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How Cardiac Rehabilitation Helps You Recover

August 4, 2021 — If you have a heart attack, heart failure, or other heart problem, cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of your recovery. Cardiac rehabilitation can help prevent another, perhaps more serious, heart attack and can help you build heart-healthy habits.   About 800,000 people in the United States have a heart attack every year, according to the Centers... Read More

Tai Chi Can Improve Your Health and Strength

July 16, 2021 — During the COVID-related shutdowns, many people looked for new ways to exercise at home. Some discovered tai chi, an ancient Chinese practice of postures and movements that is proven to build strength and balance. Tai chi is a safe and gentle exercise. The National Institutes of Health says, “Practicing tai chi may help to improve... Read More

Do You Know Your Medicare Benefits for Short-term Rehabilitation?

April 16, 2018 —   At the age of 65, most working Americans are entitled to Medicare, which is a federally funded health insurance program that guarantees their health insurance coverage. But understanding Medicare can be quite difficult for anyone, especially during a stressful health event or surgery. So, what does Medicare cover in terms of short-term rehabilitation? Medicare... Read More

The CPT Approach to Rehabilitative Therapy

December 15, 2017 —   This article was written by Kristine Bykerk, PT, MBA, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations, Community Physical Therapy & Associates (CPT Rehab) which provides physical, occupational and speech therapists to short-term rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing facilities as well as offers outpatient therapy. Have you ever experienced an illness, injury or medical procedure... Read More

Post-Acute Care’s Role in Creating Better Health Outcomes

October 16, 2017 —   Hospital stays are becoming shorter and shorter and many people are being discharged “sicker and quicker.” A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society discovered that shorter stays in the hospital are linked to earlier hospital readmissions. One solution to this issue that is gaining popularity is post-acute care, provided... Read More

The Importance of Nutrition in Rehabilitation

August 15, 2017 —   Surgery, an injury or a medical event such as a stroke or heart attack can create havoc in the body. A critical and often overlooked factor in aiding recovery from such events is nutrition. The right nutrients can help a body heal more quickly. There are several conditions that can exacerbate pain and slow... Read More

Tai Chi Can Aid in Rehabilitation

July 17, 2017 —   When one is recuperating from surgery or a medical event such as stroke, heart attack or COPD, exercise usually is an important part of recovery. If you’re in a rehabilitation facility, you’ll likely be following a course of treatment specific to your situation. But when you return home, keeping active will remain an important... Read More

What to Expect from Knee Replacement Surgery

February 16, 2017 —   More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States, making it one of the most common joint replacement surgeries. The most typical candidate for knee replacement is someone suffering from osteoarthritis. It is also one of the most successful surgical procedures, with almost 90 percent of patients reporting a dramatic... Read More

The Importance of Rehabilitation after Hip Surgery

June 17, 2016 —   Every year, more than 250,000 people experience a hip fracture, the majority being people 65 and over. Hip fractures can reduce future independence and may even shorten one’s life. Within two years of a hip fracture, more than half of men and 40 percent of women are living in a long-term care facility or... Read More
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