‘Back Talk: Treating and Preventing Complex and Common Forms of Back Pain’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture, Nov. 4

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Patrick Bouley, PT, MS, DPT, will address all aspects of back pain, its treatment and prevention.

“Back Talk: How to Treat and Prevent Complex and Common Forms of Back Pain,” a free lecture open to the public, will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6 to 7:15 p.m., at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium (Room 2600), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The 75-minute presentation will include time for questions and answers, and light refreshments will be provided.

Back pain is one of our society’s most common medical problems. Nearly 80 percent of Americans suffer from back pain in their lifetime. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, about one-fourth of U.S. adults experience at least one day of back pain in any three-month period. While back pain can be caused by a number of factors, a major contributor to back pain can be osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Join Patrick Bouley, PT, MS, DPT, as he discusses non-invasive ways to treat and prevent back pain. Discover how you might be causing your own back pain and learn safe practices that may help reduce recurrences. Issues related to disc abnormalities and degeneration, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine and sacroiliac pain will be discussed. Dr. Bouley will also discuss the anatomical aspects of back pain, common diagnoses and the results of surgical, non-surgical and therapeutic intervention. The importance of postural, positional and activity-related education will also be a part of this enlightening presentation.

Dr. Bouley is manager of Physical Therapy Outpatient Services at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, Banner – UMC Alvernon Physician Offices and the UA Cancer Center clinical facilities at 3838 N. Campbell Rd. Working with a patient volume of more than 1,200 monthly, Dr. Bouley oversees physical and occupational therapy operations for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. As director of Banner’s physical therapy clinics, Dr. Bouley directs, develops, tests and implements all aspects of physical and occupational therapy practices. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association’s Division of Orthopaedics.

He brings nearly thirty years of experience to the University of Arizona and its physical therapy practices throughout the community; both in hospital and outpatient settings. In addition to his service at the UA, Dr. Bouley was the clinical care director of education and a senior physical therapist at the University of Colorado Hospitals, where he was named Instructor of the Year. He also led physical therapy students at the University of Colorado as a senior instructor where he directed classes in research and educational modalities of physical therapy.

Spanning the vast range of complex orthopaedic and neurological conditions, Dr. Bouley’s education and experience bring the solution of complicated cases to the forefront. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University, a master’s degree in sports medicine from Chapman University and a doctorate in physical therapy from A. T. Still University.

A lifelong learner and educator, Dr. Bouley serves the UA College of Medicine – Tucson in its physical therapy training of medical students as well as serving in the selection of medical students for admission to the College. He also is a member of the College’s Diversity Committee.

Seating is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, please visit the UA Arthritis Center website, www.arthritis.arizona.edu, or call 520-626-5040 or email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a Sign Language interpreter or disability-related accommodations, please contact Tracy Shake, 520-626-5040, email: livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

Parking is available in the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson visitor/patient parking garage just south of the hospital’s main entrance; please bring your parking ticket to the lecture to be validated.

The lecture is part of the “Living Healthy with Arthritis” series of free monthly talks presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology. The Spring 2016 series, held in DuVal Auditorium, will begin in March.