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Physical Therapy Factoids

PT ServicesThere are many events, situations, and conditions that can keep us from feeling healthy and whole.  At Posabilities we offer a variety of healing modalities.  In this post we will focus on Physical Therapy services offered by Katey Hawes, MS, PT.

Physical therapy is a therapeutic intervention where the Physical Therapist (PT) and patient or client work in partnership to address physical impairments and promote mobility, function, and quality of life through assessment, care planning, education, and physical interventions.

Education and credentials: Physical Therapists (PTs) are licensed and have received at least a Bachelor’s degree. These days most PT’s have a Masters degree in Physical Therapy, and all training programs are now at the Doctor of Physical Therapy level.  Some practices and facilities also utilize Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs).  PTAs have completed at least a two year associate’s degree program and are also licensed by the state.  PTAs are supervised by PTs, who do all evaluations and set up the plan of care which the PTA then follows.

Direct access – In Maine, you do not need a physician’s referral to be evaluated or treated by a Physical Therapist.  Some insurances may require a physician’s referral or approval of the PT plan of care, so check with your insurance company.  Medicare patients can be evaluated without a physician’s referral; however, the PT’s plan of care will have to be approved and signed by your physician (the PT should send this to your physician and get the needed authorizations.)

Freedom of choice – Your primary health care provider may suggest that you pursue Physical Therapy and may suggest where you go for your Physical Therapy.  You have the right to choose your Physical Therapist, and you are not obligated to receive Physical Therapy in any particular facility.  These days many health care systems are encouraging providers to refer within the system where they work.  If your health care provider is recommending a particular PT or PT practice, ask them to clarify their reasoning.  It is your choice where you receive your PT services.  You should choose a PT that you can easily communicate with, that you trust and is convenient for you to see.

Physical therapy costs and treatments vary – When selecting a Physical Therapist or PT practice ask what the typical charge is per PT session, what the typical length of each session is, and, if you have insurance, what your co-pay or co-insurance may be.  Insurance companies negotiate different prices with different PT practices and facilities.  If you are paying out of pocket, have a high deductible, or co-insurance costs this is important information.  Even if you don’t pay more out of pocket for higher cost services, these costs may eventually trickle down to you in future premiums, co-pays, co-insurances, and deductibles.  Despite the fact that a practice may be out of network for you, with prompt payment discounts and longer treatment sessions you may be able to save some money.

What to expect – At your first visit your PT will evaluate you and your primary complaints to identify current and potential problems.  Based on these findings, and your personal goals, your PT will set up a plan of care including specific interventions, goals, and an estimated time table to meet your goals.  You will probably be given instructions and home work to support you between your PT visits.  You should be comfortable asking your PT any questions regarding your care including planned interventions and goals.  Also, when shopping around for a Physical Therapist or PT practice, you should ask whether you will be seen by the same PT each visit or if this will vary.

Physical Therapy at Posabilities

Katey Hawes, MS, PT, RYT is the owner and operator of Posabilities and is the sole Physical Therapist.  Katey has over 20 years of experience as a Physical Therapist and has her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University.  Katey has experience working with a variety of patient populations and problems from infants to centurions.  Physical Therapy sessions at Posabilities are booked to allow up to 60 minutes of treatment, and every visit is with Katey.  Posabilities is a preferred provider with a variety of insurances and bills your insurance directly for services provided.  Posabilities also offers a prompt payment discount for those whose sessions are not covered by insurance and are paying privately.  In her treatments, Katey strives to provide:

  • A balance of manual techniques to help your body find greater alignment,
  • Education to help you understand how your body functions, where your imbalances may be coming from,
  • Homework and home exercises to help you manage your challenges independently between PT visits and after you have completed your course of Physical Therapy.

PosabilitiesIf you have questions about Physical Therapy services at Posabilities or wish to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us 207-743-0930 or email posabilities4u@gmail.com. For more information on the PT services at Posabilities, click here.

Katey Hawes, owner and founder of Posabilities, Inc., is a physical therapist, registered yoga teacher, and yoga therapist. You may find her at Facebook.com/posabilities4u, Twitter @Posabilities4u, and .

What is Somatics?


thomashannaquote-1Somatics is generally understood as being an approach that addresses mind-body integration.  Pioneers in the area of Somatics were Moshe Feldenkrais and Thomas Hanna.  The term Somatics was coined by Thomas Hanna in the 1970s.

