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The Basics of Recreation Therapy for Those with Neurological Injuries

If you've suffered a neurological injury, you may feel as if you're no longer able to do the things you love. Recreation therapy is a rehabilitative therapy based on real world activities, and it's a fantastic way to get back to doing what you love. What Does Recreation Therapy Include? You're likely wary of intensive

Thinking of Respite Care for a loved one with a Spinal Cord Injury? Consider How Important Exercise is at a Skilled Nursing Center

You have suffered from a severe spinal cord injury that has decreased your mobility and overall strength. Although this is a difficult time, and you may want to just stay at home, you need to do what you can to stay in shape. Performing exercises at a skilled nursing center is vital to your health. Why

How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Balance

Physical therapy is often an excellent tool for assessing a wide range of health problems in seniors. In fact, physical therapy can actually help restore your balance and get your back on your feet again. Assess Where Your Problem Originates Balance problems are a complex situation that can be caused by multiple problems. A physical

The Path of Recovery for Trach and Ventilator patients

The inability to breath is one of the most frightening experiences a person can face. According to a report by the Herald-Tribune, the average adult takes about 12-20 breaths per minute and in a day’s time this can add up to around 23,040 breaths.  These statistics are astounding to say the least and reveal just

Stick With Your Physical Therapy Program: It Will Be Worth It!

We know that when someone enters a physical therapy program, he or she is dealing with something that may not exactly be exciting or fun, or easy. In fact, it can be quite a disabling and exhausting ordeal to deal with. Physical Therapy We know that when you are dealing with a problem that debilitates

Can Recreation Therapy help in Brain Injury Recovery?

It's easy to take things for granted, we all do it from time to time, especially in our busy daily lives. Something that we tend to take for granted is our five senses. We use them all day, everyday, and if all of your senses have always worked, you probably have had no reason to

How Recreation Therapy Helps Patients in a Nursing Facility

Recreation Therapy is a systemic process that uses several activities that are designed to assist the needs of patients with a degenerative neurological and neuromuscular disease. The treatment expedites physical and psychological recovery as well as a patient’s well-being. Most neuromuscular diseases are unfortunately incurable, however, recreation therapy can help patients maintain a quality of

Physical Therapy Aids in Recovery

When you have a loved one recovering after spending a duration of time in a hospital, sometimes it’s not best to take your loved one home right away. They may need quite a bit of extra care to get back to where they used to be. We find this especially consistent for patients who suffered

Occupational Therapy: What is it and is it right for your situation?

Occupational Therapy is a term you often hear in health care situations, but the problem is that most people may not really know exactly what occupational therapy is, or what it entails. One definition of occupational therapy is, "the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills

Occupational Therapy can Help Your Loved Ones Regain Confidence and Independence

You may say the words "occupational therapy" to your older loved one, and he or she may say, "Occupational therapy? Why do I need that?" An occupational therapist is a professional who has been trained in making people's lives better by giving them the opportunity to be as independent as they can again. An occupational