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What is ADL Training and How Can It Help You Improve Your Daily Functions?

What is ADL Training and How Can It Help You Improve Your Daily Functions?

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) are tasks through which individuals lead independent lives. Besides dressing oneself, eating and sleeping, these activities also include toilet hygiene and functional mobility. They have specific value and purpose, and influence daily decisions. However, physical and psychological dysfunctions can impact the performance of these tasks. The deficits are often the result of injury, cognitive disorders, heart disease, stroke and early dementia.

Why Teletherapy is the Best Option During COVID-19?

Why Teletherapy is the Best Option During COVID-19?

COVID-19 appears to have changed the way we live and work forever. Despite the economy having reopened since June 2020, the threat of infection hasn’t declined. Coronavirus cases continue to surge across the United States, and it is still advisable to avoid close contact with people outside the home. Even with the roll out of the vaccine, social distancing and strict hygiene measures are still recommended.

How Physical & Occupational Therapy Can Help People With Osteoarthritis?

How Physical & Occupational Therapy Can Help People With Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of joint disorder. It is popularly called “wear and tear” arthritis, caused by the breakdown of the joint cartilage between the bones. It is prevalent in over 32.5 million US adults, according to an article by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most common symptoms are tenderness and loss of flexibility. One can also experience swelling, bone spurs and stiffness. The symptoms can also range from normal to moderate to severe.

Early Signs of Osteoarthritis in Adults

There are over 100 different kinds of arthritis. The most common among them is osteoarthritis (OA). In the United States, symptomatic knee OA tends to occur in 10% of the men and 13% of the women aged 60 years and above, according to an article by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. This is significantly higher than the number of cases reported for the other types of arthritis, rheumatoid and psoriatic.

6 Reasons Adults Can Use Speech Therapy

6 Reasons Adults Can Use Speech Therapy

In simple terms, speech therapy is a form of communication rehabilitation. It can help with numerous developmental disorders in fluency, articulation, resonance, cognition and expression, according to an article on Healthline. Age-related brain degeneration can lead to the need for speech therapy too. The rapid rise in the geriatric population is driving the global speech therapy service market.

Why Do Seniors Often Have Trouble Swallowing?

Why Do Seniors Often Have Trouble Swallowing?

Comorbid health conditions are the predominant cause of swallowing problems. Popularly known as dysphagia, it affects 16%-23% of the general population. However, this medical condition is much more common among the elderly. Swallowing is a complex motor skill that requires the coordination of multiple nerves and muscles, which is absent in anyone suffering from dementia or Parkinson’s disease, according to experts at Coastal Home Rehab.

Here's What You Should Know About Recovering from Orthopedic Surgery

Here's What You Should Know About Recovering from Orthopedic Surgery

Disorders of the body’s musculoskeletal system can be rectified with orthopedic surgery. Although quite common, research shows that such surgery could be a complicated procedure. Surgical intervention on the ligaments, joints or bones also requires physical therapy, post-surgery, to help you recover quickly and regain use of the limb or body part.

What is Geriatric Care and How Can it Help?

What is Geriatric Care and How Can it Help?

Between 2015 and 2050, the percentage of global population above 60 years of age will increase from 12% to 22%, according to a report by the World Health Organization. It is critical to ensure that our health systems are ready to accommodate this demographic shift.

4 Benefits of Having Speech Therapy Online

4 Benefits of Having Speech Therapy Online

Speech therapy is an effective means of identifying and easing the discomforts of the elderly, suffering from the inability to speak and swallow. Speech-Language Pathologists mainly focus on voice, cognition and language, and provide treatment to help the person communicate and make safe decisions, according to experts at Coastal Home Rehab.

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