Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 2)

Recreational Drugs and Their Neurological Consequences as originally seen in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry This is part 2 of a series on the above article. In this post, we will begin looking at the stimulant class of drugs. Stimulants include: cocaine/crack, amphetamines; 3,4-metylene (amphetamine substitute); Ecstasy, ephedrine (famously in weight loss drugs), … Continue reading Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs (Part 2)

Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs: Part 1

Recreational Drugs and Their Neurological Consequences as originally seen in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry Before we delve in, a little background information. Every now and again, I’ll pick up a client that has secondary diagnosis of drug abuse in conjunction with whatever neurologic condition I’m treating. I’ve noticed a pattern that these … Continue reading Neurological Effects of Illicit Drugs: Part 1

Cultural Cognition: How Language Effects the Way You Think and Protects Your Brain

When I first started learning Spanish, my teacher went around the room and asked each of us why we wanted to learn Spanish. My cheeky response has always been that I wanted to be able to tell the Spanish speaking telemarketers that called my house, “Please, take me off your call list. Thank you.” Which … Continue reading Cultural Cognition: How Language Effects the Way You Think and Protects Your Brain

Stable Eyes in Motion Sensitivity

Effect of Gaze Stability Exercises on Chronic Motion Sensitivity: A Randomized Controlled Trial as originally seen in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy Forty-one subjects aged 20-40 were recruited to participate in this study. They were considered “subclinical” in intensity of complaints about motion sensitivity as one of the exclusion criteria was being officially medically … Continue reading Stable Eyes in Motion Sensitivity

CCU Alert! NEXT Conference 2018

Who: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants What: NEXT Conference 2018 When: June 27-30, 2018 Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida Why: “Connect. Engage. Explore. Visit Orlando to join more than 2,000 fellow physical therapy professionals in an environment that will connect you with some of the industry’s top thought leaders, allow you to explore … Continue reading CCU Alert! NEXT Conference 2018