Breathing. I can’t stress it enough. If you’re not breathing, you’re dead… or in a lot of pain… either way, it’s not good. So breathe! In my practice, I work with a lot of different types of patients with a wide variety of conditions and comorbidities, but they all have one thing in common: theyContinue reading “Pressure… Pushing Down On Me…”
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WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE NECT CHAPTER OF DIABETES MANAGEMENT, LET’S KEEP TALKING ABOUT INCONTINENCE
Chronic management of urinary incontinence can lead to many issues like infection and hospitalization if it doesn’t account for fluid balance! Let’s talk I’s and O’s!
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Chronic Disease Part 3: Urinary Incontinence – Part 1
NEXT FEATURE IN THE CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT SERIES!!!
Let’s learn how to manage incontinence! But wait, that’s not a chronic disease, is it? Well, let’s take a look and find out!
Chronic Disease Part 4: Type 2 Diabetes – Part 2
IT’S HERE!!! The NEW BLOG POST!
The next installment in the Chronic Disease Management Series on Diabetic Care is here! Let’s talk about feet!
Home (Health) is Where the Heart Is
Dr. Rebekah Griffith, other wise known as The ED PT, interviewed Dr. B on all things patient care management and how PTs in the ED and Home Health PTs can work together to provide the best possible care for patients. We talked about the struggles we each face in managing complex patients and the rolesContinue reading “Home (Health) is Where the Heart Is”
Chronic Disease Part 4: Type 2 Diabetes – Part 1
Let’s start with a story… Man on a Train I was exiting a train on the platform at Reagan Airport when suddenly I see a man falling back onto the train as it was pulling away. His eyes were rolled back and he looked limp. My husband and I pulled him off the moving trainContinue reading “Chronic Disease Part 4: Type 2 Diabetes – Part 1”
Spilling the Box of Pearls: All the Tips on Supplemental Oxygen Management
Can’t get enough BONUS CONTENT!
Still managing COPD but struggle with the oxygen? I’ve got you…
Chronic Disease Part 1: Heart Failure
Time for a warmup! NEW POST on Diabetes incoming!
To get ready, let’s take a look at all the ways Rehab providers can participate in Chronic Disease Management! First look: Heart Failure
Can I Touch Your Face? – Screening the Cranial Nerves
Most providers start the cranial nerve screen with CNII, but that has been changing since COVID-19 entered the scene. The primary presenting symptoms of loss of taste and smell have re-anchored the sensory systems in the neurological screening and the cranial nerve exam. Both smell and taste are transmitted via cranial nerves so this screeningContinue reading “Can I Touch Your Face? – Screening the Cranial Nerves”
Did Anyone Else See That?
Do you ever wonder, “did anyone else see that?” We find those red flags sometimes, don’t we? We see something odd in a physical exam and it completely changes our perspective on the patient. The key to seeing it, though, is to look for it. You may be thinking, “another thing I need to addContinue reading “Did Anyone Else See That?”