Functional Electrical Stimulation Combats Knee Hyperextension

Control of Stroke-Related Genu Recurvatum With Prolonged Timing of Dorsiflexor Functional Electrical Stimulation: A Case Study as originally seen in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy I’m in the middle of a couple projects right now and in working on those, I came across this article. I’ve seen functional electrical stimulation (FES) used to manage … Continue reading Functional Electrical Stimulation Combats Knee Hyperextension

Book Review: Nimona

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I had never read a graphic novel until Nimona. And I truly enjoyed it! I loved Nimona’s character– spunky and a little spazy too not to mention scary powerful in the end. Her shape-shifter abilities throw interesting twists into the plot. The problem between the … Continue reading Book Review: Nimona

Sensory Resource

Just wanted to share a resource to the community at large this evening. The Sensory Parenting 101 website offers courses and materials that walk folks through sensory difficulties, the behaviors that result and what to do to modify the behaviors. They’re a little pricey, but knowing parents of sensory kids and having seen sensory difficulties … Continue reading Sensory Resource

Book Review: Madwomen

Madwomen: The “Locas mujeres” Poems of Gabriela Mistral, a Bilingual Edition by Gabriela Mistral My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was really looking forward to reading this one off my Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2017 list to check-off “collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love.” I wanted to read … Continue reading Book Review: Madwomen

Neurologic Disease Masquerades as Mental Disorder

Prevalence and clinical characteristics of serum neuronal cell surface antibodies in first-episode psychosis: a case-control study as originally seen in The Lancet Psychiatry. The two ladies in the video are diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (NMDARE). I thought these cases very interesting, and figured we’d explore a little more about this rare disease. NMDARE is … Continue reading Neurologic Disease Masquerades as Mental Disorder

Promising New Biomarker of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

CCL11 is increased in the CNS in chronic traumatic encephalopathy but not in Alzheimer’s disease as originally seen in PLOS ONE Unless you’ve been under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about the concussion scandals in the NFL. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE is why concussions are now taken so seriously. They’re finding that repeated … Continue reading Promising New Biomarker of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)