Posts Tagged 'Healthcare Professionals'

Live Life – Don’t Settle for Mundane After a Traumatic Brain Injury

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One in 50 Americans currently suffer from some form of traumatic brain injury. Emotional, physical and spiritual issues all come in to play as you regain your identify and reaffirm your goals, desires and motivations for life. Some people recovering from traumatic brain injury have further to travel than others. But, every survivor needs to remember that regardless of the reason for the injury, life goes on and there are things you can do to get back to life, participate in events and improve your brain’s ability to function.

Posted by Shelly Duell Dec 10, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

How to Benefit from Aquatic Exercise without Knowing How to Swim

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An Aquatic Drama

 A 2 person play in 1 act

Characters:

Aquatic Specialist (AS):
a professional with certifications in aquatics, lifeguarding, cpr, and first aid, who works with people in water and possesses knowledge of the human body and the properties of water

New Aquatic Person (NAP): 
person who has not been in a pool for a long time or perhaps never been in a pool

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Nov 26, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

The Physician as a Partner: Beyond Rapport to True Collaboration

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We’ve all gotten that standard form letter that contains the dreaded line, “your physician will be leaving.”  In my case, the recent letter announced that my physiatrist, Dr. A. would be leaving the region marking the end of a seven-year relationship. The unexpected news caused me to stop and reflect on Dr. A’s role in the development of my walking program.  What established the positive working alliance between us?  When I originally embarked on my journey to walk device- free, I did not know what a Physiatrist was or what a critical role this specialty would play in my progression.

Posted by Kerry Aug 27, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to a Concussion

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Although you obviously go through life taking every possible step to stay safe, and to protect your loved ones from harm, there are certain things that simply can’t be avoided. Accidents and injuries occur all the time, and many times, these issues are nobody’s fault. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help those left to suffer with the physical and mental damage done by an unforeseen car accident, a tumble down the stairs, a slip and fall, or a million other things that can cause trauma. The most serious of injuries, outside of cardiac arrest and severe bleeding, is

Posted by Shelly Duell Jul 11, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Burnout for People with Disabilities in Athletics

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Burnout is a subject that has been widely researched in the Health, Sports, and Fitness disciplines. Recent studies show links between burnout and musculoskeletal diseases including chronic neck and back pain and osteoarthritis for women and cardiovascular disease in men.[i]

Posted by Kerry Jun 24, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

The Building Blocks of a Program: Structure, Supports, and Coaching

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When I started working with my Movement Specialist, I had never heard of a 4 x 4 matrix.  I was not familiar with the concepts or complexities of Functional Movement.  I had never heard of Gray Cook, Charlie Weingroff, or other professionals James frequently cites.  It is only recently that I have come to appreciate the knowledge beyond the names, and their expertise.

Posted by Kerry May 28, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Skill-building and Accountability

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As a former English Major, I read a lot.  I read an article that had a quote which saidExercise has one spelling, but how it is applied is extremely diverse.” [i] The quote made me think of a point my Movement Specialist frequently makes, that one fitness approach may work well for one client but only partially work for another.  Any developed fitness routine needs to be tailored and customized for the individual.

Posted by Kerry May 14, 2013 Posted in Disability, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Principles of Professionalism

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In December 2009, I began a journey with a new Fitness and Movement Specialist to advance my goal to walk without assistive devices.  At the time, I had no way of knowing how hard I would work, how far I would be pushed, or how much I would achieve. While I have a long history of working with professionals from multiple disciplines, through my work with James R. House, III, I would come to understand what a true working alliance is— a shared partnership between a client and a professional.

Posted by Kerry May 09, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

One Size does not fit all: Experience, Assessment, and Learning from Industry Leaders

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In this article, James R. House, III, discusses the development of his professional expertise as a Movement Specialist and the application of his training in his work with clients.

Posted by Kerry May 03, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The “Working Alliance”: Establishing An Effective Partnership

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In the field of Social Work, the connection between a professional and client is called a “working alliance.”  The alliance begins when the professional and client agree about the work to be done.  In the context of fitness, I have formed “working alliances” with five professionals over the last six years.

Each professional brought different talents, skill sets, training, and features to my program.  The “working alliance” describes my efforts and work with the fitness professionals.

Posted by Kerry Apr 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments