At Apple Therapy Services we are committed to being an integral part of our community. Here is what's happening at our physical therapy and occupational therapy clinics.
Injury: Right hand crush injury
Physician: Dr. Heaps of NHOC
Occupational Therapist: Lynn Novier, OTR CHT, Apple Nashua
Bertrand came to Apple Nashua with a severe crush injury which he acquired at work as a machine operator. The injury left him with 2 fractures on the ulnar side of his dominant hand. He demonstrated severe swelling throughout his hand and wrist and the range of motion of his small finger and ring finger were 6-7cm from his palm. Through intensive therapy which included manual lymphatic drainage, custom orthotic static progressive splinting, joint mobilization and functional movement he was able to return to work full time and full duty 9 weeks after his injury. Bert was diligent about coming to therapy and performing his home exercise program. On another note, he only missed 5 days of work following this devastating injury! Excellent job Bert!
We are happy to announce April's winners for Apple Therapy Student Athletes of the Month, Aidan Ryan, a senior at Manchester Central High School, and Rachael Nelson, a senior at Milford High School. Both will be honored at the upcoming Apple Therapy Student Athlete of the Year Banquet at the Derryfield Restaurant in Manchester on May 25th. It will be an impressive gathering of local senior athletes who will be considered for the $2500 scholarship.
Ryan, a member of the boys’ soccer, baseball, and tennis teams at Central, is also the senior class president. Ryan plans to attend Harvard University in the fall.
Nelson was a member of the state champion Spartans softball team, and is a member of the Milford High School history club. She will be attending Saint Anselm College in the fall.
The new mobile, wearable ultrasound therapy? It allows for faster recovery and drug-free pain relief. For up to 4 hours per session, sore muscles, tendons, and ligaments become fully saturated with the gentle, restorative ultrasound energy of sam®. Apple offers a $40 monthly rental which includes one box of 10 treatment bandages in order for you to try it out. Visit the website samrecover.com for more information. If you do think you are a candidate, schedule a consultation with us.
Do you ache after your ride? Do your knees hurt? Well, they don’t have to and you don’t have to. Being properly fitted to your bicycle is as critical as buying the bike that you want. Without a good bike fit, you could be miserable. A complete bike fit session includes an adjustment of the bike to fit your body and exercises to adapt you to the demands of cycling. It’s best performed by a physical therapist who is knowledgeable in both the body and bicycling issues such as equipment and geometry.
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