And here we have the most ANNOYING video EVER. It showcases several people’s tinnitus and also several ways of pronouncing that word that I’ve never heard. There are several neurological causes of tinnitus: Meniere’s disease, brain tumor and brain injury. Other items to consider in the differential include: ear infection, heart or blood vessel disorders, … Continue reading Ring-a-ling, Ring-a-ling. Tinnitus.
Who: Recreational, Occupational, Physical Therapists, dance instructors, anyone who would like to take wheelchair dance into their community. Instructed by a the creator of the Wheel One™ program, Melinda Kremer and either a seated dancer or the American Dance Wheel’s artistic director. What: American DanceWheels‘ Wheel One™ syllabus teacher training When: offered 2 times per … Continue reading CCU Alert! Therapeutic Dance
This is a news bit on some pedi therapists that are using dance as a therapeutic technique. And here we have the highlights of the 2013 Paralympic Wheelchair DanceSport latin ballroom competition. I just love inclusion stories. Everyone deserves to reach for their dreams! But dance can be applied to therapy too. It’s definitely a … Continue reading Therapeutic Dance
Fashion victim: rhabdomyolysis and bilateral peroneal and tibial neuropathies as a result of squatting in ‘skinny jeans’ I knew I didn’t like skinny jeans for a good reason… beside the fact that I strained one of my rhomboids trying to get in a pair once… an embarrassing, but true story. This 35 year old lady … Continue reading Squat + Skinny Jeans=Rhabdo, Neuropathies
As originally seen on Science.Mic Woah. Glad I was never one for all nighters in college. My brain would just stop absorbing information at some point in the night, which I could definitely feel. At that point I’d just go to sleep, because there’s no reason to keep reading your notes for the 304809328th time … Continue reading This is Your Brain. This is Your Brain on Sleep Deprivation.
Activity-Induced DNA Breaks Govern the Expression of Neuronal Early-Response Genes as originally seen in Cell For you visual people: a “graphical abstract” Ok, let’s be real. That picture doesn’t explain it to me at all. But if it does to you, great! I just liked the idea that the article had a “graphical abstract.” I had … Continue reading Learning: Breaking and Rebuilding the Brain
On this Father’s Day, I wanted to acknowledge the special relationship between a disabled parent and their child caregivers. In my line of work, I see this daily. It has become common place for me. However, I know this isn’t the norm. It can be a huge hurdle, and difficult change for both the parent … Continue reading Switched at Stroke: When a Child Becomes the Caregiver of a Parent