Think F.A.S.T.! Do you know what a stroke is? Can you identify one? This post goes into what a stroke is, how to identify it, what increases risk, and what to do if stroke symptoms occur. This is vital for any community member to know, not just health care professionals. … More Think F.A.S.T.!
As a doctorate of physical therapy student, I don’t have a lot of spare cash. Unfortunately that means that I don’t have the greatest workout equipment (just a yoga mat), and I have had to stop my awesome pole fitness classes. While I finally have access to the campus rec center again, it is often … More Bringing the Workout Home
These past few weeks in my clinical rotation, I have been working with patients who have balance problems and who might be at risk for falls. Having good balance is necessary to good health and function, but it is sometimes overlooked. So, how does your body keep itself balanced? There are thee systems that are … More Keeping Your Body Balanced
I first sprained my ankle on December 23rd, 2016 jogging back to the swing dance classroom. It was by far the worst sprain I’ve had in my life. But, thanks to awesome swing dancing friends, I shortly had my ankle propped up, iced, and comfort food within an hour. Soon after, I purchased an ankle … More Sprained Ankle? Now what…
I hope that everyone’s New Year’s Holiday was happy and healthy. Mine started out with a re-twisted ankle, but I’m well on my road to recovery. The ankle is known as the ‘most forgiving joint’ in the body because if you damage ankle ligaments (which connect bone to bone), the joint usually doesn’t have excess … More Twisting in the New Year