One out of two women and one out of four men will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime.
Those sobering statistics come from the National Osteoporosis Foundation, which also found in its 2010 study that 54 million U.S. adults aged 50+ had low bone density (LBD). That figure is predicted to climb to 64.4 million by the year 2020.
Whether you are a carpenter, welder, machinist or one of the many other skilled workers out there, you probably experience the same aches and pains. You also might write them off as part of “getting old” and choose to ignore.
However, there is a much better option than ignoring the pain. Physical therapy can help reduce the pain and, in most cases, eliminate it completely.
People who work in an office setting can spend a significant portion of their day sitting at a computer. Any prolonged positioning, whether you’re inside an office or working outside, can have negative effects on your physical well-being.
With an estimated 55 million participants worldwide, golf is a low-impact, aerobic-based exercise that allows players to have social interactions while competing with friends, family and colleagues. As with any sport, there are always opportunities for injury — and improvement.
Sue Golden, PT, NCS, neurorehabilitation director, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, was recently featured in Rehab Management magazine. Sue discusses some of Good Shepherd's leading-edge technology that helps patients build strength and improve conditioning. Read more on pages 30-31.
Stephen Vandenberg, PT, DPT, ITPT, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, was recently featured on the front cover of the Physical Therapy Products Magazine. Steve submitted an article on the unique approach and therapies used in Good Shepherd’s Comprehensive Concussion Program.
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.