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Once you know your normal steps. You would slowly increase each week by incorporating more walks, more activities around the home, and more exercise. Working with a health care professional like a physician or physical therapist can help you create a plan with safe progressions to safely increase your daily steps!
What I learned on my summer vacation. . . Since I retired in 2008, every day is summer vacation but the nice weather does permit multiple, fun outdoor projects. May through September this year were especially lovely, so Sue and I were able to accomplish the following: Sand and refinish 5-eight foot sections of cedar […]
Osteoarthritis: Just Another Challenge – Blog #10 by Rich Kennedy The Joys of Exercise: Below are 5 reasons I love to exercise! #5. Observing wildlife (including thousands of Canadian geese, Bald Eagles, Red Tail Hawks, swallows, jays, crows, squirrels, et cetera) is an excellent motivator and seems like icing on the cake:) #4. People watching […]
My supportive, long-suffering and kind wife (Sue) read the previous posts and commented that readers might get the wrong idea about the state of affairs with my osteoarthritis. She could be right. My purpose in communicating is to give you hope, but not false hope, so I shall attempt to clarify. When it comes to […]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every three adults 65 years or older falls each year with less than half reporting the fall to their medical doctor or healthcare worker. In my experience, many adults do not feel it is necessary to report their fall unless they have a serious […]
August and September are some of the nicest months in the Portland Metro area. It is the perfect time of year to play outdoors. There are a number of activities that can be done in your own yard, driveway, or neighborhood that can help children develop their motor skills. This blog post is focusing on […]
Just a few weeks ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics published guidelines to help pediatricians identify motor delays. To see the guidelines, follow this link. These guidelines include recommendations for formal developmental screening: If, there are concerns with motor development found with the developmental surveillance done at any well child check. And, at the 9, […]
May 26, 2013 – by Rich Kennedy Osteoarthritis: Comparison of a Typical Day in 2009 versus 2013 2009 – Before Dr. Nels Carlson (OHSU) and Aaron Saari PT (Beyond The Clinic) Morning: Get out of bed at 8:30-9:00am, drink coffee and read the newspaper, eat breakfast, take a nap, wake up and read or browse the […]
Getting outside and playing at a local playground or park is a great way to let your kids be active while working on a variety of motor skills. As kids play, they strengthen their muscles, including their core muscles. It is important for kids to have good core strength to develop new motor skills, refine […]
W-sitting is a sitting position in which a child sits with his/her bottom on the floor, with both feet turned out. All children will W-sit at one time or another, especially as they move in and out of positions when playing on the floor. W-sitting can be a typical part of development and play time, […]
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