Category: Senior News Feature

Functional Bracing Garmets for Veterans

I am 60 days in now as a test case for IntelliSkin. , a garment that was originally designed for athletes and now discovered to have a practical value for veterans with back injuries and osteoporosis.

This patented technology works as an intelligent second skin. It cues your body’s natural ability to support itself by the most efficient manner by improving posture and alignment.

As one who fell out of a helicopter in Vietnam and have been compromised with pain and immobility for 40 years, I am a bit stunned at how this garmet does not fully remedy these symptoms but does indeed afford a surprising freedom of mobility that I have not known. More importantly defined as a comfort of mobility.

I am instructed that the nerve endings on our skin send specific cues to the brain, resulting in tight muscles and resultant chronic pain. This garment seems to have a magical way of short circuiting these opposing under used muscles that may well be the source of the pain.  Not being skilled in the physiology of physical therapy, the most I can say is that it works. My mobility and freedom of lateral movement has been enhanced. That is all I know for now. I will report more in the next 60 days.

The Veterans Administration would be well served to expand the research with this product.

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Victor Valley Marine Corps League Meeting

The January meeting of the Victor Valley Marine Corps League will be held Wednesday January 18th, at 6.30 pm at St. Hillary’s Episcopal Church at 11305 Hesperia Road. Our meetings are fast and efficient. Social time and dinining generally convenes by 8pm at the Desert Barn Brewery across the street. Good Marine humor follows us! For information call 760-550-8083

Transportation to Loma Linda VA free for Vets

Beginning Monday, January 9th, 2017 veterans who reside in the Victorville vicinity and who have a scheduled appointment at the Loma Linda VA will now have the opportunity for a free bus ride to Loma Linda. The program is called Veterans Express Transportation System. The pickup and drop off is on Lorene Drive behind Costco at Victor Valley Transit Authority. The bus leaves the High Desert at 7:50am and arrives at 9:15am. It departs at 3pm and arrives back in Victorville at 4:50pm. The veteran must have an appointment scheduled between 9:30am and 2pm.

For further information call 1-800-741-8387 ext. 6475