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Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Outdoors

Staying active while we age is important, and the outdoors offer ample opportunities to exercise, socialize and more. To make the most of your time outdoors, take the following precautions to avoid outdoor fall risks, like uneven, cracked or difficult walking surfaces:

Tips for Healthy Grilling

While grilling is a popular way to cook throughout the summer, proper grilling methods are necessary to keep you and your family healthy this summer season. When foods are grilled incorrectly, cancerous substances may form on the surface of your foods. These substances are called Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Heterocyclic Amines (HCAs).  Here are some healthy grilling tips to reduce the damaging effects of these substances:

Fairness for Medical Copayments

multiple copay legislationPennsylvania recently prohibited multiple copayments for licensed physical and occupational therapy services covered under an insured person’s health benefit plan. This is a tremendous win for patients of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and other Pennsylvania providers of physical and occupational therapy.

Safety for Senior Drivers

Although you can become a legal driver at age 16, there is not a designated age at which your driving privileges must end. It’s difficult to decide when to stop driving, because we all age differently and may encounter medical issues that will impact our function.

Summer Nutrition: Picnics and Farmers’ Markets

Summer is a perfect time to throw a picnic! Picnics are great places to enjoy the weather, eat, and relax. However, picnics generally offer a variety of foods that are high in fat and add unwanted weight to our waistline. Here are some tips for healthy eating at picnics:

What Is Neuroplasticity?

NeuroplasticityYears ago, a traumatic injury or neurological event, such as a stroke, brain injury or spinal cord injury that caused loss of function may have been considered a permanent condition. In fact, many patients with paralysis were told they would “never walk again.” Today, neuroplasticity challenges that once foregone conclusion by suggesting that the brain has the ability to “rewire” itself, which can lead to functional return.

Home Exercise Is Important to Relieve Back Pain

back painIf you have back pain, physical therapy can help reduce discomfort and improve your quality of life. But finding relief from back pain involves more than spending a few hours a week in outpatient therapy – it takes a commitment to home exercise.

Summertime Tips for Kids with Sensory Issues

Sensory IssuesFor kids with sensory issues, summertime brings a new set of considerations and special concerns. The air conditioner is too cold. The sunshine is too bright. The sand is too gritty. Sound familiar? To help your little one have fun in the sun this summer, consider the following:

Soccer: Proper Training to Prevent Injuries

soccerSoccer is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The game is played in two, fast-paced 45-minute halves, with a short 15-minute halftime. The playing field (typically 70-80 yards wide by 110-120 yards long) is significantly larger than football and lacrosse fields.

Bike and Scooter Safety Tips for Kids

Bike and Scooter Safety for Kids

When the weather turns nice and the school bell chimes, kids from preschool to pre-teen cruise their neighborhoods on bikes, trikes and scooters. Riding a bike is a rite of passage and often one of the first strides towards independence, but it is important to follow a few safety tips to avoid head injuries, like concussions, and other preventable injuries.


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