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www,journalpress,com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, April 20, 2016 5 PHYLLIS COOK Parents and kids came out on April 12 to join teachers for a fun evening of reading and math proj- ects at Sealston Elementary School. It featured snacks and crafts for kids in the gym with an earth-centered theme including fun facts about re- cycling, plants and gardening. The event coincided with the school's Spring Book Fair which clos- es in the library on April 22, but con- tinues for online purchases through April 26, at http://bookfairs.scholas- tic.com/homepage/sealstones. All Proceeds from the book fair benefit the school library and class- room libraries. It also coincided with the Science Fair display in the cafeteria, where families intently browsed project show boards. School Reading Specialist/Title I Coordinator Vicki Sessoms hosted the evening along with participating teachers for an evening of family fun and learning. Parents and kids both had a good time at the SES Photos by Phyllis Cook science nught. PHYLLIS COOK tive ideas come to life. One of the first 50 students registering will re- best parts for me is to see camp- ceive $60 off the base price of $220. King George Elementary School ers grow in confidence and skills, Multi-Sibling Discount $50 will again host Camp Invention this eventually reaching the age where off the base price for families with June. they proudly become counselors in three or more siblings signing up in It's a nationally recognized STEM training;' DeGrazia said. a household. Host District Discount [science, technology, engineering "For the past three seasons, we - $30 off the base price for children and math] summer program com- have even had veteran campers of all school division employees. ing to King George Elementary serve as very effective leadership in- A number of additional discounts School 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6 to 10. terns as well as actual instructorsy are available for Camp staff and Camp Invention encourages cre- DeGrazia said the number of camp- Host District staff members. ativity and problem solving through ers varies from 80 to over 100 camp- There are program staff discounts STEM learning, ers and staff, available for their children or des- It's a summer enrichment day"Campers are placed in groups ignees as well as Camp Parent and camp program for students entering based on age and development. Camp Volunteer discounts. econd throughsixth grades. Camp Each group travels through prob- A major sponsor of the King invention is a week of ad{,enture lem-solving modules that are fa- George program for the past sev- designed to turn the summer from cilitated by certified teachers using eral years has been the Northrop ordinary to extraordinary through Camp Invention research, curricu- Grumman Foundation. DeGrazia hands-on problem solving, using lum and materials" DeGrazia said. said funding has also come from science, technology, engineeringThe groups go through their day the King George/Dahlgren Rotary and with a leadership intern who is as- Club, King George Education Foun- mathematics, sisted by counselors in training for datlon, and the National Society Donna DeGrazia, King Georgemodules as well as base camp fun. of Black Engineers Potomac River Elementary teacher and fifth grade Local programs are facilitated and Professionals. level chairwoman, is in her third taught by educators who reside and For additional information, con- year as director of Camp Invention, teach in the community, tact teacher Donna DeGrazia at which has been held annually in the The base price for Camp Inven- King George Elementary School, county for over a decade, tion is $220 with several discounts 10381 Ridge Road, King George; "Year after year, we enjoy watch- available, highlighted below. Dis- 540-775-5411 or email her; ddegra- ing our camper's ideas and innova- counts cannot be combined. The zia@kgcs.kl2.va.us. Demonstrations Martial Arts All about ducks YMCA Preschool K9 Dance Gymnastics Cheerleaders Fmra us." Hands On Booths for Kids Healthy Snack Making Healthy Teeth and Eyes Water Safety Summer Camp Activities Obstacle Course Fire Trucks Alpaca Face Painting King George Family YMCA 540-775-9622 www,fa /-ymca.org can cause all DR. SHAWN PALLOTTI, DC wallet. (Patients are amazed to see ered and treated he would have had their low back pain go away when more serious effects in high school I know you're saying to yourself, they simply take out their wallet.) and college. Pelvic distortion is an "pelvic what?" Pelvic Distortion Symptoms of pelvic distortion in- epidemic among youth athletes; set- is in other words a crooked pelvis, clude SI joint pain, hip tenderness, ting them up for injuries, arthritis Pelvic Distortion is the most com- sciatica, low back pain, knee pain, and disc problems in the future. mon reason people see me with low plantar fasciitis, heal pain, uneven If you have the following warning back pain; and believe me I have shoe wear, and pain on the entire signs this is not normal!! been there. It's 5:00 pm you've been side of the body. feet pain, ankle pain, knee pain, working all day and now your back If you look in the figure above hip pain, low back pain, mid back is bothering you or you are 3 hours there will be some signs of pelvic pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, into your weekend get away and distortion. The hip will be high on weight imbalance over 5 lbs from you twist in your car's seat trying to one side and often will be tender side to side, unequal shoe wear, pain loosen up and get relief. I used to about 5 inches above this area there with standing, pain with driving, blame my car's seat or that "my back will often be a boney prominence pain vacuuming. was out" and I can tell you, you are around L1 in the kidney area. It will Tailor telling you to hem one side not alone, often feel good to try to stretch out of your pant leg and not the other. Often patients will try to ignore the buttock on this side because it You or your infants butt crack their problem or blame whatever will feel tight. The buttock will ap- veers to one side and not down the activity was happing when the cri= pear thinner and bulge out on the middle. sis kicked in. The bad news is, that high side. Rehab, pelvic and lumbar adjust- when left untreated, pelvic distor- The low side will look flatter and ments, ice, muscle stimulation, heel tion can greatly increase pressure wider (this is very easy to see if you lifts, and orthotics can help make on the ankles, knees, hips, low back, look at the pockets on your jeans a permanent change restoring bal- discs, and much more. The good one will be 30-40% wider) it also ance and long term stability. news is that this condition is very may produce sciatica and medial treatable and preventable, knee pain. The pain comes from the Dr. Shawn Pallotti, DC is pleased After x-raying over 5000 patients short leg on this side which causes to share his years of experience and I have found that 75% of people the ankle to turn in and the outer research. However, the informa- have an average leg length differ- rear edge of your shoe on this side tion contained in this article and his ence of 5 millimeters. If you have will be worn down. website is not intended to replace a family history of disc problems, Pelvic Distortion can literally be a your relationship with your current arthritis, or knee problems, this pain in the butt. Even more serious physician and should never be con- could be of huge implications for are the long term effects of having a strued as medical advice. Use of the you and your family. Why? When crooked foundation. I first suspect- information, though believed to be there is balance there is less pres- ed it in my son just two years ago accurate, is solely at your own risk. sure on key structures like the feet, when I saw how imbalanced he was For questions, free reports, and more ankles knees, hips, low back, and on his Wii Fit. A five millimeters call the office at (540) 775-2250 orgo neck. Pelvic distortion can come lift, adjustments and core stabiliza- to www.shawnpallotti.com for more from leg length inequality, muscle tion has helped his knees, feet and information or to set up an appoint- imbalances, or just sitting on your low back. If this was not discov- ment. KING GEORGE FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC AND PHYSICAL THERAPY Shawn D. Pallotti, DC Family Chiropractor Chiropractic PhysicalTherapy Massage Therapy Active Release Technique Personal Training Jeana R. Wood, DPT Physical Therapist 0 Helping People and 5ray Get Healthy Healthy 9305 Kings Highway 540-775-2250 www.kgfc.com