Find yourself a #physicaltherapist that dedicates himself to gaining #knowledge
One of the best things I could do with my career is help young athletes struggling with injuries to overcome and succeed!
"By using a thin pillow, like The Belly Sleeper, you can alleviate the pressure points in the spine that can lead to short term soreness and long term chronic issues." says #PhysicalTherapist David Vanas. ⠀
Try ours out today! ⠀ #BellySleepPillow#PT
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! @vald_performance have agreed to come on board as a sponsor for The 3rd Injury Proof Seminar: Hamstrings with David Opar & Jack Hickey @balmainsportsmedicine They will be sharing some incredible tech with us to help better understand hamstring injuries.
Don’t forget EARLY BIRD rates end 1/3/2020 so head to teamrehab.com.au/events for tickets.
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Meet our Students Monday!
Meet Meg, our student of the week!
What is an interesting fact about yourself? I play tackle football with the Minnesota Vixen football team. I have also visited 57/67 MN state parks and hiked the Superior Hiking Trail!
What do you love about our program? The hands on lab activities.
Where did you attend undergrad? University of Minnesota - Morris
Favorite clinical education experience: HCMC Acute Care Rehab - This clinical experience broadened my knowledge and awareness of red flags as well as a wide range of patient conditions. Most of the patients I saw were medically and socially complicated; for example, having unstable housing or substance abuse issues. This made discharge planning more unique. This was a super super interesting and mind-broadening experience overall!
Plans for after graduation: I will be taking a few months off to travel and visit the remaining MN state parks, after which time I hope to work in an acute care setting with complex patients.
Advice for incoming students: Work hard, but don't forget to carve out time for yourself too!
Now this is definitely my new preferred way to go site seeing!!! .
My friend Mac who is an incredible pilot took me out flying this morning. We flew out of South Lake Tahoe airport. Flew over Lake Tahoe and Emerald bay, then out over the Sierras to Auburn. .
Had an incredible breakfast, hopped back in the plane and flew to Sutter Creek, where I got a tour of the old mining town and even got to meet this adorable Mule names Red. .
Back in the plane we flew back to South Lake Tahoe. He even let me fly the plane a large chunk of the time!!! .
It was freaking incredible. There is so much open land up here and beautiful sites to see. .
Grateful for this opportunity is an understatement! .
Who else has gotten to opportunity to fly in one of these incredible little planes?
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Say hello to Breanna Hynds Dean, Physical Therapist with Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield!
Breanna is a graduate of Winfield City High School. She received her Bachelor of Exercise Science from The University of West Alabama and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Alabama State University.
Breanna has been a clinician with Encore Rehabilitation- Winfield for 1 and 1/2 years and enjoys serving in the community she where she was raised.
She is married to Caleb Dean, a Civil Engineer at Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood. In her spare time, Breanna enjoys running, watching Alabama athletics, and spending time with family and friends.
We are glad to have Breanna on our Rehab Team!
Are you afraid to admit you are struggling with anxiety and depression during your recovery? It’s okay I get it. We all get it.
You must be sitting there wondering, does anyone else feel this way? Or is it just me?
Yup everyone has felt like you at one time or another. Knee rehab is emotional turmoil at its finest- I will do my best to explain- it’s like we have all the energy to move, but we can’t. Now try to picture that, it’s like you are stuck in quick sand. What do you think that does to your psyche? We have most arguably the worst type : knee surgery- the knee plays the most important role in movement, well take one of those away from us and boom now we aren’t mobile
Lack of mobility= negative psyche
That’s just how it is
In the future, I will be doing major outreach to MD’s PT’s and mental health therapists about what orthopedics looks like with mental health involved from the BEGINNING. This has got to be given a spotlight. .
🏀NBA Injury Alert🏀
‼️ACL & Meniscus Tear‼️
⁉️What is an ACL⁉️
The anterior cruciate ligament attaches to the anterior intercondylar fossa of tibia and to femur at medial aspect of lateral condyle. It runs oblique superiorly and laterally. It limits forward gliding of tibia on femur and limits internal rotation of tibia during flexion as it twists around posterior cruciate ligament.
