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Lehigh Valley Business Readers Vote Good Shepherd at Home Best Home Care Agency

Good Shepherd at Home has been named the Best Home Care Agency in the Lehigh Valley by Lehigh Valley Business' 2019 Reader Rankings.

Good Shepherd at Home provides medical care in patients' homes to increase good health and promote function and independence. Services, which include professional nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy, are available to adults in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Monroe, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill counties.

Frank Hyland on Choosing the Right Rehabilitation Facility

After suffering traumatic injury or illness, most people understandably want to return to their lives as quickly as possible. In order to continue on the path to recovery, some patients need care at a post-acute or rehabilitation hospital.

Optimizing Outpatient Stroke Rehab

Stroke affects 800,000 Americans annually, the majority of whom go on to live with long-term disability and limited community participation. In a recent issue of Physical Therapy Products magazine, Kelley Limbauan, PT, DPT, details how Good Shepherd's use of technology optimizes outpatient stroke rehabilitation, giving patients a second chance at life.

Boxing Keeps Parkinson's Patients Stickin' and Movin'

Thanks to exercise programs like Good Shepherd's Rock Steady Boxing program, Parkinson's patients can feel like they control the disease, rather than the other way around.

Good Shepherd's Dori Billowitch, PTA, details how in the recent issue of Lehigh County Health & Medicine magazine:

Healthy Bones: How to Stay Strong Against Osteoporosis

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.

How Skilled Trade Workers Can Overcome Osteoarthritis

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.

Sitting In Front of the Computer Can Literally Be a Pain in the Neck

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.

How Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Golf Game

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.

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