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Date: 4/5/2012

Free Program on Integrative Medicine shares approaches to Optimal Health

How to stay well and feel your best is the focus of a free educational program offered through the Community Healthcare System. Specialists at Community Healthcare System will discuss how integrative medicine is being used to help individuals relieve stress and fatigue, enable weight loss and feel better from head to toe.

Feeling Your Best: An Integrative Medicine Approach is a free symposium featuring Karin Patterson, D.O.; Kelly Oney, FNP-BC; Glen Wurglitz, PsyD; Maria Liberio, DPT and Andy Wichlinski. The event is offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., April 17 at Aberdeen Manor, 216 Ballantrae Street, Valparaiso and repeated from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., April 24 at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road in Munster. To register for this free program at either location, call 219-836-3477 or toll-free 1-866-836-3477.

Integrative Medicine focuses on the whole person and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

St. Mary Medical Center Integrative Medicine Practitioner Karin Patterson, D.O. will discuss during this program how the body reacts to stress, as well as the signs, symptoms and treatment of adrenal dysfunction and other common hormonal imbalances. Dr. Patterson is board certified in Family Medicine, fellowship-trained and board-eligible in Regenerative and Functional Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging, and is in the process of obtaining a master’s degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Health through the University of South Florida.

St. Mary Medical Center’s Kelly Oney, FNP-BC, fellowship-trained and certified diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging, will talk about her own journey to discover the causes of her own body’s symptoms, imbalances and dysfunction. This experience led her to the study of functional medicine and a practice devoted to helping others achieve optimal health.

Clinical psychologist Glen Wurglitz, M.Div., PsyD, HSPP, BCCH will demonstrate a quick induction technique using hypnosis and then discuss its potential for clinical use in his presentation. Dr. Wurglitz is director of Behavioral Health Services at St. Catherine Hospital and a major in the U.S. Army with three tours of active duty and 13 years of service as a reservist. He helped to develop Soldier 360º, a program that teaches soldiers and their spouses how to deal with trauma and rebuild relationships. Dr. Wurglitz is board certified with diplomate status in Clinical Hypnosis.

Community Hospital Physical Therapist Maria Liberio discusses physical therapy’s role in helping to determining any functional deficits that should be addressed prior to workout/physical activity to prevent exercise-related injuries.

Community Hospital Fitness Pointe® Master Yoga Instructor Andy Wichlinski will take you through “A Mindful Exercise Journey” using your breath as a catalyst to find peace, serenity and inner healing.