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Celebrating Five Years of Service to Children

Pediatric Unit BirthdayHave you ever had a “bad day” at work? It seems that everybody – at some point in their career – experiences a day when the workload seems overwhelming or the tasks seem unsurmountable. Imagine you are having one of these days. You feel frustrated and stressed.

Long-Term Care at Good Shepherd Achieves Top Rating from U.S. News & World Report

Since its founding in 1908, Good Shepherd has had a long-standing tradition of providing outstanding residential care to people with disabilities. Good Shepherd’s two long-term care facilities – the Conrad W. Raker Center in Allentown and the Good Shepherd Home – Bethlehem – have earned U.S. News and World Report’s Best Nursing Homes highest rating – five stars – four years in a row.

Selecting an Inpatient Facility for Brain Injury Rehabilitation

An accident or illness that results in a brain injury can be devastating, leaving you and your family with many stressful considerations. Choosing a rehabilitation facility is one of the most important choices you will have to make since the provider has a significant impact on recovery.

Anti-Gravity Treadmill Makes Galactic Impact on Rehab

AlterG antigravity treadmillGravity is highly overrated – at least when it comes to recovering from an injury or surgery. Gravity, the natural force that causes objects to pull toward the center of the Earth, has a significant, and often painful, impact on joints, such as hips, knees and ankles.

Treating Back Pain with the McKenzie Method

backpainLow back pain is a common problem for many Americans. In fact, it has become the leading reason for missing work. In addition to lost productivity, back pain disrupts normal and recreational activities. The collective cost of back pain treatment has been estimated at $60 billion per year in the United States.

Caring for the Whole Patient

Caring for the Whole PatientA young man has an accident and suffers a spinal cord injury. After he is stabilized at an acute-care hospital, he spends time in inpatient rehabilitation and then is discharged to outpatient rehabilitation care. He has a long life ahead of him with new and sometimes terrifying challenges.

Women's Health: Treating Pelvic Floor Disorders

Women's HealthLet’s face it - talking about certain topics makes us uncomfortable. As children, many of us were taught that discussing bathroom habits and sexual issues was impolite, naughty, or out and out taboo. It’s no wonder then, as grown women, we often shy away from discussing topics related to bladder and bowel control, sexual discomfort and pain “down there” – symptoms of pelvic floor disorders.  

Concussion: School Re-Entry Strategies for School-Age Kids

pediatric concussionMore than 140,000 children present to emergency departments each year with concussions. Of those, approximately 30 percent are sports-related, but the majority occur as a result of accidents, such as falls from bikes or skateboards or motor-vehicle accidents.

Strains and Sprains: Symptoms and Treatment Options

physical therapyWarm weather brings a return to the outdoors and more vigorous activities, such as softball, running and yard work. This sudden increase in activity can cause a higher risk of injury, including two of the most common injuries, sprains and strains. Identifying the symptoms of a strain or sprain and knowing when to seek treatment can help prevent long-term pain and disability.

Sprain vs. Strain

From First Kicks to the World Cup: Rehab for Common Soccer-Related Injuries

World CupBillions of fans will focus on Brazil from June 12 to July 13 as elite athletes from all corners of the globe gather to compete in the world’s most anticipated sporting event – the World Cup.

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