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Good Shepherd Physical Therapy Site Manager Featured in Mind, Body, Spirit Podcast

Tricia Butynskyi, MPT, DPT, Site Manager at Good Shepherd Physical Therapy – Macungie, joined Sensei Tim Hoover, of Hoover Karate Academy, and Steve Mittman on the Mind, Body, Spirit podcast series to discuss pain as it pertains to physical injuries, surgery and overuse.

Frank Hyland Featured on Main Street Radio Podcast

Frank Hyland, executive director, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, joined Main Street Radio to talk about the cutting edge exoskeleton technology being used at Good Shepherd to assist stroke and spinal cord injury patients.

Ruth Aragon, a Good Shepherd Associate and patient, also joined the podcast to talk about her story and experience with the exoskeleton.

Listen to the podcast below.  


Good Shepherd Physician Featured in Lehigh County Health & Medicine Publication

Asare Christian, MD, MPH, Associate Outpatient Medical Director, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, was recently featured on the front cover of the Lehigh County Health & Medicine publication in a story on protecting your brain during your favorite outdoor winter activities. Click here to read the story on pages 6-7 in the publication.


The Facts about Medical Cannabis

Long considered a recreational drug, people do not always have the most positive mental image when they hear the word “cannabis.” But as cannabis becomes more accepted and mainstream, I encourage you to consider the facts about the topic so you can make an informed conclusion.

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution To Get in Shape

The new year seems to bring with it endless possibilities. You vow to begin and stick with an exercise plan, and you’re extremely motivated…for now.  By the end of January, however, you’re probably ready to throw in the towel if you haven’t already. Sound familiar? 

Many people repeat this scenario year after year, and it’s not because they don’t have good intentions. The problem is that we live in an on-demand society. When we don’t see improvement quickly, it’s difficult to stay motivated.

Tools and Techniques to Keep Your Body Healthy While Gardening

As the days get warmer, those who enjoy gardening are going outside. Whether gardening includes flowers, vegetables or a beautifully manicured lawn and landscape, it is a favorite pastime for many.

Debunking the Myths, Misinformation and Other Barriers to Accessing Inpatient Rehab

When it comes time to choose the best inpatient rehabilitative care for you or a loved one – INSIST ON… Good Shepherd. With more than 110 years of focused rehab experience, a world-renowned reputation for innovation, recognition by The Joint Commission and seven CARF accreditations (the gold standard in rehab care), Good Shepherd has no equal in the region.

Get Ready for Golf Season with these Tips

It is that time of year. The winter chill is slowly dissipating and the promise of spring is around the corner. That means it is time to brush the dust off those golf clubs and more importantly, knock the rust off your body! Since you may not have swung a golf club in several months, it is important to make sure your body is golf ready with a few simple tips:

1. Perform the movement test to gauge your readiness for the upcoming season:

Women’s Health: Physical Therapy for a Leaky Bladder and Pelvic Pain

Do you have a leaky bladder? Are you always in search of a bathroom? Have you been dealing with pelvic pain for years? If so, you are not alone. Millions of women suffer in silence every day. Fortunately, women’s health physical therapy, also known as pelvic health physical therapy, can help fix these problems and heal pelvic pain.

Why do I hurt “down there”?


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