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How to Help a Loved One Stay Motivated in Short-Term Senior Rehab

After experiencing an illness, injury, or surgery, we all need time to recover. Often, after an older adult spends time in the hospital, their doctor will recommend they stay in a short-term rehabilitation center before returning home. These short-term senior rehab centers are designed to help older adults regain strength and confidence in a supportive, […]

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National Physical Therapy Month 2019: Choose Physical Therapy

October is National Physical Therapy Month, an annual campaign led by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy. This year, the APTA selected the theme “Choose PT” to encourage people to choose physical therapy as a way to improve mobility, manage pain, recover from injury, and prevent […]

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Ask an Expert: What’s the Benefit of Physical Therapy for Seniors?

An interview with Matt Cassidy, Director of Therapy Services at Bethany Village When an older adult experiences an injury, an extended illness that requires hospitalization, or elective surgery such as a knee replacement, their doctor will often recommend they receive physical therapy treatment after being discharged from the hospital. Physical therapy helps to improve mobility, […]

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Ask the Experts: What to Expect in Post-Hospital Rehabilitation

After being discharged from the hospital due to an illness, injury, or elective surgery, many older adults are referred by their doctor to an inpatient senior rehabilitation facility, where they receive therapy services and medical care before returning home. But many times, older adults and their families feel intimidated or overwhelmed at the prospect of […]

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How to Protect Your Joints All Winter Long

Arthritis can affect older adults all year long, but joint pain can increase in winter months. According to rheumatologists, cold and rainy weather cause a decrease in air pressure, which allows the tissues in the body to expand and increases pressure on the nerves inside joints. While we can’t control the weather, there are a […]

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National Physical Therapy Month: How Physical Therapy Helps Seniors Stay Independent

National Physical Therapy Month is an annual commemoration held in October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). During this month, the APTA recognizes the importance of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives. Physical therapy can make all the difference for older adults. After a major surgery […]

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Living Longer with Physical Therapy

When it comes to maintaining or improving mobility as we age, the phrase “use it or lose it” is repeated often by health professionals. If you aren’t investing in safe, regular exercise you may be shaving a few years off your life. But there is hope for improving your ability to exercise and get around […]

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