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What You Need to Know about Prehabilitation

Posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Most of us know the value of rehabilitation following a surgery, such as a joint replacement, and how it restores physical strength and function. What may be less familiar is the concept of rehabilitation prior to surgery, or “prehabilitation,” which is a growing trend in medicine. Prehabilitation, or pre-hab for short, is an exercise program read the full article.


Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s Normal, What’s Not

Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

In late adulthood—65 years and older—most people are relatively healthy and independent, though they may start to notice changes in their health. Chronic illnesses can develop, but often (and thankfully!) these can be treated by medical intervention. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common and the most feared neurodegenerative disorder among the aging population. AD read the full article.


Food for Thought: What to Eat to Help Lower Your Risk of Stroke

Posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Here’s some good news: Advancements in modern medicine have succeeded in dramatically lowering mortality after stroke. In fact, stroke has recently been surpassed by lung disease and is now the fourth common cause of death, after heart disease, cancer and lung disease. But this increased survival rate means that more patients are now living with read the full article.


The Role of Neuropsychology in Concussion Management

Posted on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The cornerstone in diagnosing and treating concussions is neuropsychological assessment. This aims to evaluate an individual’s neurocognitive skills. The purpose is to determine how an individual’s brain is functioning, which is quite different and more vital than examining the structure of the brain after concussion, which is what CT scans or MRI’s show. Traditional but read the full article.


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Burke's Rehab Insights blog is intended to provide general information about rehabilitation topics. It should not take the place of medical care. Burke physicians cannot answer questions about individual medical cases.