⁉️How is it injured⁉️
It is injured with forceful or excessive internal or external tibial rotations, valgus stress or hyperextension at the knee joint. In a contact injury, ACL is torn when the tibia is pushed forward in relation to the femur when the foot is planted such as in football or a fall when skiing. While contact may play a factor, over 70% of ACL injuries occur with a non-contact mechanism. Non contact injuries occurs then the knee locks and twist/pivots at the same time.
⁉️Am I at risk for injury⁉️
There are several risk factors for an individual to be at risk for an ACL tear which can be categorized into either intrinsic or extrinsic factors. Intrinsic factors are individual based and can be broken up into modifiable and nonmodifiable. Extrinsic factors are those that are outside of the control of the individual.
⁉️Did I tear my ACL⁉️
There are three manual test that can be performed to indicate an ACL tear. The anterior drawer test and lachman's stress test both are positive for an ACL tear if there excessive anterior glide of the tibia. The final manual test is the lever sign which indicates an ACL tear if there is a lack of terminal knee extension during the exam.
MRI is diagnostic test that can be utilized to see if the ACL is torn.
⁉️Do I need surgery⁉️
Yes and no. It is estimated that 1/3 of individuals who tore their ACL may be able to return o previous activity without surgery.
⁉️How long am I out for⁉️
It depends on the type of graft used for the repair. Autograft is usually from 8-12 months. Allograft ranges anywhere from 10-14 months because of the allograft remodeling (ligamentization) and incorporation are slower and presumable more susceptible to early failure.
Pfeifer, E Craig et al. Risk factors associated with non-contact anterio
Benjamin Button Series: Think Like A Kid⠀
The older you get the more you realize the activities you did as a kid were beneficial for your overall mind, body, and brain.⠀
This week we’re highlighting our favorite and most beneficial activities starting with playing with play dough!⠀
Great for challenging your fine motor skills.
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𝐍𝐚𝐦𝐞: Matt Villegas ⠀
𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝 𝐏𝐓⠀
"Hello. I am Matt from the SF Bay Area. I am a new grad PT currently working in home health with plans to do Mobile Peds PT. I enjoy hiking, playing piano/guitar, escape rooms, and trying new things!"⠀
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Does this speak to you like it does to me?
Just because another person does something one way 👉 doesn’t mean that is the only way to do it.
And just because you’ve been doing something one way for a really long time 👉 doesn’t mean that you can’t change it!
A lot of the swimmers who I work with have been swimming 🏊🏻♀️🏊🏼♂️ since they were young. Maybe they’ve taken some time off away from swimming and now they’re rediscovering their love ❤️ for the sport through Masters Swimming, triathlon training or swimming for fitness.
The wonderful thing about my swimming clients is that they have been so 🙌🏻 open-minded to trying new ways of doing things. And they’ve seen major benefits!
Making small tweaks to their freestyle technique has made some of them record their fastest times ever 🎉 in the pool!
And modifying their dryland exercise routines have produced some awesome secondary effects of reducing their shoulder pain 💪🏻 both IN and OUT of the water!
If you’re interested in seeing big swimming results 🙌🏻 by making some small changes, I’d love to help!
Check out the Streamline Health Pittsburgh website for more information on professional stroke analysis and custom dryland programs 🙋🏻♀️ or reach out to me through DM to chat more!
While many people believe that the aches and pains of arthritis are best treated with sedentary activities and rest, that is not necessarily the case. Exercise keeps the body limber and warms up muscles, which prevents stiffness that can become exacerbated by arthritis.
When we talk about the glutes we usually break them up in 3 muscles – Gluteus maximus, medius and minimus that together form the glutes. Other than those there are also smaller muscles around the area, but we wont focus on those.
The exercises shown in this video primarily focus on the glutes, but many of the exercises work over two joints and therefore hamstrings or quads may also be trained while doing these exercises.
The exercises are split in two groups – Group 1 that are the main exercises and those you should focus on and Group 2 that are secondary exercises and can be extra moves or accessory work.
Group 1: First pick exercises
1️⃣Hip thrusts: Usually squat gets talked about when we say the best ’’booty builder’’ exercise, but I’d definitely choose hip thrust instead. It has been shown that hip thrusts has a higher EMG activity (muscle activity) of the gluteus maximus than squats.
