Tip from Alliance Physical Therapy in Rock Springs, WY: Get a pet to help you stay active.
More than likely you will enjoy moving if you have a cat or a dog to play with. Taking daily walks and spending time with your pet outdoors is a GREAT idea. This will help you get moderate exercises that are both fun and healthy.
Stay active and feel better!
May is Women's Health Awareness Month!
Pelvic floor rehabilitation is geared towards:
Urinary and/or bowel incontinence (leakage)
General pelvic pain
Pelvic pain conditions
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
Pregnancy & postpartum complaints
General pelvic floor dysfunction
InSPIRe Rehab would like to wish all of the Speech-language pathologists a HAPPY Better Hearing and Speech Month!
Speech-language pathologists work with people of all ages, from babies to older adults. SLPs treat types of communication and swallowing problems. Such as:
Feeding and Swallowing
InSPIRe Rehab would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays! Enjoy this time with your family.
The Phelps Memorial Therapy team is holding a food drive in Holdrege, Ne. They collected items for their local food pantry. Needed items are listed below:
Dry Pasta/Rice/Rice Mixes
Tuna, Salmon & other canned meats
Macaroni & Cheese
Jello & Pudding
Packaged Foods (Hamburger Helper, etc.)
Pork & Beans/Chili Beans
Canned Vegetables & Fruit
InSPIRe Rehab would like to wish everyone a Happy National Rural Health Day!!!
"Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why approximately 57 million people – one in five Americans – call them home. These rural communities also have unique healthcare needs. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to celebrate the “Power of Rural”, bringing to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face and showcasing the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges."
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InSPIRe Rehab knows that many people are working remotely, many of us do not have a home office setup to promote good body mechanics. It’s tempting to work on your laptop seated on the couch or in the bed with it sitting on your lap; however, as comfortable as that may seem, utilizing poor body mechanics for extended duration is putting you at risk for several ergonomic related injuries. Ergonomic equipment can be pricey and with stores and online shopping limited, they can be hard to come by in a reasonable time to help you right now. Here are some simple adaptations you can make with things around your home to improve the setup of your workstation.
In addition to the setup of your workstation, remember to drink water and take stretching or mini breaks to switch the laundry, etc. throughout the day as these mini breaks, even in optimal environments, are needed to refresh your mind and body.
National Physical Therapy Month
According to the APTA “The goal of a physical therapist is to promote the patient's ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Physical therapy is an essential element of patient care.”
The InSPIRe PT team has a wide variety of skills. A few specialties include; LSVT BIG, Dry Needling, Orthopedic related rehab, pediatric therapy, aquatic therapy, sports medicine, golf rehabilitation, neuro rehab, postural restoration, geriatric rehab and balance and gait analysis. The PT team members are also members of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association.
Physical therapists work closely with physician and the patient during the patient’s treatment. Samantha Minnick, PT in Holdrege states ““I believe that teamwork amongst the physician, therapist, and patient is crucial for optimizing outcomes. This involves each member of the team openly communicating with one another and working at full effort towards the same goals. I listen to each patient carefully and adapt the plan of care as necessary to meet their individual needs.”
“I treat each patient in a way I would want my own family members treated. I believe communication is very important in physical therapy. I listen to my patient’s individual needs and then develop a comprehensive plan of care based on his or her diagnosis and goals. I believe ongoing communication with the patient’s physician is also essential to good quality care.” says Andrew Weides, PT, Co-owner
We would like to wish all the physical therapists and physical therapy assistants a happy PT month!
May is National Better Hearing and Speech Month
People often think that speech therapists are just there to help you retrain your voice when in fact they do much more. Speech-language pathologists often known as SLPs help people who have problems with speech, language, thinking and swallowing.
InSPIRe Rehab’s speech team has a variety of certifications and skills. A few specialties include but are not limited to; LSVT LOUD, Vital Stim, pediatric therapy, MBS study, and McNeill Dysphagia Method. The SLP team members are also members of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
Jennifer Marshal stated that her treatment philosophy is “I pride myself on providing a patient centered, therapist guided approach to therapy. I focus on listening to concerns, empowering families, and truly caring to make a difference in the quality of living. I develop individual treatment plans that address functional outcomes for each patient. I am dedicated to providing a respectful and caring atmosphere which utilizes a holistic and collaborative approach that considers communication needs in the home, at work, or in the community. I believe it is essential to provide ethical and excellent therapy services to all my patients and their families and ensure they are treated with the upmost integrity, respect, and compassion. I feel this is my responsibility as a Speech Language Pathologist.”
InSPIRe Rehab would like to wish the entire speech therapy team a happy better hearing and speech month!