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The Whole 30, Day 2

Well, today was a bit easier than yesterday. I had a busy day; but, managed to keep my meals compliant (and tasty!) I ate breakfast in a bit of a hurry on the way out to a meeting. No time to cook anything fancy, so I reheated some cauliflower mash and butternut squash from the other night, and ate a handful of macadamia nuts with it. I also drank my coffee with a bit of coconut milk in it…. tennessee payday loans I was in a meeting most of the day, which ended with an awesome workout with Justin at Underground Athlete. By the time I got home at nearly 3pm, I was pretty hungry; but, I didn’t want to eat a huge meal because dinner usually takes place about 7pm. So, I made hard boiled eggs and cut up a bunch of other good stuff. For dinner, Dave made Chicken with Prosciutto and Sage (awesome) and we had beets, the rest of the cauliflower mash, and carrots. I feel really good, and ready to go to sleep at 9pm!

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Patient’s Rights (or lack thereof)……….AKA You guys need to get mad and do something!

So there has been a good deal of underground rumbling going on in the PT world this week. Because I like to be well informed (i.e. I’m a nerd), I participate in all sorts of social media to stay on top of things. Using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn allow me to “talk” with people all over the world and hear about trends. The trend I am paying attention to this week is that PT’s in private practice are mad! And you, the consumer/patient, should be mad too! Why should you be mad? Because no one fully explains your rights to you as a patient, and things are going on that affect you, and you have no idea about it! The issues that affect you and your ability to access the health insurance you pay for every month include the following: 1) You have a choice of where you want to receive physical therapy. Your doctor can make a recommendation, but cannot require you to go to a specific PT clinic (especially one that he/she owns). This is actually illegal; but, it happens all the time. If I had a dollar for every time a patient told me, “I had no idea I could go somewhere else” I would be a rich woman. When your doctor recommends physical therapy (or when you ask your doctor for a physical therapy referral, which is also your right as a patient), they can give you a list of options for your care. They can also mention that they have a physician owned physical therapy clinic (POPTS) next door or across town, but they cannot require you to receive your therapy there. emergency same day loansforeign country would 2) If you want to see a therapist who does not participate with insurance companies, call your […]

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Let’s get to the point!

When I tell people that I can address their myofascial pain with many different modalities, including Trigger Point Dry Needling, they often get a funny look on their face.  The first question is usually, “What is dry needling?”  Once I explain it, they usually have one of two responses: 1) Let’s do it, I’m game to try anything that will make this pain go away! or 2) Uh, I don’t think so, I hate needles. Next Day Loans My hope is that the following information will answer some questions for the folks in group #2 and explain why the short term discomfort of needling goes a long way to eliminating the root causes of pain. As always, feel free to call or email with questions. Trigger Point Dry Needling Trigger Point Dry Needling is an effective physical therapy modality used in conjunction with other interventions in the treatment of orthopedic injuries with a component of myofascial pain and dysfunction. get cash within 1 hour What is dry needling?  A physical therapist with specialized post-graduate training uses Trigger Point Dry Needling as part of their treatment protocol with appropriate patients.  In the State of Virginia, a physical therapist utilizes Trigger Point Dry Needling when specified by the patient’s physician in their physical therapy order.  A solid filament needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point.  A trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle. When inserting the needle into the muscle, it is essential to elicit twitch responses, which are spinal cord reflexes.  The twitch response is both diagnostic and therapeutic, as it is the first step in breaking the pain cycle. Is dry needling acupuncture?  No, Trigger Point Dry Needling is based on […]

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