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When I started this blog in 2012 I thought my life was over and I said in this ‘About Me’ section that “I used to be a physical therapist.” Now, I’m back to work as a physical therapist with an ENTIRELY different perspective and treatment methods.

I had a massive stroke at the age of 30. It’s a lot more common for a young person to have a stroke than anyone thinks. I could’ve taken a continuing education course about strokes but I decided to have one instead. I’m getting a much better education this way.

  • Shoulder Pain

    After my stroke, my right shoulder would hurt periodically.  There is NO WAY that it was subluxed.  A subluxation of a joint is like the step before dislocation.  The bones of the joint aren’t matching up correctly.  After a stroke… Read More ›

  • Reflexes

    You know when the doctor bangs you on the knee?  He’s testing your reflexes.  You probably already knew that but I’m going to tell you some stuff I bet you don’t know.  Reflexes can tell a lot about what’s happening… Read More ›

  • Sensation

    Ever wonder why the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice versa?  This is why….whenever you touch something or move certain nerves need to tell the brain what just happened.  At some point,… Read More ›

  • Types of Strokes

    You’re going to hear a lot of words when you have a stroke.  Ischemic, hemorrhagic, embolic, thrombotic, lacunar….what do they all mean?  Well, I’ll tell you.  A stroke is caused when something happens to a blood vessel in or to… Read More ›

  • Neuroplasticity

    A stroke is a brain injury, not a muscular injury.  It may seem like your muscles don’t work anymore but they do, they’re still there and just as good as they once were, well at first that is.  Soon atrophy… Read More ›