Image of man coughing.Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that is affecting a growing number of Americans.

A categorization that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, COPD – which makes it hard to breathe – is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the American Lung Association. Fortunately, the chronic disease is treatable and often preventable.

Image of man sitting in wheelchair cooking.Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia can make life difficult for patients and their families, but using various types of therapy can improve the lives of those impacted by the disease.

November has been designated as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, making it a perfect time to learn more about how physical, occupational and speech therapy services at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.  Patients are often referred for therapy as it can be used to treat the symptoms of the progressive disease which affects about 5 million Americans annually.

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More than 30 million American adults have diabetes, with one in four of them not knowing it.

Even more staggering, more than 84 million adults in the U.S. have prediabetes – when blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough to be considered diabetes – and 90% of them are not aware of it.

Southeastern Med, Dickens Village and Tux & Stuff have joined together in 2018 to offer the first annual “No Shave November” Men’s Health Month celebration.

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Physical, occupational and speech therapies are proven to be beneficial in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

PD often causes a functional decline as people with this become more susceptible to falls and find increasing difficulty with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as transitioning from sitting to standing, getting in/out of a bed or getting off a commode. PD affects the brain’s ability to control movements and keep these movements smooth and coordinated. People with PD often shake or tremor as a result.    

physical therapy month 2018Physical therapy can play an important role in improving functional strength, mobility, pain management, and overall quality of life for people of all ages and functional levels. Southeastern Med invites you to join us in celebrating National Physical Therapy Month during the month of October.

Southeastern Med proudly employs the area’s largest Physical Therapy staff, which includes 11 physical therapists and 7 physical therapist assistants. This team offers a number of specialized therapy services, including inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, orthopedic rehab, concussion rehab, aquatic therapy, vestibular rehab, lymphedema management, industrial rehab, pediatrics, and a number of wellness programs.