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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for CSSMCW & IRMC Joint Venture: Orthopedics at Richland

On November 21, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber and Indiana Regional Medical Center’s joint venture, Orthopedics at Richland, which includes an Orthopedic Surgeon Office, an Orthopedic Walk-in Clinic, and a Physical Therapy & Sports Performance Clinic.

Since 2017, IRMC and …

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Physical Therapy Department Adds Home to Christmas Village in Downtown Johnstown

The Christmas Village surrounding a 40-foot Christmas tree in Downtown Johnstown has added some new real estate! Starting this year, visitors will be able to find a castle inspired by the movie “Frozen” that …

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April is Autism Acceptance Month

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 …

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CSSMCW Physical Therapists Host Squat Clinic & DARI Motion Assessment

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 …

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Lions Club Donates Brady Buggy to CSSMCW Pediatric Therapy Program

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 …

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Windber NHS Students and Mimo’s Pizza Co. Donate $1,800 to Pediatric Therapy Program

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 …

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Windber Health Care Foundation Auxiliary Donates Funds to CSSMCW for Pool Lift

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.

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Panera Bread Autism Awareness Week Cookie Sales to Benefit Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber

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.

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Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber adds pelvic therapy

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.

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