PHYSICAL THERAPY’S ROLE IN PREPARATION FOR LABOR

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The genesis for this blog occurred after I attended a birthing preparation course taught by Ashley Brichter at Birth Smarter. This organization has virtual and in person childbirth education classes for expectant parents and professionals. Despite being 5 years removed from having children myself, I found the educational review helpful for my professional practice. It reminded me that understanding the anatomy of a vaginal childbirth can gift the expectant parent with tools to improve the birthing experience.

     

COVID-19 ROAD TO RECOVERY: IMPROVING LUNG FUNCTION AND MOBILITY VIA TELEHEALTH

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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.

     

THE UNANTICIPATED BENEFIT OF VIRTUAL PT

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In a broad sense, I have been amazed at the continued support that the Thrive staff has provided and received since our physical closure. I find myself in regular communication with my patients, and am bolstered each time I hear from them. They have emailed me: recipes, educational websites for children, mindfulness apps, yoga flows to calm you down, yoga flows to pump you up, books for when you’re sad, books for when you’re happy, books for when you’re too tired to read hard books, podcasts, TED Talks, and no less than 50 assorted Netflix suggestions.

                                   

IN CONVERSATION: BREATH & THE MIND BODY CONNECTION

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We at Thrive are so fortune to collaborate with many types of rehabilitation, exercise, and movement specialists in the New York City area.  Pilates has long been one of our staff’s preferred exercise tools, and we dearly love and appreciate the expertise of the staff at Mongoose Bodyworks, a Pilates studio that is neighbor to […]

     

ATTN PT’S: NEW COURSE ALERT

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Thrive! is hosting a University of St. Augustine continuing education course September 28-29, 2019. Interested in learning more about cranio facial techniques?  Physical Therapists please join us for CF2 – Intermediate Cranio Facial (prerequisite CF1- Basic Cranio Facial available online).   Tuition: $495 Hours: 15 Hours, 1.5 CEUs Prerequisite: Basic Cranio Facial (available online) Who […]