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“Making Compromises”
Shelley Peterman Schwarz

Shelley Peterman Schwarz returns to Mobility Corner with a wonderful and inspirational essay.

Shelley Peterman Schwarz is an award-winning author, TV personality, self-syndicated columnist, motivational speaker, Internet radio host, and teleclass instructor who offers practical tips and strategies for living well despite chronic illness and disabilities.
Shelley Peterman Schwarz

For more than 20 years, Shelley has been using her personal journey living with multiple sclerosis and her professional training as a special education teacher to help others cope with life's challenges. You can visit Shelley's web site at www.MakingLifeEasier.com.

Categories: Disability

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Helping You Help Yourself
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OT/PT

Physical and occupational therapists evaluate and treat the underlying cause of a person's dysfunction. A therapist, working in conjunction with other medical professionals, utilizes conservative and non-invasive procedures. Restoring health and eliminating pain are the goals of successful therapy. (...)

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Builders, remodeling contractors plan for an aging population
Categories:Seniors, Accessibility

The baby boom generation has made a big impact on everything, from changing morals to changing attitudes to changing the environment.

Boomers have long said they weren't going to grow old, or at least would age at a slower rate. Yet, the first wave has begun to enter retirement age, and while this generation is more active and healthier than the one that preceded it, time does take its toll on aging bodies. Eyes don't work as well, bodies tire more easily or maybe arthritis or a neurological problem have set in, decreasing mobility. It's time to make everyday life a bit easier by taking a look at the place where you spend the most time: your home. (...)


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Patient instruction - An aging population brings new challenges to the world of therapy
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OT/PT

Multiple chronic illnesses, strokes, closed head injuries and long-term smoking are just some of the conditions today's therapists see in America's growing senior population. Physical, occupational and respiratory therapists, along with speech-language pathologists, are working to make life better for the elderly in homes, hospitals and rehabilitation and long-term care facilities. (...)

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Tips for making yourself comfortable while sleeping
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OT/PT

As a physical therapist, I receive a lot of questions concerning sleep. Everyone deserves a good night's sleep, but many of us struggle nightly to get comfortable. Sometimes it's a cranky neck or sore back, while other times the hips and legs may keep us awake. Below, you will find some suggestions that may help you rest easier when you turn in for the night. (...)

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Stem Cell Transplant Reverses Early-stage Multiple Sclerosis
Categories: Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine appear to have reversed the neurological dysfunction of early-stage multiple sclerosis patients by transplanting their own immune stem cells into their bodies and thereby "resetting" their immune systems. (...)

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Supersize Social Security
Categories:Seniors, Benefits and Funding

Life doesn't allow many do overs, especially when it comes to financial planning. Most of us simply save and invest as best we can and hope that in retirement we run out of time before we run out of money.

Until recently, financial planners tended to treat Social Security benefits as the arthritic component of a retirement plan: a predictable, if feeble, income stream with limited range of motion.

But between ages 62 and 70, you can bust three surprising Social Security dance moves -- the reset, the file and suspend, and the restricted application -- which can significantly expand your planning options and supersize your benefits. (...)


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Spinal Cord Injury Nursing Advice
Categories:Spinal Cord Injury


Craig Hospital is nationally recognized as having one the best health care programs for people with SCI. As a result, the hospital fields health-related phone calls daily from people living with the injury both in Colorado and around the country. Calls also come from family members trying to help and health care providers who need expert advice from Craig’s specialized staff. To address these health-related calls, the outpatient clinic at Craig Hospital just launched the Spinal Cord Injury Nursing Advice Line. (...)

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