How Can a Rehabilitation Hospital Help You and Your Family?

Deciding on care for a loved one with serious medical conditions can be confusing. In south central Pennsylvania, rehabilitation hospitals offer patients opportunities to move toward wellness and independence. An inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides physical medicine as well as rehabilitation programs and services. These hospitals offer advanced treatment tailored to each patient’s goals. Patients who may benefit from this type of care include those with some of the following conditions: • Fractures, joint replacements, musculoskeletal

Rotator Cuff Tears

What is the Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder. The rotator cuff assists in raising the arm away from the body and overhead. It also maintains proper position of the shoulder joint and provides stability to the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tears are a common source of shoulder pain for many individuals. Rotator Cuff Injuries There is a spectrum of injuries that occur in

Orthopedic Rehabilitation: What The Process Could Look Like

Rehab facilities can take a variety of patients. The primary goal at a rehab facility is to help the patient’s get stronger and achieve their highest level of functionality. Rehab facilities often take patients with conditions such as cardiology complications, strokes, wounds, and many other different conditions that has caused a patient to experience increased weakness. Rehab facilities also see a large population of orthopedic patients. Estimated rehabilitation times can be different for patients depending

What are the Options with Meniscus Tears?

Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries. When people talk about torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus. Your meniscus is a wedge-shaped piece of cartilage that sits between the thigh bone and the shin bone. It acts as a shock absorber and provides some stability to the knee. The meniscus is tough and rubbery to help cushion the joint and keep it stable. Sudden meniscus tears

Advancements in Neck Surgery

Neck pain and associated arm pain secondary to pinched nerves in the cervical spine are common complaints many patients will experience. Fortunately, numerous conservative and non-operative options exist for these ailments: anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and spinal epidural injections. If these options fail to provide adequate relief or if symptoms progress, surgery can be considered. Traditionally, cervical surgery involves two major steps: (1) removing the offending disc that is pinching the nerve and

Food and Mood

Exploring the relationship between what you eat and how you feel can have a huge impact on your health. Forgetting the importance of nourishing your body with nutrient-dense foods can alter your brain chemistry and lead to a host of mood-related issues, such as depression, anxiety, brain fog and zapped energy levels. Improving your diet can help give you positive feelings, clearer thinking, more energy and a calmer mood – something I am sure we