Every wonder what the difference is between physical and occupational therapy? It’s been said that physical therapy will get you up and walking, while occupational therapy will make sure you aren’t walking without your shoes and coat. That’s right, a big part of occupational therapy is helping people recover the basic movement of life. Just think about all the movement required to put on a coat, button or zip it up, slip into shoes or tie them. So many joints and muscles make it … [Read more...] about Therapy – Physical vs. Occupational
What happens after a knee injury? Whether it’s an athletic tear or some kind of trauma, the best chance anyone has for complete recovery after injury is quick medical care. Thankfully, there are many therapeutic treatments that can restore the knee to health. (And, you guessed it, we have the best right here at Greene County General!) The key is usually getting treatment as soon as possible. For minor injuries that don’t require surgery, a good word to remember is RICE: rest, ice, … [Read more...] about When Your Knee Needs Help
Not everyone is excited about the change in seasons. We may be happy to celebrate the holidays, but many of our friends and family struggle with a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or the winter blues. In Indiana, when the sky turns gray and the ground turns brown, the lack of sunlight makes our brains work overtime producing melatonin, the hormone that regulates our sleep patterns. To ease those SAD feelings, be sure to get as much sunlight as possible. Even if it’s … [Read more...] about Fight SAD with Sun
Greene County General Hospital has implemented a temporary visitor restriction after multiple confirmed cases of influenza. The restrictions will protect patients, staff, and visitors from unnecessary exposure to the highly contagious respiratory virus. Effective immediately, visitation will be restricted as follows: • No visitors who have had fever, cough, vomiting, or diarrhea in the previous 24 hours • No visitors under the age of 16 (Siblings who are not exhibiting flu symptoms will be … [Read more...] about Temporary Influenza Visitor Restriction
If you are thinking about your New Year's resolutions, and they have anything to do with your health, then let's talk. Goal setting is great, and writing things down is a proven way to help you stay motivated. But when it comes to chronic health conditions, sometimes even the best of us need a little help. That's where a health coach can come in handy. We recently had an opportunity to sit down with the good folks at Healthcare Business Insights - a group that provides research on best … [Read more...] about Chronic Care Program Featured in Healthcare Business Insights
Confirmed cases of the highly contagious flu virus have been reported in Greene County - not the Christmas gift we were hoping for, and one we hope isn't shared any more! First and foremost, if you haven't gotten your flu shot - it's time. Get your shot to protect yourself, the elderly, the very young, pregnant women. Hey, let's just say, do it for everyone! Not only is the flu a pretty horrible experience, it can be deadly. There has already been a confirmed flu death in the state this … [Read more...] about The Flu is HERE…Wash Your Hands!