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September 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Bringing Sexy Back
by Rebecca Mayer
Nearly 13 years ago, Philadelphia native Frank LaMacchia was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from just below the chest down. A car veered into his lane, knocking him from his bike. He never saw it coming and he has no recollection. Read More...
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Getting Acquainted with My Vestibular System
by Rebecca Mayer
Following my bout with sea sickness last week , I went to a physical therapist to assess my vestibular system and rule out vertigo. My parents have told me that my first encounter with motion sickness happened when I was 4 months old, travelling in the Read More...
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Coming to a Head
by Brian Ferrie
There is no doubt that concussions are a hot topic in the sporting world these days, from youth competitions all the way to the professional ranks. In fact, ADVANCE just devoted a cover story to the subject in our Sept. 5 issue. The APTA has also been Read More...
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Sick at Sea
by Rebecca Mayer
I spent my Labor Day Weekend sailing Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound on a gorgeous 38-foot sailboat with teak decks and billowing sails. Each day began and ended in a different spot from watching the sunrise on Cuttyhunk in the Elizabeth Islands to admiring Read More...
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