Thanks to the Prowers Medical Center Auxiliary, patients receiving physical therapy at the hospital’s rehabilitation department can now access two new pieces of equipment. The equipment helps people regain strength after injury, increase range of motion, and improve balance after injury or with aging. The hospital auxiliary gave the rehabilitation department $6,000 to purchase the [...]
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In a time when dependency on pain medications is regularly in the headlines, healthcare providers are left searching for alternatives for pain relief. Prowers Medical Center continually assists in educational opportunities for the physical therapy team to learn new methods to relieve pain and improve mobility. Recently, members of the therapy team received training in [...]
Maybe you’d like to begin exercising but you don’t know where to start. You are not alone. That’s one of the most common questions Travis Hall, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) with Prowers Medical Center, gets from his patients. Here are some tips to get you started, and to help you achieve a balanced workout [...]
It’s hard to find time to exercise, so when you decide to do it you might be tempted to dive right in and get moving. While your enthusiasm is admirable, it’s best to start slow and end slow to avoid injury. Follow these tips for effective warm up and cool down routines, offered by Travis [...]
Having a premature baby in Lamar just got safer, thanks to a grant from Newborn Hope, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides resources for premature babies and their families in Colorado. Staff at Prowers Medical Center banded together to submit a grant request for specialized equipment to better serve premature babies and newborns. Two pieces [...]
When Nick Durst, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Prowers Medical Center heard the Broncos and Nuggets were using a new strength training therapy called Blood Flow Restriction, or BFR, he just had to learn more. What he discovered impressed him so much that he decided to become one of only four current PTs in [...]
When you think of infusion services, likely chemotherapy comes to mind. Yet Prowers Medical Center Infusion Services provide much more than chemotherapy, offering infusions for a variety of conditions—even immunotherapy for cancers, which, according to the American Cancer Society, stimulate your immune system to work harder and smarter to attack cancer cells. “Infusion therapy services [...]
If you are suspicious that a loved one is showing signs of dementia, including confusion or forgetting how to do familiar tasks, get them in for a dementia screening test, now a standard part of Medicare wellness exams provided by the Prowers Medical Center Clinic. As part of the screening test, they will be asked [...]
Prowers Medical Center has launched a new program to keep you safe and enhance your health. You’ve likely heard stories of people having a reaction to a medication, suffering from side effects, or taking multiple medications that interact to create undesirable results. That’s where the new medication reconciliation program comes in. Now, when you visit [...]
If you are on Medicare, or new to Medicare, you need to know about the comprehensive wellness exams that are offered to you at no cost. These lengthy exams are available to you once a year and offer an extended visit with your doctor that provides a full picture of your health, including screening tests [...]