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Be Fast To Identify the Common Signs of Stroke

Did you know that stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability amongst adults in the United States?

GSRN Earns CARF Accreditation for Seven Programs

CARF AccreditationGood Shepherd Rehabilitation Network recently was granted accreditation and re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for seven programs – more than any other provider in our region.

CARF is an independent, non-profit accrediting organization, which works to ensure that high standards of care and quality are met by its accredited inpatient rehabilitation providers.

Does Weather Affect Fibromyalgia Pain?

Too cold? Too hot? Too dry? Too humid? The weather is seldom just right, and if you suffer from fibromyalgia (FM) or chronic pain, you may often feel like you step outside and surrender to suffering.

The theory that temperature and precipitation affect joint and muscle pain is a widely held belief that even some health care professionals share – but it has yet to be proven.

Aphasia: A Hidden Disability

Most often caused by stroke, aphasia is a communication disability that occurs when the language centers of the brain are damaged. Aphasia may also be the result of brain surgery, brain infections, traumatic brain injuries or other neurological diseases, including dementia. 

How to Reduce Knee Pain Caused by Chondromalacia Patella (CMP)

Chrondromalacia patella, also known as patella femoral syndrome, is a condition where the cartilage under the knee cap (patella) has been damaged. 

Exercising with Asthma

The idea of a run in the park or a game of kickball with friends shouldn’t worry a person with asthma.  

For kids and adults with asthma, exercise is still recommended for its many benefits, and contrary to popular belief, it may actually improve their condition, not make it worse.

Dance Benefits People with Parkinson’s Disease

So, you think you can dance? You can – even if you suffer from Parkinson’s disease (PD). In fact, dance can be beneficial for people with PD, because it helps to combat symptoms, such as slowness of movement, tremors and/or instability that often result from loss of brain function.

How does dance help people with Parkinson’s disease?

Benefits of Therapeutic Yoga for Kids

The use of yoga as a therapeutic tool is gaining popularity as research shows the positive physical and emotional effects of practicing yoga. Yoga can benefit children diagnosed with a variety of special needs, including one of the most common childhood disorders —attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Urodynamic Testing Benefits People with Neurogenic Bladder Problems

For people who suffer from chronic illness or traumatic injury, the seemingly simple act of going to the bathroom can become difficult.

Normally, the kidneys transport excess water and salt out of the body through thin tubes called ureters, which deposit the fluid (urine) into an elastic-like pouch called the bladder. A network of nerves and muscles signals the bladder that it is full and ready to empty.


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