Richmond Wellness Series - Low Back pain

Join PartnerMD and Doctor of Physical Therapy Myra Pumphrey for an informative talk about how to manage lower back pain. This event is free for members and guests.

About the Topic

If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. Men and women are equally affected by low back pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation that leaves the person incapacitated. Chronic pain originating in your lower back that can travel down your leg into your foot might be sciatica.

This workshop will deliver tips to deal with lower back pain or sciatica and to help prevent it from returning. Together, we will explore:

  • Medical terms you may have heard about your low back, like sciatica, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, stenosis, and sacro-iliac joint pain
  • How to figure out if you can fix your low back pain without medication, braces, injections or surgery
  • What to look for when choosing a medical provider to help you heal your back naturally

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About the Presenter

Doctor of Physical Therapy Myra Pumphrey, received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. She continued her education by completing the Kaiser Hayward Physical Therapy Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy in San Francisco and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Creighton University. Myra is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, an ABPTS Certified Orthopedic Certified Specialist and a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer, ret.  She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the APTA Orthopedic Section, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Myra guest lectures in the Physical Therapy Doctoral program at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a co-founder of the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute (VOMPTI), which provides continuing education for Physical Therapists and is an APTA credentialed orthopedic residency program.

Myra is a co-owner of Progress Physical Therapy, LLC, a private practice in Glen Allen Virginia for the past 12 years and voted as one of the three best Physical Therapy practices in central Virginia featured in Virginia Living Magazine, 2019. Progress Physical Therapy has provided Annual Physical Therapy Check-ups in the PartnerMD Executive Physical Program for 7 years.

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Dates and Times

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Midday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Evening from 6:00 to 7:00 pm


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7001 Forest Avenue
Suite 110
Richmond, VA 23230

Suite 110 is located on the ground floor of our building. Look for signage in the lobby to help you find your way.