Hospital Associated Deconditioning: Resistance Isn’t Futile!
Patient data points to physical therapy as a highly effective mechanism for combatting HAD. Undertaking a program of early and vigorous exercise during a patient’s stay is perhaps the best antidote to the pernicious deconditioning effects of prolonged hospitalization. Of particular interest is the finding that supervised high-intensity exercise is a highly beneficial addition to a patient’s physical therapy protocol, when fending off HAD. Perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to associate age with frailty; it turns out the fountain of youth may lie within ourselves, if we are open to a little bit of huffing and puffing to uncover it.
Losing 70 Pounds to Keep a Promise
Meet Candace Brown Click to see an interview with Candace and her therapist Susan from the Central Vermont Medical Center Candace Brown promised her late husband, Walter Brown, that…
Benefits of Exercise for Seniors with Mobility Issues from Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is an incurable, degenerative neurological condition that causes mobility issues due to excessive tremors, muscle stiffness, and impaired balance. Research shows that a regular exercise program can improve…
Helping Patients Overcome Aging, Obesity and Arthritis with Exercise
Remember when normal wear and tear was the main culprit for knee osteoarthritis? With a growing obesity epidemic, joint degradation—and pain—often come from excessive weight, according to a September 2010…
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