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Using Dry Needling To Relieve Muscle Spasms For SMA Patients

Using Dry Needling To Relieve Muscle Spasms For SMA Patients

Dry needling has been a popular treatment in the world of physical therapy for the past few years and is continuing to gain popularity with more research being performed. There are many different reasons to use dry needling to improve your patients' function, with the...

Transitioning SMA Patients From Older Wheelchairs To Newer Wheelchairs

Transitioning SMA Patients From Older Wheelchairs To Newer Wheelchairs

Transitioning from one wheelchair to another can be especially difficult for people with SMA. Most of the time, it is suggested that you receive a new wheelchair approximately every five years. As for my patient who has SMA, he has been in the same wheelchair for...

Physical Therapy For SMA Patients Also Serves As Emotional Therapy

Physical Therapy For SMA Patients Also Serves As Emotional Therapy

Even though physical therapy focuses on the physical state of a patient, it can also act as an emotional relief for some patients. Our patient with SMA, Michael, is not able to get out of his house very much during the week, as he works from home and requires a...

Massage and Stretching Techniques For SMA Patients

Massage and Stretching Techniques For SMA Patients

During physical therapy, there are many different techniques that can be utilized to maximize the patient’s care. Some of these can include different manual techniques such as soft tissue massage, edema reduction massage, and manual stretching to increase the comfort...

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  • Foot Problems
    by DeAnn R on January 7, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    For someone who never uses their feet, mine sure can be bothersome.  I know sensitive feet can be an issue for many of us.  When […]

  • Shoutout to Kinova Robotics
    by Kevin Schaefer on September 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    As I’ve written about multiple times in the past, I received a JACO robotic arm several years ago through the company Kinova Robotics […]

  • Cellphone Holders
    by DeAnn R on September 5, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    I’ve been eyeing these cellphone holders for a while now: […]

  • JACO Is a Life Changer
    by Ryan Berhar on August 31, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I acquired my JACO robotic arm two days ago, and it has changed my life already. I can get drinks for myself, and even make coffee. I can […]