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PATIENT OF THE  MONTH: ADRIENNE Adrienne has been a patient of ours since February. She is a fun, kind, and active person. When we first met, Adrienne literally hobbled into our doors. She had just hurt herself while skiing with her family in Vermont.  She turned around to look at her family coming down the mountain, lost her balance, and tore her ACL. After seeing her doctor at the Hospital for Special Surgery with her leg in an immobilizer, she was scared and decided surgery was no...
Posted on 2019-05-13
Image by rawpixel.com Tips for Avoiding Winter Slips, Trips and Falls by Carol Stillman, PT Wintry weather leads to slips and falls and an increase in emergency room visits.  With one snowstorm behind us and another storm on the way, these fall prevention tips would come in handy and help you to stay upright.    Don’t dress to impress! Dress for Traction!  Wear shoes for the weather. Choose shoes, boots or sneakers that have soles with treads with deep grooves...
Posted on 2019-03-02
     Prescription opioids have provided an easy route for individuals to manage their physical pain for decades. This approach has been steadily growing in popularity since the 1990s, and its potential risks have become increasingly concerning. Since 1999 the amount of sold prescription opioids has quadrupled, as have the deaths associated with them.1 As a result, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention in a recent guideline stated that many non drug alte...
Posted on 2018-08-27
It turns out that while our early ancestors spent their days out in the wilderness hunting and foraging for food, they may also have been keeping their brains sharp. Researchers at the University of Arizona have found a connection between the highly active lifestyle that was prevalent in those ancient days and the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related diseases. Some two million years ago, our ancestors covered long dist...
Posted on 2018-06-04
Everyone is in a hurry on the streets of Manhattan, streets that at times feel more like an obstacle course. From the crowds of people, uneven sidewalks, and not to mention pe- destrians obsessed with text messaging, a short walk to the corner store may prove to be a dangerous endeavor. If your balance systems are not fully functioning, you can quickly find yourself in a heap of trouble. The statistics can be alarming. Nearly 1 million people visit the emergency room each year as a result of a ...
Posted on 2018-03-15
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