I was first introduced to Somatics during my Physical Therapy training as part of our exposure to “alternative” therapeutic techniques.  Since then I have attended Feldenkrais continuing education courses, and Hanna Somatic techniques have been an integral part of my Yoga Therapy training.  Over the years, I have enjoyed using these techniques with Physical Therapy and Yoga Therapy clients, in Therapeutic yoga classes, and for myself when I have suffered from restrictive tightness or discomfort.

The term Somatics is derived from the word somatic which pertains to awareness of the living body as it is experienced and regulated from the internal environment.  Somatics techniques strive to strengthen integration between the mind and body and to decrease restrictions within the mind and/or body.

So, you may be saying to yourself, “That all sounds great Katey, but I’m still not sure that I understand what Somatics techniques are.”  Essentially, Somatics are movement sequences that have been designed to support natural patterns of the body and mind.  These movement sequences can be performed as independent exercises or as guided movements with the supportive touch of a Somatics practitioner.  Each movement of the sequence is repeated a number of times using small, subtle motions while bringing your attention to any sensations that may arise in your body, breath, or thought patterns.  Between each movement in the sequence, you rest quietly.  Many of these sequences you can complete in 5-10 minutes.  I always encourage individuals to practice these techniques in a quiet, relaxing setting free of distractions, and at a time when they are not in a hurry to rush off to something else.  This way the full benefits of these techniques can be experienced.

Frequently people share that they are amazed how doing so little can make such a big difference.  Truly an exercise in the concept of less is more.  The benefits from Somatics can be many and varied, including:

  • photo-9Control of acute and chronic pain
  • Improved flexibility and strength
  • Increased voluntary control over habitually tight muscles
  • Enhanced mobility and coordination
  • Improved posture
  • Re-established normal breathing patterns
  • Improved balance and awareness of the position of one’s body
  • Stress relief and relaxation

Through the practice of Somatics, you can support your mind in becoming more in tune with your body, and experience growth, change, and transformation regardless of your health status or age.  If you are interested in learning more about Somatics or experiencing Somatics I would encourage you to visit the Hanna and Feldenkrais websites, find a trained Somatics practitioner in your area, or a Physical Therapist or Yoga Therapist in your area who has training in Somatics.

Less is more.” ~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Katey Hawes, owner and founder of Posabilities, Inc., is a physical therapist, registered yoga teacher, and yoga therapist.

You may find her at Facebook.com/posabilities4u, Twitter @Posabilities4u, and .

What is … Yoga Therapy?

The topic of last week’s “What is” blog was Physical Therapy.  Most people are somewhat familiar with Physical Therapy, but Yoga Therapy is much less familiar.  I have to admit, I didn’t even know that Yoga Therapy existed as a discipline until two years ago!  Although Yoga Therapy is fairly new on the scene in the Western World, it is gaining more and more recognition in the medical community.

Yoga was first introduced to the US in 1893 by Swami Vivekananda.  A little less than 100 years after that Yoga Therapy became recognized in the United States with Dr. Dean Ornish’s study that showed that therapeutic yoga, meditation, dietary changes, and other lifestyle changes could reverse the effects of heart disease.  Dr. Ornish’s “Program for Reversing Heart Disease” got approved for health insurance coverage in 1990, and it opened the door for yoga therapy gradually to make its way into mainstream medicine.

So, what is Yoga Therapy?  According to one of my Yoga Therapy teachers, Joseph LePage, M.A., “Yoga therapy is that facet of the ancient science of Yoga that focuses on health and wellness at all levels of the person: physical, psychological, and spiritual.  Yoga therapy focuses on the path of Yoga as a healing journey that brings balance to the body and mind through an experiential understanding of the primary intention of Yoga: awakening of Spirit, our essential nature.”  (Integrative Yoga Therapy (U.S.A.), Joseph LePage, M.A.)  

OK… So, what are the differences between Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Physical Therapy?

This is not a simple question to answer, but I will try my best using the table below.

