All of the following free clinics are being offered at Brewer Physical Therapy and Spine Clinic, located at 51 Main Road in Holden, and will be directed by Licensed Physical Therapist Anne Knowles, the only therapist in the Bangor area certified by the Mckenzie Institute in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment. Please call 989-4122 to reserve your seat in one or more clinics.

Free Clinic: Understanding and Managing Low Back Pain

Date: January 15th 2014

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Brewer Physical Therapy

51 Main Rd. Holden, ME 04429 (207) 989-4122

Brewer Physical Therapy invites you to attend a free clinical workshop at 51 Main Road in Holden. Join us for a session of informative discussion, education, and exercise aimed at decreasing or preventing low back pain---free of charge! Whether occasional or chronic, anyone who suffers from back pain is welcome to attend. Get your questions answered and receive a free consultation by Licensed Physical Therapist Anne Knowles.

The clinic will cover helpful topics such as:

  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Common causes of low back pain
  • The difference between muscle strain, bulging discs, arthritis, and stenosis, four common low back complaints
  • Simple exercises to relieve discomfort
  • When to use heat or ice
  • Flex or extend? Stretch or Strengthen? Learn different types of back exercises

This FREE session will be directed by Licensed Physical Therapist Anne Knowles, the only therapist in the Bangor area certified by the McKenzie Institute in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment. Call us at 989-4122 to reserve your seat today.

Free Clinic: Understanding and Managing Hip Pain

Date: February 12th 2014

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Brewer Physical Therapy

51 Main Rd. Holden, ME 04429 (207) 989-4122

Brewer Physical Therapy invites you to attend a free clinical workshop at 51 Main Road in Holden. Join us for a session of informative discussion, education, and exercise aimed at decreasing or preventing hip pain---free of charge! Get your questions answered and receive a free consultation by Licensed Physical Therapist Anne Knowles.  Whether occasional or chronic, anyone who suffers from hip pain is welcome to attend.

The clinic will cover helpful topics such as:

  • The anatomy of the hip
  • Common causes of hip pain
  • The difference between arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis
  • Exercises for stretching and for strengthening
  • When to use heat or ice
  • How to tell when your hip pain is coming from your back

This FREE session will be directed by Licensed Physical Therapist Anne Knowles, the only therapist in the Bangor area certified by the McKenzie Institute in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment. Call us at 989-4122 to reserve your seat today.

Free Clinic: Understanding and Managing Foot/Heel Pain (Plantar Fascitis)

Date: March 12th 2014

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Brewer Physical Therapy

51 Main Rd. Holden, ME 04429 (207) 989-4122

Brewer Physical Therapy invites you to attend a free clinical workshop at 51 Main Road in Holden. Join us for a session of informative discussion, education, and exercise aimed at helping to decrease or prevent heel pain or plantar fasciitis---free of charge! Get your questions answered and receive a free consultation by Licensed Physical Therapist Anne Knowles.  Anyone who is suffering from occasional or constant pain in the foot/heel is welcome to attend.

The clinic will cover helpful topics such as:

  • The difference between heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and arthritis
  • The different types of shoe inserts and other supports/braces available
  • Exercises to help decrease or prevent pain

This FREE session will be directed by Licensed Physical Therapist Anne Knowles, the only therapist in the Bangor area certified by the McKenzie Institute in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment. Call us at 989-4122 to reserve your seat today.

Free Clinic: Golf Fitness

Date: April 9th 2014

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Brewer Physical Therapy

51 Main Rd. Holden, ME 04429 (207) 989-4122

Brewer Physical Therapy invites you to attend a free clinical workshop at 51 Main Road in Holden. Join us for a session of informative discussion, education, and exercise aimed at getting ready for the golf course---free of charge!

The clinic will cover helpful topics such as:

  • MOBILITY for optimal swings
  • STABILITY for a consistent swing
  • BALANCE and body awareness for a solid base
  • STRENGTH for fatigue free golf
  • EXPLOSIVE POWER for longer drives
  • Golf’s 5 most common injuries

This FREE session will be directed by Licensed Physical Therapist Anne Knowles, the only therapist in the Bangor area certified by the McKenzie Institute in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment. Call us at 989-4122 to reserve your seat today. Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes.

Free Clinic: Fitness for Bicycling

Date: May 14th 2014

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Brewer Physical Therapy

51 Main Rd. Holden, ME 04429 (207) 989-4122

Brewer Physical Therapy invites you to attend a free clinical workshop at 51 Main Road in Holden. Join us for a session of informative discussion, education, and exercise aimed at preparing for hitting the roads or trails on your bike---free of charge! Whether you are a novice or professional you will learn exercises that will make you stronger and tips to decrease strains and pains.

The clinic will cover helpful topics such as:

  • Stretches to do before and after biking
  • Off season strengthening
  • Common strains and ailments from biking and how to treat them
  • Bike alignment

This FREE session will be directed by Licensed Physical Therapist Anne Knowles, the only therapist in the Bangor area certified by the McKenzie Institute in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment. Call us at 989-4122 to reserve your seat today.

Free Clinic: Common Running Injuries

Date: June 11th 2014

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Brewer Physical Therapy

51 Main Rd. Holden, ME 04429 (207) 989-4122

Brewer Physical Therapy invites you to attend a free clinical workshop at 51 Main Road in Holden. Join us for a session of informative discussion, education, and exercise aimed at preparing for running---free of charge! Whether you walk 1 mile or run a marathon everyone is welcome to attend.

The clinic will cover helpful topics such as:

  • Warm up and cool down stretches
  • Common foot and leg problems
  • Shoe wear options
  • Important muscles to train
  • The debate about barefoot running and/or minimalist shoes

This FREE session will be directed by Licensed Physical Therapist Anne Knowles, the only therapist in the Bangor area certified by the McKenzie Institute in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment. Call us at 989-4122 to reserve your seat today.

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