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Scheduling an elective orthopedic surgery will often allow you adequate time to prepare yourself and your home for post surgical convalescence. There are a good number of things that you can do in advance to make this time more comfortable and less stressful. You should speak to your surgeon and their staff about medications, insurance coverage for assistive equipment, and specific precautions or limitations on activity, but not many patients realize that a pre-operative or "Prehab" visit(s) with a physical therapist can help…[...] READ MORE
Six Aquatic Physical Therapy Exercises To Improve Your Balance
Have you fallen recently? Do you feel unsteady on your feet?
Thousands of seniors fall each year causing physical, social, and emotional trauma as well as a loss of independence.
- Risk of falls increases with age and is greater for women than men.
- 1/3 of people over 65 fall annually.
- 2/3 of those who fall will fall again within 6 months.
- Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among people 65 and older. And consist of approx 9,500 deaths…
Learn if it’s better to push through the pain or listen to your body when recovering from an injury.
Andrew ignored the pain when he stretched and was determined to get back to kickboxing sooner than anyone else after a partial hip replacement.
Mia heard something pop in her shoulder when she fell. In physical therapy, as soon as she felt pain, she would put her arm back down.
Which one of these patients, Andrew or Mia, will recover the quickest in physical therapy? The answer…[...] READ MORE