Be Well Blog
Your guide to a healthier body and mind from the experts at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.
You may have noticed that the region has many billboards and other advertisements that promote “short-term rehabilitation.” What the advertisements don’t tell you is that you have a choice when it comes to picking your rehabilitation provider.
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I am a runner. However, after being plagued with injuries during the past few months, I'm rethinking walking.
Walkers are far less prone to injury than runners, and research shows that consistent, brisk walking can reduce the risk of heart disease by the same amount as more vigorous exercise such as running. Read more »
Few people would consider their desk job “dangerous,” but painful work-related conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, back and neck pain, are real possibilities. Luckily, there is a lot you can do to prevent these problems, and you don’t even have to leave your office! Read more »
On January 17, 2002, I suffered a snowmobiling accident that turned my world upside down.
I will never forget being told that, as a result of the T-12 spinal injury, I may never walk again. It took years to come to terms with life in a wheelchair.
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As a physical therapist and mom of a daughter who experienced an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear of her knee, I have both a professional and personal interest in this topic. My 18-year-old daughter tore her ACL the summer between her junior and senior year in high school while playing club soccer. Read more »
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Does your baby babble? It’s always a good sign if she or he does. For those who don’t – you may want to keep a close eye on your child’s development of speech. Parents need to pay close attention to a child’s speech development and recognize the early signs of a delay or disorder, like Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Read more »
Summer is a great time for kids to get outdoors and play, but for some kids, summer activities may require adaptive equipment or specialized coaching. Luckily, there are many great therapeutic recreation programs for children with special needs. Check out these great programs: Read more »
Spring is the season to start sprucing up your yard or garden. This is also the time of the year when injuries can happen if lifting is not done properly. It is important to keep in mind proper body mechanics while working with a shovel, wheelbarrow, rake, etc.
Here are a few helpful tips to keep you safe while working in your yard or garden: Read more »
As the weather gets warmer and the grass gets greener, our thoughts turn to outdoor activities. Golf is the perfect sport to combine fresh air and exercise. But if you have a disability or are recovering from an injury or illness, how can you get back into the “swing” of things? Read more »