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The Foundation for Wellness Education (FWE)

As a local Chiropractor I am always looking for a way to get involved in the community. It's important to get connected with the community in which you work as well as to constantly spread the good word about Chiropractic! Only an estimated 8% of Americans regularly visit their Chiropractors, can you BELIEVE that? This means we have LOTS of work to do to engage the people unaware about wellness and what it can mean for their life! I had the opportunity to team up with a really great organization that allows me to do this, and today I wanted to devote my blog post to sharing some information about it!

The organization is called the Foundation for Wellness Education (FWE). The FWE is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about health and wellness issues.  Through educational initiatives they provide wellness information to local communities by offering a variety of free programs to local civic groups and organizations, clubs, churches, businesses, and schools.  The programs are delivered through a national network of volunteer doctors who lend their expertise to teach timely health related topics such as how the body works, family wellness, health for children, stress management, nutrition and workplace safety. 

Since the FWE’s inception they have educated thousands of individuals nationwide about the amazing benefits of living a healthier lifestyle. That’s what appealed to me most about this project.  The FWE believes that every individual should lead a life of wellness but unfortunately most people do not fully understand what true wellness is, or the steps to make living an empowered life a reality.  As a volunteer doctor I’m excited to lend my expertise to teach life-changing wellness principles in my own community. 

In their work across the country the FWE has found the topic of workplace wellness to be of special interest to businesses both large and small.  As the economy and health care continue to be at the forefront of concerns faced by Americans, many employers have come to realize the bottom-line impact of fostering wellness within their workforces.  Employers have been able to utilize the free programs provided by the FWE to contain health care costs, curb absenteeism and boost productivity, all essential in a competitive business world and difficult economic times.  Local volunteer doctors view the work they do with local businesses an important way they can support the economy in their communities.

The workplace wellness programs provided by the FWE include topics such as ergonomics and workplace safety, as well as condition specific workshops on subjects like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, back injuries and more.  In addition the local volunteers offer a variety of options for employee wellness screenings and health fairs.  Regardless of the size or complexity of a workplace wellness program, the FWE can easily dovetail their initiative to fit with the company’s objectives. 

For more information about Dr. Pietrosanto and the Foundation for Wellness Education, contact Dr. Pietrosanto directly by phone at 914-274-8530 or by email at cpietrodc@hohchiro.net.  Additional information is also available via the Foundation for Wellness Education website at www.FoundationForWellnessEducation.org.

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