Who: PT, PTA, OT, COTA What: Advancing Clinical Practice in Neurodegenerative Disease Rehabilitation When: September 17, 2016 Where: TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Tx Why: Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Describe the role of the physical therapist in the management of patients with neurodegenerative disease. Describe the pathophysiologic changes … Continue reading CCU Alert! Advancing Clinical Practice in Neurodegenerative Disease Rehabilitation
That’s the stuff of nightmares. You’re on vacation in Florida and suddenly get this horrible headache that’s so bad you can’t stand for others to touch you. You get to the hospital and they tell you that you’re brain is being eaten from the inside by a little critter, and by the way, you’re probably going … Continue reading Teen Survives Brain Eating Amoeba
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have a clinical doctorate and had to read this in small chunks and re-read portions to really “get” it. I realize it’s supposed to be the dumbed down version of physics and astronomy, but I’m too dumb for the dummies’ … Continue reading Book Review: A Brief History of Time
Long-Term Training with a Brain-Machine Interface-Based Gait Protocol Induces Partial Neurological Recovery in Paraplegic Patients as originally seen in Scientific Reports I’ve seen this video crop up on my Facebook feed a few times in the last couple days, and I just had to see what was going on here. The video is slightly misleading of … Continue reading Complete SCI Gait Training with Virtual Reality and Brain-Machine Interface Leads to Partial Recovery
Who: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and assistants What: Aquatic Sensory & Motor Integration for the Lifespan: Pediatric to Geriatric When: November 19-20, 2016 Where: Holiday Inn– Westway Park, Houston, Tx Why: Objectives: 1. Identify a model program known for its use of sensory stimulation in water. 2. After learning foundational principles, generate 1-2 reasons why … Continue reading CCU Alert! Aquatic Sensory & Motor Integration for the Lifespan: Pediatric to Geriatric
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling My rating: 3 of 5 stars I very much enjoyed the plot. It had several twists that I didn’t expect that was reminiscent of Prisoner of Azkaban, which was definitely my favorite in the original series. It was nice to see … Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
IV Step is over. Now what? We learned so much on many different topics at the conference: from tech to research to outcome measures to “the dental model” (scheduling PT check-ups at least annually like dentists do) to dosage and timing all as related to our 4Ps: Prevention, Prediction, Plasticity and Participation. But how to we … Continue reading After IV Step: Now What?