Rehab Select Blog

Chris Schmidt Elected to ANHA Executive Board

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Chris Schmidt, co-owner of Rehab Select's parent company – Schmidt Wallace Healthcare Management Company – was elected by his peers last week to serve on the Executive Board of the Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA) as the Region 2 Director.

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You Just Had Knee Replacement Surgery... Now What?

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Oct 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Knee replacement surgery is a very effective treatment for chronic knee problems, offering patients significant pain relief and restoring mobility and quality of life. If you have recently had this procedure, taking good care of yourself during recovery and rehabilitation is the best way to ensure that you are among the majority of patients who obtain those successful results. Here are the basic things you need to know.

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Here, There, or at Home: What to Expect after a Hip Replacement

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you have just had hip replacement surgery, you likely have a lot of questions about what to expect during the recovery and rehabilitation process. The first thing to know is that it is important to follow your surgeon's post-op limitations and instructions very carefully to avoid complications and setbacks as you work to get back on your feet. Secondly, getting back to normal will take time, and taking an active role in your own care, healing, and rehabilitation can help ensure that the process moves along as quickly as possible.

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Modern Recovery Methods: Post Surgical Rehabilitation Therapy Explained

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 17, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Having surgery is a big step: it requires advance preparation and the selection of a healthcare provider in which the patient has total faith. While many people may focus on the surgical procedure itself, for some patients the post-surgical period is just as important. It is during this time when patients recover their bodies so that they can regain full use of the areas that were operated on.

Rehabilitation therapy has changed a great deal, however. If you or a loved one will be undergoing surgery that requires post-surgical therapy, it is important that you know what to expect.

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Going Mobile: The Best Apps for Rehabilitation Therapy

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 25, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Like many other fields, rehabilitation therapy has been impacted by the rise of mobile software. Mobile devices can be used in a number of ways by people who are looking to get things done effectively. If you are looking to get the most out of mobile devices, there are a few important apps that you should use to help with therapy.

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Medicare Coverage for Rehabilitation Services 101

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 14, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Do you wonder if your Medicare coverage extends to skilled rehabilitation services? It is a valid question: many people may have difficulty paying for the full cost of Medicare without assistance from government programs that help them with these costs. Luckily, Medicare coverage does extend to skilled rehabilitation services, for the most part. There are a few important things to know when it comes to determining whether or not your particular condition is covered by Medicare.

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Rehab Fitness Programs: Dispelling the Myths

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 30, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Rehab fitness programs are extremely valuable for rehab patients who need to improve their health by making their bodies stronger. Unfortunately, many myths have spread that give patients and their families the wrong ideas about rehabilitation therapy. Here are a few of these myths and the reality behind the situations that they address:

Programs Are Extremely Limited In Intensity

While it is true that a fitness program for a rehab patient may not involve the same kind of weight and rapid motion that a normal person would incorporate into their exercise, rehab fitness regimens are often very intense and involve some of the exact same motions and exercises that people incorporate into their normal fitness routines. You may be surprised at just how taxing these fitness programs are.

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Talladega Rehab Select Earns Lowest Hospitalization Rate in Q1 2014

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Aug 5, 2014 10:52:00 AM

Re-hospitalizations and potentially avoidable hospitalizations: they are hot topics amongst hospitals and other care facilities. Since late 2013, hospitals have been measured by—and fined for—instances of re-hospitalization, and the percentage of dollars fined per occurrence is set to increase in 2015.

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Improving Muscle Function with Rehab Therapy

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 23, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Rehab therapy is prescribed for millions of Americans each day as a way to help regain a normal life. Injuries, illnesses and even medical complications can cause a loss of muscle function and strength, making it hard to do everyday tasks, like walking or eating. After undergoing conventional treatment to prevent further complications, additional therapy is often necessary to further improve the condition and heal the muscles.

If you think this type of therapy is for you, here’s everything you need to know.

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5 Beneficial Rehab Therapies

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 25, 2014 8:30:00 AM

After suffering a serious illness or recovering from surgery or a debilitating injury, rehabilitation therapy may be prescribed to help you get to back to life; regain the ability to do normal activities.

Some rehabilitation therapies are prescribed for the short term, and others must be followed for life. There are many forms of rehab therapy, and one or a combination of several may be prescribed depending on the injury, illness or surgery.

Here are five of the most common rehab therapies - therapeutic processes that help you get to back to life.

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