Tis’ the Season, for Fall Prevention Week! Falls threaten a senior’s safety and independence and a majority of them happen in your own home. Don’t worry! With these helpful tips and suggestions, you’ll be sitting next to a fire with your grandchildren instead of them sitting next to you in a hospital bed recovering from a fall that could have been prevented.
The best medicine is ole reliable. Get up and move! Back pain is one of the most common problems and has been moving up in the ranking since 1990. Why do you ask? Because when people feel pain, their first action is to lay down and rest. Although that would be the case for someone with a sprained ankle,
Sciatica is a term used for when the sciatic nerve that runs down the back of the leg is irritated. When this nerve is inflamed it can cause pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling. It can make it hard to perform daily activities and keep you from enjoying life. It is a common misconception that when one has these symptoms that it is actually coming from the leg.
Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) gives us an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders. This month is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on speech and hearing issues as well as evaluate our communication capabilities. Speech and hearing disorders often go unnoticed due to fear of being singled out or a lack of knowledge.
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Have you been having a pain in the butt?
Piriformis syndrome is when the piriformis muscle is inflamed. The piriformis muscle is a thick band like muscle that runs diagonally across the buttocks region. This muscle gets inflamed from certain things such as carrying a wallet in your back pocket,
April, also known as Move More Month by the American Heart Association, is an opportunity to study personal habits and work to incorporate additional daily activity.
According to the AHA, most adults spend the majority of their waking hours at work and find themselves with little time or energy left at the end of the day to exercise or get moving.
Occupational Therapy focuses on treating patients who are recovering from a range of ailments, teaching them how to adapt and live life to the fullest. These ailments can be physical, mental, developmental, and emotional, impacting a person’s ability to perform daily activities at any age.
Occupational therapists typically work with patients who display:
- Birth Injuries or birth defects
- Sensory processing disorders
- Traumatic injuries to the brain or the spinal cord
- Autism &