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Tips to Prevent Low Back Pain

If you are among the 80 percent of Americans who suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives, here are some helpful hints for back pain prevention.

What Is Bursitis?

Do you work in a physically demanding field, such as construction or landscaping? Do you work in a warehouse or on an assembly line? Do you participate in sports that involve repetitive motion? If so, you may experience pain from a condition called bursitis.

Treatment for Broken Wrists and Fingers

Maybe it was the ice, a loose stair tread, wet leaves or an uneven sidewalk. Whatever the reason, a FOOSH (fall on out-stretched hand) is a very typical way to break your wrist or a finger. 

Facing the Challenges of Arthritis

As the occupational therapy supervisor at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital and the mother of a son with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, I am familiar with how arthritis can affect patients in all area of their lives.

Sibshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Siblings of children with special needs fill unique roles in their families. Depending on the day and the circumstance, they may need to be their brother’s or sister’s caregiver, cheerleader, advocate or helper. All of these important roles help siblings to learn responsibility, acceptance, diversity and patience at an early age.

Sally Gammon: Facing the Future

Sally GammonRecently, I announced my intention to retire as President & CEO of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in July 2013. (Click here to read the press release).

Enjoy a Safe and Happy Holiday Season

Holiday SafetyWhile you are “decking the halls” this holiday season, make sure you take steps to avoid household accidents that can land you or a family member in the hospital. Good Shepherd’s Safety and Security Department offers the following tips to make sure your holiday season is “merry and bright.”

Fire Prevention

Stretches for Tired Feet

foot stretchesDo you have tired feet? Do you work all day in uncomfortable shoes? Below are a few simple stretches that can be done at the end of the day, which may help address the tightness and stiffness associated with weary feet.

Kick off your shoes as soon as you get into the house and walk around for a few minutes. Sit down and do a few ankle and foot circles to prepare for stretching.

NICU “Graduates” Find Extra Help at Good Shepherd

Even after receiving the vital and focused care of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), some infants can benefit from inpatient rehabilitation as part of a successful transition home.

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