Tag Archives: Health & Fitness

  1. Oakland University professors develop ‘HOP-UP-PT’ physical therapy program

    Dr. Sara Arena and Dr. Chris Wilson, assistant professors of physical therapy at Oakland University, have created the Home-based Older Person Upstreaming Prevention Physical Therapy (HOP-UP-PT) program, which is designed to provide early preventative interventions to senior citizens at risk of being homebound by facilitating partnerships between community centers and local physical therapists. Read the rest of this entry »

  2. Oakland University conference will examine how autism and the law intersect

    Oakland University’s Department of Human Development and Child Studies, in collaboration with the Oakland University Center for Autism*, will present “Guilt by Innocence: Understanding Autism in the World of the Criminal Justice System” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3 in the Golf and Learning Center Building at 464 Golf View Lane in Rochester. Read the rest of this entry »

  3. FAST Presents Community Wellness Expo

    TROY, MICHIGAN, November—Functional Athletic Sequence Training is excited to host the Community Wellness Expo. The event is designed to reach out and connect individuals to a community of holistic living and improvement and promote a healthier, more functional lifestyle. Read the rest of this entry »

  4. A. J. Desmond & Sons brings Grief Expert Dr. Alan Wolfelt to Troy

    Troy, Michigan… If you are grieving the loss of a loved one or work with those experiencing the depression of grief, you will have the opportunity to hear Dr. Alan Wolfelt, a national grief expert and author, speak in Troy, Tuesday, Sept. 25 and Wednesday, Sept. 26. Both events are sponsored by A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors, open to the public and professionals and are free of charge. The events will be held at the Management Education Center located at 811 W. Square Lake Rd. in Troy. Read the rest of this entry »

  5. The Boxing Rink launches SENIOR FOCUS


    The Boxing Rink launches SENIOR FOCUS

    Troy, MI August 8, 2018 – The Boxing Rink/Deyoga Room announced today the launch of their new program, “Senior Focus” – a program that combines physical and cognitive exercises to challenge your body and mind in a FUN, friendly and social environment – for Senior Citizens only! Read the rest of this entry »

  6. Oakland University Professor Sets The Bar On Balance Research

    The flagship journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, Physical Therapy, has published an article on balance assessment by Daniel J. Goble, Ph.D., associate professor of Exercise Science in the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University.

    The study provides normative data on a balance measure known as “postural sway” collected from a record 16,357 people ranging in age from five to 100 years old. This sample is more than twice as large as the previous high of 7,973 published over a decade ago. Read the rest of this entry »

  7. Oakland University welcome Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, pediatrician who exposed Flint water crisis

    As part of the 35th annual International Social Philosophy Conference taking place July 19-21 at Oakland University, OU will host a Community Health Mini-Conference on Friday, July 20 featuring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician

    “Our conference theme this year is ‘Health, Well-being, and Society,” said Mark Navin, Ph.D., an associate professor with the Department of Philosophy at Oakland University. “Our recent practice has been to reserve one of our keynote talks for a speaker from the local community who can address the conference theme from their own expertise. Read the rest of this entry »

  8. Earn Personal Trainer Certification through Oakland University PACE program

    This summer, Oakland University’s Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) is partnering with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) to offer a Personal Trainer Certificate Program.

    “The health and fitness industry is booming, and this growth is expected to continue,” said Amy Olind, assistant director of PACE. “As a result, there are a variety of employment opportunities available for personal trainers holding a legitimate certification, and we are proud to provide the opportunity to achieve this at OU.” Read the rest of this entry »

  9. Oxford Recovery Center Honored as One of the 2018 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

    (South Lyon/Troy, MI) – Oxford Recovery Center has been recognized as one of the 2018 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

    Oxford Recovery Center will be honored at an awards ceremony during the fourteenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 3, 2018 in Lansing, Mich.

    Oxford Recovery Center (ORC) offers an integrative approach to recovering individuals with wide range of conditions including stroke, autism, cerebral palsy, macular degeneration, and traumatic brain injury. This integrative approach includes medical consultation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, neurofeedback, neuro-physical therapy, applied behavioral analysis, craniosacral therapy, nutrition, and weight loss. Read the rest of this entry »

  10. Family creates Shelby Jane Seyburn Foundation in honor of late OU graduate

    Inspired by their daughter’s memory, the parents of an Oakland University graduate and psychology major who was killed last June in a car crash on I-75 have established the Shelby Jane Seyburn Foundation as a way to keep their daughter’s legacy alive while continuing to support the research she was passionate about at OU.

    “Shelby was a kind, generous, passionate, strong and intelligent person,” said Marc Seyburn, Shelby’s father. “It was her passion for the Posttraumatic Growth lab at Oakland University that inspired us to create the foundation. Shelby had a vision for the PTG program, and we wanted to help support that vision because there are so many people that could be affected by this research.” Read the rest of this entry »