Vestibular rehabilitation therapy

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy? Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of physical therapy designed to alleviate complaints that arise in a wide variety of balance disorders. Balance disorders are related to the vestibular system of the body, responsible for the maintenance of balance and body posture. This exercise-based program aims to reduce […]

Physical therapy

What is physical therapy? Physical therapy or physiotherapy is among the many allied health professions that focus on the diseases and/or injuries that limit a person’s movement and ability to perform functional activities in their daily lives. It assesses and improves the physical functions of the patient through history, physical examination, intervention, rehabilitation, and education. […]

Occupational therapy

What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is a domain of allied health care that evaluates and intervenes to assist individuals suffering from conditions that hinder their performance of productive activities. These include the activities of daily life, self-care, leisure activities, and activities contributed as an active member of society. It provides support to individuals tackling […]

Skilled nursing

What is skilled nursing? Skilled nursing is the provision of expert medical care by licensed and registered nurses towards the care or treatment of patients. These services can be short term for rehabilitation or postoperative patients or extend over a longer period of time in cases of chronic illnesses or geriatric care. Skilled nurses are […]

Speech Therapy

What is speech therapy? Speech therapy is used to assess and treat language and speech disorders in children and speech impairments in adults caused by brain injury or stroke. Speech-language pathology is practiced by speech-language pathologists, also known as speech therapists SLP’s evaluate, diagnose and treat speech disorders, language disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders. […]

COVID-19: Everything you need to know

Introduction COVID-19 is an infectious disease that is caused by a newly discovered viral strain, SARS-CoV-2 that belongs to the coronavirus group and causes mild to severe respiratory disease in humans. The strain was first identified in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (1)  The virus has a high rate of human-to-human transmission and […]

Post-surgical Spine Rehabilitation

Some of the traditional spine surgery procedures are laminectomy, diskectomy, foraminotomy, and spinal fusion. Laminectomy is the procedure used to remove two small bones that make up a vertebra or to take the pressure off the nerves. Diskectomy is a surgery to remove all or part of your disc. Foraminotomy is a surgery to enlarge […]

Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke, also known as “brain attack,” is an emergency condition in which there is an injury to the brain leading to decreased blood flow. This can cause long-term damage over time. Signs and symptoms of a stroke include slurred speech, double vision, loss of speech, headache, confusion, and loss of balance.  What is Stroke Rehabilitation? […]

Cardiac and Respiratory Rehabilitation

What is cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation?  Cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation (or cardiopulmonary rehabilitation) is a multidisciplinary program that involves nutritional counseling, education, strengthening the heart and lungs, smoking cessation, stress management, and various other lifestyle changes. In many patients, Cardiac and pulmonary diseases coexist, increasing the rate of disability, morbidity, and death. Rehabilitation focuses on […]