Elementor #69

The Power of Healing… With wrinkles comes wisdom. After 30 years of working with patients and observing the healing process, I have noticed a pattern, who respond faster to treatment and those who recover more slowly. As a young physical therapist, I conducted a lot of disability exams or Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs). The initial…

The POWER of EMPOWERMENT

Don’t underestimate the vital role that EMPOWERMENT plays, not only in rehabilitation but also in our lives. Patient empowerment is directly linked to the best outcomes. A herniated disc with sciatica to the foot has traditionally resulted in weeks of disability and high medical costs. When a patient is provided education on the cause and effect…

Case Series

Our recently published research: International Journal of Telerehabilitation • telerehab.pitt.edu International Journal of Telerehabilitation • Vol. 10, No. 1 Spring 2018 • (10.5195/ijt.2018.6253) 37 CASE STUDIES IN PHYSICAL THERAPY: TRANSITIONING A “HANDS-ON” APPROACH INTO A VIRTUAL PLATFORM AIDEEN TURNER, MPT, CERT. MDT1 1VIRTUAL PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA, USA ABSTRACT Technology is expanding at…

Walking vs. Running

Exercise is better than any drug in maintaining heart, lung, muscle, bones, digestive and brain health.  Exercise helps with weight loss, lowers cholesterol levels, strengthens our muscles including our heart, improves balance, reduces many cancer rates, boosts our immune system, fights depression, reduces stress, improves sleep, enhances mode and aides in brain regeneration minimizing effects…

Guidelines for the Treatment of Low Back Pain

Summary of Am College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine’s findings: 60-80% of the general population will have low back pain during their lifetime with 25-60% having pain annually. Low back pain is the most common occupational disorder with 20 per 10,000 full-time employees affected. The direct cost of occupational low back pain is $10.8 billion/year!…