Month: October 2014

Trendelenburg Gait

It’s also called lurch gait.  This gait pattern I bet is really, really common in stroke survivors.  Trendelenburg gait happens when one side of the body has really weak hip abductor muscles.  This is what happens……when you’re walking…let’s use the… Read More ›

Catch Phrase

I have written many, many times about how the transfer of thoughts in my head to words out of my mouth is all messed up.  My mind works light years faster than my mouth.  There is a HUGE disconnect there. … Read More ›


A search term on my blog is frequently “up with the good, down with the bad.”  I wrote a post entitled that same thing over 2 years ago when I thought I knew something.  Now what I know is very,… Read More ›

Neuro Rehab

The company that I work for is 100% orthopedic.  My boss has told me that down the road they would like me to maybe do some neuro rehab.  Neurological physical therapy.  This won’t happen for a few years, I certainly… Read More ›


In my previous life, I let people walk all over me, never expressed how I truly felt, and wallowed in anger in private.  All of this anger and stress probably contributed to my stroke.  Well, a few things have changed… Read More ›


The first couple of years that I was a practicing physical therapist, I was scared of everything.  It’s really scary when someone that’s already in a lot of pain and coming to you for help tells you that the exercises… Read More ›


I recently SERIOUSLY misjudged someone who I formerly had on a pedestal. I was lied to by this person and severely taken advantage of at a time when I was incredibly, incredibly vulnerable.  Shame on that person.  That person should… Read More ›


I want to warn you, keep reading and you’re going to get very angry.  If you choose to read the article that I’m going to link to, read it sitting down because your blood pressure will rise dramatically.  High blood… Read More ›

Gastroc/Soleus Complex

A lot of my posts recently have been really orthopedic because of my job.  I’m seeing all these words that I didn’t use for 3 years and it’s triggering ideas for blog posts.  Your calf muscle.  Your calf muscle is… Read More ›

Lateral Shift

A search term on my blog today was “soap note for hip lateral shift mckenzie.”  That was written by a physical therapist.  That is really specific and it uses therapist speak.  I didn’t realize how much I loved and missed… Read More ›

Barb’s Book

Barb, who had a stroke in the temporal and frontal lobes of the cerebrum 5 years ago, just published a book about her recovery process.  It’s about fighting to get back to be able to do the thing she loves… Read More ›

ACE Bandage

Someone landed on my blog yesterday by googling “what is the physiologic reason for wrapping an ACE bandage from the bottom to the top?” Good question, here’s the answer.  There’s gravity ok?  So because of gravity all the fluid in… Read More ›

Unilateral Neglect

The first time that I wrote about neglect I wrote it from the viewpoint of an arrogant PT who because I learned about it in school, thought that that made me some kind of authority on the subject.  That by… Read More ›