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Physical therapist’s own dementia diagnosis presents challenges for family

By Robin Farmer

Rowena delos Santos used her expertise as a physical therapist to help thousands of patients move and function better. But memories of a successful career and rich life are fading. Rowena, 52, was diagnosed in April 2014 with corticobasal degeneration/corticobasal dementia, a rare progressive neurological disease without […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: News||1 Comment

Pain in the back: PTs help bring relief from lumbar spinal stenosis

Patients seeking relief from lumbar spinal stenosis — a common chronic back problem — felt the same improvement at the two-year mark whether they had physical therapy or surgery, a recent study found.

LSS commonly occurs in adults ages 60 and older, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. […]

By |July 20th, 2015|Categories: News||0 Comments

PT focuses her practice on canine patients

Jacquie Welkener, MSPT, PT, has seen her business go to the dogs, and she could not be happier.

Welkener has practiced physical therapy for 25 years on human clients for SSM Health Care in the St. Louis area. Now, she is full-time physical therapist with animal clients near St. Louis.

“I […]

By |April 14th, 2015|Categories: News||1 Comment