-patient physical, occupational and speech therapy services, we help people maximize their independence and reach their potential. Our multi-disciplinary team approach to rehabilitation enables us to tailor your plan of care to your specific and unique needs.
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Research on Multiple Sclerosis
Do you have multiple sclerosis?
Are you African American?
Are you aged 18-64?
If the answers to all these questions are yes, you may qualify for a study that will be examining the feasibility and effectiveness of changing sitting behavior and physical activity in multiple sclerosis.
What will you do?
You will need to wear activity monitors for 7-days during three occasions and will enroll in a 12-week program aimed at reducing sitting time and increasing physical activity. During this period, you will receive daily text messages and bi-weekly newsletter and calls.
Why is this research important?
Your participation in this project will help us to develop strategies that are effective in changing sitting and activity behavior in MS. These strategies may be implemented in large studies in future, which could potentially benefit large number of people with MS.
Will I be compensated for my time?
Yes, you will receive up to $75 for participation.
If you are interested in taking part in this research or would like to find out more about the project, contact Jeffer on 205-975-9321 or via email email@example.com and ask about the “Sit Less, Move More” study.
• The MS walk in Cinco De Mayo – May 5th! Start a team of your own or joint one of the teams already formed:
• teamsIf you would like to join a team for the MS Walk, please contact Kristen McCombs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Time is running out to Register for our upcoming event in Huntsville for March 20th
JOIN US for this (new topics) MS educational program with so much NEW learning
Join us to listen with Dr. Samuel F Hunter, who is coming down from Franklin, Tn to speak with you about topics that we are providing and as showing on the flyer.
Discussion includes the importance of a comprehensive MS center
Join us to hear Julie Robert’s inspirational story and Join us at this event to listen to Jeff Segal’s talk on simple exercise for MS.
ALL great topics being provided on March 20th in Huntsville, AL
RSVP to join us at this event on March 20th (Dinner included).
If you already registered there is no need to do this again, but for all others not yet registered, if you want to attend, we need you to RSVP this week as registrations closes soon.
This is the last week to RSVP to attend this awesome MS event
I’m Jennifer Beard Turbeville and I had a Transpetrosal Craniotomy. My Epidermoid Brain tumor formed when I was an embryo. This type of tumor is noncancerous and slow growing. I had chronic headaches as an adult, but didn1t know it as a tumor until I was 35. I sought out help for my headaches and had a basal brain craniotomy
in 2007. Not all of the tumor could be removed safely at that time.
Over 9 years, it grew again, and began causing more
problems. The doctors at Vanderbilt agreed that a
Transpetrosal Craniotomy is what I needed. They informed me that it was a 10/10 type of surgery with a list of risks. I was in surgery 14 hours and had to go to rehab afterwards. I had to relearn to walk, talk in complete, unbroken sentences, swallow food, and reue my left arm and hand. There were other problems Ii ce doub e vision, loss of hea,ring, balance issues, and brain
swelling. I had a lot to overcome, but the doctors were
confident that I would make a full recovery in time.
Praise and thanks go to God for guiding the doctors’ hands during surgery and continue to heal me after surgery!
I had a very good start to my recovery at Stallworth Rehabilitation Center, and five weeks later I had continued help from Therapy Achievement. I am walking, eating and enjoying many activities outside therapy. I still have work to do after four months, but I am definitely on my way to a full recovery!
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Clearview Cancer Institute, East Room
3301 CCI Dr, Huntsville, AL 35805
8:00 Registration and Vendor Tables
9:00 Dr. Richard Richardson; Updates on Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
10:00 Dr. Beth Falkenberg; Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
11:00 Karen Allen Hislop, Updates on Compression for Lymphedema
Updates on Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
- Factors that are considered when determining if axillary lymph node dissection is necessary;
- Techniques available for axillary lymph node dissection
- Benefits and risks of undergoing axillary lymph node dissection
Dr. Richard Richardson is the medical director and chief surgeon of The Breast Care Center. His is certified by the American Board of Surgery, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Sterotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
- How Sterotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) differs from conventional therapy;
- How SBRT works;
- Who is a candidate for SBRT;
- What to expect when undergoing SBRT
Dr. Elizabeth Falkenberg is a board certified Radiation Oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care. She is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the American College of Radiology, and the Madison County Medical Society. She serves as the current President of the Alabama Society of Radiation Oncologists.
Updates on Compression:
- Risk factors for developing lymphedema;
- How lymphedema is treated and the role of compression;
- Compression options
- The pros and cons of each option
Karen Allen Hislop is the owner and director of Therapy Achievements which offers out-patient physical, occupational and speech therapy services. She is a LANA certified lymphedema therapist and serves on the board of directors of the Lymphedema Awareness and Support Network of Alabama (LASNA) and the Alabama Head Injury Foundation. She is the vice president of the Huntsville Parkinson’s Support Group and chairs the All Cracked Up Brain and Spinal Cord Injury and Rocket City Multiple Sclerosis Awareness groups.
AL-licensed RN and LPN = 3.6 Contact Hours
AL-licensed Social Worker, PT, PTA, OT, OTA = 3 Contact Hours
E-mail: email@example.com or Call: 256-509-4398
Lymphedema Awareness Support Network of Alabama is a non-profit group dedicated to educating and creating awarness regarding Lymphedema and related disorders. Find us on Facebook.
Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy for
- Balance and Mobility
- Speech and Swallowing
- Lymphedema Therapy
- Driving Rehab
- Functional Living Skills