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5 Tips for using crutches on snow and ice

Posted by Brooke Williams

5_TIPS_USING_CRUTCHES_SNOW_ICEYep, you’re on crutches. There’s not much you can do about that fact. You also can’t control the snow and ice piling up on the ground outside. So how do you reconcile the fact that you have to get out and go to work on crutches with the dangerous, icy conditions? These tips will help you use your crutches on the snow and ice so you can get to work and back safely.

 

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Topics: Winter

5 Ways to Improve your Recovery Time from Foot Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

5_WAYS_SPEED_UP_FOOT_SURGERY_RECOVERYYou bit the bullet and had your foot surgery. You know life will be better after you recover, but in the meantime, recovery seems a long way off. Your doctor has given you a time table for recovery, but you’re an overachiever. You want to speed things a long so you can get back to your normal life and the activities you love. Here are a few ways to improve your recovery time after foot surgery.

 

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Topics: Foot / Bunion

Physical Therapy Stretches during Achiles Surgery Recovery

Posted by Tom Schwab

3_Stretches_Achilles_Surgery_RehabWhen you injure yourself and find that hobbling around on one leg is a lot harder than you thought, the only thing you want is for your recovery process to fly by quickly.  In order to make sure that you keep the muscles working in as many areas as possible, you will want to do some physical therapy exercises whenever you feel up to the task.  Here are a few ideas that can help you prevent from suffering from tight leg muscles and other ailments that can often go along with an injury.

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Topics: Achilles

10 Best Gifts for Mom after Bunion Surgery

Posted by Brooke Williams

10_Best_Gifts_for_Mom_after_BunionMoms have a common bond that other people simply can’t understand. Each mom has to do things on a daily basis that would amaze others. And she does it without even being asked. But when mom has bunion surgery, some of the things she does with ease start to look really hard. If you want to give your mom a really great gift this year…something fitting after her bunion surgery, here are a few ideas.

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Topics: Holidays

Top 6 Ways to Help a Non-Weight Bearing Mom with Christmas Dinner

Posted by Brooke Williams

Top 6 Ways to help a non-weight bearing mom with christmas dinnerIt’s that time of year again. Time for the family to gather around a perfectly cooked prime rib. You can smell the wonderful scent of pie baking already, right? But wait! Mom had foot surgery! She only has one leg to stand on, quite literally. Is she going to be able to pull off the meal you’ve always loved and enjoyed? Probably not. At least not without help. Here are the top ways you can help a non-weight bearing mom pull off Christmas dinner this year.

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Topics: Holidays

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