General Health
Hope For Those Living With Depression

One in 10 adults in the United States struggles with depression. Depression is often the cause of appetite changes, reduced energy, disturbed sleep, body aches and increased pain perception, all…

June 5, 2020
exercise
How Intensely Can an Older Adult Exercise?

Older adults are no different than younger individuals when starting an exercise program; however, a few things are even more essential to consider. Consult your physician prior to starting. Inquire…

February 17, 2020
leg strength
Which Leg Muscles Are Most Important for Keeping Older Adults Safe and Independent?

Leg muscles can be broken down into two separate groups: PUSH (extensors) vs PULL (flexors) muscles. PUSH leg muscles help straighten the knees and hips to get a person up…

February 5, 2020
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
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