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Loss of balance can be a very disabling problem, especially for the elderly. Current research shows that one out of older people balancingthree older adults, age 65 and older, fall each year. Falls are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions each year.

As we age the risk factors associated with falls become more apparent.  Muscle weakness, vision problems, side affects to certain medications, low blood pressure, diabetes, and environmental hazards, like throw rugs and even pets, can increase an individual’s risk for falls. 

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It's been over 30 days since I posted my last blog! Lest you think that I'm either not a serious blogger or a slacker, this was no accident.

Are you living with chronic health conditions that shake you in your core and often make it harder to get anything done?  If you've been reading my posts, you know that I've been  living this way for 30+ years. And, during the past month, in addition to taking care of my " job" (my own business as a career coach), I've been busy with another surgery, cataract surgery (the result of the glaucoma medication I took prior to the glaucoma surgery last fall, etc., etc.) that consumed my time and energy.

what to do about shoulder pain
Amateur or professional athletes who play tennis or baseball often need the help of physical therapists because of shoulder injuries. Often the shoulder injury is characterized by pain and weakness in the shoulder girdle, difficulty lifting the arm out to the side, and difficulty sleeping on that shoulder.   Continuing to use the arm may present more pain and cause the patient to react by starting to hunch his/her shoulders forward as if in a fetal position. This can aggravate the pain and a bad cycle can begin if the shoulder isn't properly treated by a physical therapist. Injections by orthopedists...

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"Can you tell me how I should look for a new job when I've  been told that I have to leave my job because of my bad health?"  what to do when you lose your job

I'd say that's a tough one, wouldn't you?  Esther is angry, feels totally alone and is really scared.  Seems understandable to me.

core strengthening exercises for your back
Abdominal strengthening You’ve associated it with lying on your back and doing the dreaded crunches! When I have seen people do this in the gym, often they strain their necks once their abdominal is fatigued and their form goes out the window. If their hands are behind their head, they are pulling their necks forward, rather than contracting their abdomens. If you have back problems, lying on your back doing crunches might not be the safest way to build up those core muscles.  Core strengthening is essential to good posture, strength in any kind of arm or leg swing while participating in...