Yoga Yoga Therapy Physical Therapy
Systems addressed May address physical, psychological, and spiritual levels of the student. Addresses the 5  Koshas – Physical body, energetic/breath body, emotional body, wisdom/ witness body, and bliss body or the essence of the individual. Addresses primarily the physical body – with a focus on the musculoskeletal & neurological systems, may incorporate breath work in support of the physical systems.
Techniques used In the US primarily Yoga postures/ Asanas, as well as breath work/pranayama, relaxation, & meditation. Yoga postures/Asanas, somatics, breath work/ pranayama, techniques to direct energy including mudras, self inquiry with the support of yogic texts, relaxation, meditation, and yoga nidra. Hands on manual techniques, physical agents to address pain and inflammation, education, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular retraining, functional retraining.
Approaches Classes or sessions that may be centered on a specific intention such as hip openers, strengthening the core, quieting the neurological system, etc. Guided self inquiry –  support of an inquiry of where imbalances may reside, and how to bring greater support to the self as whole to decrease pain and suffering. Hands on techniques, modalities, education, and prescriptive home exercises/ activities to decrease pain and increase function

So, which is the right one for me?  

This does not need to be an either/or proposition.  Any of these approaches can stand alone, or complement the other.  Additionally, I did not discuss the role of Yoga Therapy in addressing psycho emotional challenges.  Yoga Therapy may also be beneficial in addressing depression and anxiety.  If you are unsure of the appropriate approach for you, discuss this with a trusted health and well being professional.

If I am interested in Yoga Therapy, how do I find a Yoga Therapist?  

Currently, there are no regulations around who can claim to be a Yoga Therapist, so buyer beware.  This may soon be changing though.  The International Association of Yoga therapists has passed requirements for Yoga Therapy training programs including an additional 600 hours of training beyond the initial 200 hours of teacher training.  (www.iayt.org/Documents/IAYT_Educational%20Standards_final_7-1-2012.pdf)  If you are considering a Yoga Therapist ask them where they received their training, and then check out that program.  As in any profession, credentials don’t guarantee anything except that an individual has met minimum requirements of training and education.  Beyond that, talk with the therapist that you are considering and look for reliable references to ensure they will be a good fit for you.

kt-photo-300-frameOK Katey, so what is your training?  

After completing my 200 hour yoga teacher training, I completed one months worth of intense Yoga Therapy training through Integrative Yoga Therapy  (www.iytyogatherapy.com/).  I am preparing to begin my final stage to receive my initial 500 hour PYT (Professional Yoga Therapist Certification) and then will continue on to complete my 1,000 hours of training as a Yoga and Yoga Therapy professional.  I know that to some of you Yoga Therapy may sound a bit fluffy, but I can assure you that after 20 years of practice as a Physical Therapy,  I was amazed and impressed with the depth of knowledge and teaching that was provided in my training.  I feel very strongly that my abilities as a Physical Therapist have been boosted by my Yoga Therapy training, just as much as I feel that my Physical Therapy background has supported and strengthened my abilities as a Yoga Therapist.  I truly feel blessed by the lineage and professionalism in both of these fields.

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.”  ~ Plato

Katey Hawes, owner and founder of Posabilities, Inc.., is a physical therapist, registered yoga teacher, and yoga therapist.

You may find her at Facebook.com/posabilities4u, Twitter @Posabilities4u, and .

What is … Physical Therapy?

For the next several weeks I will be offering a “What is?” series of blogs.  There is power in knowledge and understanding.  My hope is that by offering this “what is?” series I can offer the support needed for individuals to open to opportunities to increase their sense of control over their current situations – whatever those may be.  This week, I would like to start with letting you know about Physical Therapy.

So, what is Physical Therapy?  

Physical Therapy is a healthcare profession that dates back to the time of Hippocrates and is dedicated to treating the nervous and musculoskeletal systems to help individuals maximize their functional independence.  Physical therapy is provided in a variety of settings from the hospital and nursing home, to outpatient and athletic settings, and may be provided to individuals all the way through the life span from newborns to individuals 100+.

How do you know if you need, or could benefit from, physical therapy?  If you are experiencing functional deficits due to pain, weakness, decreased flexibility, poor balance or coordination, or other neurological or musculoskeletal imbalances you may benefit from Physical Therapy.  Functional deficits may relate to decreased ability to participate in occupational and day to day activities, as well decreased ability to find positions of comfort, to concentrate, or to sleep.

