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Bicycle Fitness and Common Injuries

June 30, 2015
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Today's post was written by Concordia Physical Therapist Assistant Marcy Reott. At Concordia Outpatient Therapy, we have the expertise and resources to help get patients back to life.

Bike riding can be a fun activity for all ages. People bike for a variety of reasons: relaxation, to get some exercise, for sport, or to just get from point A to point B. Biking throughout western PA and eastern OH has gained a lot of popularity lately, with the bicycle lanes and trails regularly popping up. Here are a couple tips for bike set up, and also some common injuries seen with cycling.

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7 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors (2015)

June 23, 2015
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The summer months bring joy and relaxation to most, but the heat that accompanies it can pose a threat to all ages, particularly seniors. Despite the high heat, summer days can be enjoyed by all! Becoming familiar with the following seven safety tips can help seniors remain safe while enjoying the season.

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Maintaining Your Youth Even As You Age

May 21, 2015
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Age, they say, is little more than a number. While this might not be technically true, staying young can be tied to your state of mind. There may not be a Fountain of Youth – at least not one that has been discovered - but there are things you can do to help stave off feeling old for as long as possible.

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Keeping Your Mobility as You Age

May 18, 2015
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When it comes to mobility as you age, the cliché “if you don’t use it you are likely to lose it” is often true. In fact, one of the reasons that mobility tends to decrease in retirement is not only due to the aging process—but to the fact that many seniors become far more sedentary once they retire. Turn to the tips below to stay mobile as you age. Even if all of the tips do not work for your current level of physical fitness, consult your physician to determine a solution that is best for you.

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Gender’s Influence on the Most Common Senior Health Concerns

May 15, 2015
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The Battle of the Sexes is nothing if not persistent. From youth on, the differences among men and women are constantly present. This is perhaps no better demonstrated than in our golden years: men and women often face different health issues as they grow older.

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5 Common Springtime Injuries to Avoid

April 21, 2015
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Today's post was written by Concordia Physical Therapist Assistant Marcy Reott. At Concordia Outpatient Therapy, we have the expertise and resources to help get patients back to life.

With spring in full bloom, many of us are ready to get out and moving. After being cooped up and unable to participate in some of our favorite sports and recreational activities, our bodies forget how strenuous they can be.

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5 Tips for Avoiding Senior Financial Abuse

March 24, 2015
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In the technological age we’re in, millions of people fall victim to financial fraud every year, and many don’t even realize it’s happened until it’s too late. There are many different types of fraud, ranging from telemarketing scams to insurance fraud and identity theft. One common type of fraud is elder financial abuse, which is also one of the fastest growing forms of elder abuse.

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Slideshow | Senior Health Tips for Winter

March 19, 2015
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Cold weather can pose a serious health hazard to anyone regardless of age. These obstacles become only more difficult with age, from trips and falls on slippery ice to the common illnesses that the temperature drop brings, there is a lot for seniors to overcome during the winter season.

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4 Tips for Relieving Caregiver Stress | Video

March 17, 2015
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There are around 44 million Americans who could be classified as “non-professional caregivers” – individuals who provide unpaid care to a friend or relative in their home. Anyone can be one of these caregivers: a wife taking care of her husband, a nephew caring for his aunt, an adult child caring for mom or dad, even a parent caring for a disabled or ill child.

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

March 10, 2015
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Today's post was written by Concordia Physical Therapist Assistant Marcy Reott. At Concordia Outpatient Therapy, we have the expertise and resources to help get patients back to life.

As all of us in western PA and eastern OH have experienced in the past several months, winter brings shorter days and decreased outside activities (thank God for Daylight Saving Time!). While curling up with a good book in front of the fireplace is a great way to pass the time in the winter, when we avoid the harsh elements in our warm and cozy homes, our levels of vitamin D decrease.

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