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Physical Therapy Can Be Alternative To Pain Meds

By Angela Quinn

These days many people are looking for an alternative to medication for dealing with painful physical conditions.

The use of pain medication is very useful for getting a person through a period of severe or acute pain, but is not always successful at getting to and eliminating the underlying cause of pain. For many people, pain results from or is exacerbated by underlying causes such as decreased range of motion, nerve impingement, weakened muscle groups, stiff joints, poor posture and body alignment.

There are many types of pain and inflammation that can be reduced through the addition of physical therapy.   Continue reading

Volunteering at a Healthcare Facility is Good for the Heart

By Anna Makar

“It makes me feel good inside when I can put a smile on a resident’s face.”  Those words have been spoken by many volunteers who give their time and talents to residents of skilled nursing, assisted living and retirement facilities.

Volunteering also can add fulfillment to the life of a volunteer.  Volunteers can provide a wonderful enhancement to a recreation/activity program at any healthcare facility. Continue reading