How Much Rehab Do You Need After Joint Replacement Surgery?

By |November 21st, 2022|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Hip, shoulder, knee or other joint replacement rehab therapy is a vital part of the recovery process after surgery. Experience shows that such therapy is often best introduced within a day or two of surgery. Rehabilitation, including physical therapy will continue until you and/or your doctor or physical therapist are [...]

Can Fractured Bones Fully Recover and Heal?

By |November 14th, 2022|Categories: Nursing|

Many of us break or fracture a bone at some point in our lives. Fractures can be simple or complex – when a bone breaks in several places requiring surgery to realign bone fragments. There’s a lot of knowledge out there, and especially among orthopedic doctors, about the best [...]

Four Simple and Miraculous Benefits of Orthopedic Therapy

By |November 7th, 2022|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Our musculoskeletal system is complex, consisting of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons. Injuries, accidents, or illnesses that affect such an intricate network of parts require specialized treatment. Even after surgery to correct damage to this system, the right therapy is essential for a speedy recovery. Luckily, there [...]

How Long After Knee Surgery Do You Start Therapy?

By |October 31st, 2022|Categories: Rehabilitation|

In most cases knee surgery therapy can begin very soon after surgery. After major surgery, such as a knee replacement, you may have to stay in bed for a few days. However, even then, a doctor may decide that some form of physical therapy is desirable. Treatment after knee [...]

Are Many Common Illnesses Caused By Chronic Stress?

By |October 24th, 2022|Categories: Nursing|

In short bursts, stress can be beneficial, triggering a fight or flight response. It can save you from danger or help you meet those deadlines. Unfortunately, chronic stress has the opposite effect, weakening the immune system so it can’t fight off infection and other immunocompromised states. In fact, several [...]

Common First Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

By |October 18th, 2022|Categories: Nursing|

Parkinson’s disease affects the basal ganglia area of the brain, causing nerve cell damage. When this occurs, dopamine production is reduced, affecting how the body moves. The nerve endings also slow their production of norepinephrine, causing a loss of control of many bodily functions. Though we don’t know the cause, [...]

Can You Improve Poor Balance And What Causes It?

By |October 10th, 2022|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Everyone loses their balance now and then, falling and sustaining a few bumps and bruises. As we age, such falls can become more dangerous. Instability becomes more common, due to changes in our bodies and medical status. Luckily, there are ways to improve balance, depending on the cause of such [...]

Inner Ear Problems – What You Should Know

By |October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Nursing|

If you suddenly feel unsteady on your feet or dizzy, you may well have inner ear problems. The inner ear contains canals with crystals that control balance. If these are disturbed or inflamed, you may experience a spinning feeling even when sitting still.  What follows is an outline of the [...]

Ways You Can Speed Up Sports Injury Recovery

By |September 26th, 2022|Categories: Rehabilitation|

Injuries are common occurrences in sports, regardless of your age or the sport you play. After a sports injury, you will need some downtime to recover. Though resting the injured area is essential, you require more to heal properly. To help speed up recovery, your doctor may recommend physical [...]

Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Signs and Treatment

By |September 19th, 2022|Categories: Nursing|

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a long-term issue that affects your lungs and makes breathing difficult. It is commonly caused by long-term exposure to lung irritants, including smoke, dust, chemicals, or air pollution. In most cases, COPD is preventable, though once you’ve contracted it, it can’t be cured. Luckily, [...]

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