What happens when you receive Physical Therapy?  

At your first visit your Physical Therapist will evaluate you and set up a treatment plan that will include functional outcomes or goals, planned interventions, and the anticipated frequency and duration of treatment.  Treatment sessions may include education, soft tissue work or manual techniques, modalities (such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, infrared), and almost always exercises to help improve strength, flexibility, endurance, and/or postural awareness.  Frequently you will be given a home exercise program as part of your “homework.”

What can I expect from Physical Therapy at Posabilities?  

With 20 years of experience as a Physical Therapist I recognize that every individual’s body, imbalances or injuries, and healing processes are different, so I take the time to gain an understanding of your body, your issues, and what approaches will work best for you.  My focus is generally on education, improving movement and holding patterns that may have become dysfunctional, and bringing balance back to the body through specific exercises and activities that you can practice at home between visits and after you have completed therapy.  I use manual techniques and other approaches as needed to help support you in your self healing.  With the increasing number of individuals with high deductibles, high co-pays, or no insurance my intention is to remain flexible, and to provide you with a “tool box” to support your own health and healing as much as possible.

How do I get started with Physical Therapy at Posabilities?  

photo (3)Maine is a direct access state, so you do not need a physician’s referral to be evaluated and treated by a Physical Therapist.  However, your insurance may require a physician’s order for PT services to be covered.  If you are interested in Physical Therapy services you can call or email me and we can set up an initial PT assessment.  You can expect your first assessment to last 45-60 minutes.

Thank you for reading my first “what is?” blog.  If you have other topics that you would like me to cover in this series please let me know.  Next week… “What is Yoga Therapy?”

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”  ~ Plato

Katey Hawes, owner and founder of Posabilities, Inc.., is a physical therapist, registered yoga teacher, and yoga therapist.

You may find her at Facebook.com/posabilities4u, Twitter @Posabilities4u, and .

The Path to Posabilities

Posabilities was not a life long dream come true.  If you had asked me two years before I started Posabilities, it would not have even been on my radar!  So you might say it came pounding on my door and said, “Katey, you’ve got to do this!”

Flashback about two years ago.  I had been practicing as a Physical Therapist for 20 years and held a comfortable (if not always fun) middle management position with a large health care provider.  I love being a Physical Therapist, but after 20 years I was feeling like I needed a new challenge.  At the same time, I was enjoying the many benefits of my own regular yoga practice.  So a reasonable option seemed to be to pursue my Yoga Teacher Training (YTT).  I could continue with my secure full time job, and teach a yoga class or two as a side “hobby job.”

I started down the path of finding an YTT program that I could attend in my spare time.  One day, I casually  asked Amy Figoli, owner of the Maine Yoga House, if she knew of any YTT programs that would fit my schedule, and lo and behold she was preparing to offer her first one that next fall and it would be a weekend format which was perfect for me!  Rap, rap, someone’s at the door!

Fall arrived, and I began to open the door a crack as I started my YTT.  How exciting!  Wait, this is intense.  In addition to the once a month three day training, I have to show up at class twice a week?  I need to practice yoga every day?  I need to write papers, read books, and OMG! I have to delve into some deep self-inquiry?  My employer had allowed me some flexibility around my seven month training, but I was going to need way more flexibility than they could offer.  I’d opened the door a crack to check things out, but I was being asked to open it even wider.  What to do?  Open it some more? Close it?  Stand back a safe distance and peak through it?  Rap rap.

I opened the door a little more, left my secure middle management position, and went back to direct patient care which allowed me greater flexibility.  This was great!  In addition to greater flexibility in my schedule, I was occasionally able to use yoga postures with patients on their road to recovery. After 20 years as a Physical Therapist I was having an epiphany.  These yoga postures were having significant positive effects on my patient’s outcomes.  Calming of the nervous system, decreased pain response, improved posture and body awareness, and the patients loved it!  At the same time, I made the discovery that there was a whole field out there called Yoga Therapy.  The rap rap was becoming a knock, knock.

