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The Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Who doesn’t enjoy a good massage? A good massage feels great. Trained massage therapists understand the body’s physiology and can target sore, aching muscles and can even promote blood flow to an injured area. The only downside of massage therapy appointment is it is not in your home. There are some simple ways to receive the health benefits of massage therapy in your own home. Let me explain!!

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Posted in Massage Therapy

How Do Alps Skincare Products Help?

Posted on Jun 20, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Our skin is our largest organ and our first line of defense against nasty stuff like infections. This means we should be diligent in protecting our skin and for those with prosthetics, it is doubly so. Where our bodies merge with prosthetic legs or arms, these areas of skin can be more susceptible to breakdowns. To minimize the potential negative effect, ALPS Skincare Products may be your solution

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Posted in Prosthetics

Beat the Heat with Cooling Vests

Posted on Jun 20, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

In summer when our core temperatures rise to dangerous levels, heatstroke or heat exhaustion can quickly develop. Also, heat can be a trigger for those suffering from multiple sclerosis. Outside of running inside for the coolness of the AC, how should we efficiently keep ourselves cool during the hot summer? That answer may be with cooling vests. Let me explain why.

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Posted in Cooling Vests

How to Swim with a Physical Disability?

Posted on Jun 10, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

The act of swimming can be extremely therapeutic for those with disabilities, both physically and psychologically. If you are physically handicapped Swimming seems impossible. But now you can enjoy swimming using Disabled swimming equipment. All you need is the right guidance in order to find the appropriate equipment you need to dive on in!!

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Posted in Aquatic Rehab Therapy

What Everyone Should Know About Resistance Band Colors

Posted on Apr 04, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Resistance exercise bands come in a number of colors and it’s not just for decoration. These physical therapy bands use these different colors in order to let the user know the force of the resistance that band offers. As your therapy/exercise program progresses, you can use these colors in order to increase resistance to gain strength or rehab from an injury in a safe manner.

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Posted in Resistance Bands and Tubing

Want to Prevent High Cholesterol? See How @ HPFY

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

There are some health issues that we can control and some that we cannot. High cholesterol may be the most important one. Cholesterol is found in all of our cells and the food we eat. We have all been warned about the dangers of high cholesterol in our diet, but do we truly understand the health risks associated with high cholesterol and how to possibly prevent high cholesterol?

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Posted in Rehab & Exercise

Lifting Heavy Objects from the Floor? Proper Lifting Techniques

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

We have all faced the need to lift a heavy object and have probably done so without injury. Did you know that you can cause serious injury if you use improper lifting techniques? Lifting a heavy object incorrectly can lead to acute muscle or ligament strains that can last for only short periods or linger longer. These strains are small little tears in the actual muscles of the lower back.

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Posted in Back and Abdomen

What Puts You at Risk for Lymphedema?

Posted on Oct 09, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Some treatments for cancer can have negative side effects and the risk of lymphedema is definitely one of them. Damage to the lymphatic system during treatment for cancer can lead to swelling in different parts of the body. To fully combat this means fully understanding the risk factors of lymphedema and finding medical aids to combat the effects of lymphedema since there is no cure.

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Posted in Lymphedema

How to Treat Foot Drop?

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 by Hunaid Germanwala

Foot drop or drop foot is not a ailment in itself but a sign of underlying nerve damage, muscle damage or skeletal and anatomical abnormality. People suffering from foot drop have difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. The front portion of the foot drags on the ground which makes walking difficult and increases the risk of accidental falls. Foot drop can be both temporary and permanent.

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Posted in AFO (Ankle-Foot Orthosis)

TENS Units

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

There are numerous ways to alleviate discomfort associated with pain. Through the use of NSAIDs or heat and ice packs, many of our aches and pains can be solved. One unique way of dealing with pain is through the use of a TENS unit. By using electrical impulses to affected areas, we can seek pain relief in a non-medicinal manner. These units are simple to use and are battery-operated.

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Posted in TENS and EMS

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