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There is no such thing as Time Management. There is only Self Management, time goes on as it will, no matter your intentions for it.
So what can happen over time? Time is one of these factors that is hard to account for, but does a lot of the treating of a patient for you. (see: It’s not ALL about you). The biology of tissue healing occurs over a timeline and it occurs at a pace that is affected, but not determined, by us or your patient. Continue reading
There is no more credible a thing than an image. Seeing is believing. I’ll have to see it to believe it. A picture is worth a thousand words. Vision trumps other senses (McGurk Effect).
How are the words you choose to use, in the healing context of your presence, going to combat the fact that it has been visually shown that things are “messed up in there” ?
It is not our fault, us humans. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen developed this lovely technology. About a month later, humans were using it clinically. It is amazing. And I mean X-ray, CT-scans, MRI, fMRI, UltraSound… it’s all incredible. It was developed so we used it. We used it on people in pain, people with broken limbs, people with ailments of this nature or another, and that is the vantage point from which our opinions were based. We saw people with pain have strange looking images. We therefore conclude, that the changes we saw were the cause of the pain, and here we are today.
Post Hoc, Ergo Proctor Hoc. After this, therefore because of this. It is all in the development of the tool. We pointed our delicate and precise imaging tools at the sick, and we found sickness. Continue reading
Does patient centered care conflict with outcome based care?
The current model of payment (fee for service) certainly has the ability to be manipulated without the focus on the patient. Things are time based and technique based. More time, more techniques… means we did more for the patient. (right?) It is easy to see how this can be skewed. Continue reading
Music has the ability to go deep and move us. We have all been on the dance floor when “our jam” comes on and you just have to pick up the pace and move with the music. You had no choice. Contemplate that for a moment, why is that? Why does it feel so good to match your movements to the beat? Let’s dive in…
We will use the research study: Interactions between auditory and dorsal premotor cortex during
synchronization to musical rhythms, by Joyce L. Chen, Robert J. Zatorre, Virginia B. Penhune, 2006 in NeuroImage to explain the premise. (open source!)
To start off- some background information on Continue reading
I just recently finished 8 weeks at an excellent neuro-rehab facility. During my time there I presented an inservice proposing visual dominance as an indication for mirror therapy, but as I suggested during my talk–I think this sensory preference could go much further than indicating the use of a mirror during stroke rehab if we take advantage of it. Continue reading