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Fear of Falling: Increase Confidence During Physical Therapy

Fear of Falling: Increase Confidence During Physical Therapy What is the Fear of Falling? Ptophobia, or the fear of falling, is a phobic reaction to standing or walking after experiencing a fall injury. When someone fears falling, they may have anxiety about falling, or even avoid daily activities that could result in them falling. The [...]
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Solo-Step: The Best Assistive Device for Spinal Cord Injury in 2024

Solo-Step: The Best Assistive Device for Spinal Cord Injury in 2024 Living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be incredibly challenging. According to the World Health Organization, more than 15 million people worldwide live with spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries affect mobility, independence, and quality of life. However, technological advancements continue to bring [...]

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program: Keep Your Patients Safe During Therapy

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program: Keep Your Patients Safe During Therapy The safety and well-being of your patients during physical therapy and rehabilitation is critical. Safe patient handling and mobility are crucial in ensuring that therapy sessions are effective and free from dangerous risks and falls. Safe patient handling and mobility involves using assistive [...]
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Enhancing Therapy: The Vital Role of Vestibular Rehabilitation

Enhancing Therapy: The Vital Role of Vestibular Rehabilitation As physical therapists and facility owners, you understand the intricate nature of patient rehabilitation and the diverse needs of each patient. One area that often requires specialized attention is vestibular rehabilitation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 14 million older adults in [...]
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Dynamic Gait Index: A Comprehensive Guide

Dynamic Gait Index: A Comprehensive Guide What is the Dynamic Gait Index? The Dynamic Gait Index (DGI) was developed as a clinical tool to assess gait, balance, and fall risk. The DGI tests the patient’s ability to maintain walking balance while responding to different task demands, through various dynamic conditions. It is a beneficial test [...]