Physical therapist receives certification
Paige Kramer, physical therapy assistant and personal trainer with Quantified Performance, has recently completed the Functional Movement Screen Level 1 and 2 course and certification.
The functional movement screen is a series of movement patterns in which a grading system has been applied. By screening these patterns the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. Based on the scoring, a client is given corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns. By correcting faulty movement patterns, one dramatically decreases risk of injury while playing sports or exercising.
For more information, visit http://quantifiedperformance.com.
Namaste Health announces new hire
Namaste Health Center, located at 1800 East Third Ave., Suite 112, announces the hiring of Julia Fisher, practitioner of oriental medicine and acupuncturist.
A Durango native, Fisher is returning from Portland, Ore., after completing her masters degree in Oriental medicine at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and developing her own private practice in Portland. Fisher specializes in Japanese-style acupuncture, Japanese Meridian Therapy and Shiatsu. She especially enjoys working with children and other needle-sensitive patients with gentle needling and non-needling techniques.
For more information, call 247-2043 or visit www.Namastehealthcenter.com.
Marketing workshop to be held today
The Durango Chamber of Commerce and Buzztown.com have created a series of workshops geared toward creating a buzz about a business.
The next workshop will be 4 Easy Steps to Marketing Your Business on the Internet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. The cost is $15 for Chamber of Commerce members and $25 for nonmembers. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required.
To RSVP, call 247-0312 or visit www.durangobusiness.org.
Early Childhood Council announces hires
The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County welcomes two new employees to its staff.
Shannon Bassett is responsible for child care resource and referral services for parents seeking child care in Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, Dolores and San Juan counties. She has a degree in early-childhood education and 15 years of experience in the early-childhood field. Bassett has worked as a teachers aide, licensed family home child care provider and center director. She has three children and home schools.
Sara Campano is assisting the Early Childhood Council director in the coordination of a variety of local Early Childhood Council programs, projects and activities related to the statewide early-childhood systems. Campano has degrees in elementary education and library science. In addition to raising her two young children, she has professional experience working with children in both elementary school and library settings.
Community Foundation honors three helpers
The Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado honored these Friends of the Foundation at its annual luncheon in October:
Herb Brodsky has been a board member for more than 10 years. He currently serves as the treasurer and provides invaluable service with the budget.
Richard Ballantine, who also has been a board member for 10 years, provides support and helps expand the presence of the Community Foundation and promotes the mission of the foundation.
Durango Friends of the Arts, which is a fiscal sponsorship under the foundation, has an extraordinary impact in the community by providing grants and support for the performing and visual arts.
The foundation allows people or organizations to establish permanent endowment funds and gift funds within one large foundation. These funds are available to respond to emerging community needs and opportunities. The foundation also supports the nonprofit community through various partnerships and initiatives.
For more information, visit www.swcommunityfoundation.org.