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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...
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...
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...
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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