As patients recover from COVID-19, the medical community is discovering some patients continue to experience symptoms and side effects weeks and months after onset of symptoms. These “long haulers” may experience shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, muscle weakness, and aches. Some patients have been prescribed supplemental oxygen due to pulmonary side effects. At Lifeline, we … Continue reading POST COVID-19 RECOVERY PROGRAM
Traveling with oxygen requires a little extra planning, but can be done! Contact yourdoctor’s office for a copy of your oxygen prescription and call your medical equipmentcompany to have oxygen delivered prior to your departure. Changes in altitude andclimate can affect your breathing, so make sure you discuss your travel plans with yourdoctor. By Car• … Continue reading Traveling with Oxygen
You know that physical activity is good for you. The benefits are well researched and the list is impressive. Here's just a sampling: Releases endorphins to make you feel good and fight depressionHelps control weightPrevents diseases like stroke, diabetes and some forms of cancerImproves sleepHelps you live longer Recent studies even show that physical activity … Continue reading Physical Therapy Isn’t Just For Pain. It Can Keep You Healthy For Life.
By: Dr. Jeanette Kochman, PT, DPT, OCS Physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. We encourage everyone to take advantage of physical therapy services at Lifeline. There are some common myths about physical therapy that may deter people.Myth #1: I need … Continue reading Common Myths about Physical Therapy
By: Dr. Kala M. Markel, PT, DPT For the majority of the population, spring time and pollen season is just an annual problem that can be rectified by a simple trip to the doctor or an over the counter allergy medication. However, for patients with lung issues, like COPD, allergy season can increase the risk … Continue reading Tips for Handling Spring Allergies
COVID has certainly made the importance of health very clear and we have all seen how quickly things can change with an illness. While COVID is currently front and center in most people's thoughts, it isn't the only thing out there that can change your life. Heart disease, diabetes, strokes and cancer can all be … Continue reading Want to Stay Healthy? Move More.
The obvious reason to lift weights is to build strength, but weight training also helps protect against osteoporosis. Weight training will help make daily activities more comfortable for people who suffer from arthritic conditions. It will also help minimize injury risk, and enable continued participation in recreational sports for people of all ages. You can … Continue reading The Importance of Lifting Weights
People usually see a physical therapist for pain or loss of function. Think of the person who has back pain, the injured athlete or the person who's had a stroke. They all want to improve how they move and complete tasks. Now, there is good reason to wonder if physical therapists will start seeing more … Continue reading Will COVID-19 Change the Typical PT Patient?
Moving your body in “smart” ways helps save energy. It also helps protect you from the risk of injuring yourself. Standing Up To stand, scoot to the edge of the chair.Lean forward slightly so your nose is over your toes and breathe in.As you breathe out, push yourself up using your arms.Remember, it can be … Continue reading Proper Body Mechanics: Move the Right Way
If you learn to do your daily tasks more efficiently, you will be able to do more with less shortness of breath. When you go about your everyday routine, remember to Plan, Prioritize, Position and Pace Yourself! #1: PLAN AHEAD Write down plans for the day or week. Figure out when you have the most … Continue reading Energy Conservation Tips for People with Pulmonary Diagnoses