Community education @ DMU

January 5, 2011 —

UPDATE: The Feb. 1 class was postponed due to weather. It has been rescheduled for Feb. 15 in the same time/location as originally scheduled.

Physical therapy can be very helpful in treating women’s health issues. Libby Trausch, D.P.T., from our Physical Therapy Clinic will be teaching a class for the community on Feb. 1 about how it can help.

Bones, Bottoms & Balance” is a two-hour program, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the DMU Olsen Medical Education Center, 3200 Grand Ave. It costs $20 and registration is at www.DMced.org.

This class will focus on avoiding falls, correcting issues that lead to urine leakage, discussing osteoporosis & its effects and improving balance. Attendees will also learn how to properly do a kegel exercise and learn about exercises to combat a hump-backed posture.

If you can’t make the class but need help with any of these issues, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Trausch.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.