Tagged with Physical Therapy

Reach for the brass ring

Reach for the brass ring

I am reaching for this ring because from the moment I first stumbled onto a mat about 10 years ago, yoga has filled every corner of me with light and love. I have learned (and continue to learn) how to meet and face challenges on and off my mat with grace. I am reaching because I fundamentally believe that movement, serenity, and respect for oneself and other beings is a path to mind and body wellness. And though (blissfully) I will always be a student, I am reaching for this ring because I want to share these things with my family and friends, my patients, and strangers who are yet to cross my path. Continue reading

Wet, wobbly, and wacky ~ Looking for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in our older patients

Wet, wobbly, and wacky ~ Looking for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in our older patients

Gait troubles, incontinence, and dementia / wobbly, wet, & wacky Bob Fowler, the subject of this 60 minutes special, presented with this triad of symptoms and was ultimately diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease. He had been to doctor after doctor, and suffered with debilitating symptoms for nearly a decade including trouble walking, incontinence, and severe memory deficits … Continue reading

Where yo PEEP at?

Where yo PEEP at?

No, no, no. Not the delicious marshmallowy Easter treat. “Positive Expiratory End Pressure” –> PEEP Each week in our cardiopulmonary management course we learn so many fascinating things and you know I just love to share! So, your PEEP is a back pressure during exhale that helps keep your alveoli open, normal physiologic PEEP is 5cm H2O. However, for individuals with pulmonary pathology unable … Continue reading

Silly Cilia

Silly Cilia

This semester marks the start of all of our physical therapy management courses. Cardiopulmonary management might be my favorite (although it is so tough to choose a fave). Over the last few weeks we’ve been learning about chest PT and how physical therapists can help individuals with lung pathologies have ‘productive coughs’ ….that is get … Continue reading