Spoke Newsletter – 01/25/2018

Spoke Newsletter – 01/25/2018

February is “Lincoln-palooza” month in Redlands, so RCOR will hit the deck running today. In addition to Larry, Moe, and Curly Joe (Burgess, Gonzales and McCue) Maria Carillo of the A. K. Smiley Library will enlighten the Club with a presentation about “Lincoln and the Civil War.”


Karen Zirkle, Director of Physical Medicine at the Spine and Joint Institute at Redlands Community Hospital, presented a great deal of information about how joint replacement treatment has evolved over the years due to advances in technology as well as the Affordable Care Act and Medicare reimbursement requirements. Thirty years ago, when Karen began her career, the average age for hip and knee replacement surgery was 65. Today it is 78; implants last 35 years or so. Also 30 years ago, most hip and knee replacement patients were hospitalized for 14 days or more, then sent to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation. Today, a post-op patient is on their feet that same day, and many procedures are done on an outpatient basis. Major improvements in medical devices and implants, and improved surgical techniques (like going around muscle tissue rather than through it to replace bones and joints) have helped. As for the speci c advantages offered by the team at RCH, their experience and success draw patients from near and far, cases are up 55% from 2012 to 2017. On the average of all hospitals, 35% of surgical patients are released to a skilled nursing facility after their procedure. The RCH team’s average is 6%. The volume of patients that goes through the department keeps their skills sharp, and Redlands Community Hospital’s reputation for innovation and excellence has spread throughout the country.

Two of our own, doctors PAT HOAG and KIM CLARK, will discuss their personal shared experience with fatigue and oxygen deprivation in “The Land of Snows,” AKA the Himalayan Mountains.


Lynda Schauf 1/8 Annette Coffey 1/14 Joe Horzen 1/23

Jan Hudson 1/13 Jeff Martinez 1/19 Pat Hoag 1/26

For those of us who are using the installment plan for Club meeting fees, the Treasurer has asked that we be reminded that semiannual and quarterly dues are payable now (actually due January 1). If your dues are due, go see CAL!

January 29- RESCEHEDULED! RedWineBoozeShoesBrew&TrueBluesCruiseJacuzz RCOR Major Fundraiser Committee Meeting. 6:00 PM. Hudson Realty Conference Room 127 E State Street.

January 31- “Breakfast and a Book” at Franklin School Library on Colton Avenue. In at 7 AM and out by 7:45. Feed ‘em and Read ‘em!

February 1- A “two-fer” week! “Breakfast and a Book” at Lugonia School Library on Pennsylvania Street. In at 7 AM and out by 7:45. Feed ‘em and Read ‘em!

February 8- Rising Stars Student Recognition Day (please note the wrong date was published in last week’s “Spoke”).

February 15- COMPACT Mixer, Redlands Country Club. 5:30 – 8:30. Join with a hoard of RUSD high school students for dinner and a short program and help many of them hone their networking skills and overcome social awkwardness in the company of adults. $35.00 (cheap!). RSVP by 2/1 to aleonardL3@aol.com or talk to DAVE MAUPIN if you have any questions.

April 14- IE Rescue Human Traf cking Symposium at esri, focusing on Prevention, Justice, and Restoration for all forms of human traf cking, it’s victims, and it’s cost to society. Lots of chances to help; see DAVE MAUPIN, BEVERLY NOERR, or KYRA STEWART.

Don’t forget: If you haven’t gotten an email from Secretary Ralph Feller (RotarySec@aol.com) or Jim Nolin (cme4forms@aol.com) in the last 3 weeks, send your name and email address (via email is ideal) to both so we can be sure we have the address right and keep you fully informed as the year progresses.

A big “welcome aboard” to RCOR’s newest member, Roy Mannickarottu! Roy is a mortgage banker with JP Morgan Chase and lives in Redlands with his wife, Shoba George, and three children.

“’Dentopedalogy’ is the science of opening your mouth and putting your foot in it. I’ve been practicing it for years.” – A. J. Beechko

Last week we had a great presentation from Karen Zirkle form the Redlands Community Hospital Spine and Joint Institute. The one thing that I remember most is her statement to all of us to “keep moving.” This is critical to our own health and longevity. You might want to ask LEROY HANSBERGER what his secret is. I can tell you that my 95-year-old mother would walk 5 miles a day until she got in her mid 80’s.

So, in the spirit of furthering our commitment to health, I located a few exercises that you can do at home without equipment to strength- en your shoulder muscles in order to avoid rotator cuff issues.

Again, this falls under the disclaimer that I found it on the internet so hit must be true!


Main muscles worked: Deltoids, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, sub- scapularis

Step-by-step directions

  • Lean forward and place one hand on a counter or table for support. Let your other arm hang freely at your side.
  • Gently swing your arm forward and back. Repeat the exercise moving your arm side- to-side, and repeat again in a circular mo- tion.
  • Repeat the entire sequence with the other arm.

Crossover Arm Stretch Main muscles worked: Posterior deltoid

You should feel this stretch at the back of your shoulder Step-by-step directions

• Relax your shoulders and gently pull one arm across your chest as far as possible, holding at your upper arm.

• Hold the stretch for 30 seconds and then relax for 30 seconds.

• Repeat with the other arm.

Tip: Do not round your back or lock your knees

Tip: Do not pull or put pressure on your elbow

You can get a many more exercised by going to this website: https:// www.orthoinfo.org/globalassets/pdfs/2017-rehab_shoulder.pdf

Editor – Jim Nolin – Edition No. 29, January 25, 2018

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