• How A Physical Therapist Helps Treat Urinary Incontinence

    Physical therapists don't just treat symptoms such as back pain or knee pain. With the field of physical therapy branching out into new specialty areas, doctors also are referring patients to physical therapists for urinary incontinence treatment. Common causes of urinary incontinence include aging, pregnancy, childbirth, enlargement of the prostate gland, and certain neurological disorders that send the wrong nerve signals to the bladder. Although treatments vary depending on the cause, doctors generally recommend pelvic floor exercises, electrical muscle stimulation, and/or biofeedback -- medical interventions that physical therapists provide -- as the first line of treatment.
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  • Helping Your Loved One Settle Into An Assisted Living Facility

    Moving into an assisted living facility can be a huge change for anyone. Most people who enter assisted living are elderly, disabled, or both. It can be especially difficult for someone to transition into a new lifestyle when they have already spent many decades in the old one. Assisted living facilities are there to give your loved one the physical and emotional help they need as they age. While this does require relocation, it doesn't mean that the new environment has to be an alien one.
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  • Three Questions To Answer Before Going For Hip Replacement Surgery

    If your hip joint is painful, stiff, and cannot accommodate your normal movements such as climbing stairs, then you may be a good candidate for hip replacement surgery. It involves removing your affected joint and replacing it with an artificial one (usually metal and plastic). Here are three things to do before going for the surgery: Consider All the Alternatives Hip replacement isn't the only option for dealing with pain in this joint.
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  • How To Spot Autism Symptoms In Your Infant And/Or Young Child And How To Treat Them

    Determining whether or not your infant or child has autism can be a difficult task. However, there are certain behaviors that you can look for to indicate that they may suffer from this disorder. While these are just symptoms, and not actually a diagnosis, they are still helpful to get you on the right track for a diagnosis. This article will talk about how you can spot certain symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, and how you can proceed with treatment if your child is diagnosed with autism.
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