Embarking on a journey while dealing with pain can present unique challenges. Whether you live with chronic or acute pain, recognizing your body’s signals, planning, utilizing resources, and having a care team are essential elements for a smoother travel experience. Before the Trip Communicate with your Care Team Communicate with your care team about traveling […]
Can we do anything to prevent falls? Yes! By staying active and strengthening the core and lower-body muscles that help us stay steady on our feet, we can maintain our balance and prevent falls. Balance is the ability to distribute weight in a way that will let us hold a steady position or move independently […]
Chronic pain leads many people to avoid physical activity. Pain medication is often relied on or prescribed to help manage pain. This can lead to other significant problems such as dependence. An alternative and effective pain management strategy has is regular exercise. Starting an exercise program, however, can be a whole other kind of pain.
What is CTE and What You Can Do About It If you have ever experienced head trauma personally or witnessed someone else having a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you know how serious the effects of the injury can be. But have you ever wondered what happens when someone experiences multiple injuries to their head? This […]
We are all at risk of a fall. Activities of daily living may increase our odds. Here are important facts to know. A concussion is considered a mild brain injury. One may be sustained at work, in sports, activities, and at home. Whether old or young, healthy or with illness, we are all at risk. […]
Know Your Risks Beforehand and Be Proactive to Effectively Manage Your Health Care Needs Losing balance as we age is something that most of us accept as inevitable. Dizzy spells, reaching out to steady yourself on a countertop or second thoughts about going for a walk with the grandchildren all are understandable concerns. We know […]