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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Crookston United, Thune Insurance donate to Work Simulator Project

  • RiverView Foundation Director Kent Bruun recently accepted a donation from Nate Lubarski of Crookston United Insurance and Mike Reishus of Thune Insurance to go toward the purchase of a functional work simulator for the RiverView Rehab Services.
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  • RiverView Foundation Director Kent Bruun recently accepted a donation from Nate Lubarski of Crookston United Insurance and Mike Reishus of Thune Insurance to go toward the purchase of a functional work simulator for the RiverView Rehab Services.
    The simulator has the capacity to replicate numerous daily activities that will allow patients the ability to condition and strengthen their bodies back to pre-injury status, according to Lance Norman, vice president of ancillary services.
    "The benefits are nearly endless in the capability to achieve replication of functional activities for patient's to assure their safety before they return back to their home or work environment,'' Norman explained.
    The functional work simulator also has software capabilities to test a particular limb and compare it to the opposite limb that may be injured or reconstructed to determine what percentage of deficit the patient continues to have. This can be down to 1 percent accuracy, and is used to allow the surgeon a better understanding of the patient's current physiological status and/or joint health.
    "We understand the importance of the quality hometown health care that RiverView provides for the Crookston area,'' said Lubarski. "We hope that this donation helps raise the funds needed to purchase the appropriate equipment so RiverView can continue to provide quality local care now and in the future.''
    The RiverView Foundation Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 3 at Minakwa Golf Course in Crookston. To register, call Bruun at 281-9249 or e-mail him at kbruun@riverviewhealth.org

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