Lori Janzen was awarded a grant from BC Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society in 2016 to take advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation therapy. She sent us this story awhile back and we added it to our Testimonials page, but today we wanted to share it with those of you who read our blog posts.
Thank you to BC Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society for the financial assistance to advance my education regarding dizziness and balance disorders. I work in Northern BC and co-own Cedar River Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre, a clinic serving an area with over 40,000 people, but a geographical area of 21,000 square kilometers.
The recent addition of three physiotherapists has allowed us to focus on areas of need within our communities. Disorders of balance and dizziness were very high on our priority list, as we know the research regarding the costs of falls, including immediate and future care as well as societal costs. Although we choose to live in the northern half of the province, we are no less dedicated to continuing education. The costs, however, are sometimes prohibitive and any assistance is appreciated more than you can imagine.
We have already been able to make a significant difference in the lives of many of our individual patients. We are working to facilitate more group education and workshops. Once again, thank you for supporting rural education in this really important area of practice. ~ Lori Janzen, Terrace, BC
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