Veteran’s Day is upon us and what a wonderful opportunity for us to remember the countless men and women who have given their lives to provide and preserve our freedom. We have many freedoms that most other countries do not and as we celebrate this special  day, we urge you to pause and reflect on the many blessings that we have as Americans, and when the opportunity presents itself, thank the men and women who are serving our country, keeping us out of harm’s way. Thank you veterans, and God Bless America.

Total Knee Replacements and Rehab

Fall is a busy time for patients to have elective surgery and total knee replacements are becoming more and more commonplace. We are experts at managing the physical therapy plan that follows total knee replacement surgery. Typically, patients receive home physical therapy for 1-2 weeks, then as soon as a person can safely move about and get out of the house, the outpatient care starts at ESSMC. Remember that you can begin treatment at our office as soon as you feel up to it and you do not have to use all of the home visits if you feel safe to leave the house sooner rather than later. For more information, see the article.

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Do you have vertigo?

Many people suffer from vertigo and begin to change their lifestyle and limit activities because of the fear of these spinning episodes. We can help!

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) typically causes vertigo or “spinning.” Patients commonly report that they feel the room spinning with specific position changes and may refer to their “crystals being loose.” We are experts at managing this diagnosis quickly and effectively using a repositioning maneuver. The results are amazing!

There are other conditions affecting the vestibular system and a person’s sense of equilibrium, and these disorders are seen in patients of all ages from childhood to older adults. Typical symptoms of impairments from the vestibular system include dizziness, vertigo or “spinning”, decreased balance, nausea and headaches. Our Vestibular Rehabilitation works on restoring balance and safe gait for patients. Call 724-327-7099 x214 for more information.

SOS – Saving Other Souls

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Congratulations to Chris Cooley, Matt Olszewski and all the SOS Franklin Regional middle-school students who put together a fabulous 5K race/walk on Sunday November 4th to honor and support three families who have been affected by cancer. Over 250 people participated in the event, and during the award presentation each family spoke about what the organization has meant to them over the years as they have faced so many challenges. Hats off to this wonderful organization – we are honored to be a corporate sponsor.

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