Physical Therapy & Rehab

Thud! That was the sound Shirley Gessner heard as she woke up startled at 3:30 a.m. Her husband Bob had fallen out of bed and couldn’t move or talk. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors confirmed he had a stroke, but [...]
By Alyse Brunella • September 27, 2016
We get it… chronic pain sucks. It can affect every part of your life and finding relief can feel like a full-time job. As part of National Pain Awareness Month, learn more about pain management from Mayo Clinic.
By Alyse Brunella • September 7, 2016
Suffering from a major injury is no easy feat, but when it happens twice – ouch! That was reality for Stuart Baker. Stuart began his career as a flight attendant and eventually became a pilot for a major airline. But at age 40, Stuart had By Alyse Brunella • September 1, 2016
If you've been watching the summer games, you may have noticed some of the athletes, specifically swimmers, sporting some polka-dotted skin. These marks are actually bruises, resulting from a Chinese medicine therapy known as "cupping," that is said to increase blood supply to a specific area. While athletes are [...]
By Ali Skahan • August 12, 2016
At the young age of 16, Connor Bleakly asked his father for something you wouldn’t expect most teenagers to ask for: a foot amputation. After struggling with chronic pain in his left foot his entire life, Connor was ready to let it go. But his dad, David, convinced him to [...]
By Ali Skahan • July 11, 2016
Physical therapy has a role in treating tons of conditions, like heart disease, fractures, head injuries, cerebral palsy, and many others. The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has been recognized as one of the top Rehabilitation hospitals in the nation; with more than 50 specialists providing inpatient and outpatient [...]
By Ali Skahan • June 29, 2016
Don’t let aphasia silence your voice. While it’s a challenging disease that affects your ability to speak, write and understand language – it doesn’t have to stop you from communicating with others. Learn more about how to better understand aphasia, typical treatments and support during National Aphasia Awareness Month. [...]
By Ali Skahan • June 27, 2016
Sandy Dyson credits her “wickedly good team” of rehab specialists at the Mayo Clinic Transitional Care program for helping her get back on the dance floor after a knee replacement surgery made the music stop. Read her story.
By Ali Skahan • May 25, 2016