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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.

  • Warning Signs/Risk Factors for Stroke

    I had no warning signs, none.  This happened to me out of the blue one morning.  I felt absolutely fine the days/weeks/months prior to my stroke.  One morning I just collapsed.  I kinda knew at the time I was having… Read More ›

  • Synergistic Movement

    When I first had my stroke, I couldn’t do much.  I was really good at laying there.  But I had to go to physical therapy.  I didn’t want to, trust me.  In physical therapy one of their main goals was… Read More ›

  • My Speech – Dysarthria

    There are a lot of things that can happen to your speech after a stroke.  It depends on where in the brain you stroked, how long it was before treatment, the severity of the stroke, etc.  Strokes are very individual. … Read More ›

  • The PFO Issue

    I have a PFO.  If you found this post by searching for PFO, then you know what it is.  If you don’t know, PFO stands for patent foramen ovale.  It is a ‘hole’ in the heart.  The blood in the… Read More ›

  • Treadmill for Stroke Recovery

    I am of the opinion that one of the best things you can do for yourself after a stroke is buy a treadmill – if you can walk that is.  If you can’t walk yet leave it to the rehab… Read More ›

  • My Story :)

    Hi everyone! The story of my stroke begins a little over a year ago.  I was at work as a physical therapist.  I had a very promising career ahead of me as I had just become “Mckenzie certified” after only… Read More ›