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4B Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter; .... and arms and legs and feet and neck Now accepting new patients in our Portola and Loyalton Offices MARTIN L, SANFORD, DE: 17HIROP~R 15 COMMERCIAL ST PORTOLA, I~A 96122 530-832-4442 305 BF_.CKwr'rH ST lOYAL.TON, CA96118 530-993- l 900 Gregory Sawyer, DDS Family Dentistry, Orthodontics & Certified invisalign Provider (530) 283-2811 2034 East Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 (across from Polka Dot, East. Quincy) OPEN MON - FRI 8am - 4:30pm Evening appointments available Most insurances accepted • Manual Therapy • Sports Medicine • Neck/Back Care • Cardiac Rehabilitation • Orthopedics Most Insurances accepted -- including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greenville 284-1666 284-1667 (Fax) Quincy 283-0311 283-0314 (Fax) Portola Medical & Dental Clinic 480 First Avenue Portola (530) 832-6600 Graeagle Medical Clinic 7597 Hwy 89 Graeagle (530) 836-1122 Loyalton Medical Clinic 725 Third Street Loyalton (530) 993-1231 Indian Valley Medical Clinic 176 Hot Springs Rd Greenville (530) 284-6116 Skillled Nursing Care Loyalton (530) 993- 1225 Portola (530) 832-6546 Eas tern Piumas t tealth Care "People llelping People." Main Hospital Campus 500 First Avenue Portola, CA 96122 (530) 832-6500 or (800) 571-EPHC Comprehensive In & Outpatient Services - Including Full Service Lab, X-ray, Mammog- raphy, Ultrasound, CT, Respiratory Therapy and Outpatient Procedures 24-Hour Emergency Room ACLS Ambulance (call 911) P LUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, M.P.T. • "We Get Results" = Orthopedic, Sports, Pediatric & Aquatic Therapy • Home Health • General & Cardiac Rehabilitation Most Insurances Accepted QUINCY ', GRAEAGLE 78 Central Ave., #2 8989 Hwy. 89, Bldg. 36 #1 530-283-2202 530-836-1178 530-283-2204 (FAX) Michael W. Barton, General Dentistry Route 89 • Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE Did you know a stroke occurs every 40 seconds on average? About 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year, according to the American Stroke Association. If you or a loved one has survived a stroke, recovery depends largely on the severity of the brain damage. With love, support and patience, the journey toward a new normal can begin. A stroke is life changing for the patient as well as his or her support network. Some people make a full recovery, while others suffer from various disabilities. In addition to working closely with a doctor through a personalized recovery program, joining a support group is a great initial step. When coping with the aftermath of a stroke, it can help to be surrounded by others with similar experiences. Some difficult parts of stroke rehabilitation may include: Communication challenges Difficulties communicating can be some of the most frustrating effects of stroke. Depending on where the brain is damaged, it's not uncommon to suffer partial or total loss of the ability to talk, read, write or understand what people say. It's important to be patient and stay positive. Make it a goal to practice communicating at least once a day. Relax, take your time and use communication aids as necessary, like cue cards. Using fewer words paired with gestures or tone of voice can help streamline communication. Many people benefit from speech and language therapy. Family and friends need to remember that improving communication skills engages Stroke /rvivors so :they feel more connected and less isolated, an important part of rehabilitation. Physical movement Getting out of the house and being 'able to move independently provides a sense of freedom during recovery. Many stroke survivors regain the ability to walk, but may suffer from side effects that make it more difficult. Foot drop is a common side effect, which means difficulty lifting the front of the foot when walking, so much so that it may drag, which can be a tripping hazard. Foot drop may be a temporary or permanent condition caused by stroke. The good news is there are options to help. Vibration therapy provided through affordable products like the Step Sensor by Brownmed can help increase mobility and retrain muscles and nerves in the leg and foot to respond as they should while walking. Unlike traditional ankle-foot orthoses that are big and bulky, the Step Sensor is comfortable and discreet to wear under slacks. It,works like some more dynamic Foot Drop Stimulators, without the costly doctor-led training or required weekly follow-ups. Simply adhere the pressure switch to the insole of your shoe, beneath your heel, and wrap the vibrating band around your leg just below the knee. A gentle vibration will occur when your heel strikes the ground, providing a subtle, yet effective, reminder to lift your toe. Wl~at's more, the Step Sensor provides only topical vibration, so it's even safe to use if you have a pacemaker or other cardiac conditions. Learn more at Emotional adjustment When adjusting to life after a stroke, survivors often experience a flood of emotions. Grieving for loss of physical and mental abilities is normal and a healthy part of the adjusting process. But when normal sadness continues for extended periods, it can turn into depression and needs to be treated immediately by a mental health professional. Stroke survivors also often feel anxiety. Extreme worry or fear can cause restlessness, fatigue, muscle tension, poor concentration and irritability. Both depression and anxiety are common for stroke survivors. The good news is they can be treated, and there are many coping mechanisms, so be sureto ask your doctor. Whether adjusting to physical impairments or the emotions of suffering from a major health scare, it's important to remain positive. Loved ones are a crucial part of rehabilitation and can provide support when it is needed most. It might take years to adjust to a new normal after a stroke, both for the victim and the families, but patience and love can help ensure a speedier recovery for everyone. SIERRA FAMILY DENTISTRY, INC. we/come STEWART A. GATELY, D.D.S. FAMILY, GENERAL COSMETIC DENTISTRY * TMJ TREATMENT ADULT & CHILD ORTHODONTICS • TEETH WHITENING ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES TO CORRECT BITE PROBLEMS IMPLANTS TO STABILIZE LOOSE DENTURES & PARTIALS PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT PROMOTING HEALTHY GUMS ORAL SURGERY • CONSCIOUS SEDATION' Most major insurance plans accepted Payment plans available 352 Lawrence Street Phone: (530) Quincy, CA 95971 Fax: (530) Serving Plumas County for 21+ years 283-3947 283-2126 Mountain Physical Therapy loaquin.4. (Butch) Vargas, pr mrc MS Offering: Industrial Physical Therapy Sports Physical Therapy General Rehabilitation • Manual Therapy Outpatient Orthopedics 39 Years Experience! Call for an appointment today! Mon-Tue-Thur 8am-Spin 20 Crescent St., Quincy Hospital and Long Term Care 258-2151 258-2158 130 Brentwood Dr. Lake Almanor Clinic 199 Reynolds Road • 258-4256 Chester Emily S. Luscri, DDS New patients, children & emergencies welcome (530) 283-1119 call today for a consultation 431 W. Main Street, Quincy e • Family Dentistry All phases of General Dentistry including Orthodontics • Crowns & Bridges • Partials/Dentures Extractions • Cosmetic Dentistry • Bleaching Periodontics • Root Canals • Dental implants j to anchor loose dentures or replace missing teeth Now Accepting New Patients 181 S. Gulling St., Portola 530-832-4461 • Fax 530-832-4409 a \ Family Dentistry Periodontics Oral Implantology Periodontal Prosthesis Michael W. Herndon, D.D.S Amsterdam Fellow 431 W. Main Street ,, Quincy CA 95971 530-283-1119 FAX: 530-283-2319