The position of our shoulder blades (scapula) on our trunk is hugely important. As infants, our spinal curves are influenced by time spent in tummy time, sitting and standing, and miraculously, by the time we are walking, the back extensor muscles become strong enough to support our head and trunk. The four spinal curves of [...]
February is heart month and yesterday, February 3rd, was National Wear Red Day, which found much of the senior staff at our hospital wearing vibrant red in order to draw attention to the fact that heart disease kills women. Often thought of as the number one killer of men, the fact that women are at [...]
I was going to write about ways to recover from the holiday, or ways to reboot your body with good nutrition and exercise after a possible self-care slump; or solutions for keeping our New Years resolutions, but instead I find myself writing about doing less, and better yet, doing less through leisure. In OT school [...]
As the weather changes and the holiday’s approach, so does out sense of urgency and stress. Plans get made, gifts get bought, meals get consumed, and time, as always, seems to continually run out. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year can be a blur. We all know we should be thankful, take in the [...]
In my hospital, many of our patients come to us for rehabilitation after an elective surgery such as a knee or hip replacement (arthroplasties). For the most part, these patients have carefully chosen their surgeon, rehab setting, and procedure date and have been educated about what to expect from surgery through recovery.