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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is proud to announce that in conjunction with The dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, we will be showcasing paintings in the waiting area of Outpatient Surgery on the second floor of the Robert & Beverly Lewis Outpatient Pavilion.
Over the past decade, our understanding of how and why pain exists has changed. While pain was once thought to originate at the level of the tissues (i.e., if a knee was injured, pain signals originated at the level of the knee), it is now believed that pain is not perceived until the brain concludes there is a potential threat to those tissues.
Gross motor development involves the muscle groups required for larger-whole body. It is the development of these muscles that enable a child to hold their head up, roll, sit, crawl, and eventually walk, run, and skip.
Fractured ankles are among the most common orthopedic injuries and are often caused by a fall.
For Adam Guerrero, 33, of Rancho Cucamonga, a fall at a local rock climbing gym landed him in the Emergency Department. He was diagnosed with a fracture in his left ankle...and as an avid runner with three races scheduled on his calendar, his disappointment was obvious.
Fall seems the perfect time to talk about student backpack safety and injury prevention. The following news release from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) lays out the injury risks associated with carrying an overloaded or improperly worn backpack and provides tips and suggestions for safe backpack use. Read the APTA’s article to help you protect your children. The tips and suggestions are also applicable to anyone who carries a backpack for work or leisure activities.