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Recover at home with physical therapy

Friday, July 31, 2020
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Physical Therapy is a healthcare profession that seeks to improve the mobility, function, and quality of life through specialized techniques, modalities, exercises, and education in a variety of locations including in your own home.  A Home Health Physical Therapist works closely with you, your family and caregivers, and doctor. Goals…

Inner Ear Crystals, Vertigo, and Dizziness

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Imagine rolling over in bed and suddenly the room begins to violently spin.  As you lay there and try to regain your focus, within a minute or so, the sensation stops.  This is one of the ways that an individual describes the symptoms of vertigo.  Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)…

Getting Back to Activities with Occupational Therapy

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Many people think occupational therapy refers to helping people find a job.  In a sense they are correct.  Occupational therapy helps people with the job of living and taking care of one’s self.    Occupational therapists help individuals regain their level of independence to perform daily activities including eating, dressing,…

Would Aquatic Therapy Help Me?

Thursday, July 09, 2020
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The HydroWorx 2000 Series aquatic therapy pool is a part of Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services in Watertown. The therapy pool is designed to reduce pain, improve range of motion and enhance rehabilitation outcomes. Stacey Thury, Physical Therapist and Kristine DeBerg, Physical Therapy Assistant answer some frequently asked questions (FAQs) during the video below.  Therapy Pool…

Protect Your Family from West Nile

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Mosquitos really become a bother in the middle of summer and we begin to worry about the West Nile Virus. How can you get rid of these pesky mosquitos and reduce your risk of West Nile Virus transmission? Here are some tips from the South Dakota Department of Health: Apply…

Salads and Sides with Sneaky Calories

Friday, June 26, 2020
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Salads are often viewed under a health halo, but many come in large portions and are loaded with high calorie ingredients. Looking for salads that come with grilled or roasted meats, legumes as the protein source, or seafood rather than fried or “crispy” meats can cut down on added calories…

Rethink Your Drinks

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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While food choices are important, there's increasing evidence that many of us are also drinking our way to health problems. Often times sugary drinks such as Gatorade, juice, regular soda, sweetened tea, specialty coffee drinks, and energy drinks are consumed in larger amounts than water resulting in weight gain from…

Healthful Habits to Improve Recovery

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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How we eat, drink, and move our bodies is important for physical and mental health. When you are sick, good nutrition and self-care are often the last things on your mind. However, this is the perfect time to keep your healthy routines, even when you do not feel hungry or…

Know Pain, Know Gain (Presentation Included!)

Thursday, April 30, 2020
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If you stepped on a rusty nail, how would you know about it? Do you have eyes in the bottom of your foot to help see the nail? No, you would feel the nail in your foot, and what do you think you would feel? Hopefully you would feel pain.…

Home Safety for Individuals at High Risk for COVID-19

Monday, April 27, 2020
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During this pandemic, there are a lot of unknowns. With the unknowns, there are safety concerns, especially involving the elderly. The best way to decrease the spread of COVID-19 is to maintain social distancing as well as social isolating yourself if you are a high risk individual. Being able to…