Items Tagged ‘Physical Therapy & Rehab’

September 27, 2016

Artist Back at the Drawing Board After a Stroke

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

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 were unable to determine its cause, so he was transferred to the […]

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Tags: Physical Therapy & Rehab


September 7, 2016

Pain Awareness Month

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

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.

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Tags: Bones Joints and Muscles, Healthy Living, Physical Therapy & Rehab


September 1, 2016

After Severe Rotator Cuff Injuries, Stuart Baker Found Relief at Mayo Clinic

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

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 torn his rotator cuff twice, grounding his ability to fly. […]

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Tags: Bones Joints and Muscles, Physical Therapy & Rehab


August 12, 2016

Olympic Athletes and Cupping: Does It Work?

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

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 using it in recovery to help […]

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles, Physical Therapy & Rehab


July 11, 2016

Desperate for Relief From Pain, Teen Wanted His Foot Amputated. Today, He’s Back on Both Feet

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

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 give it one last shot […]

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles, Chronic Pain, Physical Therapy & Rehab


June 29, 2016

Consider physical therapy

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

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 care at all three Mayo Clinic locations.

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles, Brain & Nervous System, Heart & Blood Health, Physical Therapy & Rehab


June 27, 2016

National Aphasia Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

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.

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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Physical Therapy & Rehab


May 25, 2016

Transitional Care Team Helps Sandy Dyson Get Back on the Dance Floor

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

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.

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Tags: Physical Therapy & Rehab