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The role of a physical therapist in a skilled nursing facility

Lacombe Nursing Centre
The Role of a Physical Therapist in a Skilled Nursing Facility
By Nicole B. Fleming, PT, DPT, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
The role of a physical therapist in a skilled nursing facility is to promote, maintain and restore physical function within the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and the cardiopulmonary systems. When a patient is admitted, an evaluation is performed and a plan of care is established to improve their endurance, mobility, balance, and strength. […]

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Beware: Disabled Should Not Enter. Use Your Knees. – Fairway Medical, LIVING WELL Magazine

Courtesy Fairway Medical, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine

DISABLED SHOULD NOT ENTER! On a recent vacation in Virginia, this sign was posted at the ticket counter for a haunted hayride. But, what if a total knee replacement could be the metamorphosis needed to enter. For me, it was as I climbed without assistance onto a wagon and took a hayride to the edge of a cornfield. […]

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Dynamic Physical Therapy on how to avoid aches and pains while gardening – LIVING WELL Magazine

Avoid Aches and Pains While Gardening

By Michelle Sierra, LPT, Dynamic Physical Therapy, New Orleans LIVING WELL Magazine

Gardening is a strenuous activity and it is very easy for people to overdo it. Common gardening tasks, such as digging, planting, weeding, mulching and raking can cause stress and strain on muscles and joints, especially for seniors or those who are normally sedentary. […]