Physical Therapy & Rehab

October 26, 2018

How Physical Therapy Can Help Live a Pain-Free Life

By Caroline Lieberman, Physical Therapist Living pain-free is crucial to quality of life. The ability to move without pain can impact a person’s ability to participate in – and simply enjoy – everyday activities, earn a living and experience independence. People often associate pain management with medication treatment plans. Reliance on opioids has led to the […]

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October 19, 2018

Stay in the Game: Smart Habits for Injury Prevention and Lifelong Health

By Thomas Starnes, MD A broken bone or an injured joint while doing something you love can be painful and set you back for a while. Though not always preventable, there are things you can do that will not only reduce your risk for such injuries, but actually enhance your overall health and well-being. With […]

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September 20, 2018

Shoulder Pain: 2 Common Causes and How to Fix Them

By Angus Graham III, MD The shoulder is one of the most exciting joints in the body and allows us to do much more than we ever thought possible, only to be sorely missed when it’s injured. All these movements are the result of the shoulder’s unique structure — a combination of three bones, at […]

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August 31, 2018

The Pain of Opioids and the Epidemic in Your Own Backyard

“An American dies every 19 minutes from opioid or heroin overdose” – U.S. surgeon general. It can happen to anyone – your grandparents, neighbors and children. While not all overdoses are the result of substance abuse, the vast majority are, and addiction doesn’t discriminate. Western North Carolina is in the midst of the opioid epidemic […]

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August 15, 2018

In the Right Hands: Rehab and Physical Therapy at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

By Donna Rhodes featuring Marion Macy, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Marion Macy, Manager of Rehab Services and Physical Therapy, heads the rehab department at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital that turns the impossible into possible. Patients with joint replacements, stroke, severe back pain, cardiac issues, neck pain, shoulder surgery, ankle fractures, knee replacements, or just about any injury or impairment […]

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July 3, 2018

Bluegrass Legend Raymond Fairchild is Back to Pickin’ His Banjo after CarePartners Rehab

It was news that devastated the local community, as well as bluegrass lovers around the world. In August 2017, renowned banjo player and Canton resident Raymond Fairchild was seriously injured when his riding lawnmower overturned on him. The mower caused him to sustain lacerations, broken bones and a mild brain injury. Fairchild was treated in […]

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June 20, 2018

What is CMT? What You Should Know about This Infant Muscle Condition

By Michelle Spevak Physical Therapist Some babies are born with neck tightness or a head shape that makes them develop a preference to look right or left, a muscle condition called congenital muscular torticollis (CMT). Infants with CMT have shortened neck muscles on one side of the body causing them to look and tilt their […]

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March 16, 2018

Time to Get Outside – Safety Tips for Outdoor Exercise and Activity

With spring weather comes the opportunity to be more active outdoors, like hiking, running and biking. Regular exercise can help increase your energy and improve your balance, health and mood. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. Before you put on your […]

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February 6, 2018

Flu Can Lead to Life-Threatening Complications – A True Cautionary Tale

By Karen Vernon “I didn’t see this coming,” Sharon Maxwell says of the virus that changed her life. “I expected to live a full, healthy, long life, and figured if the end came early, it would be from a riding accident or paddling on a rough river. So mine is a cautionary tale about the […]

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January 19, 2018

Vision Rehab Helps Kathleen Recover from Brain Hemorrhage

Alexander resident Kathleen Johnson has goals. At the top of her list is driving. Next up is a return to teaching yoga. And then there are a host of everyday activities – areas in which she wants to regain full independence. Her husband, Michael, believes she’ll get there. “She’s a very determined person,” he said. […]

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