Free Health & Fitness Topics in Chicago

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  • Take Control of Your Parkinson’s Disease Journey

    Rosemary Gerstner, Marketing and Sales Director, Senior Helpers

    Understand the Parkinson's Disease process and learn how to implement a Patient-Centered care approach to PD.

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  • Optimal Performance

    Dr. Frank Sassetti, PsyD, CPT

    Dr, Sassetti has created a curriculum of how to be at your best to do your best. By creating a healthy body along with a focused and resilient mind, anyone can position him/herself to perform at optimal levels, no matter what the endeavor. Any audience will learn the importance of the relationship between the body and mind and how a this relationship forms the foundation for optimal performance/success. Participants will learn practical tools to implement immediately to being on their path to optimal performance. MORE >

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  • Home Access for Everyone

    Lea Ann Skogsberg, Founder, Dollars and Sense

    The number one desire of people as we age is to remain in our own homes. Yet many of us are one mobility impairment away from not even being able to enter or exit our homes. This challenge for society will continue to grow as Baby Boomers age. Most needs are short-term yet most commercial answers require permanent changes to a property making them undesirable to homeowners and impossible for renters. MORE >

    There is a community-based solution to address this growing need to make home accessibility affordable for everyone. If you ever carried anyone into your home for a Holiday meal or experienced even "minor" surgery that affected mobility, you'll know why this is such an important topic.

    Ramps provide access for people with both temporary and long-term mobility issues. Yet while Medicare and Medicaid as well as private insurance programs underwrite the wheelchairs, walkers and assistive devices individuals require for mobility—except in some cases for veterans—there is no standard way to acquire and/or pay for the ramps. This concept, a community-based inventory of modular ramps, seeks to establish a pilot project to demonstrate the value of borrowing (rather than owning) home access products. Rentals respond to occasional as well as temporary needs for residential ramps. Except for the screws, each component is reusable; the units are American made.

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  • The Microbiome and Autoimmunity; Unlocking Clinical Opportunities for Health.

    Robert Zoboski, DC, DACO, MS, President, Family Chiropractic Care S.C.

    There has been a tsunami of clinical research since the completion of the human genome project in 2001. Did you know that two thirds of the human body consist of bacteria, viruses, fungi, prokaryotes, and archaea? Collectively, these micro-organisms are known as the microbiome. Also coined the "second brain', the gut microbiota communicates with the human host in a symbiotic fashion. Our lifestyles and environment modulate our gut microbiota and can lead to imbalances in its composition resulting in increased intestinal permeability. Uncontrolled intestinal permeability can modulate our immune response, and if left unchecked, can lead to autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease and many others. With modern advances in diagnostic testing, it is now possible to detect antibodies early on in the disease spectrum. Early detection may allow preventative steps that may preempt disease manifestation via precise and precision treatment plans. This 'systems based' approach will fundamentally change the way medicine is delivered in the coming years. This presentation looks at the present status of how we, as "super organisms", have the capability to modify the way our genes express themselves, by changing our lifestyle, and healing our gut. MORE >

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  • 3 Myths about hormones that are keeping your health hostage

    Iuliana Lixandru, L.Ac., MSOM, Vitality Natural Wellness

    If you struggle with fatigue, brain fog, weight gain or mood imbalances this is the talk for you! You are probably wondering what caused these symptoms and if you’ll ever feel better. This presentation is not only going to provide information about how your body functions but also it will give you insight into how to overcome any hormonal imbalances and empower you to find a greater sense of well-being. MORE >

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  • Start On The Road To Better Health!

    Scott Cabrera, DC, Clinic Director, Higgins Sports & Spinal Rehab, SC

    Hit the ground running on your way to better health. This entertaining presentation will give you simple and valuable techniques designed for you to reach your optimal level of health.

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  • Anxiety Management

    Dr. Frank Sassetti, PsyD, CPT

    Anxiety is on the rise all over the country, stem the tide of anxiety in your life, family, business ... by learning anxiety management from Dr. Sassetti. He offers only the most reliable, accessable and effective strategies.

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  • Organize Your Health History… and Get the Treatment You Deserve

    Denise Pozen, President, Pozen Services, Inc.

    An organized and thorough health history gives healthcare providers a more complete picture that can save precious time in recognizing symptoms and the correct diagnosis. This presentation will reveal how to be better prepared in a medical emergency.

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