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WESTARM Home Health Provides Top-Notch Wound Care

Wound Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic The last year and a half have proven to be an extreme challenge for many, especially health care providers. There have been lockdowns, quarantine, medical office closures, staffing shortages, and the overall concern of an unknown virus. The fallout from the last year and a half will likely be …

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Let’s Clear the Fog Surrounding Vertigo

One in three adults experiences dizziness and balance issues that in most cases, can be treatable with Physical Therapy. Many body systems including your muscles, bones, joints, eyes, the balance organ in the inner ear, nerves, heart and blood vessels must work normally for you to have normal balance. When these systems aren’t functioning well, …

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Therm-X: Next Generation of Hot/Cold Treatment For Athletes & Patients

For athletic trainers and sports therapists who want the latest technology for their athletes and patients, the use of cold and heat has a new high-tech option. WESTARM Physical Therapy, a trusted leader in physical therapy for nearly 40 years, has partnered with Zenith Technical Innovations to provide Therm-X, an all-in-one portable device that provides …

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Free Hip and Knee Lecture Set To Take Place In Leechburg

Experienced orthopeadic surgeon Dr. Eric Evans from Greater Pittsburgh Orthopeadic Group (GPOA) is teaming up with WESTARM Physical Therapy to give a free lecture to local residents of the Alle-Kiski Valley and it’s surrounding communities who are considering hip or knee replacement. The lecture is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m Tuesday, November 16th …

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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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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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