Dizziness: Increased Risk for Fractures

Dizziness is a common problem that can affect a person at any age. There are many reasons for dizziness, some more serious than others. One common, easily treatable cause of transient dizziness is called “benign paroxysmal positional vertigo,” or BPPV. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo causes dizziness related to head movement and position and is due to a problem in the inner ear. Dizziness can negatively affect one’s quality of life and is associated with an increased risk of falls. This may be especially problematic for older people, who have a greater chance of falling and breaking bones. Recovering from a fracture can be particularly difficult for someone who is elderly.

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National Occupational Therapy Month

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NovaCare Rehabilitation Thanks and Celebrates

Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants

Join NovaCare Rehabilitation as we celebrate National Occupational Therapy Month (NOTM)! NOTM is hosted by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) each April to recognize how occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants help transform society by restoring and improving motion in people’s lives.

Occupational therapists help individuals achieve independence and regain function following trauma or disability. Their specialized training enables them to assess patients, establish individualized treatment plans and rehabilitate patients to achieve optimal function.

On any given day, a therapist may be helping a child with disabilities participate in school and social situations, assisting a person recovering from injuries regain skills or aiding an older adult stay as independent as possible. Join NovaCare Rehabilitation as we celebrate these everyday heroes not only throughout the month of April, but year-round!

“At NovaCare Rehabilitation, April marks a time to honor the occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants who help our patients get back to the things they enjoy. Our therapy team is dedicated to providing an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment. Thanks for improving quality of life for our patients today and every day.”

 – Dan Bradley, P.T., President, Select Medical’s Outpatient Division

To learn more about occupational therapy and NOTM, visit the AOTA’s website at www.aota.org.

Call your local NovaCare Rehabilitation center or visit us at novacare.com to learn more about our occupational therapy services!

Two convenient locations providing Hand Therapy at Shore Ortho:
            SHORE ORTHOPAEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
 24 MacArthur Blvd                        18 E. Jimmie Leeds Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244                 Galloway, NJ 08205
609-927-5463                                   609-404-4804

Knee Replacement: Outcome was much better than I had expected!

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Thomas Santora, somers Point, NJ
Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
Physician: Stephen J. Zabinski, MD

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“Physical Therapy was instrumental in my recovery,
Doug and his staff worked with me to recover quicker.”

Traditional Knee Replacement vs. Quad Sparing Knee Replacement:
Excruciating knee pain brought Thomas back to Dr. Zabinski at Shore Orthopaedic University Associates the same as it had three and a half years prior for his other knee. He was dreading it, but had heard good things about the quad sparing technique and decided to have it done.

Two weeks later Thomas had a follow up appointment, he said “After my appointment I walked home about 1 ¼ mile, with no pain.” “Three weeks after surgery I was cutting my lawn.” Continue reading