Items Tagged ‘physical therapy’

Facts about foam rollers may entice you to try one

June 12, 2018

Facts about foam rollers may entice you to try one

By Simi Singer Simi Singer

Foam rollers have become more prevalent in gyms, exercise classes and therapy clinics during the past 10 years.  Many physical therapists use foam rollers to help patients recover from injuries – and for good reason.  This flexible piece of equipment can help to increase range of motion, shorten recovery time, and enhance healing. You don’t […]

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Tags: christopher white, exercise, foam roller, foam rollers, foam rolling, muscle aches, physical therapy, stretching, yoga

Ask the Doctors - Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

March 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I try not to use opioids for my chronic back pain, but I’m finding myself turning to them more often. Could marijuana help? Dear Reader: Pain is one of most difficult aspects of medicine to understand. No one can actually feel the pain of another person, but we can see the suffering that […]

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Tags: anti inflamatory, cbd, Chronic Pain, codeine, decrease inflammation, Dr. Robert Ashley, hydrocodone, immune system, marijuana, morphine, muscle spasms, opioids

May 20, 2017

Hip Replacement Surgery

By Mike Costanza Mike Costanza

I had much needed right hip replacement surgery on Monday the 8th at UCLA. My experience was fantastic the Dr’s and nurses who took care of me could not have been better. I am a cancer survivor so my history dictated a different path to get thru the surgery. Dr. Kamdar the lead anesthesiologist was […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, cancer, cancer survivor, Dr. Eric Johnson, Dr. Nirav Kamdar, hip replacement, patient stories, physical therapy

February 3, 2017

I am a trauma survivor

By stacey12 stacey12

In October of 2012, as I was picking my two year old son up from day care, my car was struck by a man driving a large work van. I had been standing next to my car, trying to cajole my son into his car seat. The force of impact drove my car frame through […]

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Tags: bone grafts, Dr. Andrew Da Lio, Dr. Devon Jeffcoat, patient stories, physical therapy, pregnancy, skin flaps, titanium rods

Music therapy strikes a chord with patients and families

December 8, 2016

Music therapy strikes a chord with patients and families

By uclahealth uclahealth

How do you help a child who’s become so fearful in the hospital that she has stopped speaking? The answer may be “Blowin’ in the Wind” — or maybe “Fight Song.” Whichever tunes moved this little girl to speak, it was music to her music therapist’s ears. Stories like these are why staff and families […]

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Tags: evidence-based, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, music, music therapist, music therapy, neonatal intensive care unit, physical therapy

March 30, 2016

Growing A Backbone

By allhearrtracing allhearrtracing

When I was 19 I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis, I had gone from being in pain chronically since I was 16 unaware of my symptoms to constant agony for every hour of every day for years. Physical therapy did nothing, acupressure and acupuncture barely made a dent, then when I was left with […]

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Tags: acupressure, acupuncture, Doctors Day, Dr. Nick Shamie, orthopedic, patient stories, physical therapy, spinal stenosis