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Trigger Point Dry Needling: It’s Place in Physical Therapy

When 14 year old teenager Justin Skeesick couldn’t train and play baseball competitively because of an intense pain in his pitching shoulder, his parents turned to dry needling. He first had to overcome his fear of needles but his trust in his Dad saw him through. Justin’s Dad tried trigger point dry needling personally for
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Lighting, Low Vision and Falls

Changes to lighting can help prevent falls.  In a research study, adults over the age of 40 had poorer balance in low light situations than in normal lighting. Types of lighting: Incandescent bulbs: less expensive, “warm” light but they do not cast as much light per watt. LED bulbs: more expensive but they last much
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Fall Prevention

Falls often occur after meal times and at night. Falls are often related to toileting and getting in and out of bed and chairs.  Adults with higher fall risks are those with: History of previous falls Cognitive impairment Mobility impairment Environmental Adaptations: Remove hazards (e.g., clutter, throw rugs) Sit in chairs that are not too
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Dealing with Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves that connect the spinal cord to muscles, skin and internal organs. It usually affects the hands and feet, causing weakness, numbness, tingling and pain. Its course is variable – it can come and go, slowly progressing over many years or it can become severe and debilitating.
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