October 30, 2018

After a few weeks of an overzealous abdominal workout on a hardwood floor, I developed gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and low back pain.  Anxious about my first real injury and bout of pain, I couldn’t sleep. I was restless at night, and woke up exhausted. The...

June 19, 2018

Signs and symptoms

I had a little soreness on the outside of my elbow when I started playing more tennis as the weather got warmer.  The pain did not affect my play. Some unsolicited advice from a fellow tennis player catapulted the pain. He recommended I hit with my el...

June 17, 2018

Signs and symptoms

Pain around the left knee cap started after a fall on the left knee during the summer.  Pain persisted through the summer, and client was unable to resume running because of the pain.  She also experienced pain after prolonged sitting, or when standin...

June 6, 2018

Signs and symptoms

Client complains of pain on the side of the left hip that started about two years ago without an instigating event.  She has pain after sitting for a prolonged period (she sits with her legs crossed). When she first stands after a two hour car ride, s...

May 29, 2018

I see many caregivers, patience worn, snap at their non-compliant and sometimes irritable loved ones with dementia.  They yearn for their previous relationships, and get frustrated when their loved ones don’t show the ability or interest to engage in activities.

Dementi...

May 21, 2018

This guide summarizes best practices.  The best care involves a combination of best practices, and the healthcare provider’s and patient's inputs.

3 days - 3 weeks post surgery

Goals

  • Reduce swelling and pain

  • Increase range of motion within precautions

  • ...

May 13, 2018

My client was recently hospitalized for less than a week, and then transferred to a “rehab” facility, as described by her husband.  “She needs rehab”, her husband exclaimed, “she can’t walk”.  After hospitalization, she declined rapidly. At the “rehab” facility, she ne...

May 9, 2018

Some of my clients complain of being tired and having no energy.  They spend most of the day reclined in a chair or in bed, only getting up to eat or use the restroom.  They participate and talk during the physical therapy session, but rarely do their home exercises, g...

May 1, 2018

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder in the United States, and among the leading causes of global disability.  Although OA, the wearing away of joint cartilage, has no cure, early treatment reduces progression. One treatment option, physical therapy, h...

April 27, 2018

Reducing fall risk effectively involves a holistic approach targeting the major risk factors.

Vision:  check eyes annually, adjust glasses accordingly, and adapt home to cope with vision loss (good lighting, no clutter)

  • Age is the biggest risk factor for macular...

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