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Physical Therapy Blog
Kathy Ramaekers, an OTR/L and CHT at Hillcrest Physical Therapy who is also board certified in gerontology, says that one of the reasons she recommends Tai Chi to so many of her clients is because it can be adaptable for each client and their unique needs.
“The people who achieve the most success in physical therapy and rehab are those who have a positive attitude,” said Paul Gardner, Administrator of Community Rehab at Hillcrest Rehab Services.
Paul Gardner, Administrator of Community Rehab Development for Hillcrest Rehab Services, suggests seniors try these five exercises to help improve their balance.
“Generally speaking, a person’s risk of falling increases when they get older, but there are ways to vastly reduce this risk,” said Paul Gardner, Administrator of Community Rehab for Hillcrest Rehab Services.
Spring gardening and yardwork provides several benefits for aging adults, including connecting with the beauty of nature, physical activity and growing nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Prehabilitation is a process that makes you stronger and more prepared for surgery.
Taking advantage of community volunteering opportunities can counter many of these effects of aging.
“A hand therapist works to get his or her patients back to as much normal function as possible.”
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), falls are the second-leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide.
Many older Americans fear falling, and there’s good reason for this. According to the National Institute on Aging, more than one in three people 65 years or older fall each year, with the risk of falling — and fall-related problems — rising with age.
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