“How To Be Sick” by Toni Bernard

“How To Be Sick” by Toni Bernard

Many of my patients suffer from chronic pain. Some people have been able bodied all their lives and then are suddenly faced with an injury or an illness which is life changing. Accepting and embracing a change in ability or…

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Don’t Judge People

Many people have hidden disabilities. Our culture teaches us that appearance is everything, but appearances can be quite deceiving. We can look perfectly "presentable" and be managing a complex problem. Practice compassion. Don't make assumptions. Observe. Listen. Take a breath.…

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Try Qigong!

Personal Story By Carolyn - A person who lives with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. "Several years ago I went to a Qigong class hoping to find a way to manage my pain, by working on building energy, balance and…

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Aquatic Equipment – Buoyancy Cuffs

Aquatic Equipment – Buoyancy Cuffs

Would you like more of a challenge? By Laura Diamond, MS, PT Would you like to get more out of your workout? There are a few ways to accomplish this. You can improve your strength by increasing resistance with the…

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Aquatic Equipment – Why Use Gloves?

Aquatic Equipment – Why Use Gloves?

Using gloves are different than using hand buoys. Gloves create a surface area resistance in the water.  They allow you to push the water in various planes of motions, strengthening all the muscles of your shoulder, upper body, and core. Hand…

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Aquatic Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Aquatic Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Many people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury experience balance problems, difficulty walking, muscle weakness, increased muscle tone, spasms, decreased memory and confusion. The properties of the water make it a safe place to improve land-based function without fear…

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Tish Scolnick -Leveraged Freedom Chair

Tish Scolnick -Leveraged Freedom Chair

When Tish Scolnick was a freshman at MIT she dreamed of becoming a doctor. She took a class called "Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries" and that changed her career path forever. She is now Chief Executive Officer of her own…

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How Will Water Therapy Help Me?

The properties of the water including neutral warmth, buoyancy, reduction of gravity, hydrostatic pressure, viscosity and resistance provide the following benefits: Accelerated recovery Early weight bearing progression Less pressure on joints Maintenance of fitness Increased cardiovascular fitness and endurance Increased…

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Need a Tune Up?

Why not consider an annual check up with Laura. Come in for a re-evaluation and a few sessions to make sure you are on track to achieve your physical therapy and fitness goals in time for the holidays. If you…

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