The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted our lives and forced us to change our habits, including hindering most group fitness activities. Whether you like to do your own thing outside, take a class, or work one-on-one with a personal trainer, you might be feeling a little lost when it comes to staying active in your own … Continue reading Exercises for Seniors to Stay Active During “Social Distancing”
Most people know that physical therapists often recommend exercise as part of their treatment. What most people don’t realize is how simple that exercise can be. Instead of complicated workouts, heavy weightlifting, or running for miles, physical therapists often surprise people when they recommend walking. While it seems like an easy exercise, walking still has … Continue reading Walking; A Perfect Exercise
COVD-19 has eliminated the question of what stay-at-home moms/dads do. Now the bigger problem comes, how do they fit in the daily physical activities their children desperately need? Public resources such as playgrounds and parks are no longer safe, so the need to get creative for home activities is in high demand. Running, jumping, and … Continue reading 4 Resources for Physical Activities Parents Can Do with Their Kids at Home
By Rachel Long, PT, DPT Telehealth is difficult to access- FICTION We are currently using skype, facetime, and zoom which are easy platforms for patients to access using a smart phone, computer, or tablet. 2. I will receive the same high level of care as in the clinic - FACT Telehealth therapy allows you … Continue reading Telehealth at Lifeline: Fact or Fiction
The coronavirus has changed the way many of us go about daily personal, social and work routines. The CDC is recommending social distancing and depending on where you live you may have lost access to in person visits with your physical therapist. While our daily lives have changed, good physical health should remain a priority and … Continue reading Physical Therapy and Quarantine; How to Manage Your Physical Health
By Jeanette Kochman, PT, DPT, OCS PICS is a term used to raise awareness regarding problems that commonly occur in survivors of critical illness (patients who received care in an ICU). While we do not yet know the effect on people surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, it is reasonable to expect that many of those who … Continue reading PICS (Post Intensive Care Syndrome)
It’s hard to have a full life when you can’t get a full breath. Too often, those with lung disease find themselves in a downward spiral of inactivity and isolation. Lifeline’s Pulmonary Rehab program can help. Pulmonary rehab is a first line treatment in the management of various respiratory diseases such as COPD, emphysema, pulmonary … Continue reading Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Open the possibilities at Lifeline
By Rachel Long PT, DPT The vestibular (inner ear) system senses change in positions and processes sensory information to control eye movements and balance. Many people experience dizziness, vertigo and/or disequilibrium that can be caused by a problem with the vestibular system. It is important to recognize that vertigo and dizziness are symptoms (often of … Continue reading What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)?
By Chris Brehm PT, DPT Respiratory therapy/Pulmonary Rehabilitation plays a key role in improving lung health for patients with respiratory disease. Optimal management of respiratory diseases involves an integrated care approach. One of the cornerstones of the multidisciplinary, collaborative approach at Lifeline is the respiratory therapist. The pulmonary rehabilitation team at Lifeline consists of physical … Continue reading What is a Respiratory Therapist at Lifeline Physical Therapy and Pulmonary Rehab?
More people are currently working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to be cognizant of your sitting posture and workstation ergonomics. Here are a few tips to help avoid neck and back pain, overuse injuries and postural strain. Workstation Ergonomics Shared From NIH Computer Workstation Ergonomics: Self Assessment Checklist Properly setting up … Continue reading How to Make Working From Home Work for You