Physical Therapy & Rehab

January 10, 2018

Ahead of the Curve – A Custom Remodeling Helmet Corrected Baby Janie’s Skull

“Janie was born with the most beautiful, round head, and I couldn’t stop kissing it,” said her mother, Kandace Sherman. Moms quickly learn the details of their newborns – from their features to newly forming habits. It wasn’t long before Janie’s family noticed she mostly slept on her right side, and her head wasn’t quite […]

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November 22, 2017

Triumph over Tragedy – The Inspiring Journey of Ms. Wheelchair USA

By Madeline Delp Ms. Wheelchair USA As anyone who has had to take an unconscious ride in an ambulance well knows, life can change in an instant. I saw the truth of this principle in my own life at the age of ten years old after my mom and I had been in a horrific […]

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November 3, 2017

For Seniors, Falls Can Have Major Consequences – Know the Risks and Solutions

By Dylan Babb Community Outreach Manager, CarePartners According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of adults 65 and older fall each year; in the US nearly 1 in 4 older adults fall each year. According to the NC Center for Health and Wellness at UNCA, falls are one of the leading […]

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October 16, 2017

Back in the Saddle – With Expert Care, Natalie Taggart Recovered from a Brain Injury

Natalie Taggart is a longtime equestrian who is well versed in the skill and safety of the sport. However, as any rider knows, horses and terrains can be unpredictable. At the Biltmore Challenge Endurance Ride in May 2015, this became a life-changing factor for Taggart. Twenty minutes into the 50-mile endurance race at Biltmore Estate, […]

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September 26, 2017

Help, I’m Spinning! Using Physical Therapy to Stop Vertigo

With eyes fluttering to open, she knew something wasn’t right. When Missie Wilmot’s world started spinning in every direction, she felt out of control. “Opening my eyes made it worse,” said Wilmot. Vertigo is the feeling of spinning or dizziness, and it can be devastating. Brought on by slight movements of the head, vertigo can […]

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August 24, 2017

Beating Vertigo – How Physical Therapy Gave a Burnsville Woman Her Life Back

By Robert A. Poarch A retired cloth grader, 85-year-old Clara Harris has lived in Burnsville all of her life and suffered from dizziness since she was young. After visiting several doctors and still having dizzy spells, she was diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after meeting Sarah Osborne, DPT, a physical therapist at the Blue […]

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July 21, 2017

Is Aquatic Physical Therapy Right for You? A Quick Guide to the Treatments Available

Aquatic physical therapy has many benefits, and can be useful treatment for many conditions. It works specific muscle groups and joints, and makes movement easier and less painful. Some of the benefits of aquatic physical therapy include: Reducing pain Reducing swelling Increasing joint range of motion Increasing strength Increasing relaxation Increasing flexibility Increasing balance/coordination Improving breathing capacity […]

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June 21, 2017

Running Technique – How a Running Analysis Can Keep You on Track

If you’re a runner, you’re probably eager to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather. It’s important, though, to make sure you’re running at your best, and using the correct technique to avoid injury. “Runners often focus incorrectly on muscular effort to move faster,” said Thomas Minton, PT, Cert. MDT, CRTS, Certified Running Technique Specialist […]

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April 20, 2017

April Is Occupational Therapy Month – So, What Is Occupational Therapy?

By Emily M. Jones Occupational Therapist, CarePartners Outpatient April Is Occupational Therapy Month, but many people are unclear on what occupational therapy actually is. According to The American Occupational Therapy Association, occupational therapists help people across their lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). […]

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December 29, 2016

8 Reasons to Choose a Rehabilitation Hospital over a Skilled Nursing Facility

When it comes to rehabilitative care to help people improve their quality of life and independence after serious injury or illness, there are a number of ways that an inpatient rehabilitation hospital differs from a skilled nursing facility. There are advantages to a rehabilitation hospital such as CarePartners. Some of the primary advantages of the CarePartners […]

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