The following are frequently asked questions I get concerning physical therapy. These come from real students, patients, and/or colleagues. Feel free to peruse them or submit a question of your own in the comments box. I answer all questions personally and try to respond within 1-2 business days.
Thanks for your great info about hip labrum tears!! I am currently working with a new mom who just had surgical repair for one. I have also caught a few more over the past couple years. I have a friend who had a hip labrum repair last year and is now pregnant. She is wondering about specific things she should watch out for during labor and delivery to prevent reinjury. Any suggestions from you would be greatly appreciated.
Do you have a favorite mothering book or resource? Thanks, Kelly
I do have quite a few resources, but what type of mothering resource specifically? I did this campaign a while back, maybe this will help – http://www.gingergarner.com/
Just found out today that my 78-year-old grandmother has breast cancer. To say I’m stunned would be an enormous understatement.
We’ve never experienced this in my family before, and I am at a loss of even what to make of the diagnosis.
On one hand, they’re saying it’s Stage 1 cancer with two “pebbles”, one on the outer side of the breast (near the lymph nodes, I would assume) and the other is on the inner side of the breast (I’m guessing near the other breast).
They say her other breast is clear.
They also say they are invasive cancer cells. How can it be Stage 1 and invasive? I thought by definition Stage 1 of a cancer meant it hadn’t spread. If the cells are invasive, how can it be Stage 1? Does that just mean that the cells are an invasive kind, but they haven’t spread yet?
Anyway, sorry to hit you with this e-mail and these questions, but to be honest, with your health knowledge and the fact that you aren’t a “mainstream” medical professional like my aunt and uncle, you are the first person who came to mind when I found this out. I wanted to know where you’d point me to learn more.
I am wary of so many medical organizations, because there are biases everywhere.
Thanks in advance,
Avoiding Chronic Disease & Cancer
- Anti-Cancer/Cancer Prevention Tips – Dr. Mark Hyman
- MD Anderson Cancer Center & Integrative Oncology – Nutritional Plan for Anti-Cancer Living & those Touched by Cancer
- Integrative Oncology – A Better Way to Fight (and avoid) Cancer
- President’s Cancer Panel
- Dangerous Chemicals & Food-Like Substances that Contribute to Cancer
- Seven Crazy Things Pesticides Are Doing To Your Body
- What is a “Hormone Disruptor?” – Hormone Disrupting Chemicals
- FED UP: Why We Must Cook Our Way to Health
- Ten Fun Ways to Reduce Your Cortisol Levels – Your hormone levels dictate your health. High cortisol levels are associated with weight gain, insomnia, “tired but wired” feelings, pain syndromes, fatigue, and more…
Hip Labral Tears & Comorbidities
I have a question for you- I have a patient who has PF and OI issues, plus likely has labral tear at least at one hip, and perhaps two. Our new local hip specialist agrees probably the case, in addition to his noting impingement on her xray. (MRI results expected soon.) He has instructed her to not go past the 90 deg flexion and probably will need repair “someday.” To complicate things, she may have Chrones disease and being treated for Lyme.
Hyperthyroidism & Thyrotoxic myopathy
Neuroendocrinology & PT Practice:
Melatonin/Light exposure & Vitamin D Ramifications
Neonate Gut Microbiota
Background information: A newborn’s gut microbiota is inherited from his/her mother, and is also passed long via vaginal, but not Caesarian birth. Gut microbiota affects not only GI health, but psychoemotional health, metabolism, endocrine, immune function, and stress response.
Have you seen any research regarding how long post partum you can do the vaginal swab? I can’t remember where I hear that but that they can do it at birth for Caesarian babies – I assumed they swipe it on their nose? I know there’s a critical window for establishing microbiome but don’t know much about it 🙂
- How Your Health Ultimately Depends on Your Gut – Nutrient Signaling: Evolutionary Origins of the Immune-Modulating Effects of Dietary Fat, Jo Alcock MD et al