Free “Bloch” The Pain Event

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Free “Bloch” The Pain Event

Fight pain and help those who’ve fought for this country. The first annual “Bloch the Pain Event” with acclaimed Physical Therapist and Acupuncturist Andy Bloch takes place October 20, 2018, for 10am-5pm at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda.

October is National Physical Therapy Awareness Month, making this the perfect opportunity to receive free treatment for your neck or back pain, arthritis or other painful symptoms. Bloch, who has been spotlighted in the Washington Post, is the acclaimed creator of Reflexive Pattern Therapy™ (RPT) and Painless Dry Needling™. He will provide free treatment to everyone who visits the event, taking place in the mall concourse just outside of Nordstrom.

“Bloch the Pain” is aimed at raising awareness of veteran charities. Those who receive treatment are invited to contribute any amount, which will then be donated to three local military charities: The Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Second Chance, and Platoon 22 Tribe Fight.  Bloch hopes to raise $5000 for those organizations.

According to the Post, The Institute of Medicine estimates that there are more than 100 million people suffering from chronic pain, costing about $600 billion a year in medical treatment and lost productivity. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health are advocating greater use of physical therapy, instead of drugs, to manage the pain. This is a perfect opportunity to get your own pain treated while being introduced to these acclaimed methods.

Andrew Bloch, DOM, MSPT, ATC, is the co-owner of the Pain Arthritis Relief Center in Rockville. He is an alternative medicine specialist who has been practicing traditional and alternative medicine for more than 20 years. Board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, he is a licensed Physical Therapist and also certified by the American College of Clinical Thermology.

The event is sponsored by the Pain Arthritis Relief Center, Mamma Lucia, APTA, KSEF Industries, Greenbrook, Solderfit, Healthy Baller and DataPrise.

For more information, and media interviews, please contact:

Marc Silverstein

202 716-9123

October 20 2018


Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Westfield Montgomery Mall

7101 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, 20817

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Phone: (301) 710-9777
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