Blood Flow Restriction Training: A Physical Rehabilitation Game Changer

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New advanced technology to help you recover quicker. An in depth look at how it works. Getting strong is hard. Rehab after injury is hard. Unfortunately, losing muscle after periods of inactivity or immobilization is not hard. Muscle is easy to lose, but hard to gain. Even brief periods of decreased activity can cause a significant amount of muscle loss …

Prehab: Get a Jump Start on Your Recovery!

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Key Conditions: Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Post-Surgical Rehabilitation, Recovery from Injury, Recovery from Hospitalization We’ve all heard of going to physical therapy after surgery, but what would happen if you went before surgery? Prehabilitation, or “prehab,” is when you attend physical or occupational therapy prior to your orthopedic surgery. It can help prepare your body …

Chapter 7: Postponed

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There’s a story in Greek mythology about a man who rolls a stone up a hill. Every time he gets close to the top the stone rolls back down and he has to start over. It’s his eternal punishment. I feel like this story perfectly sums up my journey with working out. Every time I feel like I’m about to …

Occupational Therapy Month

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Impact Rehab & Wellness wants to say THANK YOU to all the OT’s out there making a difference! What is an occupational therapist? Occupational therapists are health care providers who are embracing health challenges and enhancing lives. In occupational therapy, occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families, and with communities to occupy time and …

Population Health

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The burden of musculoskeletal conditions is significant in terms of treatment and care. These conditions impact your quality of life, mobility, and productivity. This results in more missed days at work. In 2011, the annual U.S. cost for treatment and lost wages related to musculoskeletal disorders was $213 billion. That, on its own, is significant. Now, add the burden of …

Fishing Season is Here! Are You Ready?

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Warmer weather is here, which means anglers are ready to get on the water! While most of us enjoy fishing for fun and relaxation, long hours of repetitive casting, bending, and standing can take its toll on your body. Anglers who fish in tournaments, in particular, are at an increased risk for repetitive injuries. This could include tennis elbow, rotator …

PT/OT During COVID-19 Health Crisis

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As essential healthcare workers, a physical or occupational therapist’s job is to help improve the health and wellness of the community. During this current health crisis, therapists can continue providing care for health problems that may be limiting your ability to perform daily activities. This allows primary care doctors, specialists, and emergency room doctors to treat those who need the …

E-Visits & Telehealth

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In an announcement from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Impact is now able to offer PT/OT services via digital communications. Previously, PT/OT were not covered services for telemedicine. In other words, Medicare will now cover e-visits for PT/OT for the foreseeable future. Some private insurances are now covering telehealth services to PT/OT, as well. We are also …

Chapter 6: Ode to Nana

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So, here’s the thing. Last week I decided it was time to increase my workouts. I wasn’t getting sore anymore and I’ve been feeling pretty good, so the timing seemed right. Oh, how wrong I was! Always do the Math! We have a couple of workout classes that come on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Recently, we’ve made their workouts harder to …

Chapter 5: Consistency is Key

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As I sit here eating Starburst jellybeans, I can’t help but feel accomplished. No, that’s not sarcasm. This week I’ve completely dominated my workouts! Tuesday I felt so good during/after the workout I actually ended up doing more than I had programmed. What’s happening to me?! Coming off last week, I didn’t know if I could keep doing this. The …