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What Is the Romberg Test & How the Romberg Test Is Performed

The Romberg test is a very common assessment of an individual’s balance and coordination. This test has been around for 150 years, proving its effectiveness as well as its ease of use. While the Romberg test can provide helpful clues for diagnosing various issues, it is not in itself a conclusive diagnosis. Results vary greatly […]

Best Orthotics For Flat Feet

When you have foot problems, it can ruin your entire day. You stand on them all day at work, dreaming about going home to put them up to find some relief. If you suffer from foot pain, in particular flat feet, allow the experts at Scheck and Siress to offer some insights on the best […]

Disabled Sports: A Quick Course in Popular Para-Sports

From the top-of-the-mountain Paralympic Games to local get-togethers, individuals with disabilities are showing up to give it their all in their favorite sports. Here are a few examples of sports that people with disabilities have taken head-on: Canoeing Paracanoeing became an official Paralympic sport in 2009. The rules and goals for competitive canoeing take on […]

How to Make Prosthetics

Prostheses, also known as artificial legs and arms, can restore some normal functions for amputees. Each amputee is unique, which means each prosthetic must be custom-designed to fit the patient’s body. According to the Amputee Coalition, prosthetics have a lifespan of about three years, but other factors contribute, such as your age, activity level, and […]

Should I Wear Orthotics All the Time?

When your doctor first recommends orthotics, you might feel a sense of relief. You can finally get the support you need for chronic pain and discomfort. Although they’re designed to help you feel better, orthotics can take some getting used to. Find out what to expect from orthotics and learn when you should wear them […]

Chicago’s Must-See Public Art Installations

The streets of Chicago almost act as their own art gallery for the residents in Chicago. The abundance of statues, sculptures, and murals mean you get to experience something new with each step. With so much to see and photograph, you can spend the entire day looking for the art pieces that you feel most […]

What Is the 30-Second Sit-to-Stand Test and How Is it Performed?

Assessing the physical capabilities of a patient is a critical process in providing care to an individual. Testing allows physicians to determine their patient’s condition to craft a care and treatment plan to help improve the patient’s daily life. The 30-second sit-to-stand test is a simple test that allows for assessment of the condition of a patient’s […]

What is Phantom Pain?

Originally theorized to be a psychological issue, Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) is now treated as a condition of the central nervous system. The sensations or pains originate in the brain and spinal cord, therefore they feel as real as if the limb was still there. Research over recent decades has yielded many possible causes and treatments […]

10 Famous Amputees You May Not Know About

You may not realize it, but there are many famous amputees. Many of these celebrity amputees continue to live incredible lives, often helping others who have experienced similar situations. Learn about 10 celebrity amputees and their stories. Rick Allen Rick Allen, the drummer for Def Leppard, lost control of his Corvette and crashed into a […]