Upset patients appeal for more haste to reopen hydrotherapy pool

A 66-year-old Latrobe woman has had to increase her pain medication because she can not use the hydrotherapy pool in her town. The pool remains closed a month on from when the Tasmanian Health Service was asked by Health and Wellbeing Minister Jeremy Rockliff to pursue a short-term lease arrangement to get the Latrobe hydrotherapy pool reopen so patients impacted by its closure for months can use it again. The pool is owned by aged…

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Dental care helps drug abuse patients recover: Study

Dental care helps drug abuse patients recover: Study

The researchers said providing complete oral care as part of treating the patient is critical to reviving self-esteem and is an essential first step on the long path to drug abuse recovery. Dental care helps drug abuse patients recover: Study  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New York: Oral health care not only helps drug abuse patients recover physically but also improves their quality of life, suggests a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the…

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Hydrotherapy Improves Balance, Mobility in Parkinson’s Patients, Study Reports

Hydrotherapy Improves Balance, Mobility in Parkinson’s Patients, Study Reports

Hydrotherapy may provide significant balance and mobility benefits in patients with Parkinson’s disease compared to medication and land-based exercises, according to a review study. The research, “The Effects of Hydrotherapy on Balance, Functional Mobility, Motor Status, and Quality of Life in Patients with Parkinson Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” was published in the journal PM&R. Impairments such as muscle rigidity and tremor affect the balance and mobility of people with Parkinson’s. Combined with fear of falling, it promotes a…

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