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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
            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
It's September and cooler months are coming.  How do cooler days affect your pain?  For some people, their pain lets them know what's about to happen with the weather.  In today's world, we always seem to be rushing around and looking for instant gratification.  But consider this-What's more important, immeidate pain relief or learning how to control your pain over time and situations?  We know instant relief would be great.  But if your pain keeps returning, other...
Posted on 2019-09-19
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