Studies have indicated that at least 10 weeks of imbalance intervention can decrease fall risk for several months afterwards. Continuing with physical therapy (PT) for 10 weeks is not always possible so continuing with appropriate exercise after discharging from PT is imperative. Your therapist can provide with exercises to perform in that are effective,
Fall risk assessment is critical for older adults. Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admission among adults 65 years and older? It doesn’t take long for a medical professional to notice an unpleasant pattern with elderly patients who are admitted after a fall.
As individuals age, fall risk and the fear of falling increases significantly. According to the National Institute on Aging, “more than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year”. The fear of falling can lead to limitations in daily activities such as walking, performing dressing and bathing tasks,
Following Total Knee Replacement, continuing therapy at home is very important. You will be given a home exercise program during your time in therapy to perform on days that you are not in clinic. These exercises help to reinforce the progress you make during therapy and allow you to progress to more difficult exercises while in clinic.
On your first day of therapy, you will meet with a Physical Therapist to evaluate your post-surgical knee. This will include assessment of your surgical incision, any bandage changes per your doctor, assessment of swelling, and range of motion measurements. Following your evaluation, you will complete some exercises to start getting your knee moving and work on gentle strengthening.
Total knee replacement, also known as total knee arthroplasty (TKA), is a common surgical procedure. It consists of cutting away parts of damaged bone on your thigh bone, shin bone, and knee cap and replacing them with artificial parts. Your doctor will determine if you are a candidate based on a variety of different assessments such as your range of motion,
In order to optimize the rehabilitation process for SAD recovery. Your PT will follow your MD’s recovery protocol. Proper postural awareness will also be of extreme importance to your recovery. Slouching and forward rounding of the shoulders needs to be avoided as this greatly affects the position of the shoulder joint and can lead to further impinging of the bursa and rotator cuff tendons.
Shoulder impingement can often be resolved through physical therapy without the need for surgical intervention. If you require surgery, upon your initial evaluation at Elite Physical therapy, your physical therapist will instruct you on your physicians protocol for recovery.
Following your evaluation, your physical therapy team will develop and guide you through an individualized exercise program.
The shoulder joint is comprised of the humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collar bone). The primary joint of the shoulder is a ball and socket joint known as the glenohumeral joint. The Acromio-clavicular Joint (ACJ) is a small joint formed between the summit of the shoulder blade (acromion) and the collar-bone (clavicle).
When it comes to breathing, most people don’t think twice. However, if you take the time to focus your breathing throughout the day, you’ll find breathing impacts a whole lot more than you think.
As a runner, a novice at best I might add, I often try to focus on my breathing while exercising.