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October 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Final Session of Vestibular Therapy
by Rebecca Mayer
It may have been my last therapy session, but my work is far from over. As my Physical Therapist, Mark LeBoeuf, MSPT, at Hawthorn Medical Associates explained, "This is a marathon, not a sprint." In the last month and a half, Mark has given me the tools Read More...
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A Case for Direct PT Access
by Brian Ferrie
An Oct. 14 press release from the APTA detailed the results of an intriguing new study in the journal Health Services Research . The study suggests "the role of the physician gatekeeper in regard to physical therapy may be unnecessary in many cases" and Read More...
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Bald & Beautiful for Cancer
by Rebecca Mayer
On Friday afternoon, like so many others, I set off on a trip for the holiday weekend. I was driving North on Interstate 95 just south of Boston, MA, and my breath was taken away by a billboard. Yes, a billboard. I haven't been able to shake the image Read More...
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Rocker Boards, Parallel Bars and Eye Tests Galore
by Rebecca Mayer
During my second session of PT for vestibular issues related to motion sickness, my therapist Mark LeBoeuf, MSPT, asked for a progress report of the home exercise program he had given me two weeks earlier . Yes, I have been doing my vestibular exercises Read More...
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