Breathe Better With Postural Drainage Therapy -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, November 2022 Mucus in the lungs is a common symptom of many chronic lung diseases. Mucus plays an essential role by trapping irritants to protect your body from infection. However, for people living with chronic lung conditions such as COPD, asthma, and chronic bronchitis – the mucus can collect in your airway in excess. Percussion and Postural Drainage Therapy can help treat breathing problems due to inflammation and mucus in the airways and lungs. Postural Drainage Therapy uses percussions, gravity, vibration, and deep breathing to loosen [...]
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Tips to Prevent Low Back Pain -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, October 2022 Low back pain is very common and can affect 4 out of 5 people at some time during their lives. As a person ages, lower back pain becomes even more prevalent. The lower back is involved in almost all activities of daily living like standing, walking, and lifting. Low back pain can limit many activities and reduce your quality of life. Although the causes can vary for each person; here are a few tips to prevent injury and pain. How Therapy Can [...]
Physical Therapy Can Help You -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, September 2022 Physical therapists work with people of all ages to feel and move better. They can help maximize your movement, manage pain, avoid surgery, manage chronic conditions and recover from and prevent injury. Here are some ways physical therapy can help you: Manage Pain Physical therapists use a variety of treatment approaches to address the root cause of your pain and movement limitations. Physical therapy is recommended as a safe alternative to opioids for pain management. Maximize Movement Physical therapists can help you maintain [...]
Treyton Oak Towers Wins KAHCF Culinary Competition -Article shared from Treyton Oak Towers, August 23, 2022 Treyton Oak Towers came in first place this morning in the 2022 KAHCF / KCAL Culinary Competition, an annual competition which takes place every year for senior living facilities throughout the state of Kentucky. Participants in the competition had to create and prepare recipes using ingredients from a mystery box, provided by Sandridge Food Corporation. Each team was required to prepare one entrée, one side, one salad and a dessert for a total of four items to present to the committee. The competition [...]
5 Tips for Aging Well -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, July 2022 As we get older, we experience both mental and physical changes to our health. There are strategies for achieving a healthier life to remain active and independent for as long as possible. Move More. Sit Less: Sitting too much can be harmful to your health. Research suggests adults age 65+ should do at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week. Walking and swimming are both good options of exercise for older adults. Maintain Your Flexibility: Flexibility allows us to move our bodies [...]
Outpatient Therapy Helps Older Adults Be Strong, Independent, and Live Life to the Fullest! -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, June 2022 How Can Outpatient Therapy Help? Outpatient rehabilitation services including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy are available to help patients with a variety of therapeutic solutions. Physical Therapy works with adults to address lower body strength, walking, balance, and use of assistive devices such as walkers and wheelchairs. Occupational Therapy focuses on upper body strength, fine motor skills, and the ability to perform daily self-care activities such as bathing and dressing. Lastly, Speech therapy is available [...]
Managing Painful Arthritis with Exercise -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, May 2022 Approximately 350 million people worldwide have arthritis. Arthritis is a condition defined by painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Exercise may be the last thing on a person’s mind when suffering from arthritis. But exercise is absolutely crucial. A person may think exercise will aggravate their joint pain and stiffness, but that’s not the case. Lack of exercise can actually make your joints even more painful and stiff. EXERCISE CAN… Strengthen Muscles Around Joints Help Maintain Bone Strength Give You More Energy Help [...]
Maintain Flexibility with Aging -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, May 2022 As a kid, touching your toes was a piece of cake. For older adults, being agile becomes more challenging and is due to a loss of flexibility as our bodies age. Flexibility allows us to move our bodies and joints freely and with ease. Maintaining your flexibility is important in order to function normally and complete daily living tasks such as putting on your socks and shoes, getting dressed, and household chores like cleaning and picking up items off the floor. The good news is you can improve [...]
Common Misconceptions About Continuing Care Retirement Communities There are many myths to debunk. – Posted by Treyton Oak Towers on February 28, 2022 Over the years, there has been a belief rooted deep in tradition; the nursing home. Yes indeed, the institutionalized, suffocated feeling of being trapped behind locked doors everywhere you go, laden with wheelchairs and hospital beds in all directions. This idea likely sounds dreadful to many people, and with good reason! But we have really good news for you... This belief could not be further from the truth! Modernized senior living facilities, or CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement [...]
Move More for Heart Health -Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, January 2022 Responsible for moving about 2,000 gallons of blood every day, the heart is one of the most important muscles in the body. A strong, healthy heart can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, improve blood flow, and prevent heart disease and stroke. What is the best exercise for your heart? The American Heart Association recommends combining aerobic exercise (walking, gardening, swimming) with strength training (weight lifting, resistance training) to produce the greatest benefit for overall heart health. According to Dr. Levine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, he recommends [...]