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September is Fall Prevention Month. Here's What You Need to Know.

September is Fall Prevention Month. Here's What You Need to Know.
With September being National Falls Prevention Awareness Month, this is a good opportunity to assess risks of falls and to take steps to prevent falls from happening to you or others. About 3 million older adults are treated in the ER for injuries from falls every year, and approximately 20 percent of falls result in serious injuries, says the CDC. In fact, falls are among the leading causes of serious injury (e.g., fractures) and death for seniors in the US. And, while falls are more comm...
Posted on 2022-09-14

Dealing with Arthritis? Consider This First.

Dealing with Arthritis? Consider This First.
Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the joints. It can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. The hips, knees, hands, and spine are the most commonly affected joints. Arthritis is not a single disease but an umbrella term that includes a variety of different types. Some of the more common examples are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. While physical therapy might not be the first treatment you think of for arthriti...
Posted on 2022-08-18

4 Tips for Safer Summer Travel

4 Tips for Safer Summer Travel
Hopefully you are planing on taking a much-needed summer vacation in the next few weeks. From seeing family and friends; to doing new things, exploring new places; to taking a break from work and everyday routines--taking a vacation can be great for your soul and overall health. Traveling, however, can also pose a number of potential health hazards. A big one is sitting for prolonged periods of time in awkward, cramped spaces in a car or on a plane. Others are standing in lines at airports and ...
Posted on 2022-07-20

What to do When Fibromyalgia Ignites

What to do When Fibromyalgia Ignites
As we head into the dog days of summer, the weather is heating up. For the nearly 5 million people in the United States with Fibromyalgia, they might experience a different kind of heat - the burning pain that typically comes along with this diagnosis. What is Fibromyalgia?Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can cause a wide range of symptoms throughout the body. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 30 and 50, and 80 of the people affected are women. The most common symptoms are: c...
Posted on 2022-07-13

Could Aquatic Therapy be a Good Fit for You?

Could Aquatic Therapy be a Good Fit for You?
Pool or aquatic therapy has long been recognized for its therapeutic benefits, and patients with chronic low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, hip osteoarthritis and other conditions can often benefit from it. This therapy in the water can offer greater buoyancy, viscosity, hydrostatic pressure, decreased stress on joints, muscle relaxation, improved circulation, and greater range of motion to name just a few. Could you benefit from adding aquatic therapy to your comprehensive rehab...
Posted on 2022-06-16
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