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The Connection between the Immune & Lymphatic Systems

October 11, 2022
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Written by Joel Robert Thompson             Hello everyone.  I am a third year Doctor of Physical Therapy student who has had the privilege of training here at North Carolina Physical Therapy since the beginning of August.  My main research interest is around autoimmunity, namely a disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis, as well as how exercise and […]

Kismet Connections

April 1, 2021
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As a student, I distinctly remember walking into the workroom one morning to see my clinical instructor hunched over her computer, bawling her eyes out. I come to find out one of her patients, whom she had been working with, on and off, for the past five years had passed away. I don’t remember what […]

March Mobility Mondays

March 2, 2021
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Every Monday in March, I will be providing a few Mobility exercises for a specific part of the body. Today we will be focusing on Thoracic Spine Mobility. The Thoracic Spine is your mid-back, made up of 12 vertebral segments. The T-Spine allows you to bend sideways, rotate, and go into flexion and extension. The […]

Vascular Edema

July 24, 2020
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Why does Granny have swollen legs? How can I get my skinny legs back? I haven’t seen my ankles in years. Vascular Edema is typically a result of Chronic Venous Insufficiency. CVI is caused by deficient valves inside the veins, which fail to prevent retrograde flow of venous blood during muscle pump activities (ie walking). […]

What is Cardiotoxicity?

July 18, 2020
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“Many oncology patients are at risk for emergent medical conditions brought on either by their disease itself, or its treatment. Such conditions typically arise from structural/mechanical defects, metabolic derangements, and/or hematological deficits. Although rehabilitation staff members do not treat these emergent conditions, they are uniquely positioned to recognize changes in patient status that may signal […]