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Back pain should be taken seriously no matter what. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, roughly 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. It's important to not only properly identify when you're experiencing back pain, but also know when to seek professional help from an orthopedic surgeon. Read More...
In January of 2015, Wood County Hospital Rehab launched The Ready Program with just 4 students. It has since grown to 14 students and includes a summer program. The program is a developmentally appropriate preschool for children diagnosed with autism and is designed to encourage learning and prepare the student for a successful transition to kindergarten. Read More...
At some point during their lives, approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer. For many, treatments such as cancer radiation treatment and chemotherapy can reduce cancer into remission where it will hopefully remain. For others, surgery is another highly effective option as a means of removing cancerous tissue or tumors from the affected area. Read More...
If you have recently sustained an injury or are recovering from orthopedic surgery, your doctor may prescribe physical therapy. PT can be a great tool, as it rebuilds and retrains the body in a controlled environment. As you undergo this form of physical rehabilitation, there are certain steps you can take to make sure the therapy is completely effective. Follow these tips to get the most out of your PT sessions. Read More...
Obesity, which means weighing 20% more than what is considered healthy for a particular height, continues to be a problem across the United States. So many Americans struggle with obesity for various reason including genetics, overeating, unhealthy lifestyles, and a lack of commitment. Roughly 50% of Americans admit that they aren't able to successfully lose weight because they don't possess the necessary self-discipline. Read More...
While most people experience stiffness, aches, and pains as they age, some symptoms could indicate a more serious problem. Arthritis is a common condition, affecting about 40 million people in the United States. This ailment can manifest itself in many forms, such as stiffness in the fingers and limbs. With 80% of adults experiencing low back pain in their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, back pain and stiffness can be a sign of arthritis as well. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is time to visit a doctor to seek specific arthritis pain treatment. Read More...
While most people experience stiffness, aches, and pains as they age, some symptoms could indicate a more serious problem. Arthritis is a common condition, affecting about 40 million people in the United States. This ailment can manifest itself in many forms, such as stiffness in the fingers and limbs. With 80% of adults experiencing low back pain in their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, back pain and stiffness can be a sign of arthritis as well. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is time to visit a doctor to seek specific arthritis pain treatment. Read More...