I was clicking around the internet and stumbled upon this video. I’m starting to delve into motor control studies this week, and thought it rather timely. I suppose I’m a movement chauvinist too, after watching this video. It makes sense. And that thought also backs up other thoughts I’ve run into as well. Such as that when … Continue reading Movement Chauvinism
Happy Thanksgiving! Today I am thankful to be a part of such a wonderful profession with all you amazing people! We change lives! It would seem Black Friday even extends into CCU courses, because I’ve found several GREAT deals on courses that are going on for a this very limited time. And here they are: … Continue reading CCU Alert! Multiple Black Friday Super Deals
SNTF immunostaining reveals previously undetected axonal pathology in traumatic brain injury as originally seen in Acta Neuropathologicia This looks promising! Medical Xpress, citing further research by these same authors, states that this is what’s happening physiologically after concussion/brain injury with diffuse axonal injury: the sudden stretch on the axon caused by an impact causes altered … Continue reading Blood Test May Predict Poor Cognition After Brain Injury
Rethinking Hospital-Associated Deconditioning: A Proposed Paradigm Shift as originally seen in Physical Therapy Journal This was our Journal Club for October while I was out from the blog with computer issues. So now we’ll catch you up. This article looks at Hospital-Associated Deconditioning (HAD) which is characterized by loss of functional reserve which results in a decline … Continue reading Standing in the Gap Between Hospital and Home
Who: SLP, OT, psychologists What: Cognitive Rehab for Adults with Brain Injury, Stroke or Dementia: A Functional Approach When: Saturday, January 23, 2016, 8am-4pm Where: Memorial Hermann– Texas Medical Center Conference Center Houston, Tx Why: Patients, family and team members will see the validity in your program choices. Learn how team members can work together … Continue reading CCU Alert! Cognitive Rehab for Adults with Brain Injury, Stroke or Dementia: A Functional Approach
Who: physicians, optometrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and athletic trainers What: Annual Summit: Interdisciplinary Approach in Concussion Management with Treatment Strategies hosted by Banner Concussion Center along with Concussion Health and Bertec Balance When: January 22-23, 2016 Where: Banner Concussion Center, Phoenix, Arizona OR live stream on your own device! Why: Objectives: Understand the … Continue reading CCU Alert! Annual Summit: Interdisciplinary Approach in Concussion Management with Treatment Strategies
In my fairly short tenure as a physical therapist, the majority of the continuing education I’ve attended has been on vestibular rehabilitation (close to 50 hours worth). I choose to do this because, in my formal education, we had maybe 6 hours total time in the classroom on this topic. My neuro prof wasn’t strong … Continue reading To Goggle or Not to Goggle: That is the Question.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was put on my to-read list, because it was on a Pinterest suggested book list that looked up my alley. They were right! I love post-apocalyptic tales and stories in which people rationalize harming other people. The writing is so artistic here: … Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale
My OT partner was raving about this new exercise she had heard about this week: Superbrain Yoga. She said it’s supposed to increase the brain’s effiency via acupressure. And then she demonstrated the exercise for me. How simple it seemed! Perhaps too simple. Could this be a case of neuro-bunk? She said we should do this … Continue reading Superbrain Yoga: Hoax or the Real Deal?
Orphan Number Eight by Kim van Alkemade My rating: 4 of 5 stars I got this handed to me by a coworker as a castoff, so I honestly wasn’t expecting much. Then I saw it was a Target special. Nothing good usually comes off those shelves. But really this was pretty good, not earth shattering, … Continue reading Book Review: Orphan #8