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Know These 5 Risk Factors for Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention In the last blog that we posted, we looked at Understanding a Patient’s Fear of Falling, but why are older adults at an increased risk for falls? As clinicians, we have an innate understanding of this answer, but can we articulate it to our patients, their caregivers, and the community to better educate…

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Understanding a Patient’s Fear of Falling

A Fear of Falling: How to Help It is well known that older clients are at a higher risk for falls, but how do we quantify and qualify the effects of the falls on a patient’s ability to recover? And how do we use that information in development of our plan of care? The number…

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Join us for a private screening of The Ataxian!

The Ataxian is an award-winning documentary that tells the incredible story of Kyle Bryant and his race across America.  Although afflicted with Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA), a neuromuscular disease that affects the nervous system and the heart, Bryant is is determined not to let his disease deter his ambitions. Unable to walk, Bryant, along with a group…

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Are your hands achy?

  Using a phone or tablet can negatively affect your health. The smartphone seems to be used daily by billions of people across the world, but what are the effects on our health. When we send a text message or zoom in on a picture  to look at it more closely, we probably don’t even…

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Art Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation

Think about a time when you have been worried, anxious, or stressed. Some people turn to art to relieve these feelings. Adult coloring books are a new trend, some of which are marketed to lower stress. Now, think about the amount of worry, anxiety, and stress one might feel after a stroke. Strokes can cause…

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Better Hearing and Speech Month: It’s all about communication

Communication

May is officially Better Hearing and Speech Month. This is the perfect time to take a moment to think about how communication is essential in day-to-day life. Answering a phone call, listening to a lecture, talking with loved ones, ordering a meal, and laughing at a joke: all of these activities involve communication. Speech, language, hearing, reading,…

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