Just in case you thought we were too low profile, thought we’d let you know all the stuff we’ve been doing out and about in our community!
Samantha Eakes and Jamie Justice gave a talk at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center as part of their Women’s Journey through Conventional, Complimentary, and Alternative Medicine series. (I guess we are the “conventional” part of that)! Their talk was called “Finding Your True Core,” and it focused on core muscles’ relation to overall health, touching on pelvic floor issues. As many of you know, part of what we do is helping to educate people about the use of physical therapy as an effective treatment for a variety of pelvic-related issues such as incontinence, leakage, and sexual dysfunction.
Creative Therapeutics was a proud sponsor for this year’s Girls on the Run event! Lynn Batalden, Sam Eakes, and Jamie Justice showed up to pass out lip balm and cheer on all the girls and their supporters who braved the chilly weather that morning.
Sam Eakes just returned from a weekend in Minneapolis, MN, playing at the USA Volleyball adult nationals tournament alongside fellow former NIU Huskie volleyball players. Sam continues to remain active with the team, providing commentary for broadcasts of the NIU games during volleyball season.
And while we’re talking about Sam’s accomplishments, we are also proud that she will be graduating this month from the Leadership Academy of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce! Leadership Academy consists of a class of around 25 people representing various area business, non-profits, and municipal departments. They meet for a full day once a month at different locations around the community, learning about area institutions, industries, organizations, and local issues, while developing their own leadership skills. During this time, they also propose, develop, and execute several service projects that help meet needs within the community. Sam’s group built wheelchair accessible garden planters.
Owner Mark Mattson emceed the bookcase fundraiser last winter, and last month he attended the ceremony where over 40 custom-made bookshelves were awarded to young children–complete with a starter library of books and brass nameplates.
As a member of the #proudlyDeKalb Leadership group, he is currently working to help plan a program that will teach local high school students “essential” skills–things like handshakes, eye contact, how to present oneself. The goal is to help develop job interview and interpersonal skills for our community’s students, eventually expanding the program to both the middle school and college-age level.