Choosing a rehabilitation provider is one of the most important decisions made by (or for) a patient after a catastrophic injury like a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or multi-trauma. With various levels of rehabilitation care available at nursing homes, hospitals and...
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Homework and tests, competitive sports and activities and just trying to “fit in” can all create headaches for teenagers. For teens with painful, chronic headaches, there is help.
If a physician has ruled out a medical reason for a teen’s headache, then a physical therapy...
Most people think stroke is an older person’s concern. But stroke impacts all ages, from children to seniors. In fact, 15 percent of patients who experience a stroke are 55 or younger, and the incidence of stroke in this age group is growing.
Ischemic stroke, sometimes called a brain attack,...
Low back pain is the number one reason Americans miss work. From mild stiffness to extreme back and leg pain, back pain disrupts work and recreational activities. The McKenzie Method is a special system that evaluates and treats back pain. Physical therapists at Good...
When our calendars are bursting at the seams with work, household responsibilities and activities, feeling tired from time to time is almost expected. Cancer-related fatigue is very different and goes beyond feeling tired. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society...
Do you sit at a desk at work for eight hours a day? Do you sit in front of the TV for hours at a time watching your favorite show or team?
A Vanderbilt University study shows that on average people spend 7.7 hours a day seated when they are awake. This sedentary...
You may think Pilates is a recent fitness craze, but it was actually created in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates to improve his fitness and physique. During World War I, he began using his exercise techniques with wounded soldiers as a form of rehabilitation. When...
Yard work. Long walks. Home repairs. The warmer weather has many of us increasing our activity level, and that can lead to some of the most common injuries – sprains and strains. It’s that “Oh no, what did I just do” moment when injuries occur but we’re not sure what is wrong. Is it a sprain, strain or...
Falls are the leading cause of fractures and spinal cord injuries for seniors. One in three adults over age 65 will fall at least once a year. An important part of preserving an older adult’s health is fall prevention.
Factors that may increase someone’s risk for a fall include...