Osteoarthritis: Just Another Challenge Blog #12

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 […]

Home Safety to Reduce Falls

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 […]

Oldies, but Goodies – Outdoor Play Ideas

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 […]

Motor Delay Guidelines

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, […]

Osteoarthritis: Just Another Challenge

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 […]

Core Strengthening at the Park: For Kids

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 […]