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  1. What To Ask When Choosing A Nursing Home

    From U.S.News & World Report: 

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  2. Mechanism and Application of Biofreeze® Topical Analgesic

    Mechanism and Application of Biofreeze® Topical Analgesic

    Biofreeze® topical analgesic reduces pain through “cryotherapy,” or cold application. It has been well-established that cold reduces the sensation of pain and reduces inflammation. (For a comprehensive text on cryotherapy, see Knight). “Cryokinetics” is a technique of using cold application to reduce pain during exercise. This helps facilitate earlier exercise interventions for healing tissue. Cooling and re-warming tissue with movement stimulates reperfusion of healing tissue.

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  3. Biofreeze Cryospray in conjunction with Kinesio Tape application

    Biofreeze Cryospray in conjunction with Kinesio Tape application

    Biofreeze Cryospray topical analgesic can be used as an effective adjunct to the Kinesio Taping Method. As stated in the Kinesio materials the primary treatment effect from Kinesio Taping is achieved through stimulation of the proprioception receptors and circulatory system involvement effectively stimulating lymph drainage and removing exudate through the capillary and venous flow.

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  4. Use and Care of Reusable Solid Gel Stimulating Electrodes

    Use and Care of Reusable Solid Gel Stimulating Electrodes

    Clean skin is the best preventative against irritation, so always wash skin at the electrode application site with soap and water. Pat the skin dry with a towel.

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  5. Vasyli Medical Online Course and Practical Workshop

    Vasyli Medical Online Course and Practical Workshop

    This online course will present a foundational understanding of lower limb biomechanics and is a prerequisite to attending the continuing education workshops on practical orthotic therapy. To get the most from this educational offering, we request that you fulfill the online course requirement within 30 days prior to attending a workshop. This online course content, together with the practical workshop instruction has been accredited for 8 CEU’s in most states.

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  6. What Makes Equagel Cushions Different From All Other Cushions?

    What Makes Equagel Cushions Different From All Other Cushions?

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  7. Skin Care and Incontinence: 3 easy steps to prevent incontinence skin problems

    People with incontinence (urinary or fecal) tend to have excessive moisture build up around their buttocks, hips, and genitals.  Skin irritations are caused by excessive moisture.  Caregivers and users of incontinence products should be on the lookout for skin with the appearance of redness, peeling, or perineal dermatitis (diaper rash).  Yeast infections are also very common skin ailments in incontinent people.  Yeast infections on the skin can be very uncomfortable and often painful.  They are easy to identify with their fiery red appearance and itchy burning sensation.  Treatment with an anti-fungal cream is often necessary in order to heal.

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  8. Get Fit Anywhere


    2016 is a new year for resolutions and for many that #1 resolution is to get in shape. Pairing with that resolution usually is a membership to one’s local fitness center. According to statista.com, 2014 had over 54.1 million memberships at fitness centers/ health clubs up from 32.8 million back in 2000 (1). This means that over 17% of the US population is currently enrolled in a fitness center. Now enrolling is the easy part, the hard part is actually attending and making the most of it.

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  9. What is a Flip A Grip? - The Most Handy Grab Bar

    Flip a Grip

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  10. Understanding Hip Replacements

    A hip replacement is a surgical procedure that is completed by a healthcare professional with the goal of removing damaged sections of the hip joint, and replacing them with foreign parts that are usually created from metal and/or very hard plastic to create an artificial joint.  The artificial joint will ultimately result in decreased pain and improvement of function for the individual involved.  An individual may be a candidate for a hip replacement if the pain experienced interferes with their daily routines and activities they are expected and want to perform, only though after less invasive treatments have been deemed unsuccessful.  Damage to the hip joint from arthritis is the most common reason that one may need a hip replacement.

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