2017-10-06 / Community News

Community News

Library joins nationwide discussion

Scarborough Public Library invites the community to join in a nationwide conversation of George Orwell’s book, “1984” on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

From Oct. 9-15, the organization One Book, Many Conversations will gather people around the country through online discussions and local groups to discuss the seminal book.

Participants will delve into “1984’s” themes, including the nature of citizenship, the sources of power, what it takes to be a leader, to be courageous, and to love another human being. These themes cross all partisan boundaries.

The discussion will be moderated by Jonathan R. Werner, a library and instructional technology specialist at the Cape Elizabeth Middle School Library and Learning Commons, former president of the International Society of Technology in Education Librarians Network and an advisor to the Department of Education’s Future Ready Librarians campaign.

Space is limited. To register, call adult reference at 883-4723, option 4 or email askspl@scarborooughlibrary.org.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. For more information, visit www.scarboroughlibrary.org.

Mend Health and Wellness opens

Mend Health and Wellness of Maine opened in the Dunstan area of Scarborough on Sept. 18.

The chiropractic practice is led by Dr. Tracey St. John and Dr. Victor St. John, a husband-and-wife team with an emphasis on treating soft tissue injuries and joint dysfunction.

“Whether you’re a weekend warrior gearing up for a half marathon, a professional athlete tuning up for the next big tournament, or a busy professional in need of specialized soft-tissue or joint treatment, we will provide our signature service: customized health treatment to reach your goals,” said Tracey St. John. “If you’ve been looking for a chiropractic physician in southern Maine, let our experienced team figure out what’s ailing you.”

Over the last decade, the two doctors owned and operated a successful health and wellness practice in Los Angeles and treated a wide range of clients along with high-profile athletes and performers, including a regular roster of clients at the U.S. Olympic training center.

When asked about moving their practice from California to Maine, Tracey St John said, “My husband and I fell in love with the community and lifestyle in southern Maine and we made the leap to move our family and our practice from West Los Angeles to our new home in Scarborough.”

“I can’t think of a better community to raise our two children,” said Victor St. John, who has roots in Maine. He has family in Presque Isle and spent summers here in Maine. Tracey, a self-professed dog lover, added that the family also includes their Vizsla.

When asked about their approach to patient care, Tracey St John said, “We are taking chiropractic care to the next level with a modern approach, focusing on the whole joint.”

Every Mend Health patient receives a personal rehabilitation program with the goal of expediting the recovery process and prevention of re-injury.

The Mend Health approach utilizes a test, treat, and retest approach, ensuring patients receive the highest standard of care possible. This active-care approach consists of treatment therapy that involves corrective exercises to increase muscle strength, improve flexibility, and proprioception training for maximum healing.

Services include chiropractic services, massage and sports therapy.

Within the practice, Victor St. John is Active Release Certified (ART), a technique suited to sports injuries and other muscle related injuries. The technique is used to diagnose and treat soft tissue injuries created by scar tissue, which can limit normal range of motion.

Mend Health and Wellness of Maine also uses the Graston Technique, a non-invasive technique using specially designed stainless-steel instruments to identify and treat soft tissue injuries and inflammation.

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