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4 Tips to Prevent Falls in Your Skilled Nursing Facility

4 Tips to Prevent Falls in Your Skilled Nursing Facility One-third of adults over 64 years old, living outside of institutions, fall each year. The likelihood of falling continues to increase with age. Among the elderly, falls cause significant morbidity and mortality. Falling, or the fear of falling, often contributes to functional decline, depression, social [...]
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Six Tips for Preventing Patient Falls During Physical Therapy

Six Tips for Preventing Patient Falls During Physical Therapy The fear of falling can be a significant obstacle for many physical therapy patients. Falls can result in unwanted outcomes, including injury, decreased ability to do what you love, and a loss of independence. There are many ways physical therapists can help their patients improve balance, [...]
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6 Ways to Retain Patients at your Physical Therapy Facility

6 Ways to Retain Patients at your Physical Therapy Facility Make a Good First Impression Making a good first impression goes a long way when meeting patients for the first time, and can help retain patients. There are many different things your facility can do to provide your patients with a great experience, including: Providing [...]
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The Importance of Gait Training

The Importance of Gait Training What is Gait Training? An essential style of therapy that is being used today is gait training. Gait training is a physical therapy that helps individuals improve their walking ability. Gait training primarily focuses on walking as the type of exercise. It is a very important and beneficial type of [...]
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How to Start a Balance Program for Physical Therapy

How to Start a Balance Program for Physical Therapy Starting a balance or vestibular program can separate your facility from your competition. Balance rehabilitation is an exercise based program used to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness. Many different types of patients can benefit from balance training, including: Elderly patients Orthopedic patients Pediatric [...]
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Which Overhead Track Layout is Best for your Facility?

Which Overhead Track Layout is Best for your Facility? You may be looking to upgrade your facility by adding a safety overhead system to protect your patients and staff from falls and injuries. Solo-Step offers a variety of aluminum track sizes, curved or straight, allowing you to customize your track layout depending on your specific [...]