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Feeling Like You’re Spinning, Tilting or Floating? If It’s Vertigo, Physical Therapy Can Help!

by Julie Gazzoli, PT, Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Services Vertigo, or a feeling of spinning, floating or tilting causing imbalance, is often due to an inner ear or vestibular disturbance. Like your own personal gyroscope, the vestibular system relays information to your brain about your head position and movement. Your visual and sensory...

Women’s Health

Physical Activity and Dementia: What You Need to Know for Prevention and Treatment

by Julie Gazzoli, PT, Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Services It’s easy to make the logical connection between physical activity which promotes overall health and helps our bodies recover from illness and injury. But did you know the positive impact physical activity has on our brains, specifically in preventing and diminishing the effects of...

Children’s Health

Re-Thinking Halloween in Pandemic Times: Frightfully Fun Tips for Celebrating Safely

by Kari Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Rehab Manager, Children’s Therapy If you are like me and have read headlines such as “CDC says no trick-or-treating” or “Halloween is cancelled,” your heart likely sunk. In our neighborhood and so many others, Halloween is a festive time of year that young and old look forward to. Houses are lit up and on the 31st...

Joint & Spine

Preventing Low Back Pain While You’re Expecting— Tips for Pregnancy Posture

by Janelle Trippany DPT, CLT-LANA, PRPC, Lymphedema and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist III, Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Services Good posture is always important, but during pregnancy it’s essential. As your belly expands during pregnancy, your center of gravity shifts. The natural tendency is to allow your pelvis to tilt forward, causing...

Cancer

What You Need to Know to Keep Your Skin Healthy this Summer with Dermatologist Matthew Bremmer, MD

May is skin cancer month! Join Dr. Bremmer as he talks about cancer prevention, sunscreen, coronavirus, and other dermatology topics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvT6BXblGCc Topics covered: Skin cancer: identifying concerning moles and discolorations, preventionUsing sunscreensVitamin DRashes from sun rash/polymorphous light eruption (PMLE) or...

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Re-Thinking Halloween in Pandemic Times: Frightfully Fun Tips for Celebrating Safely

by Kari Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Rehab Manager, Children’s Therapy If you are like me and have read headlines such as “CDC says no trick-or-treating” or “Halloween is cancelled,” your heart likely sunk. In our neighborhood and so many others, Halloween is a festive time of year that young and old look forward to. Houses are lit up and on the 31st...