A free virtual health event will be held June 3 featuring presentations from five local health experts. The speakers will discuss health strategies and share experiences in their selective professions “to help the Owensboro community bridge the gap between our health and our wealth,” according to the event organizer.
The event was original scheduled for May 13 but was pushed back. The event is being hosted by Dr. Kyle Wilgus, an upper cervical chiropractor and founder of Owensboro Atlas Center. According to the America’s Health Rankings 2020 Annual Report, Kentucky ranked 44th out of 50th in terms of health.
“I was shocked to see these statistics,” Wilgus said. “It was an eye-opener for sure. Especially when I think about my family and knowing that my kids will be growing up in this environment for the next 10-15 years. Healthy kids grow up into healthy adults, and sick kids grow up to be sick adults. If you want to make a change, you have to be proactive and gain the knowledge to make better health decisions.”
Because of these statistics, Wilgus said he is on a mission to interview some of the leading health experts in Owensboro to help with this health crisis.
“We live in a community where there are so many great health experts,” he said. “I wanted to introduce myself and put together a virtual health event where anyone could access it to gain knowledge and health strategies or solutions to help them and their families be more proactive with their health instead of reactive.”
Wilgus asked them specific questions pertaining to their selective field in order to find proactive health tips to help the Owensboro community.
Topics discussed with each speaker, in no particular order, include:
- Jessica Hatfield, MS, OTR/L (Pediatric Occupational Therapist)
Presentation Title – Thriving Children: Mind, Body, & Spirit!
- Gail Parker, MPT (Lymphatic Therapy Practitioner)
Presentation Title – Lymph Drainage: A Hidden Secret to Health & Longevity
- Pamela Legate, ND (Naturopathic Doctor)
Presentation Title – Blessing Your Body: In Body, Soul, & Spirit
- Wes Booker, DMD (Cosmetic Family Dentist)
Presentation Title – Dental Hygiene Secrets: Keep Your Smile Feeling Fresh
- Kyle Wilgus, DC (Upper Cervical Chiropractor)
Presentation Title – Upper Cervical Care: Keeping Your Head on Straight