The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

It’s a solution so obvious, it’s hidden right under your nose, as some mindfulness enthusiasts may say! 1. Breathe. 2. Exhale. 3. Repeat. These are the steps to the breathing process that “has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system.”

But is this just overly simplistic, woo woo pop psychology?

Specialized Hand Therapy at Strive!


Specialized hand therapy is provided by a skilled occupational therapist who specializes in treating individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity.

How does it work?

The main objectives
of treatment are:

• evaluation of strength, endurance, and motion

• increase functional use of the upper extremity

• decrease pain and fabrication of dynamic and static splints

You can find our hand care specialist at all three Strive!

Fall Risk and Prevention

We’ve all heard Life Alert’s® trademark, “I’m falling and I can’t get up,” which we associate with ‘old age’, and the misconception that falling is not a risk for the ‘young’ or those who don’t live around areas of hidden ice.  The fact is, however, that falling is a common mishap that can happen to anyone at anytime due to a multitude of factors and can often lead to a serious injury.  



Summertime often includes having ‘fun in the sun’ and/or traveling.  Although good for our mental health, these activities can often affect the amount of water consumption in our daily routine.  Staying hydrated is important for physiological functions, and maintaining a proper balance between water and electrolytes in our bodies determines how most our systems function,