Rehab Select Blog

The Varied Causes and Symptoms of Heart Disease

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Heart disease is incredibly common. Around 735,000 Americans have a heart attack every year, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that, according to the Mayo Clinic, “Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices.” 

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

How to Set Goals for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapy

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 3, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Pulmonary rehabilitation can be a highly effective form of treatment for the management of chronic lung diseases. To maximize your results, it can be helpful to set goals with your healthcare team. Physiopedia calls this process of formally establishing goals a “fundamental part of rehabilitation.” 

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Topics: Pulmonary Rehab

Treating COPD with Physical Therapy: Your Top 6 Questions Answered

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Mar 20, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Since COPD causes breathing difficulties, even when you’re not moving, it may seem counter-intuitive to add physical activity to your daily regimen. Exercising with this condition may sound impossible or uncomfortable, to say the least.

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Topics: Pulmonary Rehab

Rehabilitation Success Stories from Patients Injured at Work

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Mar 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When someone is injured at work, it can disrupt their whole life. While the physical injury can take a toll, it can also impact someone both mentally and emotionally.

For patients who were injured on the job, they're typically required to attend therapy in order to return to a normal way of life as well as work, if possible. Rehab Select offers a physiatrist-led program with aggressive wound care therapy, that ultimately helps patients heal and return to work as soon as possible.

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Topics: Workers Compensation, Vocational Rehab

Why is There an Increased Need for Respiratory Rehabilitation?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Mar 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Respiratory disorders are a serious global issue. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders (COPD) alone affect 65 million sufferers worldwide -  over 16 million in the US alone. Indeed, the numbers may be much higher than that - Healthline reports that many of those with COPD suffer in silence, undiagnosed. 

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Topics: Pulmonary Rehab

5 Aspects to Look for in Pulmonary Rehab Centers

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 27, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If you suffer from COPD or have recently undergone lung surgery, your doctor may recommend that you consider pulmonary rehab. He or she may recommend a number of different centers, or you may start researching on your own. However, with such a wide variety of treatment centers available, it can be tough to know what to look for! In this article, we’ll take you through the critical points to consider when you’re choosing a pulmonary rehab facility.

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Topics: COPD, Pulmonary Rehab

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation? 6 Things Patients Should Know

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 20, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Pulmonary rehabilitation involves teaching and training patients with chronic lung disease to breathe better. Your dedicated healthcare team designs a personalized rehabilitation program to help you in several ways.

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Topics: Pulmonary Rehab

Why Patients Choose Pulmonary Therapy at Rehab Select

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 7, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If you suffer from chronic lung disease, you may well be advised by your physician to consider pulmonary therapy. In this article, we’ll explore the basics of pulmonary therapy and the many potential benefits it may offer you, both physically and emotionally. 

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Topics: Pulmonary Rehab

Parenting Your Parents: How to Navigate the Healthcare System

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 29, 2019 8:30:00 AM

For those with loved ones who are getting older, healthcare needs tend to increase later in life. With that shift, it can also be difficult to understand and navigate the healthcare system when the time comes.

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Topics: Aging Patient Healthcare

When Should an Alzheimer's Patient Go to a Nursing Home?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 16, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Deciding whether or not an Alzheimer’s patient should go to a nursing home can be extraordinarily difficult. Caregivers may feel guilty or anxious about placing a loved one in a nursing home - they may feel that they are taking the easy way out or letting the patient down.

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Topics: Memory Loss