Posts by Judah

Therapeutic Recreation for People With Disabilities

Man holding bike

A physical disability no longer means the end of physical activity. There are many types of therapeutic recreation for people who have all types of physical disabilities so they can continue to enjoy all that life has to offer while strengthening their bodies. Physical disabilities can’t stop you When someone develops a physical disability, life…

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Is Aquatic Therapy the New State of the Art Therapy for Rehab?

Pool for state of the art aquatic therapy

Rehabilitation experts are always on the lookout for the newest and best state of the art therapy to help patients recover. People in the know are touting the amazing benefits of aquatic therapy, and it may be coming to facilities across the U.S. What is aquatic therapy? Aquatic therapy is the use of a water-based…

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New Devices on the Market to Help With Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Advances in Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Rehabilitation makes up a large percentage of post hospitalization care and short term rehabilitation. Orthopedic issues, such as breaks and inflammation, often require different types of therapies and can knock a person out for a long time until there is a complete recovery. What happens in orthopedic rehabilitation? Someone can end up in orthopedic…

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How Does Respiratory Therapy Work?

respiratory rehab

People who have advanced lung conditions often need respiratory therapy to learn better breathing skills to improve their function and live higher quality lives. This can sound daunting to someone who is suffering from a debilitating condition, because it requires a lot of hard work, but it has been shown to be effective in helping…

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Should Yoga be included in a COPD rehab program?

Can yoga help with COPD rehab?

Yoga may help patients who have COPD to breathe and exercise better. Should it be included in any basic COPD rehab program? What is COPD? COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is an umbrella term for various lung diseases that make it hard to breathe or cause patients to cough mucus. Some of the more…

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Why Opponents Object to the Repeal of the Medicaid Access Rule

Repeal Medicaid access?

CMS is ready to roll out a new rule that repeals the current Medicaid access rule. While they offer important reasons for doing so, there are many opponents who say it will overall have a strong negative effect on care for patients. What is the Medicaid access rule? The current rule on the books for…

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Cybernetic Implant for Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury

Treating a traumatic brain injury is not so simple. There are many therapies that help people recover, but it could be many years before there’s any significant progress, and often there’s nothing to do. There’s a new concept in treating these injuries that might actually make a huge revolution in treatment – it’s called cybernetics,…

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Post Hospitalization Care for Patients With Acute Heart Failure

Post hospitalization care for acute heart failure

Acute hear failure can be terrifying for a patient, as it comes on fast and often proves fatal. When a patient comes in with a heart attack, EMS agents and hospital personnel need to provide emergency care if there’s any chance to save his life. An emergency admission for heart failure has three phases: providing…

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When Patients Should go Directly to a Skilled Nursing Facility

skilled nursing facility

Patients usually end up in a skilled nursing facility as a post-op measure, for further recovery. But there are times when it makes the most sense to go straight there, and when Medicare will still cover the cost. Accountable Care Organizations An important development in Medicare reimbursements is the establishment of accountable care organizations, or…

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Neurological care and Palliative care  – How to Bring Them Together

Neurological care and palliative care

New research shows that there is a great need for more palliative care programs across the country. However, something that seems to be enormously missing from many programs is neurological care.  The need for palliative care Study after study has shown the efficacy of palliative care for patients and the need to expand services for…

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