How Movement Affects Cells (Part 2)

Mechanotransduction: Relevance to Physical Therapist Practice– Understanding Our Ability to Affect Genetic Expression Through Mechanical Forces as originally seen in Physical Therapy Journal Let’s finish up the article that we started talking about here. To recap, movement affects cells in these processes: — transduction— movement of signals across the cell membrane (skin) via receptors. Then … Continue reading How Movement Affects Cells (Part 2)

How Movement Affects Cells

Mechanotransduction: Relevance to Physical Therapist Practice– Understanding Our Ability to Affect Genetic Expression Through Mechanical Forces as originally seen in Physical Therapy Journal Don’t go running for the hills just yet. That article title and the article itself too are exactly why people don’t read medical research. But the topic is exactly why we should. … Continue reading How Movement Affects Cells

I’m Not My Body

Sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and see a positive story. As an inpatient therapist, I don’t get to see “the rest of the story” very often. I just see the beginning of the story– where people are at their lowest and fighting for every step, quite literally. So getting to see at least … Continue reading I’m Not My Body

Migraine Resources

Joni, PT and vestibular patient, over at the dizzymeblog shared the following resources on migraine. Migraine– More than a Headache (PDF patient education handout, which will be going on my dizziness/vertigo resource page) Which led me to this: mvertigo.com (a forum for folks with migraneous vertigo) In my experience, half the battle with folks with … Continue reading Migraine Resources

Resources on Chronic Pain

In the article on Cognitive Functional Therapy we looked at last week, they mentioned several resources. I thought I’d go check those out. I found them to be interesting and likely clinically helpful! So here those are: Pain-ed: Patient Stories— “We would like to thank the people who have told their remarkable stories. These stories … Continue reading Resources on Chronic Pain

Vestibular Rehab in Migraine-Anxiety Dizziness

Migraine-anxiety related dizziness (MARD): a new disorder? as originally seen in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry This is an older article, but I’ve had several patients with vestibular complaints that had migraine and/or anxiety in their history, either documented or in their own verbal history. I wanted to understand this phenomena better, so … Continue reading Vestibular Rehab in Migraine-Anxiety Dizziness

CCU Alert! Vestibular Dysfunction: A Comprehensive Course in Evaluation and Treatment

Who: Primarily PTs and PTAs; however, also applicable to OTs, COTAs. Taught by Vestibular Educators. What: Vestibular Dysfunction: A Comprehensive Course in Evaluation and Treatment When: September 15-16, 2018 Where: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Conference Center, 2451 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, Texas Why: Course Objectives: Upon completion of this two day course clinicians … Continue reading CCU Alert! Vestibular Dysfunction: A Comprehensive Course in Evaluation and Treatment

Cognitive Functional Therapy: A Crash Course

Cognitive Functional Therapy: An Integrated Behavioral Approach for the Targeted Management of Disabling Low Back Pain as originally seen in Physical Therapy Journal In learning about how to manage my clients with chronic pain, I’ve seen cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) many times as a recommended treatment framework. Which is great, but PTs don’t do CBT … Continue reading Cognitive Functional Therapy: A Crash Course