CCCHC will be conducting a free COVID‐19 testing event on Monday, October 26 from 11 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m. in the SMC Ambulance Bay. Individuals wanting testing should enter west of the Mercer County Ambulance building and drive through the SMC Ambulance Bay to be tested. Pre‐registration for this event is available at testreg.nd.gov. This process is strongly recommended to speed up your testing experience.
People living with Parkinson Disease or other neurological conditions often move differently, with gestures and actions that become smaller and slower. They may have trouble getting around, getting dressed, and with other daily activities. A new therapy offered at SMC can help patients with PD use their body more normally and slow symptom progression. Lisa Fletcher, PT, DPT, recently went through LSVT BIG training to become an LSVT BIG Certified Clinician.
The Sakakawea Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 18. The goal of this event is to assist SMC Foundation is securing funding needed to help SMC continue to provide quality healthcare close to home.
SMC Rehab offers an innovative therapy that helps with the development of muscle strength for a variety of patients. Steve Ziegler, PT, DPT, is certified to offer Blood Flow Restriction Therapy which is often used on patients prior to or following surgery in their extremities. Research has proven that BFRT can minimize loss of muscle mass, decrease bone healing time, and allow patients to improve muscle size and strength. BFRT is also a great option for patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, or osteoporosis.