Home Care

Take 10

I like mornings - our energy and brains are clear and the day spans before us, however, I have never been a “morning” person. Once up, there are the daily list of things to do and the race to leave the house. If I wake up late, I am rushed and frantic and settle down [...]

Take 102013-05-08T14:32:17+00:00

Sciatica!

The sciatic nerve innervates all muscles of the posterior thigh, leg and foot. It is as thick as a finger and is formed from the nerve roots that originate from the sacral plexus (groups of nerves) that emerge from the vertebrae between L4 and S3. It is actually two combined nerves, the tibeal nerve and [...]

Sciatica!2013-03-16T19:21:51+00:00

Gluteal Muscles: Deep

The deep layers of the gluteal muscles are also commonly referred to as “the rotators”. They are a dense strip of 5 muscles and are responsible for laterally rotating the thigh and helping to stabilize the femoral head in the acetabulum. The piriformis is considered to be a landmark of the gluteal region and renowned [...]

Gluteal Muscles: Deep2013-03-01T19:02:32+00:00

Gluteal Muscles: Superficial

The gluteal muscles are comprised of two layers, superficial and deep. The superficial muscles are what we commonly think of as our buttocks and include the gluteus maximus, minimus and medius and the tensor fascia lata. Extensor and lateral rotation: The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle of the body. The maximus attaches to the [...]

Gluteal Muscles: Superficial2013-02-13T18:05:01+00:00

Hamstring Muscles (Part 2)

Hamstring muscles are active in all thigh extension - except when the knees are fully flexed such as in danurasana/bow pose. They also support trunk extension, and if they were to become paralyzed, our bodies would tip forward when standing. The hamstrings are also very active when walking on flat ground (city walking!) and are [...]

Hamstring Muscles (Part 2)2013-01-23T17:48:43+00:00

Hamstring Muscles (Part 1)

The hamstring muscles are a group of 4 posterior thigh muscles. The muscles are semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and the biceps femoris, which are considered two muscles due to their two distinct boney attachments. All muscles attach proximally to the ischial tuberosity except for the ‘short head’ of the bicep femoris, which attach to the lateral femur [...]

Hamstring Muscles (Part 1)2013-01-16T18:03:16+00:00

Bone Density in SCI Patients

Exposing the Skeletons in the Closet of SCI Rehab W. Brent Edwards, PhD.  •SCI associated with marked bone loss •2x more likely to experience a fx due to minor trauma with small amounts of force •Most valuable window is acute phase SCI rehab. •No intervention yet has demonstrated complete or sustained recovery of SCI bone [...]

Bone Density in SCI Patients2012-08-26T22:17:16+00:00

Spinal Cord Institute

One of the nice things about my job is that I learn new things. In late June, I was able to attend the 35th Annual Interdisciplinary Spinal Cord Course at the renowned Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. It was just my second time in Chicago (the first over a decade ago for my cousins wedding), but [...]

Spinal Cord Institute2012-07-24T14:34:29+00:00

Purchasing Durable Medical Equipment

Over the course of the past few months I have needed to recommend Durable Medical Equipment (DME) for individuals whom needed to increase their home safety. Listed below are several reliable Brooklyn and Manhattan stores, which have a comprehensive selection of DME, deliver and accept insurance. Common DME for home use include: commodes, raised toilet [...]

Purchasing Durable Medical Equipment2012-05-20T16:48:37+00:00

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