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Julie Tibbetts was hired last May to help patients BY JUDY HIBBS FOR THE ISLANDER Special medical and rehabili- tation treatments are available at Catalina Island Medical Center (CIMC) t~ help patients suffering from pain, weakness, the loss of movement, fitness challenges or the ability to do everyday activi- ties. At the direction of a trained therapist these services promote greater mobility, function and a better quality of life. Julie Tibbetts, who has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) started working temporarily on the island in May 2015. She accepted a full time posi- tion with CIMC in September and is now expanding her prac- tice to include acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Julie grew up in Hamilton, Montana and received her Communications from the to come to CIMC for care rather University of Montana. She than have to go over town," Julie moved to Honolulu, HI and estab- stated. lished her own health and fit- Catherine Rhyne Chief ness business as a certified per- of Patient Care Services com- sonal trainer and group exercise mented, "We are very excited to instructor. Julie also received begin to offer acupuncture and her massage therapy license from Julie Tibbetts is very caring and the Hawaii College of Health committed to the best for her Sciences specializing in medi- patients." cal and sports therapy. As an Catalina Island Medical advocate of "holistic" health, Center looks forward to offering Julie went on to further her edu- a wider range of health and well- cation and received a Master's ness services for residents and in Acupuncture and Oriental visitors. Catalina Island Medical Medicine (MAOM) in 2012 from Center is committed to provide Alhambra Medical University. " patient centered care and health Julie is excited to bring her enrichment for each individual considerable skills to Catalina and improve the overall health of patients. She will be giving a our community. The clinicians in demonstration of acupuncture at the Therapy Services Department the Community Health Fair on work with CIMC doctors to Thursday April 28. At the Health respond to any medical condi- Fair, Julie will give an introduc- tions a patient has. Physicians tion to the acupuncture process, will refer patients for physical explain"Qi" (pronounced"chee") therapy and/or acupuncture as and discuss other therapies (cup- part of a holistic approach to ping and ear seeds) that she ,is healing. experienced in providing. Additional information about "I felt really comfortable mov- acupuncture, physical therapy, ing to Avalon. I love island life. telemedicine and moreis available It has been really fun getting at the 32nd annual Community involved with the hospital and Health Fair on Thursday April 28 community. I realize how special in the Casino Ballroom from 9:30 undergraduate degree in the island is and I want patients a m-3 p m Julie Tibbetts. Courtesy photo . . . - ~ ~ ~ ~ ~c . " .-~,~- - ~ ~ ~ ~,~ ~ ~ " " " "~ ~ ~ ........ " " ~ - .~ ~ "~'.Z :~,~.-~ ACTIVITIES & TOURS ISLAND SPA CATALINA AVALON GRILLE Book 25+ activities and tours by calling 855.662.3852 or visiting a SCICO ticket booth at: Green Pier, Tour Plaza, Avalon boat terminal mainland boat terminals. UNDERSEA EXPEDITION Come face-to-face with Catalina's abundant marine life by cruising five feet under water in a spacious submarine to see an incredible array of undersea dwellers! Tours offered daily. 45 minutes. =. Appointments available by calling 310.510.7300. AGELESS JEWEL FACIAL This treatment instantly reduces uneven skin tone, dark circles and other signs of stress and fatigue while also minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The restorative powers of epidermal growth factors smooth, tighten and tone the facial contours. CAPE CANYON EXPEDITION Extreme off-roading on the most CITRUS WITH A TWIST comprehensive tour of Catalina Island! This invigorating body scrub combines This tour ventures to the Middle Ranch macadamia oil, lime blossom and fine habitat of the American Bald Eagle, Sugar crystals, followed by a nourishing through the Sheep Chute to scenic Little body mask that dissolves the scrub, Harbor, then to the Airport-in-the-Sky, leaving your skin hydrated and your 1600 feet above sea level Daily at senses revitalized. Book now and take 9:30 AM. 4 hours and 15 minutes, home a complimentary gift with CATALINA FALCONRY EXPERIENCE purchase (valued at $30). The "sport of kings" has arrived at APRIL 27 - NATIONAL STORYTELLING DAY Descanso Beach Club! Get up close and Who doesn't Iovea good story? Come personal with falcons, hawks and owls to Island Spa Catalina on Wednesday, while you learn about the famed sport, April 27th for a complimentary see the birds in action, and have time for storytelling event featuring renowned a photo opportunity of a lifetime. Tours author John Clinton Gray from 5:30 - offered on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and 8:00pm. RSVP required due tO space" Monday175 minutes, limitations by calling 310.510.7300. NEW HAPPY HOUR Now offering $8 wings and $6 street tacos, in addition to $6 sliders. Drink specials including $5 beer, $5 house wine and $5 well drinks. Daily from 3 - 6 pm. PRIME RIB TUESDAY Stop in to Avalon Grille for a two course prime rib dinner with the choice of soup orsalad for $35. WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY Half off select bottles of wine, all day on Wednesday! Uncorked bottles can go home with you, too! SUNDAY SUPPER Enjoy a home cooked favorite with a new three course menu every Sunday for $28. BEN'S BAKERY SIP AND SAVE ON SOMETHING SWEET Purchase a hand-crafted beverage and receive 50% off a pastry of your choice from 3pm to close, everyday. Pair a fresh- pressed juice, smoothie, gourmet illy coffee or espresso with an individual cake, tart, cupcake or cookie, and enjoy the best afternoon snack you've ever had! IT'S ALL IN THE BREAD Did you know that Ben's Bakery bakes all of its sandwich bread in house? Try a new tuna salad sandwich, ham and swiss on rye, or a turkey club wrap today. STOP IN FOR LUNCH Ben's Bakery has two new salads: a simple island greens salad for $7 or a new spinach salad for $8. Also offering a chicken cesar salad or cobb salad. WEST END HAPPENINGS GET HAPPY Happy hour returns to Harbor Reef's outside bar, Sunday through Thursday from 3 - 5 pm. DINNER AND A MOVIE Dinner and a movie for the price of just dinner! Dine and receive one movie pass per entree purchased between 5 - 6pm for a feature film at the Avalon Theatre. SAVE THE DATE! DESCANSO BEACH CLUB Live music returns to the sthmus over Put your feet in the sand and a drink Memorial Day weekend, May 27- May 30! in your hand! Try The Vice, a blend Exciting acts will be announced soon. of light rum, pineapple juice, coconut SUMMER WINE FEST juice, strawberry and dark rum. Pair it June 4 marks the 15th annual Summer with a hearty Greek Salad, and relax on Wine Festival, complete with a silent a chaise lounge or in your own private auction, live music, complementary cabana. Reserve your cabana online at appetizers and unlimited tastings from participating wineries. Tickets on sale May 1. MUM'S THE WORD Harbor Reef Restaurant will be hosting lunch on the patio for Mother's Day on Sunday, May 8. III 2 i Friday, April 22, 2016 THE CATALINA ISLANDER