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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Prescribing Canine Cuddles – Care Beyond Treatment

Whether you have a pet at home or have been “prescribed” fur therapy as part of a medical care plan, spending time with animals can be invaluable to your overall health and can support healing in ways that medicine cannot. Find out what animal-assisted therapy is and how it can benefit recovery, rehabilitation and wellness.

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Posted: Jan 1, 2019

Stroke Rehab You Can Dig

Written by SMH Occupational Therapist Cassandra Santiago

Studies show the benefit of traditional exercise or repetitive movements in stroke rehabilitation, but it’s how these are executed that has the most impact on a stroke survivor. Hobbies and interests play a vital role in motivating stroke survivors to face new challenges and push toward recovery to get back to enjoying these activities independently. Treatment should be both functional and fun! 

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018

Parkinson's Disease & Vision Problems

Written by SMH Occupational Therapist Cassandra Santiago

In people with Parkinson’s disease, related vision deficits are often overshadowed by larger issues, such as motor movement issues (short, shuffling steps or arm tremors) or changes in speech. But these visual impairments can seriously impact safety, independence and quality of life. Find out what symptoms to look for and how rehab can help.

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Posted: Sep 25, 2018

Overcoming Incontinence After Prostatectomy

Written by SMH Outpatient Rehab Pelvic Floor Therapist Shayna Shefrin

Prostatectomy, surgical removal of the prostate, is a common treatment for men with high-risk, aggressive prostate cancer. Many men who opt for open prostatectomy suffer urinary incontinence afterward. Find out how pelvic floor physical therapy can help.

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Posted: Jul 31, 2018

DIY Exercises to Stop a Leaky Bladder

With SMH Outpatient Rehab Pelvic Floor Therapist Shayna Shefrin

Tired of a leaky bladder keeping you from enjoying life to its fullest? Try these tips from an SMH Pelvic Floor Therapist and take control over your leaky bladder.

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