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Fall Stats: How big of a problem is it?

According to the CDC:-One out of three older adults (those aged 65 or older) falls each year1 but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it.-Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. - In 2013, 2.5 million nonfatal falls among older adults were treated in emergency departments and more than [...]

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Valentine's Day Joy

Sometimes we are lucky enough to get to create a group order locally and deliver it in person. Today we delivered new gait belts to the fabulous rehab staff at Mi Casa Nursing Facility in Mesa, Arizona. The joy and excitement on everyone's face when we opened the box of belts was awesome. One therapist [...]

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Just say "No" to atomic wedgies

As a practicing Occupational Therapist, sadly I have looked across the therapy gym or walked by a patient’s room and have witnessed……. THE ATOMIC WEDGIE. Here are the steps to the Atomic Wedgie:1-Firmly grab the patient/client by the waist band of their shorts, pants, underwear/brief2-As hard as you can yank the patient up out of bed/wheel chair/chair/mat table and [...]

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