Paramount will be featured in the Pinconning Journal tomorrow with the following article: Do You Want to Defy Gravity? The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® enhances therapist’s ability to help patients recover faster while decreasing impact on joints. Unlike any other piece of training equipment available, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill can take you further, faster than you ever thought possible after surgery, injury or other mobility impairment
- Allows patients to rehabilitate with less pain while reducing the risk of further injury, which may enable patients to heal faster.
- Reduce gravity’s impact by selecting any weight between 20% and 100% of your body weight by 1% increments
- Rehabilitate low back and lower extremity injuries with less pain and less impact
- Improve mobility, strength and safety for those with neurological conditions
- Provide a safe way to lose weight and exercise more intensively while unweighted
- Train without pain and reduce the stress to joints and muscles
- Rehab after total joint replacement
- Gait training and strengthening for neurological patients
- Strengthening and conditioning in a fall-safe environment for older patients
Fun Friday!!! Meet Ashley Slater, DPT our newest physical therapist who started with Paramount in February. Ashley works in the Saginaw and Bay City offices and specializes in pediatrics. Ashley graduated from Delta College in 2009 as a physical therapy assistant and graduated in 2015 from the University of Findlay with her doctorate in physical therapy. When Ashley is not working she is spending time with her husband and her 8 month old daughter Genevieve who is the light of their lives. :)Read more
Happy 4th of July! We dressed up in red, white, and blue today. Thanks to everyone who participated! We will be closed in all 3 locations on Monday July 4 for the holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday with our normal schedule of hours.Read more
Tip Tuesday! We wanted to share an article about how to have a sensory friendly 4th of July. 1. Prepare your child for the day Utilize a visual schedule or show your child clips of fireworks or parades (whatever activity you will be doing).
Tip Tuesday! Due to the national health epidemic of overuse and addictions to prescription painkillers, recent studies show that the CDC recommends physical therapy for chronic pain over the use of opioids in many cases. According to APTA "'The contextual evidence review found that many nonpharmacologic therapies, including physical therapy, weight loss for knee osteoarthritis, psychological therapies such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), and certain interventional procedures can ameliorate chronic pain," the guidelines state. 'There is high-quality evidence that exercise therapy (a prominent modality in physical therapy) for hip or knee osteoarthritis reduces pain and improves function immediately after treatment and that the improvements are sustained for at least 2-6 months. Previous guidelines have strongly recommended aerobic, aquatic, and/or resistance exercises for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. Exercise therapy also can help reduce pain and improve function in low back pain and can improve global well-being and physical function in fibromyalgia.'"
Tip Tuesday! We have 10 fun OT based activities your children can participate in this summer! 1. 1. Play with water. -Sprinklers, squirt guns, water tables, and swimming are great for a variety of skills including bilateral coordination, sensory integration, vestibular system, proprioception, core strength, motor planning, and more. 2. Play with ice. -Paint, build, and play with ice cubes.
Tip Tuesday! Do you have back pain? Do you keep your wallet in your back pocket? Keeping your wallet in your back pocket will throw your pelvis out of alignment leading to back pain. We suggest moving your wallet to your front pocket to avoid this!Read more
It's time for a Father's Day Giveaway from Paramount Rehabilitation Services! Our GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be receiving a SUMMER FUN PACKAGE INCLUDING: A 60 MINUTE MASSAGE, $25 Dunham's Sports giftcard, 2 mugs, and salted peanuts. For every 100 entries we will also be giving away your choice of either a 30 minute massage OR 10 visits in the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.