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March 2010 - Posts

Raising the Bar in Rehab

Malingering
by Lisa West
So, what do you do when a patient fakes it? I don't come across a lot of patients who knowingly exaggerate their symptoms or capitalize on their own injuries for other reasons. Most of my patients are well intentioned and hard working in regaining their Read More...
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Trust and Risk
by Lisa West
I remember a few years ago recovering from a really, really bad breakup. Really bad. I was hurt, he was hurt. We had moved to a point in our relationship that many would define as "irreconcilable," and it truly was. We were unable to mend the broken parts Read More...
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Self-Diagnoses
by Lisa West
I have been consistently running for a while now. I didn't have a lot of time during school to exercise regularly, unfortunately. But when I graduated last May, I immediately started getting myself into better shape. I usually run 4-5 times per week now, Read More...
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You Can Only Pick One
by Lisa West
We all know it's hard to cram everything that we want to accomplish in a day into one treatment session. For certain patients there may be 10 different things I would like to see them complete. A flight of stairs. Ambulating with a cane instead of a walker. Read More...
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