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Sure everyone has heard of a support group.  But not all support groups are run the same way.  There's AA, NA, support groups for specific types of mental illness, strokes, etc. You get the picture.  Well, since our LCSW has been managing at Excel Rehab, she's been learning more about amputee support groups.  What we've learned is this-most amputee support groups are run more like clinics.  There are often PTs, OTs, other staff, family members, Orthotics and Prosthetics ...
Posted on 2020-03-13
            Last week, we looked into the causes, symptoms, and methods of prevention of ACL injuries. This week, we will discuss prevention methods, treatment options and the subsequent risks involved.    Prevention Proper training and exercise can help reduce the risk of ACL injury. A physical therapist, athletic trainer or other specialist in sports medicine can provide assessment, instruction and feedback that can help you r...
Posted on 2020-02-29
This is our last blog in this series.  We hope you've been following along.  So we've talked about preparations, schedules, healthy balances, following treatment plans and setting appropraite limts.  What's left?  DISCHARGE! Discharge Planning always begins the day you start therapy.  You and your Physical Therapist set goals, a schedule and a timeline.  Your physican may play a role in this as well.       Throughout therapy you will be learnin...
Posted on 2020-02-11
Usually we are talking about progress and moving forward.  But what about limitations?  And do we need to set limits?  Like with everything else in life, sometimes we do have to set limits for ourselves.   An example would be if you are in physical therapy and you become ill.  This would be a time to consider taking it easy.  Not only can coming in while ill cause you to over-do it & stay ill longer, you may put others at the clinic at risk for becoming il...
Posted on 2020-02-05
Now it's time to talk about following your treatment plan!  When you begin your Physical Therapy, you will talk with your PT about your goals, the doctor's recommendations and the PT's recommendations.  You will discuss your diagnosis, history, pain levels etc.  Next it's up to you.  You will have a Plan of Care that you and the PT agree on, the direction/assistance of the PT, and the equipment/supplies that you need to carry out your Plan of Care.  Note that not all in...
Posted on 2020-01-28
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