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Mt. Cuba conserves and stewards more than 1,000 acres including meadows, forests, streams and riparian corridors.

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April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Achieve Pain-Free Gardening

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Gardening, like any outdoor activity, involves a wide variety of movements that are hard on your joints, from lifting, pushing, and pulling to getting up and down from the ground repeatedly – all in just one day! When done incorrectly, you increase your risk of gardening-related injuries, no matter what age you are. Dr. McConnell shows you how to properly lift, dig, rake, prune, carry materials, shovel snow, and get up and down from the ground so you can garden pain-free for years to come.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

About the Instructor:
Dr. Aron McConnell, DPT is a physical therapist at Christiana Care Health Systems. He treats a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions in clients of all ages. His personal ideology of physical therapy is each client should be treated with a custom program based on an individualized assessment and the client’s personal goals.

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