The ins and outs of pain by Jackie Manning, ARNP

We’ve all wondered why we feel pain. Why does it hurt so much when we slam our finger in the door or stub our toe? When we feel pain in response to an injury, it’s a signal that our body has been injured or damaged in some way. In a nutshell, it’s a signal to our brain that something isn’t right.

Arthritis and Physical Therapy

Did you know that physical therapy can help ease the discomfort and stiffness caused by arthritis?

Strive! physical therapists explain that arthritis is simply the inflammation and irritation of joints. Although we are more likely to suffer from arthritis as we get older, activity can also be a factor.

Building up strength and stability helps.

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

This month, Strive! is pleased to recognize the Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) who help our patients communicate better, feel better, and live better every day.

Strive! SLPs work with inpatients at Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, and are trained to assess and treat speech disorders, language and communication disorders,

April is Occupational Therapy Month

As the Occupational Therapy profession turns 100 this year, Strive! is celebrating our occupational therapists who make patients’ lives better every day.

It’s a popular misconception that occupational therapy is related to a person’s occupation or job. But it actually focuses on helping patients achieve independence in their daily lives.

“It’s the little things that help patients find their purpose,” says Harry Choi,