Five Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

December 7th, 2016|Categories: Behavioral Health, Nutrition Services, Rehabilitation Services|Tags: , , |

Put the happy back in your holiday season Everyone feels added stress around the holidays. Whether it is the financial burden associated with the season of giving, or time constraints when dealing with travel and fitting in visits with family, the holidays can be very complicated. Luckily, several local experts have suggestions for both coping [...]

Pedaling Power |Rehabilitation Services Receives New Bike for Patients

August 5th, 2016|Categories: Foundation, Kootenai Health, News/Events, Rehabilitation Services|Tags: , , , |

Kootenai Health Rehabilitation Services receives new FES bike from generous community members By Stacie Jones Alan Wilson rides a bike two times a week. Like many of us who exercise, he does it in part to improve his cardiovascular health. But Alan, who is a quadriplegic, is also motivated by something else. “Riding the bike helps me build [...]

Care for your back while shoveling snow

December 29th, 2014|Categories: Kootenai Health|Tags: , , |

With winter upon us, snow is falling. As a physical therapist, I see a number of patients enter my clinic with a complaint of back pain after clearing their driveway and sidewalk. Kayla Hammond, Physical Therapist A few things to keep in mind to help decrease your risk for low back injury: Don’t bend [...]

Inside Kootenai: What do you do to beat the winter blues?

December 10th, 2014|Categories: Kootenai Health, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Julie Shobe, Clinical Dietitian Julie Shobe, MS RD LD CDE, Clinical Dietitian “Vitamin D and physical activity can help improve mood especially during the cold and overcast months. Since the clouds and chilly air are a barrier to getting our vitamin D from the sun, it is especially important to get Vitamin D [...]

Free to Ski

December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Kootenai Health, Orthopedics|Tags: , , , |

After two knee surgeries, and over a year of recovery, local freestyle skier Andrew Draper is ready to hit the slopes. One of the benefits of growing up in the northwest is the abundance of outdoor activities. For ski enthusiasts like Post Falls native Andrew Draper, our proximity to several major ski hills shaped his [...]

Bouncing Back

October 1st, 2014|Categories: Kootenai Health, Rehabilitation Services|Tags: , , , |

By Andrea Nagel Kootenai Health’s rehabilitation services help patients recover after injuries, surgeries or illness. Years ago Jill Williamson was diagnosed with cavernous malformations, abnormally formed blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord. After having surgery over ten years ago to help correct and postpone damaging symptoms, one of the blood vessels on her [...]

Receiving the full spectrum of care after a total joint replacement

August 23rd, 2014|Categories: Kootenai Health, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Services, Total Joint|Tags: , , , |

By Andrea Nagel Thanks to a growing total joint program and on-site rehabilitation facility, it’s easier than ever to get back to the activities you love. Over thirty years ago, Coeur d’Alene resident Jack Clark had reconstructive surgery on his knee and had pain ever since. On February 13, 2012 he came to Kootenai for [...]