ReddyCare Physical & Occupational Therapy Newsletter
N E W S L E T T E R THE FUTURE IS HERE! THE VIRTUAL REALITY TREADMILL HAS ARRIVED NOW A WALK ON THE TREADMILL CAN BE A WALK IN THE PARK! Walking and running… will never be the same again
WALKER-VIEW Walker-View is the only treadmill with an embedded PC platform that monitors and records step length, step speed, step symmetry, range of motion of hips, knees and ankles. All these functions create a unique system for a complete and usable gait analysis without any attached device. SLAT BELTTECHNOLOGY Walker-View features the Woodway Treadmill’s rubber cushioned slat belt running surface that offers comfort as well as efficiency. 3D CAMERA Integrated 3D camera gives instant feedback for analyzing movement and posture. POSTURAL CONTROL The 46 inch monitor positioned at the front of the Walker View system is none other than a digital mirror that can provide you with powerful feedback on controlling your posture when in motion. Highly powerful mirrors can digitalize your image and rotate it on all planes for a complete three- dimensional vision.
STANCE CONTROL The TecnoBody treadmill is equipped with a sensitive load cell belt. This technology allows the assessment of stance during ambulation and thanks to the powerful software interface, corrects dynamic parameters in real time. Once the test is finished, the system automatically prints the gait analysis report. FEATURES Test Protocols for Gait Analysis, Posture Control, and Aerobic Endurance. • Six Minute Walking Test (6MWT) • Virtual Reality Games for functional and interactive walking and running GAIT TRAINER With Walker-View, you can immerse in a virtual environment that gives you feedback on control in real time, both regarding your posture and the symmetry of their stance. Call today to start your recovery journey with Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy!
N E W S L E T T E R DON’T IGNORE YOUR ACHING BACK! LIVE AN ACTIVE LIFE FREE OF PAIN!
INSIDE : • Getting To The Bottom Of Back Pain • Wellness Program The back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. You rely on it so heavily — whether it is to shoulder your emotional stresses or to physically lift something that you need to carry with you. Your back is constantly at risk. It is at risk when you drive, being one of the body parts likely to take the biggest impact in case of an accident. It is at risk when you are safely at home on your couch or at the office, where you are likely scrunched over and not caring one bit about your posture. It is at risk when you run, when you play sports, and even when you find yourself sick and are coughing so heavily that your back begins to hurt. It is no wonder that so many people experience back injuries every year. What is a big wonder is that so many people choose to ignore their back injuries year after year! When you break an arm or get a cut on your leg, you are likely to do something about it right away. The sight of blood leaving your body or the realization that a bone isn’t sitting right is something that not many people are going to deal with for too long before seeking medical attention. Yet when pain begins in the back, it is almost normal to ignore it. Everyone develops back pain, time to time, right? There is no reason to
• Patient Success Spotlight • Physical & Occupational Therapy
Once the cause of your back pain is determined, your physical therapist will be able to identify the best treatment options for your body’s needs. This will likely include the following: • Targeted exercises that are specialized to the region of the back that is experiencing the most pain. These exercises are designed to help build strength and support the surrounding muscles. • Guided stretching designed to improve range of motion and flexibility. This will take into account the health and vivacity of vertebrae and any potential stretches that may support optimal back health. • Support and guidance with an exercise routine and habit formation, especially with cardiovascular activity that can stimulate improved blood circulation to the affected areas of the back, as well as strength-building activities. Attempting to undertake any of these changes on your own after you’ve experienced a back injury is both dangerous and not recommended. Working with a licensed and experienced physical therapist can provide you with the guidance and ongoing support that you need to ensure that you do not experience any further injury as you attempt to heal the cause of your back pain. If you or someone you care about is suffering from back pain, give us a call today to find how treatment will target the exact source of the problem.
stress about it or overreact, right? Absolutely wrong! Better Understanding Your Back Pain
Back pain may be common, but it is absolutely not normal.There are actually a lot of serious conditions that can cause your back to begin to hurt, and it is smart to have your back looked at by a physician early on so that you know exactly what is going on with your body from the get-go.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TODAY GET RID OF YOUR ACHING BACK PAIN!
Getting To The Bottom Of Back Pain
There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may be experiencing back pain, and ignoring any of them is not a good idea. Some of the most common issues that cause back pain to linger include: • Muscle sprain or strain • Slipped vertebrae or disc • Tear or hyperextension to the supporting muscles or tendons • Arthritis
These concerns can develop as a result of a myriad of environmental issues, such as having poor posture, prolonged sedentary activity, car crash, sporting accident, stress, heavy lifting, and so on. When it comes to back pain, Don’t Wait! When you experience an injury to your back, or realize that you are experiencing regular pain as a result of an ongoing injury or overuse, it is important to find out the cause of your back pain as quickly as possible. Back pain can quickly become chronic, as a potentially small issue can become complicated when it is not addressed early on. Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify the difference between environmental causes and something more medically based. To get started with putting an end to your back pain, call us today.
Physical & Occupational Therapy
When Occupational Therapy Can Help: After a joint replacement or stroke, you may need new ways to dress, bathe, and prepare meals. Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and MS can make your activities of daily living more difficult to do. Pain from arthritis and other conditions can make it difficult to walk through a grocery store or maintain your favorite hobbies. If you’re having a hard time doing everyday activities to be able to take care of yourself or to be independent, then an OT can help you work on those things and help you improve your function.
Pearl has been a part of our wellness program for over a year! The wellness program is designed to enable community members to begin an independent exercise program to improve their fitness, health and overall well being. Joining this program helps you maintain the progress you have achieved with physical therapy so that you don’t regress.
WE ARE NOW OFFERING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN THE HOME
Patient Success Spotlight
Dr. Yu-Hsuan (Bonnie) Lee PT, MPT, DPT Dr. Lee, DPT earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Loma Linda University in California. Prior to attending Loma Linda, she received her Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy from Chang Gung University inTaiwan and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from National Yang Ming University in Taiwan. Dr. Lee, DPT worked in an
acute public hospital in Singapore for 5 years. She was trained in ICU for cardiopulmonary conditions, fitness center for weight management and diabetes control program, plus inpatient and outpatient settings for orthopedics and geriatric. She has extensive clinical experience in sports rehab, post-operative rehabilitation, orthopedics, functional training techniques and manual therapy. She constantly upgrades her skills and knowledge to provide the best treatments to her patients. Dr. Lee, DPT loves to travel and has been to 20 countries! She once completed a road trip from California to New York in 13 days while visiting 6 National Parks and 13 states. When she is not traveling she enjoys watching romantic comedies, her favorite type of movie.
Therapy has given me more mental security and confidence. “I began therapy due to spinal arthritis and spinal stenosis, my balance was also affected. My condition caused pain down my leg that prevented me from doing my entire 5 mile daily walk. Stelios was my therapist and he was wonderful! My most positive change has been the ability to go up steps without holding a railing for every step. Therapy has given me more mental security and confidence.” - Evelyn
In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy
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