If you’ve been paying attention to memes on social media recently, you might have come across the ‘I did surgery on a grape’ meme. But this is no ordinary internet meme, there’s an interesting medical simulation story behind it. In this case, it goes back to 2010 when a group of American surgeons actually performed […]
With advancing years we have to acknowledge the effects of age on our bodies but we often don’t give a thought to our hard-working hands. In one person’s lifetime they will flex and extend their fingers, on just one hand, around 25 million times! Did you know that around 1/4 of all your body’s bones […]
National Physical Therapy Day in September and National Physical Therapy Month, hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in October are important entries on our calendar as a time to recognise the contribution that Physical Therapists bring to everyday lives around the world. But what are the myths that surround this caring and healing […]
It's a busy time of year for the team here in Atlanta. We're packing our suitcases and heading off to Las Vegas for the 64th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. …and no sooner have the doors closed on the final day of the convention, on the 27th, than we're […]
As a Physical Therapist or Chiropractor, how do you ensure that your patients continue their rehabilitation after their appointment with you? When your patient goes home how do they know whether they are doing their exercises correctly? Wouldn't you like to be able to continue to encourage your patients in their recovery process between appointments?
Gabrielle Giffords has returned home today to Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, to spend some time celebrating Thanksgiving with her friends and family. Almost 10 months ago, 19 people were shot as Ms Giffords met constituents outside a Tucson supermarket. Six people died the day that she was shot in the head, at close range. […]
We all know that exercise is good for us, don’t we? We’ve been told about how exercise helps to strengthen us, burn off those calories and give us a good dose of those ‘feel-good’ endorphins. All good common sense. But when you’ve been seriously ill with cancer, exercise may not be upper most in your […]