There are thousands of situations in which physical therapy is needed nationwide, from pre-existing conditions, progressive conditions, and accidents, physical therapists are a blessing in disguise. Physical therapy is one of those regular occurrences in recovery that’s underrated and overlooked. It’s a vital part to recovery and unfortunately, not everyone can receive it.
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There are more than 200,000 cases of congestive heart failure per year. The majority of those affected range in age, beginning at age 40 and up.
This is a usually a chronic condition in which the heart does not properly pump the blood as is required for a healthy heart.
About 10 million Americans have a condition known as essential tremor, according to the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF).
Painting and other arts are popular among people with disabilities. Find out more about what binds the worlds of disability and art.
September is designated as Self-Improvement Month. It is the perfect time to reflect on necessary changes and set new goals.
Sears Optical established August as National Eye Exam Month in 1989. Ophthalmologists promote eye health and safety, and in particular the importance of routine eye exams, during this month.
There's no need to fear slips and falls this Friday the 13th, so long as you have our non-slip socks on stand-by.
Arthritis Putting Damper on Couple's Social Life
"My husband suffers from arthritis so badly that almost everything he does causes him pain and discomfort. You can imagine what this has done to our social life! We hardly go out anymore. The thing of it is, I think he really does want to go out. It's just the arthritis that's holding him back."
Products and ideas to help make living with Arthritis a little easier…
Living with arthritis can present a wide array of challenges. Some of these challenges may be temporary, following surgery or during periods of flare-ups. Some of these challenges may be life long. Arthritis can create problems with mobility, range of motion, fine motor skills, and cause pain and fatigue that may affect the performance of daily tasks. While surgery, physical therapy and pain management may help some people with some of these issues, for the most part there is no way to remove the cause of the difficulty. Therefore, it is important for the person with arthritis to find solutions to some of these basic problems, and fortunately there are many products available that can help.
1. Arthritic Aids Are Not Just About Wheelchairs
In fact, arthritis is not just about discomfort associated with mobility. Persons with arthritis often have trouble with some daily tasks that seem commonplace: cooking and eating meals; bathing; grooming; and getting dressed. Arthritic aids not only ease the pain, but they allow persons with arthritis to join in with everyday activities enjoyed by other people who are not suffering from arthritis.
From the dawn of civilization, sticks have been one of the most beloved tools of mankind. As Teddy Roosevelt used to say, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
While we discourage violent force, we must admit sticks are useful for doing just about anything, including reaching objects and gaining leverage. Using one of our reachers are a little like having a good stick but with added state-of-the-art technology.