Speaking up for aphasia awareness
| posted June 04, 2012
The ability to communicate with others through language is so fundamental to most of us that we don’t even think about life without it. But for a person with aphasia, the ability to speak and understand others is impaired. Communication becomes difficult and every word can be a struggle.
Fourth Annual WALK! with Aegis Event
| posted September 24, 2012
The fourth annual WALK! with Aegis Therapies 2012 is this week, and we’re thrilled to see this year’s participants take charge and promote active aging! We’re expecting one of the largest nationwide turnouts with over 670 registered locations and thousands of participants joining the WALK! with Aegis Therapies.
Taking therapy – and precautions – outdoors
| posted April 27, 2012
With spring in bloom, many physical and occupation therapists are taking therapy into the great outdoors. From walking and biking to doing stretches in the sunshine, outdoor exercise and fresh air are good antidotes to the winter blahs.
Careers & Culture
Get active and WALK! with Aegis Therapies
| posted July 30, 2012
We’re counting the days and lacing up our sneakers as we get ready for the fourth annual WALK! with Aegis Therapies Sept. 24-28, 2012. This event celebrates Active Aging Week by motivating patients, residents and staff to become more active through the six dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, occupational, social, spiritual and intellectual.
Understanding Balance and Fall Prevention
| posted February 14, 2011
We often don’t think about the many processes that go into walking across a room. Yet, understanding balance and coordination are the keys to recognizing how these factors change as we age.
Avoid Slips and Falls This Winter
| posted January 10, 2011
There’s no such thing as a leisurely stroll during the winter months in northern American cities. Take these special precautions to help reduce the risk of injury when encountering snow and slippery surfaces.
Occupational Therapy Month
| posted March 27, 2013
National Occupational Therapy month is a time to bring awareness to the benefits and importance of occupational therapy. We want to take this opportunity to thank our occupational therapists for their commitment to improving the lives of thousands of individuals every day of the year.
Occupational therapy helps those with Alzheimer’s
| posted August 16, 2012
Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating illness that affects at least 5.4 million Americans. Occupational therapists offer treatments that can promote safety and enhance a patient’s quality of life, in addition to providing comfort and care for people with the disease and their families.
Peripheral neuropathy helped by physical therapy
| posted July 24, 2012
Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., with almost 24 million estimated to have the disease and more being diagnosed each year. Physical therapy can help with one of the common complications of this disease, peripheral neuropathy, by helping diabetics maintain strength, mobility and function.
Physical therapy helps Parkinson’s symptoms
| posted July 11, 2012
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. Physical therapy can help people with this disease compensate for the changes brought about by the condition. The goal is to improve a patient’s independence and quality of life by improving movement and function and relieving pain.