My pursuit of a hobby job was becoming a calling.  Knock knock – “Come on Katey.  Open the door and step through it.”  Despite some misgivings, with the urging of my husband, Jeff, I opened the door wider.  I committed to a 300 hour Professional Yoga Therapist trainingand headed out to Tucson for my first two week module.  Surrounded by inspiring instructors, Yoga Therapists, and fellow students the knocking at the door was becoming more and more persistent.  I began to formulate a vision.  My vision included a space housing a studio and a clinic space where I could offer Physical Therapy, Yoga, and Yoga Therapy, other instructors, and health and wellness providerssharing that space with me, and the space would be close to Main Street. This vision had a name, Posabilities, and I envisioned a time line of three to four years…

Bam, bam, bam – come out from behind that door!  Four months (not years that I had planned) after my vision had begun to gel my husband found a building one block off of Main Street, Norway that could be retrofitted to be fully accessible, and include a studio and clinic space for myself and other practitioners.  Again, I had my misgivings, but the universe rarely knocks twice, and Jeff continued to support and urge me forward.  So I stepped through the door and headed down the path to Posabilities!

Posabilites_11082012_GraphicPosabilities has now been open for four months, and I have been blessed by the many people that have traveled and continue to travel the path with me.  My YTT instructor, Amy Figoli, and my sister in law, Ruth lead me to the door and urged me to open it.  The OH Yoga! instructors (more on OH Yoga! next week), and the other collaborators at Posabilities have brought  richness to the journey that I could never have manifested on my own.  My husband, Jeff, has been with me every step of the way – sometimes leading, sometimes following, but usually right by my side, and never letting me turn back or take the easier path.  And finally, the members of the growing Posabilities community who sustain and nourish me as we continue to forge the path forward!

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”  ~ Tony Robbins

Katey Hawes, owner and founder of Posabilities, Inc.., is a physical therapist, registered yoga teacher, and yoga therapist.

You may find her at Facebook.com/posabilities4u, Twitter @Posabilities4u, and .

Keeping Your Balance

Balance can be ever changing, and can tend to become more and more elusive as we age.  While there are many factors that may contribute to decreases in balance, there are also many interventions that can be used to improve balance. Albert Einstein put it simply, “Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

In adults aged 65 or older, one in three suffer from falls, and two million older adults are treated in emergency departments for injuries related to falls (www.cdc.gov/features/OlderAmericans).  These falls have significant effects on older adults’ health, independence, quality of life, and longevity.  By recognizing the risk factors associated with decreased balance and falls and the steps to modify those risk factors, we can decrease the risk of falling or having a loved one fall.

Common risk factors contributing to falls include:

  1. Sedentary lifestyles that lead to declines in core and lower body strength.
  2. Decreased flexibility and range of motion.
  3. Changes in posture and body awareness.
  4. Fear of falling and decreased confidence in mobility.
  5. Incontinence.
  6. The need to take multiple prescription medications (>4).

Here are some tools that can be used to improve balance and decrease the risk of falling:

  1. Balance activities, coupled with strengthening and flexibility exercises.
  2. Activities that help improve your posture and body awareness – including Tai Chi and yoga.
  3. A regular walking program, when indicated and safe.
  4. Bladder training programs – which may also help strengthen your core.
  5. Regular socialization.
  6. Lifestyle modifications regarding diet and exercise that may help you decrease the number of prescription medications that you need to take.

If you or a loved one has experienced declines in balance or recent falls, please consult with a medical practitioner to make sure that there are no underlying pathologies contributing to these changes.  A practitioner specializing in balance and mobility can help you get back on your feet by developing a program customized to your individual needs and goals.

Katey Hawes, MS, PT, RYT, owner of Posabilities, has years of experience working in this area and would be happy to help you or your loved one.  Katey can help you determine if one-on-one Physical Therapy is indicated, or if you would benefit from a group exercise program, or other form of therapy to get you back on your feet!

Katey Hawes, owner and founder of Posabilities, Inc.., is a physical therapist, registered yoga teacher, and yoga therapist.

You may find her at Facebook.com/posabilities4u, Twitter @Posabilities4u, and .

What is this pain in the neck and how do I get rid of it?

Many of us experience pain or discomfort in our neck and shoulders at some point in our lives. In most cases, it will eventually resolve on its own, but 50-85% of the time it will return within 5 years. To avoid continuing neck or shoulder discomfort, or its return, here are a few modifications that you can make to your external environment, how you interact with your environment, and your internal environment.

