Regional Physical Therapy Offers Preventative Healthcare Seminars in Preparation for Impending ACA: “Help for Headaches” Seminars in Demand

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In response to the Midwest Regional Medical Center announcing cancellation of its educational classes, Regional Physical Therapy says it will offer free health educational seminars to help improve the health of Oklahoma City and surrounding communities.

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The purpose of our seminars is to not only assist the person in taking control of their condition and health, but to also offer them quality care that they may not be able to receive otherwise.

For many Americans, headaches are a relatively common, yet insignificant occurrence, but for the thirty-six million Americans—about 12% of the population—who suffer from migraine headaches, the pain can often be debilitating (1). Regional Physical Therapy (RPT), located in both Midwest City and South Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will offer free educational classes to its patients, as well as the general public, to address and counteract the debilitating effects of headaches by reducing and preventing their occurrence. With approaching reforms grounded in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) set to overhaul healthcare, RPT believes that education as a means of preventative healthcare is the first step in preserving the health of its public.

RPT has long been preparing for the upcoming changes predicted to be the result of the ACA, and these educational seminars are another step in RPT’s quest to help more people in the community achieve quality healthcare. In addition to preparing for the ACA, RPT owner Vicki Buchanan says that now that Midwest Regional Medical Center has announced the cancellation of its free education classes, RPT will offer a larger health education curriculum to fill the void. As more RPT patients request help for headaches, RPT will offer seminars on “Help for Headaches,” to be held at RPT’s recently opened South clinic, located at 11704 South Western, Oklahoma City, OK 73170. Upcoming free workshops are scheduled for the following days:

●Thursday, September 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.; and
●Saturday, September 21, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Buchanan, along with three RPT staff members, will explain common headache types, possible triggers for headaches, and cures for reducing and eliminating headaches.

The seminars are the third topic in a series of six classes to be held at RPT every other month with the exception of November and December.

RPT’s previous classes addressed chronic back pain and living with arthritis, two afflictions for which many RPT patients also seek help. Buchanan says that her patients have been asking for more healthcare education—many worry that the ACA changes will limit their access to preventative healthcare.

“Headaches are prevalent and can often be crippling to the afflicted individual and their loved ones,” said Buchanan. “The purpose of our seminars is to not only assist the person in taking control of their condition and health, but to also offer them quality care that they may not be able to receive otherwise.”

Buchanan recently opened a second clinic, Regional Physical Therapy South, to better reach the expected increase of patients following implementation of the ACA. RPT South personnel offer restorative treatment along with post-op rehabilitation, manual and aquatic therapy, on-site physical therapy, and massage services. RPT therapists have over 50 years of combined experience, and offer individualized treatment plans that bring results.

All current and past patients, as well as the general public, are invited to attend the seminars on Help for Headaches. Seating is limited—for reservations, please call the clinic at RPT at (405) 732-3353 or RPT South at (405) 692-5205. Visit for more information.

About Regional Physical Therapy, Inc.:

Based in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Regional Physical Therapy, with over 50 years of combined experience, treats patients with tailored, comprehensive treatment plans which are designed to fit individual needs. Regional Physical Therapy was founded in 1993 by owner Vicki Buchanan, who attended the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy. Dedicated to the late co-founder Bruce Hawkins, the Bruce Hawkins Scholarship award was established by Regional Physical Therapy, Inc., in 2009 to give back to the profession that Bruce was dedicated to advancing. The Bruce Hawkins Scholarship has been awarded to Oklahoma University students who show outstanding leadership characteristics and embody the spirit of dedication to the profession of physical therapy. Regional Physical Therapy uses the team approach to help patients regain lost function, with the purpose of providing high-quality physical therapy services to the community. For more information, visit

1.“About Migraine.” American Migraine Foundation, n.d. Web. 26 Aug. 2013.

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