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We are always excited for Physical Therapy Month.  It gives PTs the opportunity to be recognized for their specialized contributions in the healthcare setting.  Over the last few years, there has been advancement in Louisiana regarding when Physical Therapists can treat patients.  In the recent past, PTs needed a referral from a physician to provide services.  Since Direct Access became law in June of 2016, PTs no longer need a doctor's order to evaluate and treat! &nb...
Posted on 2020-10-13
               It's Rehabilitation Week!  What does Rehabiltation Awareness Week mean?  It's a time when Rehab Professionals, like Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists, are recognized for their contributions to getting yall back on the road to recovery!  It's a time to say Thank You and show appreciation for their work.   We all know that when in therapy, you-the patient, are doing all the hard ...
Posted on 2020-09-17
Before we talk about the Suspended Gait Training, let's first look at what Gait Training is.  According to Wikipedia, "Gait training or gait rehabilitation is the act of learning how to walk, either as a child, or, more frequently, after sustaining an injury or disability." In Physcial Therapy, Gait Training is used after an injury or any condition which affects your ability to walk.  It can be used for general weakness, after a stroke, and various neuromuscul...
Posted on 2020-07-02
Let's talk about Hearing and Speech. Did you know . . . .. Many don't recognize all of the benefits of Speech Therapy.  Speech Therapists help people with speaking, listening, writing, reading, thinking and swallowing.  The causes of these problems vary.  Per ASHA.org some common causes of speech, language and cognitive problems are: stroke, head injury, breathing problems, vocal abuse, head and neck cancer and certain diseases like Parkinson's, ALS, Azheimer's and MLS. ...
Posted on 2020-06-11
Hey folks!  The month of April is full of so many awareness proclamations and events.  But one that is special to us is Limb Loss Awareness Month!  As I traverse the internet and mountains of information, I find that Limb Loss gets left left off of these lists-which speaks volumes to me.  As I'm writing this, I also contacted some of these health awareness sites asking them to include Limb Loss on their lists.  AMPEDUP is designed more as mental health support. ...
Posted on 2020-04-16
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