Monthly Archives: April 2010

Is physical therapy needed after lumbar fusion? Well, it depends….

I was just asked again over the weekend from a friend of mine who had a one level lumbar spine fusion if PT is needed after surgery to help with recovery.  I asked him what his doctor had advised him and his reply from his surgeon was  “well, I don’t think you need PT, just don’t bend, […]

The "plastic" brain: How our thoughts, environment, and exercise can change our brain.

There has been a long standing belief that after childhood, our brains are static, unable to change, or grow.  However, researchers and scientists are now discovering that the brain itself is capable of amazing changes through its unique properties of “neuroplasticity”.    I recently read a book by Norman Doidge, MD, titled “The Brain that Changes Itself”.  […]