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Theragun G3PRO Review (Pros:Cons, Pricing, and More)
Are you looking for a state of the art self-massager designed for use anywhere, anytime? If so, I highly recommend checking out Theragun's portfolio of self-massagers (the newest one being the G3PRO). In this review, I'll provide you with exactly what you need to know about Theragun G3PRO, including pros and cons as well as how it's changed with each generation. What...
Patient Rehabilitation Apps For PT, OT, and Beyond
With so many new advances in healthcare, both high and low-tech, it can be difficult to know what is best for your life. After an injury or surgery, a person’s stress levels are often at an all-time high. This makes it increasingly more difficult to remember things, make decisions, and remain educated. Apps, in particular, are growing in numbers,...
9 Non-Surgical Treatments For Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee osteoarthritis is a common condition in today’s population, made even more prevalent by the increasing amount of aging Baby Boomers and the obesity epidemic. In this article, I'll review what knee osteoarthritis is as well as provide you with non-surgical treatment options to consider. What is knee osteoarthritis? First, let's discuss some anatomy. The knee joint is made up of...
The Pros and Cons of Acupressure Mats
With many individuals seeking alternative methods for pain relief, tools such as acupressure mats are increasing in popularity. As with all things healthcare, there are many pain relief options to consider. This makes it difficult to know which products and treatments are most beneficial. As an occupational therapist, I’ll highlight what you need to know about acupressure mats, including...
Nervous About Getting Dentures? Here Are 5 Reasons Not To Be!
If you’re nervous about getting dentures, you shouldn’t be. There are many more options for dentures today than there were in the past, and if you are nervous, it might due to some misconceptions you have of dentures. By talking with your dentist and doing a little research, you will soon find that the benefits of dentures far outweigh...
6 Postpartum Warning Signs For Moms To Look Out For
Giving birth is one of the most physically transforming events most women will go through in their lifetime. Some compare it to running a marathon. While it’s exciting to meet and care for your new baby, it’s important to pay attention to what’s going on with your own health. While most mothers leave the hospital without any problems, here...
Do you or someone you know have shoulder pain? Have you had shoulder treatment that hasn’t worked in the past? Was your pain labeled as having something like a rotator cuff tear or shoulder impingement? As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I am here to say that while you might have shoulder pain, your shoulder might not be the...
Recurrent Corneal Erosion (RCE): Causes and Treatment Options
Have you ever woken up with extreme eye pain, where it felt like you scratched your eye? Did the pain gradually subside as the day went on? If so, you may have had a recurrent corneal erosion (or RCE). In this video, Dr. Jaclyn Garlich reviews the main causes, risk factors, and treatment options for a recurrent corneal erosion. https://youtu.be/BGGh7Fqxdrc If you...
Natural Pain Relief - My Personal Quest (Including What I Discovered)
As a student, I was a sponge for learning! I took in any and all information about medical conditions and treatment methods in the process of becoming an occupational therapist. A few years later, I was diagnosed with a chronic condition and adopted a similar outlook. Coping with my diagnosis of endometriosis was tolerable. However, the long-term reliance upon prescription...
6 Tips For Overcoming a Fear of the Dentist (That Really Work)
Sitting in a chair while someone is poking around in your mouth isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, we understand that visualizing yourself in the dentist’s chair, even for a simple check-up, can make some people feel a bit anxious. With this in mind, going for dental check-ups is extremely important for your oral health!  On the other hand,...