Speech Therapy

What is speech therapy? Speech therapy is used to assess and treat language and speech disorders in children and speech impairments in adults caused by brain injury or stroke. Speech-language pathology is practiced by speech-language pathologists, also known as speech therapists SLP’s evaluate, diagnose and treat speech disorders, language disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders. […]

COVID-19: Everything you need to know

Introduction COVID-19 is an infectious disease that is caused by a newly discovered viral strain, SARS-CoV-2 that belongs to the coronavirus group and causes mild to severe respiratory disease in humans. The strain was first identified in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (1)  The virus has a high rate of human-to-human transmission and […]

Post-surgical Spine Rehabilitation

Some of the traditional spine surgery procedures are laminectomy, diskectomy, foraminotomy, and spinal fusion. Laminectomy is the procedure used to remove two small bones that make up a vertebra or to take the pressure off the nerves. Diskectomy is a surgery to remove all or part of your disc. Foraminotomy is a surgery to enlarge […]

Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke, also known as “brain attack,” is an emergency condition in which there is an injury to the brain leading to decreased blood flow. This can cause long-term damage over time. Signs and symptoms of a stroke include slurred speech, double vision, loss of speech, headache, confusion, and loss of balance.  What is Stroke Rehabilitation? […]

Cardiac and Respiratory Rehabilitation

What is cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation?  Cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation (or cardiopulmonary rehabilitation) is a multidisciplinary program that involves nutritional counseling, education, strengthening the heart and lungs, smoking cessation, stress management, and various other lifestyle changes. In many patients, Cardiac and pulmonary diseases coexist, increasing the rate of disability, morbidity, and death. Rehabilitation focuses on […]

Heart Failure Precautions

What is heart failure? Heart failure, also known as congestive cardiac failure or CCF, is a medical condition in which the heart is rendered unable to efficiently pump blood and maintain blood flow according to the metabolic needs of the body. Heart failure can be caused by a variety of illnesses such as hypertension, coronary […]

Cancer Patients and Home Care

Cancer refers to abnormal cell growth. It is a malignancy with hundreds of different cancer types, which includes lymphoma, prostate cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, and breast cancer. For each of these, symptoms may vary according to the type. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are a few cancer treatment measures. While receiving cancer treatment, […]

Total Hip and Knee replacement

  Joint complaints secondary to any pathology is an extremely prevalent health concern in middle age to the elderly population, which requires frequent medical attention. In the majority of cases, the hip and knee joints are the most commonly affected sites that produce visible gait deformity and discomfort during regular activities. Difficulty in walking, getting […]

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

WHAT IS COPD? COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an umbrella term for a group of progressive lung disorders that present as difficulty in breathing as the major complaint. Long term exposure to irritant substances such as cigarette smoke and pollutant particles has been accepted as a known risk factor for the development of […]