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Leader Times’ Report on Shoulder Lecture at Kittanning Facility

Nathan Formaini, DO – ACMH Hospital Kelsey Cushey, DPT – Kittanning Facility Director Experienced shoulder surgeon Dr. Nathan Formaini from ACMH Hospital is teaming up with WESTARM Physical Therapy to give a free lecture to residents of Kittanning, and surrounding Armstrong County communities who are considering shoulder surgery. The lecture is scheduled to take place …

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Why Occupational Therapists Make Great Certified Hand Therapists

Hand Therapy typically addresses the biomechanical issues underlying upper-extremity conditions. However, Occupational Therapy practitioners differ from Hand Therapists by bringing an added dimension to this specialty practice. They use an occupation-based and patient-centered approach that identifies the participation needs of the patient—whatever he or she needs to be able to do in daily life that …

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Return of the Community Lecture Series: Fall 2021

We are looking forward to the return of our Community Lecture Series – totally free presentations by local Physicians and Physical Therapists to provide education to community members on topics such as knee and hip replacement surgeries, shoulder pain issues, and vertigo and balance issues. These lectures are a perfect opportunity to discuss your therapy …

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WESTARM Home Health and Kittanning Facility win “Best of the Best” Awards

Each year, the readers of The Leader Times, the local newspaper of the Kittanning area, vote to award local business as the “Best of the Best”. WESTARM Home Health services patients in their homes in Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Home Health Aides. Our staff is very proud to have been awarded …

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Why Find a Physical Therapist for Parkinson’s?

WHY FIND A PHYSICAL THERAPIST FOR PARKINSON’S? Physical therapists can be helpful at all stages of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Movement impairments in the initial stages of the disease are not always obvious. By not engaging a physical therapist with a neurological specialization as part of their medical team, people with Parkinson’s often miss the window …

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Myofascial Decompression Techniques aka Cup Therapy

Myofascial Decompression or Cupping being performed on the back of a patient What is Cup Therapy? Myofascial decompression or cupping is a therapy that helps treat musculoskeletal disorders by using suction to create negative pressure underneath the cup. Originally, fire was used to create the suction, but more recently a simple pump is used. The …

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Neurological Rehabilitation At WESTARM

In people of any age, injuries and illnesses can weaken our main control and regulatory system in our body – the nervous system. An impaired nervous system, in turn, can negatively affect one’s mobility and ability to perform simple daily tasks. Research shows that the affected patient may greatly benefit from physical therapy, occupational therapy, …

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Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Therapy

What is BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) Therapy? Blood Flow Restriction is a technique which helps improve muscular growth, muscle repair, and aerobic capacity in combination with resistance and aerobic exercises. BFR allows the body to respond to low intensity exercise as if it were moderate-to-high intensity exercise. BFR is customized to each individual. Who can …

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WESTARM Home Health Receives top tier Highmark Quality Ranking

Thursday, March 27, 2021 – WESTARM Home Health has reported their latest Highmark Health and Community Services Score information with our patients. Home Health Agencies and Skilled Nursing Facilities in Pennsylvania are measured quarterly by Highmark using robust standards to ensure a strong quality of care is being provided across the state. The purpose of …

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WESTARM announces the hiring of two new clinical therapists

Thursday, March 18, 2021 – WESTARM Physical Therapy is excited to announce the hiring of two new clinical staff members, Carlie Klanica, MOTR/L, and Madison Leiser, DPT. Carlie Klanica is a graduate of Chatham University with a masters in Occupational Therapy and previous employee of Excela Health. A Greensburg native, she spent time as a …

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