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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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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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

By Jennifer Sellers 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 […]

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July 26, 2016

“They Took Care of Us” – A Little Girl’s Custom Foot Brace Makes Life Better

By Charles and Sarah Smith Before being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, our five-year-old daughter, Lillian, began wearing a brace. She wears a custom ankle foot orthosis for her upper foot and ankle. We visited and moved to Sylva from Florida, because we knew Mission was a good hospital. They work great with kids. They’re family […]

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September 10, 2015

Health Alert: Walking for the Wedding

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A bad accident two days after her engagement left a local bride-to-be unable to walk, but faith, determination and handiwork got her back on her feet for the big day. Sarah Benzing’s wedding day this year didn’t stop because what happened several months earlier: a deck collapse at a relative’s house. “I […]

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