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This event was cancelled on Sun 07/18/2021, by Kendra Lofthus for the following reason: not enough sign-ups

Building Your Self Care Toolbox

Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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Leader: Kendra Lofthus

Event Information



Self-Management Techniques

for Muscle Tension/Pain

This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to experience hands-on learning and practice of techniques.  Information provided will include:

  • Muscle Tension
    • What is it?
    • What causes it?
      • Over Use
      • Stress/Anxiety
      • Posture
      • Injury
  • What muscles are most affected?
    • Neck
    • Upper Back
    • Low Back
  • Self-Management of Muscle Tension
    • Heat vs. Ice
    • Self-Massage
    • Stretches
  • Self-Massage Tools & Techniques
    • Tennis Ball in a Sock
    • TheraCane
  • Stretching
    • Neck
    • Upper Back

Clinician: Tamara North, MS, OTR

Tamara has a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She currently works for Ascension Wisconsin as a clinical therapist. She has experience in the following areas: Orthopedic and Neurologic Rehabilitation, Work Injury Rehabilitation, Coordinated Chronic Pain Program, and Oncology Rehabilitation Program.

Cost: $15 for HRC Members & $25 for Non-HRC Members

Location: Old Madison Room in Memorial Union on the 3rd floor

Date & Time: Sunday, July 25th, 2021 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Last day to register: Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Contact Kendra Lofthus via email at with questions

Event Type
Educational Event (passive learning, no rating)
Cancellation, Reschedule, and Refund Information
The minimum number of participants is 10. If we have less than 10 people signed up, we may have to cancel or reschedule this event. If it is canceled, you will receive a refund. If it rescheduled, you will automatically be signed up to attend the new date.
Driving or Travel Details
There are two parking garages near Memorial Union that you can park in. One is under Helen C. White (College) Library with an entrance on Park st. and the other is across from the University Book Store with an entrance on Lake st.
Equipment/ Gear Required by Participant
Please bring a yoga mat or blanket to be used for floor exercises, a bath or beach towel suitable for rolling to be used as a head or neck rest during some exercises, a knee-length sock (nylon pantyhose will be provided if you do not have one), and a water bottle. Wear comfortable, flexible clothing; dressing in layers may be preferred as meeting rooms are not always easy to regulate to everyone's individual comfort.
Food and Equipment Information
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Registration Count

Registration Type Registrations Remaining
All Participants 1 14