Can You Rid Yourself of Bad Habits and Thoughts Like Smoking and Strong Dislike With BWRT? It Worked So Far for Bobbie!

Hypnotist and Bobbie As a stroke survivor, I once considered hypnotism as a way to walk fast again. The doctor said hypnotism doesn't cure weak,…

What I Did Not Know as an OT

A friend recently told me how disappointed she was after she wore a light backpack while walking on the boardwalk at the beach.  It has…

Are You Disabled?

A physical deficit may be permanent but whether we are disabled changes depending on the expectations and resources in a specific environment (1).  Let me…

Practical Guide to Giving Assistance

Activities of daily living (ADLs) evaluations divide assistance into mimimal, moderate, and maximal.  The Functional Independence Measure defines these levels by the percentage of a…

I Am Angry

An article in Stroke magazine made me angry.  The authors found they could predict independent walking three months after a stroke based on early status after…

Global Warming for Dummies (There Really Is a Book Called That) and the Subsequent Stroke

  If you haven't been under the proverbial rock, you have some idea of what global warming is. First, some background dummied down for  the population--of…