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Your Desk Job Is a Health Risk

health risks of a sedentary lifestyleThe alarm wakes you at 6 a.m. You get up, shower, dress and sit down to eat breakfast.  Next, you get in your car and sit for your commute to work.  You take a few steps to enter your office and proceed to sit at your deskfor eight hours.  You commute home, followed by eating dinner, watching TV or reading a book until it is time for bed.

Physical Therapy: What to Expect Following Joint Replacement Surgery

outpatient joint replaementSurgery to replace a joint, like a hip, knee or shoulder, can be scary – especially when you don’t know what to expect afterwards. Will recovery be painful? How long will it take to heal? What will physical therapy be like? Will rehab be difficult?

Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding outpatient physical therapy following a joint replacement:

Tips for Teens with Chronic Headaches

Teenagers have any number of “headaches” to deal with – massive amounts of homework, standardized testing, competitive sports and other after-school activities. But how can you help your teen when his or her figurative headaches manifest into painful, chronic headaches?

Know Why, When and How to Seek Help for Concussion

pediatric concussionSchool bells are ringing, and summer is unofficially over. As students return to the classroom, playground and sports field, it is the perfect time to review the seriousness of concussions - their causes, symptoms and obtaining the right treatment.

Ekso Bionic Exoskeleton Benefits Arms, Shoulder and Hands

Ekso for upper extremitySince being selected in 2012 as one of the first sites in the U.S. to receive the Ekso bionic exoskeleton, Good Shepherd has become a world leader in use of the device, with patients recently reaching the million step milestone, the most of any facility in the world.

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.

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