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Well folks, it's that SEASON again.  Hurricane Season, that is.  It's not one we look forward to, but definitely one we know how to prepare for here in Louisiana. We always seem to remember those basic esssentials like flashlights, batteries, water, etc.  But when you have someone with mobility impairments or other significant health issues, you have to think with more safety specifics in mind, especially if you have to evacuate.  The number on...
Posted on 2021-06-01
               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
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
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
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