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By Steven Wentz, PT, DPT – Aurora, Ohio Center In Izamal, Mexico, nicknamed the “Magic City” and painted all in yellow, I met a young mother and her son with Down’s Syndrome. He was 4 years old but had never stood on his own. I watched his mother struggle to carry him to see my […]

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By Ashlee Jones, DPT, OCS, ATC One of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) is difficulty with walking, which typically develops from weakness, spasticity, loss of balance, sensory deficits or fatigue. MS, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, “is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the […]

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By Stephanie Bingham, MS, LAT If you have ever watched athletes before a sporting event, you may have noticed them spending a large chunk of time warming up. Pre-game warm-ups are important for athletes of all levels and ages, gradually preparing the body for physical activity. Warm-ups should involve activities that slowly increase heart rate […]

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By Will Holley, DPT – Rogersville, Alabama Center In today’s world of youth sports, the concept of an “off-season” has become the exception. The vast majority of youth sports now offer multiple avenues to participate year-round. In no other sport is this more prevalent than baseball. Young baseball players have little difficulty finding a team with […]

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Fall-Proof Your Home

February 27, 2017

The infographic below shows some simple adjustments you can make to your home to help prevent falls and eliminate hazards. To download a printable PDF, please click here.   You can share this article using the options below, or get in touch if you have more questions about fall prevention.

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Poor balance can have a significantly negative effect on an individual’s quality of life — even limiting independence — whether it is the result of aging, surgery or neurological complications. Balance is the ability to maintain your center of gravity within your base of support or, in simple terms, the ability to stand up and […]

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