Posts Tagged 'Healthcare Professionals'

4 Tips for Better Pain Management

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A healthcare professional knows that pain is one of the best indicators that something’s not right with a patient, but there’s a fine line between using that pain to alert you something needs to be done and keeping the pain from causing traumatizing discomfort for patients. If you work in an ICU or a hospital, pain is an everyday challenge for healthcare professionals and their patients. Meet with your colleagues to discuss methods of better pain management at your facility; there’s no right or wrong way to debate it, but there are a few ideas to assist in dealing with the level of pain your patients feel.

Posted by Chris Meloni May 15, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Professional Amateurs

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As an athlete for a division one school, the topic of student-athletes being paid to play hits me right at home. I get asked “don’t you wish you got paid for this bro?” by NARP (non-athletic regular people and I always respond….I do. Not in the sense that professional NBA players do by the millions of dollars, but I get paid in the form of a free education at one of the top universities in the nation. Most people forget

Posted by Daniel Nong Mar 31, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Stimulating the Mind & Body of those with Chronic Illness and Physical Disabilities

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly two million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur each year. This condition can manifest in a number of ways, but one of the most difficult to deal with is the loss of physical and cognitive function. Patients may experience reduced strength, impaired speech, and poor coordination, problems with movement, lack of feeling, memory loss, pain or unpleasant sensations.
Naturally, these symptoms can get in the way of everyday life, and they can be depressing to deal with. However, all is not hopeless. With some medical support, emotional support and your own effort and dedication, it’s possible to recapture your ability to function effectively. Here are some things that can help.

Posted by Shelly Duell Dec 19, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

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