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Tips from a PT: How to Fall-Proof Your Home

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT

Unfortunately, thousands of older adults aged 65 and older sustain a fall each year. Many falls lead to injuries that vary in severity. Falls can happen anywhere, but the majority of them occur in the home. Our homes can be full of hidden hazards. One way to reduce you or a loved one’s risk of falling is to fall-proof your home. For elderly families that may be visiting during the upcoming holidays, these helpful tips can keep everyone safe.

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Is Home Therapy Right for Me?

Posted on by LeeAnn Hulteen, PT, Cert. MDT
  • Are you planning an elective surgery?
  • Do you have difficulty accessing rooms in your house or leaving your home due to an injury?
  • Is transportation to and from medical appointments difficult or inconsistent?
  • Do you have a busy schedule and find yourself canceling scheduled appointments?
  • Are you easily distracted by others around you or intimidated by equipment in a clinic setting?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, receiving physical or occupational therapy from an Athletico therapist in the privacy and comfort of your home is an excellent option for you.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Balance

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.

Balance is observed in many aspects of life. An elite running back, a waitress, and even Grandma Sally all need good balance. A running back uses balance to stay on his feet and avoid defenders, whereas a waitress uses balance to carry food and weave in between guests. Grandma Sally uses her balance to navigate the grocery store or to walk to her mailbox. Balance plays a crucial role in avoiding falling and completing tasks throughout the day.

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4 Ways You Can Be a Successful Home Therapy Patient

Posted on by Kaitlyn McGlynn, PT, DPT, ICLM

As we continue to navigate the current pandemic, patients are seeking alternative methods of healthcare in order to limit their exposure to COVID-19. One such method that Athletico has fully embraced is a service called Home Therapy. This allows patients to be safely treated in home by a skilled Physical or Occupational Therapist. Read on to learn if this service is for you and how you can be successful.

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9 Reasons to Consider Home Therapy

Posted on by Athletico

Whether you have difficulty leaving your home due to mobility issues or simply prefer physical therapy services in the privacy and comfort of your home, Athletico is proud to offer home therapy to our patients! During a home therapy appointment, a skilled Athletico physical therapist comes to your home to provide rehabilitation services. Read below as we discuss reasons why home therapy is a great way to participate in physical therapy!

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