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Falls affects everyone—whether personally or someone we love or care about. According to the CDC,  more than one in four older adults reported falling and more than 28,000 older adults died as a result of falls in 2015 alone. Join us during the whole month of September for Falls Prevention Month and throughout the year in preventing falls and fall related injuries in  seniors. Call or make an appointment online to learn more about Holsman's evidence based fall prevention prog...
Posted on 2019-09-01
TAKE THE RISK AND FEAR OUT OF REHAB   We are dedicated to providing patients and caregivers safety and confidence during rehab.   It is our goal to help individuals overcome their physical and psychological challenges and enhance their quality of life. Our Solo-Step system, overhead track and harness, allows our therapists to work one on one with each patient. Patients are secured in the harness, which is connected to a lanyard and trolley, allowing full range of...
Posted on 2019-08-20
Most people think of heart rate or blood pressure when they think of vital signs. It is common to use numbers to quantify health and risk of disease. The American Heart Association encourages people to "know their numbers" referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing the importance of moving properly for health. Let's take a look at some of the numbers you can use to quantify your movement health: Walking Speed Walking speed ...
Posted on 2019-08-18
Recent research is showing that surgery might not be needed as often as we think. A large review estimates that 10 of surgeries might be unnecessary and that in some specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics, that number might be higher. The reasons for so many unneeded surgeries being performed are varied, but the most common are that more conservative options aren't tried first, or lack of knowledge by the operating physician.  Physicians undergo long and rigorous training progr...
Posted on 2019-08-17
Youth sports injuries have been on the rise for years, and baseball players are not immune to this trend. 1 in 5 players between the ages of 9 and 15 will have an injury each year. The good news is that only 5% of these injuries result in surgery, or being unable to continue to play baseball. More good news comes when you learn that the majority of injuries are preventable with proper training and awareness. Many of the injuries seen in baseball are common to other youth...
Posted on 2019-08-16
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