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Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 Feather River Bulletin, Portola Reporter JUST FOR THE Be Healthier, Live Longer and Look Better.: Z Gregory Sawyer, DDS Family Dentistry, Orthodontics & Certified invisalign Provider (630) 283-2811 2034 East Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 (across from Polka Dot, East Quincy) OPEN MON - FRI 8:30am - 4:30pm Evening appointments available 0% financing available - O.A.C. Michael W. Barton, D.D.S. General Dentistry 836-2223 Route 89 • Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE Bruce H. Lee, D.D.S. Family Dentistry All phases of General Dentistry including Orthodontics • Crowns & Bridges • Partials/Dentures Extractions • Cosmetic Dentistry • Bleaching Periodontics • Root Canals • Dental implants to a'elior loose dentures or replace missing teeth Now Accepting New Patients 181 S. Gulling St., Portola 530-832-4461 * Fax 530-832-4409 If you would like to advertise on this page, contact your advertising representative today! Portola Alesha or Michael 832-4646 Quincy Karen, Kay or Sherri 283-0800 If you advertise on this page and would like to submit a story, contact Sherri at 283-0800. Portola Pines Dental Services 296 West Sierra Ave., Portola General and Family Dentistry • Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry • Crowns and Bridges • Nitrous Oxide • Emergencies (please call) Most insurance programs accepted Care Credit Plan (ca//for details) 832-0200 Dewy L Hildebrand, DDS • Over 30 years of experience I Caring for the HEALTH of Plumas County Senior Meals & Transportation • Environmental Health Immunizations • TB Testing * WIC Evaluations Blood Pressure Checks • AIDS/HIV Testing & Services Tobacco Use Reduction • Pregnancy & Child Health Information Plumas County Public Health Agency 283-6337 or 800-801-6330 270 County Hospital Rd. • Quincy Outreach Clinics in Greenville, Chester and Portola Falls Prevention: Testing Your Balance Falls among the elderly are prevalent, dangerous, and can diminish their ability to lead an active and independent life. About one in three seniors above age 65, and nearly one in two seniors over age 80, will fall at least once this year; many times with disastrous consequences. Physical therapists can help prevent falls with evaluation and development of individualized treatment plans including exercises to improve strength, mobility and balance. Risk Factors Associated With Falls: Conditions associated with aging Muscle Weakness Difficulty with balance or walking Vision problems Pre-existing medical conditions that limit mobility, such as Parkinson Disease, stroke, or diabetes Conditions that cause confusion (dementia, Alzheimer's, etc...) Being on more than four medications at the same time Use of an assistive walking device Environmental hazards (throw rugs, pets) Difficulty of completing activities of daily living Low blood pressure Maintaining Physical Activity: Maintaining physical activity is critical in helping to prevent falls. Physical therapists recommend activities of any fitness level, including gardening, line dancing, and yoga to help improve balance and movement. Test Your Balance: Balance may be improved with exercises that strengthen the ankle, knee, and hip muscles and with exercises that improve the function of the vestibular (balance) system. A simple assessment of your current balance can be done at home. Do not attempt to do this test alone - make ,sure that you have someone next to you to decrease the potential risk of falling. Perform this test standing with a counter surface in front of you: Stand tall, wearing flat, closed shoes, with your arms folded across your chest. Keep your eyes open, focus on an object in front of you, raise one leg, bending the knee about 45 degrees, and start a stopwatch. Remain on one leg, stopping the watch immediately if you uncross your arms, tilt sideways more than 45 degrees, move the leg you are standing on, or touch the raised leg to the floor. Repeat this test with the other leg. Compare your performance to normal results for various ages. 20 - 59 years old (28 to 29 seconds) 60 - 69 years old (27 seconds) 70 - 79 years old (15 seconds) 80 and older (6 seconds) How a Physical Therapist Can Help Once a physical therapist has reviewed your medical history and completed a thorough examination, he or she will design an individualized program of exercises and functional activities for you.This program may focus on strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and walking. "Providing personalized care since 1990" I • Manual Therapy • Sports Medicine • Neck/Back Care Most insurances accepted - including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Portola 832-1701 Quincy • Cardiac Rehabilitation • Orthopedics 283-0311 SIERRA FAMILY DENTISTRY, INC. New patients welcomed STEWART A. GATEL₯, 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) 283-3947 Quincy, CA 95971 Fax: (530) 283-2126 Serving Plumas Co for 19+ years PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, M.RT. Orthopedic ,, Manual Therapy :'Yi Sports &Aquatic Therapy Home Health • Cardiac Rehabilitation Most Insurances Accepted 530-283-2202 530-283-2204 (FAX) 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 800 Declaration Drive, Suite 102 • Chico CA 95973 530-893-8327 QUINCY DRUG STORE & PORTOLA VILLAGE PI-IARMACY • Computer-linked to better provide customers prescription needs • Two convenient locations to pick up your medications. • Both stores are HSA/FSA card compliant and accept most insurance plans Our friendly staff looks forward to taking care of you! ,"II.U IN CY 283-0480 493 W Main St, Quincy F.3T 1875 Hours: M-F: 9-6 • Sat 9-1 Family Dentistry for Plumas County with a Woman's Touch Emily S. Herndon, DDS New patients welcome including children General dentistry practice open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 283-1119 * 431 W. Main Street, Quincy