September 23, 2010 — Back In Health Wellness Center is pleased to announce their month-long effort to collect spare change has paid off in a big way.
Because the average soldier carries about 50 pounds of gear each day, that additional weight can be the cause of painful strains, misaligned vertebrate and long-term musculoskeletal damage. Dr. Cindy Perkins and Dr. Carrie Oleston of Back In Health Wellness Center specialize in diagnosing and treating these same ailments utilizing therapeutic massage, acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments. Since they couldn’t ship their therapeutic services to the men and women serving our country overseas, they came up with the idea of sending a bit of portable relief: Biofreeze.
Biofreeze is a topical pain relieving gel designed to help relieve back or neck pain, muscle pains, over-use, and strains.
Throughout the month of July, Back In Health Wellness Center asked everyone to check the couch cushions for spare change to donate to their relief efforts. Once the call was made to their Biofreeze supplier explaining what they wanted to do, Nick Klemp of World Wide Medical Services, agreed to a discounted rate in addition to matching the amount of change collected.
Oleston and Perkins were astounded with the response from patients wanting to contribute to the cause, and their efforts paid off. Once the change was sorted, counted and submitted, World Wide Medical Services delivered $400 worth of Biofreeze to the wellness center’s offices.
The doctors then contacted Karin and Jim King of Land O’Lakes-based Treats for Troops who ensured and confirmed overseas delivery.
The Biofreeze is currently en route via Blackhawk Helicopter, first with a stop in Kuwait and then to medical units stationed throughout Afghanistan.
Source: Back In Health Wellness Center, www.backinhealthwellness.com