"I Can Now Feel My Feet!" is the subject of an upcoming talk by physical therapist Ilene Watrous at the monthly meeting of the Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group of Mercer County that meets at the Robbinsville Library, 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road in Robbinsville. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Ms. Watrous will demonstrate several neuromuscular re-education techniques she utilizes with her patients to help them walk better. Frequently, individuals with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetic neuropathy are unable to experience sensation in their feet, and, therefore, have difficulty walking. To achieve better balance, she uses sensory feedback to calm the nervous system and increase feeling in her patients’ feet. After such a therapy session, her patients often explain, "I can now feel my feet again after all these years!"
A physical therapist for 30 years, Ms. Watrous is in private practice in Princeton Junction. She has extensive training in both conventional therapy and advanced manual techniques, including the Trager Approach and CranioSacral Therapy. She has lectured before the American Physical Therapy Association and has appeared on television and written several journal articles about the Trager method, which uses gentle rocking and oscillating motions to facilitate rehabilitation of muscles and reduce pain patterns.
Contact Steve Brodsky (609) 799-9585 or Michael Ogg (609) 516-7444 if you plan to attend.