Many times you hear people use Alzheimer’s and dementia interchangeably, but they are not the same. Dementia is a description of a group of symptoms, while Alzheimer’s is a specific disease. Many diseases or conditions can cause dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most common — with 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases due to Alzheimer’s.
Football, cross-country and soccer season are coming to an end, and student-athletes are moving indoors to the hardwood for the basketball and volleyball season. Here are five tips from athletic trainer Chris Unkraut, MHA, ATC, CSCS, Head Athletic Trainer for St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine, to keep you healthy as you transition from the soft outdoor
What is Vestibular Physical Therapy? St. Elizabeth Healthcare is excited to offer a unique treatment option to patients suffering from dizziness, vertigo or balance disorders – vestibular physical therapy. Scott Schowalter, a Physical Therapist at St. Elizabeth, has been treating patients with vestibular therapy since 2003. He has taken a dozen different educational courses and
An Effective New Physical Therapy Technique for Chronic Muscle Pain For patients suffering from chronic or severe muscle pain, St. Elizabeth Healthcare offers dry needling, a type of physical therapy that inserts “dry,” non-medicated needles through the skin into a patient’s trigger points. Myofascial trigger points – most commonly called trigger points – are spots
We’ve all heard the saying about being caught flat-footed. But what may really catch you by surprise – your flat feet could be causing your knee pain. If you suffer with knee arthritis, you understand the familiar symptoms of joint stiffness in the morning or pain when walking and standing for long periods of time.
After her two sons were born, Mary Mitchell took up running in her early 30s and quickly discovered an exercise routine she loved. By the time she reached her 40th birthday, Mitchell and her husband, Todd, decided to run 50 marathons – one in each state – by the time her 50th birthday rolled around.
The next step in minimally invasive spinal (lumbar) fusion is now available at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Mazor X technology is making it easier for surgeons to be more precise and efficient during spinal fusion surgery, meaning you are less likely to need spinal revision surgery. St. Elizabeth is the first in the region – and
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Aside from symptoms and side-effects of treatment, one of the biggest challenges for cancer patients and survivors is maintaining healthy levels of physical activity. Regular exercise allows the body to release endorphins,