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

June 6, 2018
Senior Service
How is Medicare PT different than Tandem Strength & Balance?

I was a Medicare physical therapist for over 6 years and worked in hospitals, nursing homes and did home care. During that time I felt very restricted on what I...

June 4, 2018
Walking Doesn’t Keep You Walking

Most older adults want the ability to walk as long as they possibly can. Some individuals value never using a walker, whereas others just want to keep mobile whether using...

June 3, 2018
Equipment tips & facts
Does Your Shower Chair Have a Back?

I personally need a shower to start my day. It is one thing that I rely on to get me going. My shower is like coffee to others. Therefore, I...

June 3, 2018
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