What is Adhesive Capsulitis “Frozen Shoulder”

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that restricts mobility in the affected arm. A healthy shoulder joint has a greater range of motion than any other joint in the human body. In this condition, the capsule around the shoulder joint becomes inflamed, scarred, thickened, or contracted, forming scar tissue and causing stiffness…

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Harvest Classic Fun Run

Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS) was happy to sponsor and support the 38th Annual Harvest Classic Fun Run. This family fun run is a wonderful event that promotes healthy lifestyle as well as community support. Our team appreciates the opportunity to partner with the Nampa Recreation Center for this event. The Harvest Classic Fun Run was…

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September is Health Aging Month

Regular exercise is even more important for seniors than other age groups since the risk of disease and lost mobility is greater and the positive effects are realized more quickly.  But, as we all know, the hardest part is getting started. . . Tips for getting started: Look for daily opportunities to exercise in work…

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Understanding Your Concussion and Its Symptoms

If you suspect you or a loved one has a concussion, it’s important to get a medical evaluation soon to ensure your are receiving the proper medical care. A concussion is serious. In most cases, the side effects from a concussion resolve and most don’t need any additional medical management. But some individuals that sustain…

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The Truth About Knee Wear and Tear

The most common arthritis is osteoarthritis The knee joints support an individual’s entire body weight and function non-stop to keep us moving. One of the most common ailments that afflicts the knees is arthritis. There are different types of arthritis, but the most common is osteoarthritis, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease that demonstrates…

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Cancer Awareness Month

This September is Cancer Awareness Month and Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services is observing it by highlighting the different ways that our therapists can help those who are undergoing treatment. While our occupational therapists and physical therapists focus on different aspects of the patients’ plan of care, they all work together to help the patient feel…

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