Salem Community Patriot
8 - December 11, 2009
healthy body, mind, and spirit.
Healthy Tips to Minimize the Effects of Holiday Stresses
submitted by Dr. Holly Ruocco, DC changes in spinal balance, leading to spinal • head, at least up to ear level. This is important
Holiday stresses can increase health risks. The misalignments (known as subluxations) and to support and protect the head and neck in the
A) has malfunction in the entire body. unfortunate event of a sudden stop.
issued helpful holiday hints and recommendations The ICA has prepared several helpful tips: • Get enough rest. Many health problems that
to ward off health problems over the holidays. • When lifting packages, firewood, or your frozen occur with the holidays are simply due to
Overeating was of particular interest as it holiday turkey and other heavy items, lift with fatigue. By simply getting adequate rest, you
related to physical stress placed on the spine.
your legs, not y
our back. When lifting, hold
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can help prevent structural strain, emotional
According to the release, “A bulging stomach objects close to your body; rather than flexing and cognitive imbalance, and general health
can put pressure on your body support systems, forward, maintain a slight arch in your lower problems.
including your spine and spinal nerves. Every back and bend at the knees before standing up The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce
extra pound in the abdominal region could put with the object. That way, the lifting is done Health Resources committee looks forward to
10 pounds more stress on the lower back. This primarily with the strong muscles of the legs bringing you pertinent and timely information
stress can last a short time, such as just after eating supporting the load. about a variety of wellness issues each month.
a heavy meal or lifting a package improperly. • When cooking or standing for an extended When traveling by car or plane, place a pillow We hope you have found these articles to be
It may also become chronic, as heavy eating period, elevate one foot with a foot rest or or folded towel behind the small of the back a valuable tool when making your health-care
during the holidays may lead to weight gain, and stacked books, about six inches from the floor. to help maintain the arch in your lower back choices. We wish you a happy, healthy, and safe
carrying extra pounds can put added strain on the Alternately elevating each foot relieves tired and support the rest of the body properly. This holiday and hope you enjoy a prosperous new
supporting structures of the spine and nervous back and leg muscles – similar to the function relieves the discs and joint structures of the year full of joy and wellness.
system.” the foot rest serves for customers standing at a spine from unnecessary pressure. Source: www.chiropracticresearch.org
The release also notes that additional weight counter – and helps prevent bad posture habits • In addition to fastening your seat belt for car
can force the pelvis and torso to shift and cause that can lead to abnormal spinal curvatures. trips, adjust the headrest to align with your
Program Aids Those with Neurological Disorders and Traumas
submitted by Laurie Lavoie, MSOTR/L Salem, she is able to walk and move her left arm again. Today, fingers to coordinate movements – by twisting the stem from the
she is walking with her outpatient therapists on the uneven terrain apple. In addition, she is working on her balance while bending
Julie is a 35-year-old mother of two. Looking at her now, you
of an apple orchard in NH. Julie is taking part in the community to pick up apples from the ground, crouching to pick apples
would never know that she had a stroke four months ago—a
out-trip program offered by the NRH outpatient department. from low branches, and carrying a 10 pound bag of apples while
stroke that left her paralyzed on the left side. After many weeks
This trip takes the place of one of Julie’s traditional, gym-based running up a hill. “I was wondering if I was going to be able to
of intense therapy at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in
therapies for the week. The focus for today’s session is to fine- do anything like this again. I was nervous to get back out into
tune her ability to use her left arm during the community after having had my stroke. Doing this today has
functional tasks, such as reaching up to pick given me the confidence to know that I can do it, even if I have to
an apple from a branch. She is also working run after my kids at the same time!”
on her fine motor skills – the ability for her
The outpatient department at Northeast
Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem has a team of
physical, occupational, and speech therapists
who work closely with patients in identifying
Now offers the
their community goals. Once these goals are
An advanced functional electrical stimulation
ct is right for you.
established, the team plans a trip to work on
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New Special Section Promoting
impulses to the nerve in your leg, stimulating
environment. These community out-trips take the
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muscles to lift your foot.
place of traditional gym/office-based therapies
The L300 uses FES to produce
(also available in the NESS L300 User
and allow the therapists to assess how the patient
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The information learned on these trips can
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call 880-1516 to reserve your space . Consult with a qualifi ed physician to determine if this produ
sessions with these patients in the clinic. More
Are you an appropriate candidate for
importantly, these trips help patients to gain the
the L300? Have questions? Want more
confidence needed to return to the community
information? Call Northeast Rehab at
activities they once enjoyed, despite their
(603) 893-2900 ext. 3055.
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Town of Salem
Savings Account (HAS), “Flex Plan” or
Expenses that may qualify for
To schedule a tour, call Lynda Brislin
“Cafeteria Plan” through your company
or visit www.terracecommunities.net
benefits program, time may be
Eye Health Examination • Contact Lenses
running out. Some plans require the
Laser Vision Correction • Eyeglasses
money you contributed to be spent
Computer Eyeglasses • Prescription Sunglasses
by December 31, or you risk losing it.
Note: Check with your plan administrator to determine the specific requirements of your plan. Please let our office know about your major B+H Oil Convenience
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