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Posted: Jul 16, 2018

Ask an Expert: What to Expect in Inpatient Rehabilitation

A Q&A with Dr. Alexander Bajorek

Because inpatient rehabilitation isn’t something most people think about until they—or a loved one—need it, it can be something of a mystery for those looking into rehab options. We reached out to Sarasota Memorial Physiatrist and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Alexander J. Bajorek, MD, to learn more about it and to find out what inpatient rehab patients can expect.

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Posted: Jun 21, 2018

Swimming: Low Impact, Big Benefits

Written by SMH Physical Therapist & Aquatics Instructor Rebecca Aten

Swimming is not just a great way to beat the heat—it’s also among the best low-impact exercises for a full-body workout.

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018

Driver Rehab Can Keep You in the Driver's Seat

Written by SMH Outpatient Coordinator Wanda Jackson

Hesitant to drive at night? Do you drift into other lanes? Gotten lost driving a familiar route? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it might be time to schedule a driver evaluation with a certified specialist. 

 

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Posted: Apr 2, 2018

Is Hiring a Personal Trainer Worth It?

By HealthFit Manager Kayla Frimmel

Exercise can be great medicine, but for those who are new to it or have taken an extended break, working with a personal trainer might be just the thing you need to develop a safe, effective routine that optimizes strength and weight, and boosts your daily living ability and endurance. 
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Posted: Mar 14, 2018

Certified Rehab Specialists Leading Stroke Survivors to Success

Written by SMH Physical Therapist Caitlin Hambridge

Of the 7 million-plus stroke survivors across the country, more than 80 percent are living with disabilities caused by stroke. With specialized physical and occupational rehabilitation, patients can overcome these impairments and regain their independence. 
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