The Phoenix Support Group

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Friday, February 1, 2019
11:00 am- 1:00 pm

BEMER AND FELDENKRAIS EXPERIENCE

You are in for a treat, and your body will thank you!

So will your pocketbook. BEMER services and the Feldenkrais class are complimentary on Feb. 1 for SAA members and guests.

RSVP to reserve your spot for this event to Hilary by email Hiljarrow@aol.com.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for parking and setting up your space in the clinic.

11:00 tour of facility and BEMER sessions
11:30 Feldenkrais introduction
11:40 Feldenkrais class
12:40 Lunch across the street at Mad Greens for those who want to socialize (cost $10-$15)
BEMER sessions available after class and after lunch.
Call the clinic for an appointment as early as 10:00 if you would like a full BEMER relaxation experience (takes about 20 minutes). No fee.

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. The clinic has extras for those who don't have their own. Also bring a water bottle. If we have enough people who cannot do class on a mat, Jeanne can do a "chair" class instead. 


Meeting Location

Arizona Pain and Posture, Dr. Marc Bonacci, chiropractor

Jeanne Hills, physical therapist and Feldenkrais instructor

Mindi Kugler, Independent BEMER Distributor

14555 N. Scottsdale Rd.  Suite 120 Scottsdale

South of Wells Fargo Bank. Southeast corner of Acoma and Scottsdale Rd. (north of Thunderbird)

Park in front, in the lot adjacent to Scottsdale Rd. Handicapped parking in the front. Suite 120 is immediately to the left when you enter the center garden area.

Social Media

If you are in the Phoenix area please join our Phoenix Spondylitis Support Group Facebook page to connect with other Spondylitis folks in the area: Phoenix Area Spondylitis Support

Group Leader

Hilary Jarrow
(480) 251-8008
Hiljarrow@aol.com

About Hilary Jarrow, Phoenix's Support Group Leader

My name is Hilary Jarrow. I live in beautiful Gilbert, AZ with my husband Doug and our two sons, Wyatt and Lincoln. In the last two years I have gone from working full time as a Project Manager in the Construction industry to consulting in the Industry on the training and development front. It has given me a chance to coach my boys’ soccerteams and volunteer at their school while it is still cool to hang out with their mom.

On the AS side, I was diagnosed in 2001 after two bouts of iritis. The ophthalmologist asked if I had ever had back pain? I thought it was a random question from the eye doctor, but I had done gymnastics for 18 years, so back pain had been in my life since my teens. Off to the rheumatologist I went, diagnosis received with a positive HLA-B27 gene, and Enbrel was found to be the medication that finally worked for me. I have been lucky to have found a medication that makes it possible to be active in my kid’s life. I can only hope it keeps working for me.

I wanted to become a group leader, so that I can educate myself better on the disease, understand what others are going through and hopefully help them to keep searching for a treatment plan that will give them the best quality of life possible. There are so many more people affected by AS than I had originally thought. Through our Support Groups and the vast amounts of research being done by Spondylitis Association of American, I can only hope that we find a cure for Ankylosing Spondylitis in my lifetime.

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