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National Physical Therapy Month Events on Campus

October 22nd, 2012 in sargent college 0 comments

Interested in health, wellness and fitness? College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is hosting several upcoming events to promote National Physical Therapy Month, which seeks to help educate the public about the benefits of physical therapy each October.

Balance: Under the Influence of Physical Therapy: A challenge course will give participants insight into the many systems involved in maintaining balance. Candy and raffle tickets will be distributed to all participants.

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location: Marsh Plaza

Proper Stretching Techniques: This event will show participants the proper way to stretch 4 major muscle groups, while teaching participants the different scopes of PT practice.

Trick or Trot: This 5k Fun Run will kick off at the BU beach, travel 1.5 miles eastbound then turn around to finish at the starting point. Free registration begins at 11 a.m. and the race starts at 12 p.m. Participants will receive free t-shirts (while supplies last) and a prize will be given for best costume. Participants have a chance to win raffle prizes including gift certificates to Marathon Sports, Get In Shape for Women and Chi Bang Bodies.

  • Date/Time: Friday, Oct 26, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location:  BU Beach

Pro-Motion Fitness Challenge: Participants will have the opportunity to test their strength and see how they measure up in a series of fitness challenges. Participants will receive free prizes.

  • Date/Time: Friday, Oct 26, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Location: Marsh Plaza

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Open House at the Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

September 20th, 2012 in sargent college 0 comments

Visit the newly renovated and expanded Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation during an open house on September 22 from 2 -4 pm.  The state-of-the-art, 10,000 square foot facility, located at 915 Commonwealth Ave , delivers comprehensive care in physical therapy, athletic training, nutrition, orthopedics, radiology and family medicine.

The open house will give guests the opportunity to hear about the remarkable work the center’s faculty and staff are doing on a variety of important clinical research topics. These areas include sports nutrition, gait-induced hip pain, as well as the beneficial effects of exercise for arthritis and neurological disorders like Parkinson’s Disease. Visitors are also welcomed to tour the newly redesigned facility, chat with center staff, sample signature Sargent Choice cookies and tasty hors d’oeuvres and enter for a chance to win a 16GB iPad.

For more information about the Ryan Center and its multidisciplinary offerings, visit www.bu.edu/rehab. This event is free and open to the public.

For any questions, please contact Kat Tokarz at Sargent College; 617-353-2705 or ktokarz@bu.edu.

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BU Sargent College Ergonomic Expert asks Students ‘What’s in your Backpack?’

September 11th, 2012 in sargent college 0 comments

Backpack ErgonomicsOn Wednesday, September 19,  Dr. Karen Jacobs, a Boston University Sargent College occupational therapy professor and former president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) will be celebrating National School Backpack Awareness Day™ to raise awareness of the health risks associated with carrying an overloaded backpack.

Dr. Jacobs and her graduate students will weigh the backpacks of elementary school students and offer guidance on the best way to wear a backpack.  The weigh-ins will be at Jackson Mann School in Brighton, MA from 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. and at St. Mary of the Assumption Rectory School in Brookline, MA at 1:15 p.m.

The weight of a child’s backpack should not exceed more than 10 percent of their body weight. Carrying too much weight in a pack or wearing it the wrong way can lead to an aching back, weakened muscles, and poor posture. Dr. Jacobs advises minimizing long-term health problems by loading the heaviest items closest to the child’s back and arranging books and materials so they won’t slide around in the backpack. Watch this video for more helpful tips from Dr. Jacobs.

For more information, contact Stephanie Rotondo; 617-353-7476 or rotondos@bu.edu.

Image courtesy o5com on Flickr/Creative Commons

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National Whole Grain Sampling Day comes to Boston University

April 3rd, 2012 in All-University Events 0 comments

As part of National Whole Grain Sampling DaySargent College nutrition professor Joan Salge Blake and her class will welcome the Oldways Duck Boat on April 4.  National Whole Grain Sampling Day is a national event taking place at restaurants, supermarkets, and food service outlets throughout the county where samples of whole grain options will be promoted and made available.  In Boston, Oldways and the Whole Grains Council have partnered with the Duck Tours to give out delicious samples and spread the good word about the benefits of whole grains.

The Duck Boat will make its stop at Boston University Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at the Granby Parking Lot, 635 Commonwealth Avenue

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Sargent hosts MyPlate’s Dr. Robert Post

November 9th, 2011 in Lectures, Presentations 0 comments

Dr. Robert Post at Boston UniversityOn Tuesday, November 8th, Dr. Robert Post visited Sargent College to present the “USDA’s New MyPlate Initiative: Putting the Dietary Guidelines into Action” for the 13th Annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture. As Deputy Director of the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), Post oversees the MyPlate Initiative‘s design, website development and communications campaign.

Dr. Post described MyPlate’s collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama: “It really brings home the issue of improving our healthy choices, but because of the affiliation with Let’s Move!, it also shows that we’re not only talking about healthy choices. We’re really also talking about balancing those food choices with physical activity.”

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Is all this snow making you hungry?

January 18th, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Why not try one of Sargent Choice‘s fabulous recipes for dinner? And while you are at it, “like” them on Facebook

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Lee Woodruff to Present Meredith E. Drench Lecture

April 14th, 2010 in Uncategorized 0 comments

<img src=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2010/04/leee.jpg” alt=”leee” width=”140″ height=”191″ /><a href=”http://leewoodruff.com/” target=”_blank”>Lee Woodruff </a>will give the 2010 Meredith E. Drench Lecture today at  <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/sargent/” target=”_blank”>Sargent College</a> at 5:00 PM. The talk, titled <em>Life Changes in an Instant: A Caregivers Journey</em>,  chronicles the journey of Woodruff’s family after her husband, journalist <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=127761” target=”_blank”>Bob Woodruff</a>, was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. The critically acclaimed story has garnered national attention and brought to light the numerous soldiers returning from Iraq who are suffering from traumatic brain injuries. There will be a book signing and reception to follow the lecture. <strong>This event is free and open to the public.</strong><sup></sup

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11th Annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture Today

October 16th, 2009 in Uncategorized 0 comments

<img src=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2009/09/besser.gif” alt=”besser” width=”181″ height=”191″ /><a href=”http://www.cdc.gov/about/leadership/leaders/besser.htm”>Dr. Richard E. Besser</a>, Senior Health and Medical Editor for <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/”>ABC News</a> and former Acting Director of the <a href=”www.cdc.gov/”>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a> (CDC) will be the guest speaker at the 11th annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture at the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College today.  The title of his lecture is “Pandemics, Public Health, and Political Transition.”  The lecture will begin at 3:00 p.m. at 635 Commonwealth Avenue in Room 101.  All attendees are invited to a reception following the lecture at 4:00pm in the Setterberg lounge on the 2nd floor.  <strong>THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC</strong>

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Psychosocial Consequences of Stroke: Issues and Possible Solutions

April 28th, 2009 in Uncategorized 0 comments

<a href=”http://slhs.arizona.edu/faculty/Holland_Audrey.htm”><img style=”float: left” src=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2009/04/audrey_holland.jpg” alt=”” width=”90″ height=”131″ />Dr. Audrey L. Holland</a>, Professor Emerita of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona, will be the guest speaker at the inaugural <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/news/releases/display.php?id=1818″>Meredith E. Drench Lecture Series</a> at BU this afternoon at 5:00PM.  The Meredith E. Drench Lectureship Fund is Sargent College’s first endowed lecture series.  The lecture will take place at BU’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Room 101.  All attendees are invited to a reception following the lecture in the 2nd floor lounge.  <strong>EVENT IS FREE &amp; OPEN TO THE PUBLIC</strong>

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