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.
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.
Therapist: Stacie Hoegen, DPT, Apple Nashua
The patient was a 29 year old male mechanic who has been dealing with vertigo for years. It began insidiously following laying in bed. Upon evaluation, patient’s baseline is that a picture on the wall is shaking when he is looking at it and recently worsened to the point where he feels dizzy while driving on the highway and feels as if he may pass out. He was referred to PT by a family member who knew Apple therapy treated vertigo. Pt was given canalith repositioning exercises for home at the evaluation and on the first follow up was given habituation and balance exercises. By follow up visit #2, the patient stated he no longer had static vertigo and had symptoms infrequently while driving.
Much research has shown that prolonged sitting and poor posture has a negative impact on many areas of overall health. Check out this video showing the benefits of good posture and find out how you can make the change to improve your well-being.
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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