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Speech Therapy is a Gift for Stroke Survivors

December 12, 2023 — Holidays often bring indulgence in our favorite things, whether that be eating, drinking, or celebrating. It also means higher stress, disrupted routines, and lack of sleep – and these factors contribute to a higher risk for stroke. In fact, more strokes occur between November and February than any other four-month period. A recent study from... Read More

Supporting Veterans Through OT

November 8, 2023 — Veterans Day stands as a poignant holiday dedicated to the service and sacrifices made by countless men and women. It also is a good reminder of society’s promise to support them as they return to civilian life. Occupational therapy (OT) can play a vital role in assisting veterans as they regain independence, restore well-being, and... Read More

Breathing Easier with Pulmonary Rehabilitation

March 28, 2023 — Approximately 25 million people in the United States live with lung conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pulmonary fibrosis (PF). Both of these diseases thicken the lungs making it difficult to breathe and for the body to get needed oxygen. The good news is that pulmonary rehabilitation, which includes physical therapy, can help... Read More

Talk Turkey to Improve Physical Therapy

November 29, 2022 — November is a time to eat and talk turkey — especially about family health. Every year, National Family Health History Day occurs on the same day as Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving may have already passed, but it’s never too late to start the conversation. Conversations about any family history of diseases and health conditions are important for... Read More

Exercise Recommendations for People With Type 2 Diabetes

April 12, 2022 — At CPT, part of our expertise is creating exercise programs for people living with chronic diseases such as diabetes. We’d like to share this information from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which recently updated its guidelines on exercise for people living with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more... Read More

Managing Parkinson’s Disease

April 2, 2021 — Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. Symptoms usually begin gradually and get worse over time. As the disease progresses, people may have difficulty walking and talking. They may also have mental and behavioral changes, sleep problems, depression, memory difficulties, and fatigue. Both... Read More

Staying Active When You Have Arthritis

August 11, 2020 — Did you know that arthritis affects people of all ages? According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America—more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of this disease. However, it is most common among women, and it occurs more frequently as people get older. Not so... Read More

Can a Knee Replacement Improve Your Marriage?

June 11, 2020 — “It started with a thank you note,” says Michael Tanzer, an orthopaedic surgeon at McGill University Health Center in Montréal, Québec. The note came from the wife of a patient who’d recently had joint replacement therapy. “[She] wrote to tell me how delighted she was to have her husband’s quality of life back because of... Read More

Physical Therapy and Other Natural Ways to Treat Chronic Pain

July 10, 2019 —   According to the National Institutes of Health, pain is the number one reason people seek medical attention. One of the most common ways doctors help ease patients’ pain has been to prescribe a painkiller. This started to change when more people started becoming addicted to their pain medication, leading to a national epidemic. According... Read More

Living With Limited Mobility? Here’s How You Can Stay Physically Fit.

September 14, 2018 —   Most everyone is aware that to age well, it’s important to exercise. But what can you do if you’re living with arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease or another mobility-limiting condition? Many people living with these conditions restrict their physical activity, either because it’s painful or under the mistaken belief that exercise will worsen their condition.... Read More
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