We’ve been talking about Zika virus for a while (here and here specifically) and it is to this day one of the hot topics around here. In March, PT Journal had something to say. Zika Virus (ZIKV), Global Public Health, Disability, and Rehabilitation: Connecting the Dots… as originally seen in Physical Therapy Journal I added several … Continue reading Zika Virus Disability
Key Take-aways from the video: — pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s dementia (It’s really cool! Listen to that part at least, because there’s no way I can summarize it more succinctly than Lisa did here , plus there are good graphics too!) Minutes 1: 32-2:51, 4:23-4:58. — Risk factors for Alzheimer’s dementia are both non-modifiable and modifiable. — … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Dementia Prevention
In the last post, we discussed what makes up blood pressure and how high and low blood pressure happens. Now that we understand that, we can move on to what to do about low blood pressure. Once again, I would like to emphasize that low blood pressure is a medical condition, and thus, MUST be … Continue reading Conservative Low Blood Pressure Management Strategies
In my little survey (Have you taken it yet?) a reader requested some information about low blood pressure, so I thought I’d do a post or two on the topic. First, low blood pressure is a medical problem, so the first line of treatment will always be medical. Make sure your physician is aware of … Continue reading Blood Pressure
Who: Physicians, Researchers, Engineers, Clinicians, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Consumers, Industry, Manufacturers, Government officials What: The 3rd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and Rehabilitation When: November 5-8, 2017 Where: JW Marriott Houston Downtown 806 Main St. Houston, TX 77002, hosted by TIRR Memorial Hermann Why: “The 2017 International Symposium on Wearable & Rehabilitation Robotics (WeRob2017) … Continue reading CCU Alert! The International Symposium on Wearable Robotics & Rehabilitation
Key Take Aways: Whatever it is you care about, in order to improve you have to spend dedicated time in each of the two zones: the learning zone and the performance zone. In our professional lives 1-2 years after we get out of school, we’re spending most of our professional time in the performance zone. … Continue reading Get Out of that Rut!
Forced vital capacity (FVC) as an indicator of survival and disease progression in an ALS clinic population as originally seen in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry Last week were talking about outcome measures in ALS. In looking at those, we found forced vital capacity (FVC) was an important one to keep track of, … Continue reading Forced Vital Capacity in ALS