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Kids Should Stay Active in the Winter

Winter activities for kidsCold temperatures and falling snow should not keep children from exercising. Kids need to remain active all year long to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Below is a list of indoor and outdoor activities to help keep kids active during the winter months.

Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids
Bundle up and exercise outside. When weather conditions allow:

Long-Term Acute Care: What to Expect

Long Term Acute CareLong-term acute care (LTCH) hospitals provide medical and rehabilitative care for longer periods to people with complex problems. A typical stay is 25 days. Acute and chronic conditions that may require long-term care include:

Planning a Day at the Beach for People with Disabilities

surf chairAdults and children who rely on wheelchairs, walkers, crutches or canes for mobility can enjoy all that summer has to offer – including sun-filled, sandy beaches. With a few clicks of the mouse or taps on the screen, you can plan a safe, fun and accessible vacation.

Physical Therapy Can Benefit Seniors

Seniors share many of the same health issues as other age groups, but they have some special needs of their own. Physical therapy can be an important resource for seniors to regain or maintain function and lead fulfilling lives.

Telespeech Program Closes the Gap from Allentown to East Stroudsburg

Thanks to technology, the distance between Good Shepherd’s Allentown campus and its site at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg seems to be growing smaller. The new Telespeech Program, using secure, two-way video-conferencing technology, similar to Skype, connects patients at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation at Pocono Medical Center with speech therapists at the main campus in Allentown. 

Summer Recreation Opportunities for Kids with Special Needs

Lehigh Valley Miracle LeagueSummer is a great time for kids to get outdoors and play, but for some kids, summer activities may require adaptive equipment or specialized coaching. Luckily, there are many great therapeutic recreation programs for children with special needs. Check out these great programs:

Your First Step for Back or Joint Pain

Do you have back pain? Do you experience joint pain? The first step toward regaining function may be a visit to a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician.

PM&R physicians are specialists who complete four years of residency training in the diagnosis, non-operative treatment and rehabilitation of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders that impact function.

Handwriting Help for Homework Time

With the return to school comes the dreaded routine of homework for some families. For children who have difficulty with handwriting, homework can be especially stressful. It is estimated that 30 to 60 percent of an elementary school student's day involves handwriting. Research indicates that difficulty with handwriting contributes to an overall lower school performance.

Living With Osteoarthritis

Do you wake up with pain in your joints? Are you stiff after long periods of inactivity? You are not alone.  Joint pain and stiffness are the most common signs of osteoarthritis, a chronic disease the affects 27 million Americans.

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