April is Occupational Therapist Month, which provides the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on our Salina Presbyterian Manor’s occupational therapists. Celice Stancil is our occupational therapy director, and Tyler Stoddard is our occupational
You probably think physical therapy is something you need only after an injury or when your health is in decline. But modern physical therapy is turning the focus toward prevention of falls, help with chronic pain and other common wellness concerns
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By Judith Graham for Next Avenue
A dozen years ago, at the age of 50, Lillie Shockney decided to have breast reconstruction surgery after two bouts of cancer and two mastectomies. The procedure called for removing a flap of skin and fat from her abdomen, used to rebuild her breasts.
This spring, follow these tips to avoid injuring yourself
By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue
Warmer weather and the smell of spring in the air provides major motivation to get outside and dig in the garden — an enjoyable exercise that doesn’t involve a treadmill. Pushing a mower, pulling weeds, digging holes and carrying soil require the
Improve your range of motion and balance in less than 10 minutes
By Rashelle Brown for Next Avenue
Balance and mobility training can benefit us at any age, but it becomes more important as you reach and pass the age of 50.
Maintaining joint range of motion allows you to move naturally and helps to combat the postural problems that cause neck, back,
Strength and conditioning classes focus on fall prevention and connecting with others
By Sherri Snelling for Next Avenue
Dance is for everybody. I believe it came from the people and it should always be delivered back to the people.
– Alvin Ailey
Verine Morris, 42, has spent more than a decade with a fear of falling. Wheelchair-bound for 10 years after a nasty fall at