When can I no longer wear my AFO?

Posted by Jerry Ditz, DPT, Dip. Osteopractic, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN. on 9/21/2018 to Stroke 0 Comments
When can I no longer wear my AFO?
Physical Therapist Jerry Ditz provides helpful information and objective clinical evaluation methods used to determine if a patient is ready to discontinue wearing an ankle foot orthosis.

3 Items to Improve Independent Living

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 9/21/2018 to In The Kitchen 0 Comments
3 Items to Improve Independent Living

Diseases such as Parkinson’s and Arthritis are often overlooked and misunderstood, as the severity of both of these cases can greatly affect our conditions of living. Weakened muscles present a daily challenge for those with Parkinson’s, simple things such as carrying a drink across the room can become a chore. The same scenario can be said for those with Arthritis, although Arthritis can be found in many parts of the body, it’s often diagnosed in our hands first.

Bathroom Etiquette For Caregivers

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 8/18/2018 to Getting Ready 0 Comments
Bathroom Etiquette For Caregivers
Some of the most vulnerable and humbling experiences as a caregiver happen in the bathroom, whether it’s toileting, baths, or shower karaoke, sometimes the biggest challenge for caregivers is to bring comfortability to the bathroom. As a patient, it’s easy to feel vulnerable and awkward in these situations and how a caregiver treats the situation can really change the whole dynamic. For better or for worse.

The Caregiver’s Guide

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 7/23/2018 to Caregiver Issues 0 Comments
The Caregiver’s Guide
Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant allows you to teach and aid others in how to adapt to their new lifestyle, there are plenty of gadgets and tricks that your patients can learn and develop to give them more freedom with their lifestyles.

Scleroderma: Caring for another Autoimmune Disease

Posted by Chelsea Shaffer on 6/15/2018 to Around the House 0 Comments
Scleroderma: Caring for another Autoimmune Disease
Another day, another disease that’s gone under the radar for far too long. There are countless autoimmune diseases, most of us know about them but then there are the few diseases that have been silent for so long that most of us remain uneducated. Scleroderma is one of these autoimmune diseases that hasn’t received proper recognition because of its rarity in cases over the years. It’s time we shed some light on it.