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Safety Tips for Cheerleaders: Tots to Teens

cheerleading injuriesMore than just cheering on a football team under the Friday night lights, cheerleading has become a highly competitive sport with routines that include increasingly difficult and dangerous stunts.

During the last decade, the popularity of competitive cheerleading increased dramatically thanks to ESPN-broadcast competitions and popular movies, like the 2000 film Bring It On

When Texting Is a Headache

While walking through any public area you are almost guaranteed to see someone with his or her head down and shoulders slumped, sending a text, emailing or checking the Internet. Unfortunately, the use of smart phones and other mobile devices is causing a new health problem: headaches caused by poor posture – head flexed, shoulders curved and back hunched.

The Benefits of AquaStretch

Exercising in the water is ideal for people who need a low impact activity due to conditions such as arthritis and back pain. But did you know that the water is also a great place to heal from injuries and chronic conditions using a special therapy called AquaStretch?

Take Time for Recreational Activities To Improve Your Health and Well-Being

Occupational TherapyMany of us lead such busy lives that we have forgotten the importance of fun and recreational activities. One founding belief of occupational therapy is that people achieve their full potential when their lives contain a balance of work, rest and play. Leisure activities are typically last in our list of daily activities.

Admission Criteria for Inpatient Rehabilitation

admission criteriaInpatient rehabilitation is the highest, most intense level of post-acute care for rehabilitation. But when is a stay in an acute rehabilitation hospital the appropriate level of care? Who decides?

People Are Priority One

John KristelIf you have ever started a new job, you know that the first 90 days are like trying to drink water from a fire hose. You receive massive amounts of information and introductions that are nearly impossible to digest. To succeed, you have to set priorities – focusing on what needs to be addressed first.

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.

Why Good Shepherd? Why Now?

John KristelSince being named President & CEO of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, I’ve received a number of supportive inquiries from friends and family, colleagues and other health-care executives. Most of the questions I received are a variation of the same theme – Why Good Shepherd? And, why now?

Rehabilitation Technology Benefits Stroke Patients

Rehabilitation TechnologyStroke patients can benefit from the latest technology, whether it is a robotic device called AlterG (formerly Tibion) that strengthens the legs, or vision therapy using LCD glasses to improve visual motor skills.

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