You should always seek medical attention if the pain persists > 1 week if it accompanied by fever, a persistent headache, pain/numbness/tingling or weakness in arm, nausea or vomiting, night sweats, or if it occurs after a traumatic injury such as an accident or sports injury.

Your external environment:

  1. Computer – When doing computer work, the monitor should be positioned so that it is 15-20 degrees below eye level. As a rule of thumb, the top of the monitor should be at, or just below eye level. (These rules change some if you wear bi-focals!) The keyboard should be positioned so that your elbows hang comfortably at your sides and are bent about 90 degrees. Avoid glare on your computer screen and take frequent rests from the computer!
  2. Cell phone texting – Yes, neck pain from texting has become so common that it has a name – “Text neck.” When you are texting you should use one hand to hold the phone at or near eye height, and the other hand to navigate the screen and text. Also, limit your time texting and take frequent breaks.
  3. Driving – When you are driving your seat should be adjusted to 100 degrees (Just back slightly from fully erect), your hands should be at 3:00 and 9:00 on the steering wheel and your elbows should rest comfortably on the arm rests, and your head should be supported with the head rest touching the middle part of the back of your head.
  4. Pillow – Most of us spend at least 6-8 hours in bed every night so your sleeping position and pillow can make a huge difference in how your neck feels. You should sleep on your back or side, and avoid sleeping on your stomach as that position forces you to rotate your neck to one side or the other. If you sleep on your side, the pillow should fill the space between your ear and the mattress without tilting your head. If you sleep on your back, your pillow should keep your head from tilting back or forwards.

Your internal environment:

  1. Postural awareness – Forward head and slouched shoulders can be major factors in the neck and shoulder tightness and discomfort, but the problem may start further “down the chain.” Check in with your posture frequently beginning at your feet and moving up making sure that your body is well supported and aligned.
  2. Eyes – Give your eyes a break. When working on the computer, reading, driving – take frequent breaks. Focusing at one distance for extended periods of time can cause eye strain, which can in turn result in neck tightness. Also, keep up with regular eye appointments and keep your vision prescriptions up to date.
  3. Breathing – Our primary breathing muscle should be our diaphragm located at the base of the rib cage, but overtime we may begin over using our accessory muscles and under using our diaphragm. Many of these accessory muscles are located along the sides of the neck and when overused result in neck tightness. Spend some time every day just breathing and focusing on breathing deeply into the bases of the lungs so that you increase your use of your diaphragm.
  4. Stress and anxiety – Most of us experience some level of stress every day – it’s just part of life! Everyone responds to stress differently, and many of us carry that stress in our shoulders and neck. Learn to manage your stress at healthy levels and be aware of how your stress may be contributing to your neck discomfort. The good news is that just breathing deeply and slowly can help bring a better balance to your stress levels.

While the neck and shoulder tightness will usually resolve to a tolerable level on its own, ongoing tightness can lead to chronic issues such as arthritis, thoracic outlet syndrome, and rotator cuff issues. Physical Therapy can help you address neck and shoulder discomfort by providing a complete assessment, and then using manual techniques, neuromuscular techniques and exercises, and education to help improve your posture and movement patterns.

If you feel that you would benefit from Physical Therapy for your neck tightness or discomfort, contact Katey to set up an appointment. Other offerings at Posabilities to help address pain and stiffness include yoga therapy, energy and body work, as well as yoga and movement classes, click here for a calendar of all classes.

Katey Hawes, owner and founder of Posabilities, Inc., is a physical therapist, registered yoga teacher, and yoga therapist.

You may find her at Facebook.com/posabilities4u, Twitter @Posabilities4u, and .

Posabilities Grand Opening-A Big Success

Our Grand Opening on January 26, 2013 turned out to be a wonderful day!  Thank you to everyone who participated in the day’s events. Our goal is to provide a peaceful space for all to enjoy, relax, restore, heal and be happy!

Our local news agencies helped us celebrate this grand opening:

To read the article from the Advertiser Democrat, click here.

To read the article from the Sun Journal, click here.

Here are a view photos from the folks who joined us for the evening activities:

Katey Hawes, owner and founder of Posabilities, Inc.., is a physical therapist, registered yoga teacher, and yoga therapist.

You may find her at Facebook.com/posabilities4u, Twitter @Posabilities4u, and .