After returning home from the hospital and a stint in the ICU from COVID-19, this once energetic man was unable to ambulate without the aid of a walker or take 20 steps without gasping for breath. Instead of seeing patients, his days were filled with home nursing visits, nebulizer treatments and walking exercises that were not improving his overall health. As a friend and colleague I asked myself, what techniques could I, as a physical therapist, utilize to help this patient recover? As it turns out, PT’s can do a lot.
As “Back to School” shopping begins, it’s important to do your homework to keep your child free from backpack related injuries. Over 5 thousand emergency room visits a year by kids 18 and under are reportedly due to school backpack related injuries. A major problem – kids carrying heavy loads in their school bags! Studies […]
The alarm clock rings waking you from sleep, you remove your nightguard, yawn, and instead of greeting the new day with excitement, you cringe and grab your jaw. Frustrated with the ongoing pain and soreness in your jaw, you wonder, “Why isn’t my nightguard working?” Suffering from Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) or Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction (TMJ) […]
With all the media hype about Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton’s walking pneumonia, I felt the need to discuss how breathing, and our ribs, affect certain movements and even our speech! When reported recently that Hillary Clinton was suffering from walking pneumonia, I had many patients asking me what it was, and how it affected […]
Are your eyes glued to your phone as you search for an animated creature throughout the crowded streets? If so, you’re like the millions of other casual gamers that have become part of the latest rage – Pokémon Go! But playing this game on your smartphone may come with potential health risks. The National Safety […]
Headaches can be caused by a number of reasons that should first be ruled out by your physician. Certain headaches however can be brought on by a disorder called temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) that may also involve your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). These conditions often involve hyperactive muscles near your jaw. Tension in muscles in this region […]
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries is often referred to as the “Mother of all injuries”. It can knock athletes out for a season and leave them hesitating from pivoting ever again. Skiers, basketball, football, lacrosse and soccer players shutter at the sound of this three letter word knowing a 6-9 month rehab is following this […]