Rappl Flyer 2016Laurie M. Rappl, PT, DPT, CWS, will speak at the UAB School of Health Professions' Executive Learning Center (SHPB 640) on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. Her lecture is titled "Those Dreaded Pressure Ulcers: Prevention through Attention and Knowledge."

The event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you RSVP to sjward@uab.edu to confirm your attendance.

Rappl’s interest in health and fitness led her to become a physical therapist in 1979. Her T-12 spinal cord injury in 1980 has made her a lifelong practitioner of healthy living with a disability through sports, fitness, diet, career advancement and spirituality.

She has specialized in wound healing and prevention for more than 25 years, inspired by her personal experience with four ischial pressure ulcers and numer-ous other wounds on her legs. Rappl also developed a seat cushion – the Isch-Dish – designed to treat and prevent pressure ulcers while sitting.