STAVE OFF Blog

Hard as steel, tough as glass: building a strong heart through cardiac rehabilitation

By Christina Prevett | June 24, 2016

As we get older, all of the bad habits that we’ve had our entire lives starts to bite us in the butt. Almost every condition or disease happens more often as we get older. Age is therefore considered a “risk factor” for a disease. What this means is that statistically, its more likely as you […]

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How working with older adults changed my life

By Christina Prevett | June 23, 2016

My name is Christina Nowak and I’m one of the co-owners of STAVE OFF. As we start on our physical location, I wanted to take the time to share my story; what brought my fiancé and I here to this point in our life, and how working with older adults really did change my life. […]

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Marking aging with the pill bottles: do they accumulate with age?

By Christina Prevett | June 21, 2016

Part of the physiotherapy assessment is a medication review. You may not think this is an important piece for physiotherapists to know but ANY medication a person is on carries a risk for side effects that may effect the muscles in your body. Many medications have side effects that include dizziness, fatigue, nausea and muscle […]

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Meet Neill and how he has improved his walking!

By Christina Prevett | June 16, 2016

Meet Neill, retired and almost 75. Neill since he has started has shown HUGE improvements in his walking ability and mobility. We are so proud of you Neill!

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Aging is like a leaky faucet: Is having to go to the bathroom multiple times a night a "normal" part of aging?

By Christina Prevett | June 14, 2016

Today I am introducing you to Part III of our series questioning the “normal” parts on aging. We are tackling leaking ie issues with bladder control. Ever wake up in the night frustrated because you have to pee? Stay tuned, this one is for you. If you haven’t checked out our outline article check it […]

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Fighting back against the "normal" parts of aging. Part II: Weakness

By Christina Prevett | June 7, 2016

Feeling weak as a kitten? It is normal “for your age”? Everyone should know by now that I’m not shy about my belief that you can be strong at any age. When my clients who are 90 remind me that they’re 90, I look at them and say … so? The topic of what is […]

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