Boxing and Its Effect on Parkinson’s Disease

Mr. NR is an 85 year old male and a current patient. He is a former professional boxer and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease roughly eight years ago. Much has been written about the possible link between Parkinson’s disease and boxing, largely due to Mohammad Ali.

Activity Engagement and Everyday Technology Use Among Older Adults in an Urban Area

In a recent issue of the AJOT, an article was published looking at the associations between activity engagement, everyday technology use, access to that technology and cognitive status among older adults in urban areas.

Movement as Medicine for Major Depression

Physical therapists are movement specialists. We have an extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the human body and injuries, diseases and illnesses that affect movement. Patients benefit from skilled physical therapists who perform thorough evaluations and develop treatment programs based on the findings of the examination.

Diaphragmatic Breathing: A Clinical Tool for Occupational and Physical Therapists

As physical and occupational therapists we are charged with creating the conditions for our clients to perform the daily tasks and activities of their lives at the highest level of safety and independence possible.

Avoiding These Common Overuse Injuries

After a seemingly endless winter, and a cold start to spring, most of us are no doubt itching to spend some quality time soaking up some vitamin D. Unfortunately, we often get caught up in our zeal to get back into shape for the nice weather and are prone to ending up with overuse injuries.

Keeping Aspiration Pneumonia at Bay

Pneumonia is a risk that increases with age, and it can significantly complicate your overall health, even leading to hospitalization or death. Pneumonia refers to any infection in the lungs where the air sacs fill with pus, and can be caused by a number of different viruses or bacteria. Your pneumonia shot protects you against one specific type of viral pneumonia.

Quality of Life

Many equate the word “Frailty” to weakness, weight loss, low walking speed, and in turn, with a poor quality of life. There is a misconception in considering a frail older individual as solely having physical limitations, there’s much more to it. A interdisciplinary approach must be considered to address the individuals’ social, psychological, environmental, and physical well being.

Please Join Us for a Wine and Cheese Open House 3/27

Outreach is proud to be sponsoring a Wine and Cheese Open House on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 from 4 PM to 6 PM. The Open House will be at Riverview, a senior independent living facility in Manhattan.

Physical Therapy Treatment for Cancer Patients

Cancer is the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells which may result in the formation of a mass known as a tumor. Moreover, there are two types of tumors, benign and malignant. Benign tumors lack the ability to invade adjacent cells and therefore, do not spread throughout the body.

Chronic Pain and Treatment

Pain is an unpleasant sensation that we usually associate with injury or tissue damage, but can actually be present in the absence of tissue damage as well. Pain can be acute or chronic. Can this Injury or Condition be Prevented?

Group-Based Physical Therapy No More Effective Than 1-on-1 Care for Knee Osteoarthritis

Group physical therapy for individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA) was found to be no more effective in reducing pain and improving functional outcomes than 1-on-1 sessions—contrary to researchers' expectations.

Community-Based Physical Activity Arthritis Programs

By 2040, 1 in 4 Americans will have arthritis, 1 in 10 will experience a disability because of the condition, and—if things don't improve—many will receive treatment from community-based programs that, more often than not, fail to recommend exercise and education as a first-line approach. No comprehensive treatment is available.