Elementor #182

Recover of Function Following a Disc Herniation In this video we will review: What is recovery of function? Why is stretching scar tissue important? When and how do you test to see if your disc herniation is healed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9zxIqKkg_4

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…

Ohio has Imposed Rules that Require Injured Workers to Try Conservative Care including Physical Therapy Before Back Surgery

The State of Ohio has imposed rules that require injured workers to try more conservative measures like Physical Therapy prior to receiving spinal fusion surgeries or prescription painkillers. The Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation rule effective Jan. 1, requires injured workers to undergo at least 60 days of “conservative” care, while avoiding opioids if possible,…