Physical Therapy

A nurse assisting an elderly patient at a skilled nursing facility.

What Life is Like at a Nursing Facility

If you’re considering moving to a skilled nursing facility or have a family member who may move to one, you’re not alone. There are more than 15,500 certified nursing homes in the United States. Currently, 1.4 million people call these nursing facilities home.  It is natural to wonder what nursing facility life is like for…

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Person holding their wrist in pain

What Is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is one of the more common types of arthritis. It affects up to 26 percent of people who have psoriasis, which is a chronic skin condition that causes scaly patches on the skin and joints.  The two conditions frequently go hand in hand. Unlike other forms of arthritis, psoriatic arthritis is an…

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Exercise for Older Adults: Balance, Strength, and Stretching

It’s common knowledge that exercise benefits people of all ages, but you may not know just how important it is to keep moving as you age. Many seniors don’t get the exercise they need regularly. Still, a small amount of daily exercise can improve balance, strengthen bones and muscles, and increase flexibility in joints and…

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patient relearning to walk with help from occupational therapist

What’s the Difference Between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy?

After an injury or surgery, some individuals need support to reach a full and successful recovery. Physical therapy and occupational therapy help post-surgical patients or those recovering from a recent medical procedure or illness regain strength, mobility and the skills needed for activities of daily living (ADLs). But what is the difference? Who needs physical…

Category: Frequently Asked Questions | Occupational Therapy | Physical Therapy

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