senior service
Tandem Strength & Balance As seen through the eyes of Nicole’s executive assistant, Janmarie

I started working at Tandem Strength & Balance nearly 4 years ago. First let me say, I'm not a physical therapist and neither had I received treatment from a physical...

July 26, 2018
Equipment tips & facts
Is your chair height working against you?

Correcting the height of a chair is an easy way to improve independence and decrease need for help. A chair that is too low requires more leg strength, which can...

July 8, 2018
leg strength
Strength Training for Seniors

Everywhere you go these days you hear or read about the importance of strength training for seniors. But what is it really? I like to always go to science. Strength...

June 27, 2018
Fall Prevention
Low Blood Pressure Can Cause Falls

Transitional movements, such as standing quickly or going from lying down to sitting up, can cause light-headedness due to a drop in your blood pressure (postural hypotension). Solution: Have a...

June 26, 2018
exercise
I can’t get stronger I’m 80

I hear this all the time. Fortunately, it is NOT true. Everyone can get stronger: age and diagnosis are not limiting factors. The oldest person I have ever exercised with...

June 20, 2018
Fall Prevention
Fear of Falling Increases Risk of Falls

The actual fear of falling increases the risk of falling Research shows that if an older adult is fearful of falling they are three times more likely to fall than...

June 12, 2018
Diagnoses
Dr. Ben/”I Can’t”

Dr. Ben Once a very active man, playing racquetball, golf, regularly attending sporting events and an avid gardener, Dr. Ben found himself at the age of 87 being told by...

June 10, 2018
General Health
I’m not as strong as I was before I went into the hospital/nursing home

That is a common statement that I hear from older adults even following Medicare therapies. Spending long periods of time in bed leads to muscle weakness. Research shows that one...

June 10, 2018
leg strength
What Is Effective Strength Training for Older Adults?

What is strength training? Strength training definition: improving muscular strength by gradually increasing the ability to resist force by using weights or machines. Leg strength training is most beneficial when...

June 6, 2018
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