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Nursing home is often a term that is used to describe various senior living options but can lead to confusion. In the past, nursing homes were the primary form of senior living. However, over the years various forms have come about. Assisted living communities and nursing home differ significantly. Assisted Living Assisted living (AL) provides […]

June 25, 2021

Is Assisted Living a Nursing Home?

There are various types of therapy that occur in order to benefit the patient. Physical therapy restores normal functioning. Typically therapy starts within the home under home health care and the progresses to outpatient therapy in order to complete the recovery process. In-Home Therapy In-home therapy refers to home health care. These services are provided […]

June 22, 2021

What is the Goal of Physical Therapy?

There are many living options for those who do not wish to age in place. Independent living and assisted living are among the most popular. Assisted Living Put simply, assisted living (AL) is for those who need assistance with everyday tasks. Residents within AL facilities will receive assistance with activities of daily living. Activities of […]

June 22, 2021

Assisted Living, Is It Right for You?

Recall how there was not a discussion regarding the changes in Mom and Dad at thanksgiving. Well now, those changes have escalated and now the rush begins to move Mom and Dad into a senior living community. Wait! Do not rush this process. Senior living is far more complicated than many believe and it is […]

December 6, 2020

Do Not Rush the Moving Process

Whether the snow is falling or you’re enjoying a mild holiday season, there is one thing that holds true for many families. The holiday season brings about change among families. In many cases this is the time in which all the children come together to visit with Mom and Dad. A time filled with joy […]

November 4, 2020

The Holidays Bring About Change

‘ism’, a distinctive practice, philosophy, typically political ideology or an artistic movement. Isms exist everyday, some gaining more attention than others. Many are fighting for equality in terms of racism, feminism, as well as beliefs regarding religion, love, and many others. One of the most often overlooked points, towards the fastest growing population in the […]

August 5, 2020

Ageism in America

Our case study here follows a 56- year old gentleman who battled chronic back pain. After a successful 30 year career, this individual was left with severe low back pain. A sneeze, lifting a pen from the floor, just about anything would cause a back pain that would last for days. Similar to other clientele, […]

July 16, 2020

Chronic Low Back Pain

Have you offered your hand to a woman unloading a shopping cart? Have you ever been in the situation in which you offered a helping hand to a woman unloading her groceries from her shopping cart and you did not get the response you had expected? Some take offense to the added support because, in […]

July 1, 2020

Functional Fitness for All Ages

Our case study here is a great example of maintaining, and even incurring strength gains at an older age. The client in this case was a 91-year old gentleman who has battled recurring back pain since her service in the Vietnam War. Year after year he underwent epidurals, pain management, and was unable to continue […]

June 15, 2020

Defying Age Norms

Every day our primary care physicians advise aging populations to get adequate exercise. Well, that’s our hope at least. However, this may not always be the case. Whatever you wish to be the cause… Maybe it’s the lack of time spent with patients due to reimbursement structures, the neglect to understand exercise recommendations or guidelines, […]

June 3, 2020

Is Walking Really Enough?