PATELLAR TENDONITIS Jumper’s knee or patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury that is caused by too much running or jumping activities that results in pain at the front of the knee. This pain is generally localized towards the bottom of the kneecap. The actual injury is inflammation or degeneration of the patella tendon, which connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone. The patellar tendon is located at the front of the thigh and working with the muscles, allows the knee to exte...
Posted on 2023-01-03
Open Enrollment 2022
Guess What Time It Is?! It's Medicare Open Enrollment from October 15, 2022 to December 7, 2022. NOTE: This is different from Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment (this is the period where you can change your Medicare Advantage Plan or change back to original Medicare from January 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023) It's a time where many are confused about their choices and how it will affect their healthcare. There's many questions.... Should I keep my original Medicare?...
Posted on 2022-10-13
Fall Prevention Week 2021
Falls Prevention Week is September 20-24, 2021 This is a time to remind our seniors and their families to check out their fall risk and put a plan in place to prevent falls. So often, falls can be prevented with a little planning. What can you do? Take notice of the environment around you or your loved one. Are all walkways clear? Are loose rugs in the path? Are cords crossing over the path? How is the lighting? Do ...
Posted on 2021-09-21
Hurricane Safety for Health or Mobility Impaired
Well folks, it's that SEASON again. Hurricane Season, that is. It's not one we look forward to, but definitely one we know how to prepare for here in Louisiana. We always seem to remember those basic esssentials like flashlights, batteries, water, etc. But when you have someone with mobility impairments or other significant health issues, you have to think with more safety specifics in mind, especially if you have to evacuate. The number on...
Posted on 2021-06-01
Cardiac Rehab Week Feb 14-20, 2021
It's February! Is love in the air? We are often talking about matters of the heart during February. There's Valentine's Day. And it's American Heart Month. In December 1963, President Lyndon B Johnson wrote the very first proclomation for American Heart Month, proclaiming February 1964 to be the first one. Today, we still focus on education, healthy eating, healthy lifestyles, and working collaboratively to create a healthier world. Prevention is ...
Posted on 2021-02-15
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