Olivia test drives a new Strider bike, donated to Northfield Hospital + Clinics by Downtown Bicycles. Owner Tom Bisel donated two Strider pediatric balance bicycles to benefit kids in physical therapy at NH+C’s Rehabilitation Services clinic.
“Bikes let kids practice balance and weight-shifting,” says pediatric physical therapist Heidi Richardson, PT. For kids with physical challenges, “they get to do something that’s a typical family outing activity, something other kids are doing at school or in the neighborhood – they get to do it, too.”
Whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or someone who just likes to keep active, you don’t want pain from an ACL or a meniscus tear to keep you out of the game.
Hand or wrist pain makes it hard to manage daily tasks.
Orthopedic surgeon Hans Bengtson, MD talks about carpal tunnel and trigger finger – the causes and treatment options for these two common conditions.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, caused by aging and sometimes by injury. When the protective cartilage between the bones of your joints wears down, it’s painful. It’s progressive. And it’s treatable. Orthopedic surgeon Hans Bengtson, MD talks about the causes of osteoarthritis, and options to treat it.
If your shoulder hurts when you swing a golf club or tennis racket – or even just reach for something on a high shelf – you may have injured your rotator cuff. Orthopedic surgeon Hans Bengtson, MD talks about what causes rotator cuff pain, who’s at risk (spoiler alert: painters and athletes), and options for treatment.
We’re proud to offer LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD®, a therapy program to improve movement and voice for patients with Parkinson’s.
LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® is each an intensive, four-week therapy program designed specifically to help improve ease of movement and voice quality in those who have Parkinson’s. Patients work with physical and occupational therapists on the LSVT BIG® program to improve ease of movement – and separately with a speech therapist on the LSVT LOUD® program to improve voice quality.
We’re proud to offer Cancer Rehabilitation therapy for people with cancer and cancer survivors.
Our team of specially trained physical, occupational and speech therapists work with you to improve overall physical well-being and quality of life. We can help with all types of cancer and at all stages – because the side effects of cancer and its treatment can linger long after the cancer is in remission.
Therapy can help you:
Are your hands aching from yardwork and gardening?
Here’s some advice from certified hand therapist Kathy Heimer OTR/L, CHT:
“Your garden is not usually a dangerous place, but any time you work with your hands, there is a risk of injury or strain. A hand therapist can help with seasonal injuries – and with chronic conditions like arthritis or tendonitis.
“Hand therapists provide non-operative interventions, preventative care and post-surgical rehabilitation for a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions.
Spring is here! (Er, it’s coming . . . .) With warmer days ahead, think about adding exercise to your daily family routine. It’s a great way to establish healthy habits for life.
Regular exercise helps you maintain a healthy weight, improves mental health, reduces the risk of heart disease, increases muscle strength, and enhances overall well-being. A good goal is 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day. Even better: add some short, high intensity bursts of exercise.