Recent Posts - page 2

  • Constant vs. Intermittent Pain

    My aunt has been going to physical therapy for a few months for some hip pain.  She told me she is feeling a whole lot better but that there are still some nagging symptoms that haven’t been relieved.  I think… Read More ›

  • Rotator Cuff

    A search term on my blog yesterday was “rotator cuff exercises for stroke patient.”  The exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff are the same whether you had a stroke or not. The muscles and nerves are all the same as… Read More ›

  • Dermatomes

    A search term on my blog today was ‘dermatome chart.’  I couldn’t remember in the last 3 or so years ever doing a post about dermatomes so I searched that word on my blog myself and the only thing that… Read More ›

  • Struggle

    Every single day of my life is a struggle both physically and emotionally. Every single f’ing day. And from conversations that I’ve had with stroke survivors that are years ahead of me in recovery, every single day of my life… Read More ›

  • Sleeping Posture

    Ever wake up with a really sore back?  Or do you wake up like that every morning?  Has anyone ever asked you if your mattress is saggy?  I’ve been treating someone who has a tendency to fall asleep in his… Read More ›

  • Empathy Cards

    I shared this site with someone on my Facebook page a few months ago and just realized I very much need to share it here. These are the kinds of things to say to someone who is going through something… Read More ›

  • Shiatsu

    I’ve gotten a few shiatsu massages.  I used to think that my former yoga teacher was the most intuitive person that I had ever met until I realized that I was badly manipulated and brainwashed for a few years.  And… Read More ›

  • EFT

    EFT is the abbreviation for emotional freedom technique.  For years, I’ve been droning on and on about the benefits of meditation – and I still think meditation is one of the greatest things in the world that you can do… Read More ›

  • Meditation: proven science – very, very, very proven

    Meditation: still considered an “alternative” and “complementary” treatment Meditation: not at all a part of mainstream Western Medicine, only Eastern Medicine Meditation: thousands upon thousands of research articles proving how it positively affects and changes the brain Meditation: might just… Read More ›

  • Advice

    I just spoke with a stroke survivor’s brother. This person sought me out and asked for my help and my advice. My advice was that for starters his sister needs to get into an intensive rehab program and begin a… Read More ›

  • All better

    I’m pretty sure that the general consensus when someone sees me and then learns what happened to me is that I’m over it and don’t need any help anymore.  I look great, so what could I be dealing with now?… Read More ›

  • Craniectomy

    This post is for my family, friends, anyone that has had a craniectomy and their family and friends.  Something was said to me yesterday that made me realize that I have not been more than abundantly clear about something the… Read More ›

  • Options

    I had lunch with a lady earlier this week to discuss options for her brother, a stroke survivor.  We were talking for a while and she asked “so what are the options for stroke victims?”  I responded “there really aren’t… Read More ›

  • Article

    I was blown away by this article and wanted to share.  (Credit to Barb, I read this because you liked it on Facebook) The norm sure as hell ain’t always better, or even good. At all. http://momastery.com/blog/2015/04/13/world-mentally/

  • Heel Raises (calf raises)

    I tried to explain to someone the importance of this exercise and strengthening this muscle. This will strengthen the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, the calf muscles.  These muscles, when contracted, will plantarflex the foot(point the toes).  So when you do… Read More ›