In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. In 1972, the Autism Society launched the first annual National Autistic Children’s week, which then evolved into Autism Awareness Month (AAM).
This March, the Autism …Read More
On February 1, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber’s Physical Therapists Tom Anders, Sean Gdula, Sara DelSignore, Kelsey Wallen, Teo Heckman, and Breanne James hosted a Squat Clinic/DARI Motion assessment event for local members of Legends Warehouse Cross-fit Gym.
Attendees of the squat clinic learned about the key points of a back squat; common errors when …Read More
Ervin and Linda Myers represented the Somerset Lions Club, 14-M, who generously donated a Brady Buggy to CSSMCW’s pediatric therapy program. The buggy, affectionately dubbed Leo the Lion, brings smiles to children undergoing therapy who visit the office. Physical Therapist Tonya McCool said “The Brady Buggy will allow our kiddos to move throughout our facility …Read More
Students from Windber Area High School’s National Honor Society, their adviser, and Pino Gallina of Mimo’s Pizza Co. presented a $1,800 check on June 3 to the pediatric therapy program at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber.
Mimo’s and the students worked together to plan the May 25 fundraiser. Mimo’s donated a percentage of the day’s …Read More
In April, a new pool lift was installed in the therapy pool located in HealthStyles Fitness Center at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW). The Windber Health Care Foundation Auxiliary generously donated $7500 for the lift, which promotes the safety of the therapists and patients and permits those with physical impairments and disabilities access to aquatic exercise. Specifically, the pool lift allows an equal opportunity for patients and HealthStyles members alike to reap the benefits of water-based activity.Read More
In honor of National Autism Awareness month, Panera Bread is partnering with Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber�s Pediatric Physical/Occupational Therapy Autism Program to host the �Pieces of Hope for Autism� cookie campaign in the Johnstown and Altoona Panera Bread bakery-cafes.Read More
Sara DelSignore, a physical therapist at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber), knows that few women are aware of pelvic floor dysfunction and the discomfort it creates. She also knows that just as few women realize that their issues are muscular in nature and can be treated rather simply through physical therapy.Read More