‘Healthy Movement In The Workplace’ – Peninsula Chamber Lecture Series

Ever leave the office stiff, tight and with a pain in the neck?

On April 14, from 12 to 1 p.m., Michael McFarland, PT, DPT, CMTPT and Reina Chaperon, PT, DPT, both of Tidewater Physical Therapy, will present “Healthy Movement in the Workplace” at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s (VPCC) monthly Pink Bag Lunch. Their focus will be specifically on incorporating movement into the everyday workday, tips to prevent lower back and neck pain, and the importance of movement and ergonomics.

Mike McFarland, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Mike McFarland, PT, DPT, CMTPT

The lunch is scheduled to begin at noon and includes 10 minutes of business networking where members are encouraged to make business connections and distribute business cards.

Lunch will be provided by one of VPCC’s 2015 Catering Sponsors. The cost of the event is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Members attending are encouraged to also bring business handouts, giveaways and goodie bags to display on a table in the front lobby of the VPCC. Attendees can pick up any information at their convenience.

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Reina Chaperon PT, DPT

Seating is limited. Reserve a spot by registering online at


The lecture will be held at the VPCC located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton, Va. 23666. For additional information, contact the VPCC via email at jshapiro@vpcc.org or call 757.325.8162.



Michael McFarland is the Clinical Director of Tidewater Physical Therapy’s Magruder clinic in Hampton.  A Virginia native, having grown up in Yorktown, Michael earned his undergraduate and Doctorate degrees at Old Dominion University. McFarland continues his education seeking additional certifications in Dry Needling and Vestibular therapy.


Reina Chaperon is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Florida. She works in the Magruder clinic in Hampton and specializes in vestibular and fall and balance therapies while practicing comprehensive physical therapy as well.

ABOUT TIDEWATER PHYSICAL THERAPY: Founded in 1986, Tidewater Physical Therapy remains a physical therapist-owned, independent, outpatient physical therapy practice, with 34 locations across Southeast and Central Virginia and three Performance Centers. For more information about Tidewater Physical Therapy, visit www.tpti.com. Learn more about the Tidewater Performance Center at www.tidewaterperform.com.



ABOUT THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) serves the Cities of Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; and James City County and York County.  The VPCC is located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton. For more information, call 757.262.2000 or email info@vpcc.org. Connect to the VPCC online at www.vapeninsulachamber.com and via LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.