Dizziness is a common problem that can affect a person at any age. There are many reasons for dizziness, some more serious than others. One common, easily treatable cause of transient dizziness is called “benign paroxysmal positional vertigo,” or BPPV. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo causes dizziness related to head movement and position and is due to a problem in the inner ear. Dizziness can negatively affect one’s quality of life and is associated with an increased risk of falls. This may be especially problematic for older people, who have a greater chance of falling and breaking bones. Recovering from a fracture can be particularly difficult for someone who is elderly.
Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants
Join NovaCare Rehabilitation as we celebrate National Occupational Therapy Month (NOTM)! NOTM is hosted by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) each April to recognize how occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants help transform society by restoring and improving motion in people’s lives.
Occupational therapists help individuals achieve independence and regain function following trauma or disability. Their specialized training enables them to assess patients, establish individualized treatment plans and rehabilitate patients to achieve optimal function.
On any given day, a therapist may be helping a child with disabilities participate in school and social situations, assisting a person recovering from injuries regain skills or aiding an older adult stay as independent as possible. Join NovaCare Rehabilitation as we celebrate these everyday heroes not only throughout the month of April, but year-round!
“At NovaCare Rehabilitation, April marks a time to honor the occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants who help our patients get back to the things they enjoy. Our therapy team is dedicated to providing an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment. Thanks for improving quality of life for our patients today and every day.”
– Dan Bradley, P.T., President, Select Medical’s Outpatient Division
To learn more about occupational therapy and NOTM, visit the AOTA’s website at www.aota.org.
Call your local NovaCare Rehabilitation center or visit us at novacare.com to learn more about our occupational therapy services!
Two convenient locations providing Hand Therapy at Shore Ortho:
SHORE ORTHOPAEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
24 MacArthur Blvd 18 E. Jimmie Leeds Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244 Galloway, NJ 08205
Three of the Shore Orthopaedic Physical Therapy clinicians recently completed the Ola Grimsby Institute’s Residency Program. They each PASSED both the written and practical portion of this program. This is a huge accomplishment and was a two year journey with each of them completing The Ola Grimsby Institute’s Certification on Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) Program prior to completing the Residency Program.
Doug Dannehower, PT, OCS, COMT
Center Manager: Shore Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Somers Point Office
Grady Brozyna, MSPT, OCS, COMT, CSCS
Staff Physical Therapist: Shore Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Somers Point Office
Chris Hanson, MPT, COMT
Center Manager: Shore Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, CMCH Office
Shore Orthopaedic Physical Therapy managed by NovaCare is located inside each of the three Shore Orthopaedic University Associates offices.
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