2️⃣Split squat: A single leg exercise (unilateral) that you’ll feel in the quads too. Great exercise to work the glutes also since the gluteus medius will help in stabilizing the hip/leg and the gluteus maximus will help in extension
3️⃣Stiff legged deadlifts: An exercise that will also work your hamstrings and lower back muscles (erector spinae)
4️⃣Deadlift: An exercise that will train the whole lower body, can also be done as a sumo deadlift.
5️⃣Goodmornings: Another exercise that will hit the same muscles as exercise 3
Group 2: Secondary exercises:
6️⃣Cable abductions: Try to let your toes go inwards (if you wanna hit the gluteus medius more). Dont put on too much way, then you’ll just compensate by using other muscles
7️⃣Glute walk: Let your knees and toes point forward, if the exercise gets too easy you can move the band down around your feet
8️⃣Glute step up: By doing a high step up you’ll activate the glute more than a lower step up.
Many people expressed interest in having a Yoga class added to the schedule at CORE. Now that we have a PT on staff who knows both Pilates AND is a certified Yoga teacher, it seemed like timing was right! 🙏🏼
Join Molly on Sundays at 10:30am for a Vinyasa or “flow” yoga class. Use your regular mat class package, monthly membership, or drop-in for $16. Pre-register online: corefitnesspt.com->Book Class
A main theme of our vinyasa flow with @blaynezyoga@bodenyc was thoracic spine mobility. She explained to us the importance of moving through your thoracic spine throughout all of the different poses. As PT's, we find this part of our spine is overlooked a lot and when lacking proper mobility here, it can lead to injuries and dysfunction in a bunch of different body parts. ⠀
A stiff thoracic spine will cause poor mechanics in your neck, low back, shoulders, and hips and could lead to pain and injury in these body parts. We have even traced ankle pain and dysfunction back up to a stiff thoracic spine in some of our patients! ⠀
A stiff thoracic spine can affect your breathing as well because your ribs attached to your thoracic spine. If you work on opening up your middle back, it will allow for you to take deeper breaths and can improve lunge capacity! ⠀
So when taking your next yoga class, try and think of moving throughout your middle back. Focusing on this area and help keep you moving, feeling, and breathing better! ⠀
𝐁𝐄𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐅𝐑𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐒 ⚡️(𝐚𝐤𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠)
Acute care PT is provided to patients admitted in a hospital for short-term care. Although it is indeed short-term, I genuinely believe acute care PT can provide long term benefits and lifelong change to patients/their families.
Think of acute care physical therapy as a 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞—the physical therapists closest to the “𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧”.
Everyday, I treat patients soon/immediately after an illness, surgery, accident, or new diagnosis; this is a delicate/important point in time. It is a time of learning and hope for patients and their families.
☀️ 𝑳𝑬𝑨𝑹𝑵𝑰𝑵𝑮: As an acute care PT, I often provide the first instance of rehab to patients. It is imperative to start therapy early so patients don’t practice fall risk behaviors, unsafe body mechanics, and poor movement patterns. Family members learn early on how to help their loved ones improve their functional mobility. Patients begin to learn the direct impact of strength/coordination/balance activities in their own lives.
☀️ 𝑯𝑶𝑷𝑬: I encounter patients/their families at a vulnerable and confusing time. I see it as my responsibility to provide a sense of hope in such situations. It is my mission to remind them that there are ways to regain their strength, to relearn how to walk, to show a family member how to give assistance for their loved one. They need to know this is the first step to their rehab journey. And there is hope that lies ahead!
As an acute care PT, you essentially set the stage for the patient’s rehab journey. You set the precedent of how patients view the rehabilitation team/process. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 to seek continued care beyond the hospital.
Acute care physical therapists have such an important/special role! And to be quite honest, for me, it has been an absolute privilege/blessing fulfilling this PT role 🙏🏽 -Dr. V
What setting are you interested in? 🤔(Acute, acute rehab, SNF, home health, outpatient, etc) Comment and share, friends! 📣💭⬇️