Be Well Blog
Your guide to a healthier body and mind from the experts at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.
Who hasn’t suffered an ankle sprain? In the most severe cases, sprains can swell and bruise your ankle almost immediately. They are painful and prevent normal walking. Following a sprain, you may need crutches for a time because it is just too painful to bear weight on your ankle.
Next time you suffer an ankle sprain, consider Kinesio Taping to decrease pain and increase your mobility. Read more »
Welcome to the second installment of the story of Chris Bauer, my former patient, who is recovering from knee surgery and running in long-distance races.
Last weekend, Chris participated in a grueling 100-mile race. That’s right . . . 100 miles . . . on a newly repaired knee!
Things didn’t go according to plan, but Chris said the day was fulfilling and inspirational nonetheless. Read more »
I would like to introduce you to Christopher Bauer. Chris is my former patient who is an inspiration for my own sporting undertakings.
Chris is a 48-year-old IT professional. His job is in Chicago, IL, but his wife lives here in Bethlehem and is a very busy professional herself. Read more »
The heat is on! Here are 10 tips to remember when taking your exercise routine outside this summer. Read more »
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. Read more »
Summer is nearly here, and summer means water! Lakes, rivers, pools and the shore offer wonderful summer activities, including swimming, boating and just relaxing.
If you’re planning on having fun near the water this summer, you need to think about water safety. If you have kids, share these tips with them at an early age.
Swimming pools are fascinating for kids of all ages. Many accidental drownings occur when children access unwatched swimming pools or adults have an accident while swimming alone. Read more »
Every year, about 795,000 people experience a stroke. Of these, approximately 185,000 are recurrent strokes, meaning that they are experienced by individuals who have previously had one or more strokes.
If you’ve already had a stroke, you’re at greater risk to have another. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to prevent a recurrent stroke. Read more »
Does walking up a flight of stairs cause pain in your knee? Do you feel stiffness and pain even while doing simple, everyday tasks or pain in your knee while sleeping? Is your lifestyle hampered by pain, causing you to not do some of the things you love because your knee can’t handle it?
It might be time for knee replacement surgery. Read more »
It’s every person’s worst nightmare. The phone rings and it’s a hospital attendant on the other end telling you your parent has suffered a stroke.
This can change your life in a single moment, sending you into a world of changes and new obstacles. You have now become the caregiver.
This is a scary experience, but it need not blindside you totally. You can cope if you are prepared for the changes that lie ahead, and you are willing to take the necessary time to learn how to care for your parent. Read more »
Whether it’s digging in the garden or throwing a baseball in the backyard with the kids, this is the season for having fun outdoors. But it can also be the time for shoulder pain. Read more »