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To PERCS or Not to PERCS by Jacolyn Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:14pm So many doctors, therapists, parents...so many opinions.   As a parent of a special needs child, you are never too comfortable with the decisions you have made regarding therapies, procedures and surgeries.  You research it ALL, you talk to EVERYONE and you pick and chose...somtimes based soly on your gut feelings.  Well, my gut is changing.   ... Read on »
Hydranencephaly and Cerebral Palsy by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 02 Oct 2009 3:07pm I remember one of the first bits of information I found in the beginning on theRays of Sunshineweb page, one of the many that stayed in my mind over the past year, was that hydranencephaly would be easier to explain by just saying that Brayden has Cerebral Palsy ( CP ). I never researched how much truth was in this statement until the last week or ... Read on »
Last day of Hippotherapy by Josephine A. Facebook Posted Tue 03 Nov 2009 12:00am I haven't written about hippotherapy at all this season, and today was the last day! How sad! But Avery has been doing wonderfully. She's been riding every Tuesday since the beginning of September, and of course has loved it again! Her horse's name was Sugarfoot, and she adored him :) New this season has been the introduction of a a proper sa ... Read on »
Spectacles Offer Light to Improve Gait by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:12am Spectacles Offer Light to Improve Gait GLORIA BUTLER BALDWIN http://orlando.medicalnewsinc.com/news.php?viewStory=507 Parkinson’s patients now have a light for their path – literally, which is providing a hands free way to improve freedom to walk with less freezing and shuffling. Visual Cueing Spectacles (MCS), a combination of a ce ... Read on »
The Frustration of Freezing Gait on a Freezing Day by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Fri 29 Jan 2010 10:57am A s I write this, it’s 31 degrees outside. That’s about as warm as it’s been this year so far. It’s been cold and windy and not much fun for someone who hates the cold to be stuck outside. Unfortunately, walking with me these days means getting stuck.  Outside. Gail and I just got back from the store where we bought some lunch.  Because of ou ... Read on »
A 58-year-old woman presenting with headache and unsteadiness of gait by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 14 Jun 2011 7:34am Here's a recent case of mine involving a lesion in the third ventricle of a 58-year-old woman who presented with headache and unsteadiness of gait. First, the imaging   Axial CT Sagittal T1 MRI Axial T2 MRI Coronal Gradient Echo The neuroradiologist thought perhaps the lesio ... Read on »
Best Post of June 2011: A 58-year-old woman with headache and unsteadiness of gait by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sun 04 Dec 2011 10:53pm The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from June 14, 2011: Here's a recent case of mine involving a lesion in the third ventricle of a 58-year-old woman who presented with headache and unsteadiness of gait. First, the imaging   Axial CT Sagittal T1 MRI Axial T2 MRI C ... Read on »
Walking: Gait-way to a Healthier Back by Vantage Clinical Solutions Physical TherapistHealth Maven Posted Wed 06 Nov 2013 5:53pm The man who wrote the words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” was later quick to document what he discovered to be another unquestioning truth. “The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises, walking is best,” Thomas Jefferson wrote during the mid-1780s. “There is no habit you will value so much ... Read on »
Ainsley Using the Gait Trainer by Susan Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:38pm I've got some pictures and video for you of Ainsley using the new gait trainer (walker) that first weekend. She went from this: To this by the end: To see more pictures of her using the gait trainer that day click this entire album link. Here is video of her in action: Although whether she likes it or not still ... Read on »
Gait Trainer On Order by Susan Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:38pm We are very fortunate to work with a really excellent PT. The intuitive way that she works with positioning the kids is just amazing to watch. Plus she has many years experience, so with that combination, I trust her opinion very much. She has been impressed with the progress that Miss Ainsley has made since she started therapy at the center in the ... Read on »