Thursday, April 29, 2010

Discussion Group focuses on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The Fauquier Health LIFE Center is pleased to offer the second in a series of free health discussions, focusing on pelvic floor dysfunction to help you cope with chronic pain from symptoms of medical conditions you may be too embarrassed to discuss with doctors or friends.

Our guest speaker is Dr. Gina Moore (OB/GYN) who will be discussing diagnosis and treatment of painful gynecological conditions and symptoms that contribute to pelvic, abdominal and low back pain. Also, a trained exercise physiologist will be providing information on an individualized exercise/stretching program, compatible with instructions from your doctor or physical therapist, that can help reduce your pain. Both a morning and evening session will be offered to accommodate your needs.

Guest Speakers:
Gina Moore, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
LeAnn McCusker, Director, The Life Center

The Fauquier Health LIFE Center, Studio 1
419 Holiday Court (Suite 200)
Warrenton, VA 20136

Monday, May 10, 2010 Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Thursday, May 20, 2010 Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

To register for one of the sessions, please call the Life Center at 540-316-2640.

If you need any further information or have any questions, please contact Marilyn Caine at 540-349-9325 or

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Occupational Therapy helps individuals live life to its fullest

© Ben Andrews

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapy enables people of all ages live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience, and “best practices” that have been developed and proven over time.

Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants focus on “doing” whatever occupations or activities are meaningful to the individual. It is occupational therapy’s purpose to get beyond problems to the solutions that assure living life to its fullest. These solutions may be adaptations for how to do a task, changes to the surroundings, or helping individuals to alter their own behaviors.

When working with an occupational therapy practitioner, strategies and modifications are customized for each individual to resolve problems, improve function, and support everyday living activities. The goal is to maximize potential. Through these therapeutic approaches, occupational therapy helps individuals design their lives, develop needed skills, adjust their environments (e.g., home, school, or work) and build health-promoting habits and routines that will allow them to thrive.

By taking the full picture into account—a person’s psychological, physical, emotional, and social makeup as well as their environment—occupational therapy assists clients to do the following:

· Achieve goals
· Function at the highest possible level
· Concentrate on what matters most to them
· Maintain or rebuild their independence
· Participate in daily activities that they need or want to do.

Areas that Occupational Therapy can help include:
· Pediatrics
· Orthopedics
· Neuro-rehabilitation
· Acute care
· Skilled-nursing
· Geriatric
· Hands

Founded in 1917, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) represents the interests and concerns of more than 140,000 occupational therapists, assistants and students nationwide. The Association educates the public and advances the profession of occupational therapy by providing resources, setting standards including accreditations and serving as an advocate to improve health care. Based in Bethesda, Md., AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward promoting the professional development of its members and assuring consumer access to quality services so patients can maximize their individual potential. For more information, go to
Fauquier Health offers occupational therapy services to adults in the Medical Office Building on the hospital campus in Warrenton, Virginia. We also provide services for children, in two locations:
  • 493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton, Virginia
  • 7915 Manassas Drive, Gainesville, Virginia

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about the benefits of occupational therapy, or would like to make an appointment with one of our occupational therapists, please call us at: 540-316-2680. Or click on the button below to submit an inquiry via email.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pediatric Aquatic Physical Therapy at Fauquier Health

Sabrina Love enjoys aquatic therapy at Fauquier Health!

Fauquier Health now offers pediatric aquatic physical therapy in our pool on the Fauquier Hospital campus in Warrenton. The therapeutic pool, with water kept at 92 degrees, is an ideal atmosphere to enable our young patients to move freely without the confines of gravity.

  • The water enables children with disabilities to go through the developmental progression in a fun environment.

  • Children with sensory impairments are often able to accomplish more & progress faster when aquatic therapy is incorporated in their rehabilitation program.

  • Children with neurological impairments are able to facilitate movement that is inhibited by gravity on land.

  • Life long skills can be acquired, encouraging fitness later in life.

We currently have two pediatric therapists who are certified by the Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute to provide these services:

  • Kristine Trimble, PT, DPT, ATRIC

  • Pam DeRivero, LPTA, ATRIC
Catherine Arellano and Pam DeRivero take a moment to clown around for the camera.
If you feel you or someone you know may benefit from aquatic physical therapy, or would like to know more, please give us a call at: 540-316-2680 and ask to speak to one of our certified aquatic therapists. Or, click on the button below to submit a question via email: