Be Well Blog
Your guide to a healthier body and mind from the experts at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.
Back pain is a real problem for millions of Americans. In fact, it is estimated that 50 to 75 percent of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives(1). Some people will have stiffness in their backs, while others may have radiating leg pain, weakness or altered sensation. Those with back pain have an increased chance of the symptoms recurring.
If you suffer from back pain, there is hope. One treatment option for back pain is the McKenzie Method. Read more »
Welcome to my Fibromyalgia blog. The topics discussed will also apply to many other pain conditions, such as myofascial pain, arthritis and chronic fatigue. The topics discussed are a result of years of interacting with you, the patient. For each lesson taught, there is a lesson learned. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to interact with so many wonderful patients. Thank you for teaching me along the way. Read more »
There are 78 million baby boomers in America, and many of them are as active as ever. While boomers may feel they can do the same physical activities they did at a younger age, their bodies may now have a different idea. That means that baby boomers are often susceptible to strains, pains and sports injuries.
Whether you have tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendonitis, or another common sports injury, physical therapy can help you get back into action. Here’s how: Read more »
Often neurological issues such as stroke result in unilateral weakness, where one side of the body is weaker than the other. When this occurs, physical therapy is often used to help retrain the muscles – and the brain – to function properly. Read more »
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, more than 785,000 people in the US have a stroke or recurrent stroke. That’s the bad news.
The good news is most strokes are preventable. Knowing the risk factors and the signs and symptoms of stroke are the first steps to reducing your risk. Read more »
Recently, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network announced a contract to manage all medical rehabilitation services provided at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Read the press release here. Read more »
Are you stressed out? We all have feelings of tension or anxiety throughout the day. Sometimes we may feel lethargic or tired.
Deep abdominal breathing can help improve your mood, reduce stress and promote overall health. Read more »
The “PfaDFC” is not alphabet soup! It’s the acronym for the “Partnership for a Disability Friendly Community,” an initiative launched almost two years ago in response to a recommendation by a group of community leaders. Read more »
Throughout the past year, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network has had many reasons to celebrate. The organization has continued to grow, now serving more people in more places than ever before. Including Good Shepherd Penn Partners, our joint venture with Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, Good Shepherd provides care to more than 56,000 individuals annually in more than 40 locations throughout eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Read more »
Ten years ago Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, responding to the requests of local acute-care hospitals, began providing a new level of care to a unique segment of patients. The Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital was the first long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) in the region to care for individuals who are medically stable, but who have complex issues, such as ventilator dependency, wounds that won’t heal or multiple serious injuries or illnesses. Read more »