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What You Can Do To Prevent Dangerous Falls

Winter is here, and winter means snow and ice. It also can mean slips and falls!

For people who are 65 or older, a fall can happen anywhere at any time, even if there is no ice on the ground. In fact, one in three older adults will sustain an injurious fall at some point.

How to Stay in Shape During the Winter

With the start of a new year, many people are prioritizing their resolutions. Topping most people’s lists are the resolutions to lose weight or get in shape. But as the winter months wane, many resolutions fall by the wayside simply because of the chilly weather. This doesn’t need to happen, as there are many ways to stay in shape even during the cold winter days.

Back Pain and How to Prevent It

Do you have pain in your back? You’re not the only one. Statistics show that 8 out of every 10 people suffer from some sort of back pain at some time in their life.

The causes of back pain are varied, but some are very common – poor posture, poor body mechanics, a sedentary lifestyle, weight or trauma (i.e., car accidents, falls, etc.). Luckily, there are easy ways to minimize the possibility of back pain.

More than Fun and Games: The Apple iPad as a Tool for People with Disabilities

Apple iPad at Good ShepherdLately, everyone has been talking about the Apple® iPad®. It’s on everyone’s Christmas list this year, because it can be used for many applications. You can send e-mail with the iPad, play music via iTunes, download pictures, surf the web and much more.

Technology Can Be a Powerful Tool in Assessing Children with Mobility Issues

Children with mobility issues present unique challenges in rehabilitation, and technology can help to ensure that these children get the right treatment at the right time.

Often, children with issues such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, seizure disorders, developmental delays and brain tumors, can have mobility issues that make it difficult for them to get around. This can seriously impact the quality of their lives.

Anyone can get influenza. Get vaccinated!

Did you know that approximately one out of every five Americans becomes ill with influenza each year?

The flu is a serious respiratory illness that is easily spread and can lead to severe complications, even death, for you or someone you love.

The best way to prevent influenza is to receive the annual flu vaccine, and to make sure everyone in your family receives it as well. The flu vaccine is both safe and effective, and it will help protect you and your family from influenza.

I've been diagnosed with MS. Now what do I do?

Learning that you have MS can be frightening. It’s a diagnosis that changes your life, and, as people with MS can attest, managing the symptoms of the disease can be frustrating and complex.

While everyone’s MS is unique, there are some similarities, and there are some lessons that can be shared.

Why I Support the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

I became president and CEO of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in 1997. It was then that I met the beloved Rev. Dr. Conrad W. Raker, son of Good Shepherd’s founders and long-time administrator.

Customer Service Is King in Health Care

In health care, competition is clear. There are health-care providers – small and large – seemingly around every corner. That means that you have a choice. When you need post-acute care, you can choose Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network or you can choose one of our competitors.  Clearly, we want you to choose Good Shepherd. 

Using Technology To Help Stroke Survivors with Balance and Walking Issues

Lite Gait Rehabilitation TechnologyOften, individuals find they have issues walking normally or balancing after a stroke. When combined with expert hands-on therapies, certain rehabilitation technologies can help get stroke survivors standing and walking normally again. 

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