Pressure… Pushing Down On Me…

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…”

Dehydration

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!
#physicaltherapy #incontinence #chronicdisease

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!

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 2: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

New post on Diabetes Management incoming soon!
Let’s keep warming up with management tips for patients with COPD!

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

More Than Just A Respiratory Disease: The COVID-19 Toolbox

Isn’t COVID-19 just a respiratory disease? If only that was true. We are good at treating respiratory infections. We have lots of drugs for viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal infections of the lungs. Most of them work really well! We also have several backup treatments, inhaled medications, and adjuvant therapies (like rehab!) that make primaryContinue reading “More Than Just A Respiratory Disease: The COVID-19 Toolbox”

Altitude Medicine: Rehab at the Peak

I took a trip to Denver recently and, right around the same time, was consulted regarding the use of a pulse oximeter at high altitudes. It all got me thinking: how different could it really be to practice at 9,000ft? So, I did some work on this and I have to tell you, finding thisContinue reading “Altitude Medicine: Rehab at the Peak”

Chronic Disease Management 3: Urinary Incontinence – Part 2

Alright, so I left you with a pretty serious cliffhanger on that last post. Here is the big ending! This is going to go pretty deep into the BASICS of management techniques for urinary incontinence. Like I keep saying, I’m not a pelvic floor therapist, but I do know enough about the basics that IContinue reading “Chronic Disease Management 3: Urinary Incontinence – Part 2”

Blow Out the Candles…

If there is any treatment that I feel like gets used in a cookie-cutter fashion, it’s pursed-lip breathing. As much as I hate seeing this technique used for every single patient that has shortness of breath, it does have clinical usefulness. So let’s talk about how to implement pursed-lip breathing properly based on patient presentationContinue reading “Blow Out the Candles…”