PTSD – Tips on Patient Treatment

After you go through a trauma (a dangerous/shocking event that you experience or witness), you can develop PTSD.  (PTSD is an abbreviation for posttraumatic stress disorder.)  PTSD is defined as “a serious potentially debilitating condition that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist incident, sudden death of a loved … More PTSD – Tips on Patient Treatment

What is Gaslighting? What Healthcare Providers Should Know about this Phenomenon.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  While the general public should be aware of this issue, healthcare providers can be an important part in helping victims receive the help and care they might need.  Learning about the signs and symptoms of different types of abuse is vital in order to be an ideal patient advocate. … More What is Gaslighting? What Healthcare Providers Should Know about this Phenomenon.

How Does a Healthcare Provider Screen for Domestic Abuse?

Most healthcare professionals have to ask if a patient “feels safe at home.”  Victims of domestic violence may be hesitant to voice their opinion, especially to such a direct question.  Instead, indirect questions can be used to help the patient to feel at ease in sharing his/her experience. Ideal Screening Questions for Domestic Violence The … More How Does a Healthcare Provider Screen for Domestic Abuse?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Facts YOU Need to Know

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this issue is unfortunately common. Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced domestic violence from their intimate partner.  As of 2017, I have a female friend who was raped by her then-boyfriend and a male friend who was verbally and psychologically abused by … More October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Facts YOU Need to Know

Fact Checkup: Intense Workouts Leading to a Life Threatening Condition?

CNN recently posted a news article called, “Why Intense workouts are leading to a life-threatening condition.” One of my colleagues in the field of physical therapy, Dymire Jones, posted the article and mentioned how it was an example of fear-mongering.  Fear-mongering is the action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue. … More Fact Checkup: Intense Workouts Leading to a Life Threatening Condition?

Smart Success PT Live Take-Aways

For Memorial Day weekend, I decided to invest in myself by attending the first Smart Success PT Live event in Clearwater Beach, FL.  The weekend conference brought together physical therapists and physical therapy students who were involved in online business courses, marketing courses, or financial planning courses. These courses were taught by some of the … More Smart Success PT Live Take-Aways