Fall Prevention
How Aging Changes the Way We Maintain Balance

There are four (4) methods that are used to keep one’s balance: ankles, knees, hips and steppage. Before getting into the methods of balance you must first understand THE CONE…

October 1, 2019
General Health
3 Reasons for Older Adults to Exercise With the Same Physical Therapist

Consistency builds a relationship and trust between them. This is one of the points that is emphasized when meeting families for the first time. This is especially needed when the…

September 25, 2019
General Health
Practicing What You Preach!

Being a Physical Therapist is a very physical/active job; therefore, it is important to keep up one’s own strength. You never know when a client may need a heavy lift…

September 18, 2019
General Health
Ombudsman Is an Unknown Resource for You and Your Family

The world of senior services is very confusing and overwhelming especially if you are not in the field. The frustration can be exacerbated if there is a disagreement/confusion regarding family’s…

September 5, 2019
senior service
How My Thinking Has Changed Since Joining Tandem Strength & Balance

Perspective of physical therapist after 4 years working for TSB: We are brought up with the mindset that as we age, everything starts going downhill: we get weaker, endurance goes…

August 5, 2019
senior service
How Are Fees Calculated in Assisted Living Facilities?

There are two primary factors that calculate how fees are calculated in assisted living facilities: Set expenses per month: Room sizes vary from Studio up to Two (2) Bedrooms. Cost…

August 1, 2019
General Health
MUST “AGING” LEAD TO WALKER OR WHEELCHAIR USE?

The short answer is NO! Unfortunately, social norms have led many people to believe this: When young, it’s easy to exercise When middle aged, it’s important to exercise When older,…

July 23, 2019
General Health
What are the Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise for Older Adults?

Cardiovascular exercise strengthens the heart and lungs through continuous movement. It also increases energy, sharpens the mind, helps manage weight and can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Examples: Biking ...

July 16, 2019
Diagnoses
“One Last Adventure” Four Times!

Cathy, a married woman with two young children, suffered an aneurysm in her early 30s. After experiencing about a 75% recovery, she was able to take care of herself, walk...

July 8, 2019
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