60uP Balance Board Exercise Equipment Review for Older Adults

60uP review by Jeff Petersen, physical therapist.

As a follow up to our recent post on fall risk factors and how to mitigate fall risk, Jeff also did a review of the 60uP Balance Board. This piece of equipment is intended to help older adults mitigate their fall risk and improve their stability and strength. Look for a follow up post on … Read more 60uP Balance Board Exercise Equipment Review for Older Adults

How to Determine Your Fall Risk and Mitigate Your Risk of Falls

An older man falling and hitting his hip on the stairs.

Jeff Petersen took some time this week to discuss how to reduce fall risk in older individuals. In the video, he discusses risk factors such as balance issues, previous falls, and medical conditions like arthritis or vision deficits. He also discusses the systems involved in balance and provides some self-assessment tools for balance and fall … Read more How to Determine Your Fall Risk and Mitigate Your Risk of Falls

How to Assess What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a complex joint

Shoulder pain may can have many causes.  These causes can be related to an obvious incident or injury or may spontaneously start. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), up to 26% of adults will experience shoulder pain with rotator cuff and sub acromial bursa being the most frequent causes. In this article I … Read more How to Assess What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain

How to Stay Healthy and Mobile During COVID-19

Stuck at home? Here are some COVID-19 friendly exercise routines!

The unprecedented quarantine going on right now is sure to have more than a few of us feeling stir crazy. Staying home can be particularly problematic for those of you who are in physical therapy currently, or are dealing with other physical issues. Below is a simple exercise program that can be completed in 10-15 … Read more How to Stay Healthy and Mobile During COVID-19

The Effects of Exercise on Dementia

There are several types of cognitive impairment that fall within the umbrella term of dementia.  Dementia generally refers to a decline in memory and the ability to process information and make decisions. Some of the types include: Young onset dementia Mild cognitive impairment Vascular dementia Acute CVA Chronic vascular decline Mixed dementia Frontotemporal dementia Lewy … Read more The Effects of Exercise on Dementia

Postural Interruption Exercises

The following exercises can be performed in just a few minutes per day. The purpose of Postural Interruption exercises is to intentionally change the mechanical stress from one area to the other, to decompress (gently stretch) relatively compressed tissue and decrease the shear forces (stretch) on the opposing tissue. These exercises are low intensity and … Read more Postural Interruption Exercises

Tips for Transitioning a Senior Into Assisted Living

Transitiong a senior to assisted living

The following blog post was written by a guest blogger Lydia Chan of AlzheimersCaregiver.net. You can reach out to her directly via email at lydia@alzheimerscaregiver.net. We all love our senior friends and family members, and we want what is best for their health and well-being. Although aging is a natural process that can make a … Read more Tips for Transitioning a Senior Into Assisted Living