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Occupational Therapy
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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Occupational Therapy (OT) is “therapy for daily living,” and focuses on using purposeful activities to restore, maximize and maintain function. The need for OT is often tied to a traumatic injury, repetitive motion disorder, an orthopedic or neurological condition, or a recurring injury or illness. Occupational Therapists help patients learn new skills or adapt to a permanent loss – whether at work, home, school or within the community. The goal of OT is to improve or restore function – motor, sensory, cognitive, psychosocial, and social – so patients can participate in daily living activities to the fullest extent possible.

Kennedy offers OT treatments for the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dislocations and fractures
  • Hand injury/disorders
  • Lymphedema (post-operative swelling of the upper and lower extremities)
  • Nerve injuries
  • Sprains/strains
  • Stroke
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Trauma of bones or joints
  • Upper body injuries and pain

Treatments may include a variety of exercises and activities customized to patients’ individual needs, including:

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) retraining (i.e., dressing, bathing, toileting and feeding)
  • Adaptive equipment assessments
  • Coordination and maintaining of balance (Parkinson’s disease, stroke and neurological disorders)
  • Adult nerve sensory activities (congenital and post-traumatic)
  • Energy conservation techniques
  • Ergonomic retraining
  • Functional training
  • Independent Activities of Daily Living (iADL) (i.e., shopping, meal prep, medication management and cleaning)
  • Manual therapy
  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • Splinting
  • Therapeutic management (to increase range of motion and strength)

Kennedy Rehabilitation Locations

Cherry Hill
2201 Chapel Avenue West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone:  (856) 488-6842

18 E. Laurel Road
Stratford, NJ 08084
Phone:  (856) 346-7842

Washington Township
405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road
Suite 102
Sewell, NJ 08080
Phone:  (856) 256-7871

Eating the Mediterranean Way
Thursday, September 01, 2016

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While there is no shortage of fad diets promising weight loss and other health benefits, the Mediterranean diet pre-dates these, and research repeatedly associates the Mediterranean diet with reduced risk for several chronic diseases. The Mediterranean diet is not a specific diet plan. Instead, it is a style of eating that features foods traditionally eaten in countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Overall, the Mediterranean style of eating is characterized by a high intake of fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, fish, nuts, and olive oil. Intake of meats, dairy, and sweets is limited. The combination of these foods is responsible for numerous health benefits, including weight loss and reduced risk of cancer, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some tips for eating the Mediterranean way:

5 Warning Signs of Stroke
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

More younger people at risk; treatment must be administered quickly, neurologist says

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing five sudden and severe warning signs of stroke can help save lives and reduce the number of people living with disabilities, a stroke expert says.

" 'Sudden' and 'severe' are key words, but if in doubt, do not take chances," Dr. Doojin Kim, a neurologist at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, said in a hospital news release.

Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Read more...Study found risk of early death dropped when physical activity levels went up.

By Steven Reinberg

HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just one hour of physical activity a day -- something as simple as a brisk walk or a bicycle ride -- may undo the increased risk of early death that comes with sitting eight hours or more on a daily basis, a new study suggests. 


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