Tag Archives: Rehabilitation

Five Ways to Rebalance Your Life if You Have a Vestibular Disorder

Posted on: September 13, 2017

Balance problems can take many forms – all are hard to live with. Over 65 million Americans over the age of 40 have had balance issues, or a vestibular dysfunction like vertigo, at some point in their lives. Here I’ll give you five tips to help you rebalance your life if you think you might have a vestibular disorder…By Shelley H. Hirsch, M.A., CCC-A, Clinical Audiologist and Balance Center Supervisor at Northern Westchester Hospital’s Balance Center at Chappaqua Crossing. 

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New Occupational Therapy Initiative Is Designed to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Posted on: April 25, 2017

It’s certainly not uncommon to hear about patients—particularly older individuals— who leave the hospital and return later after a bad fall. Did you know that the more prepared you are to return home after a hospital stay, the less likely you are to return to the hospital? Here, I’ll tell you about a recent study showing that Occupational Therapy decreases hospital readmissions and how it can better prepare you for a safe return home.  By Elizabeth Pruyne, Occupational Therapist at Northern Westchester Hospital.

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Workplace Ergonomics: Make Your Desk Work For You

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Battling Chronic Office Fatigue from Your Work Environment

Monday through Friday, your shoulders are tight and your neck aches. By Sunday afternoon you start to feel a bit better, but the pain returns on your first day back to work. If that sounds familiar, your workplace ergonomics are probably out of whack. Easing your pains may be simpler than you realize, though.

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Balance Tips by the Clinical Director of Rehabilitation at NWH

Posted on: January 21, 2013

Sure-footed Advice for Keeping Your Balance

By Adam Cohen, Clinical Director of Rehabilitation at Northern Westchester Hospital

NWH Rehab Balance TipsWhen you’re in your 20s, tripping over a curb usually means a scraped knee and flush of embarrassment. But that changes with age, unfortunately. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC), one in three people over 65 will take a tumble this year, and about two million will need to seek emergency treatment as a result. For the elderly, falls can mean a fracture, and the consequences can be dire.

How dire? One in four people who suffer a hip fracture end up in a nursing home, and one in five hip fracture patients die within a year. Considering those grim numbers, preventing falls has to be a priority for the elderly and their caretakers.

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