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Spine & Rehab Specialists

Spine & Rehab Specialists

By Harry Koster
Spine & Rehab Specialists is the practice of choice in Physical Therapy because of exceptional quality of rehab within our community with the highest standard of care delivered by skilled and caring professionals. We wanted to bring that exceptional quality and high standard to the Podcast community! Tune into our episodes as we talk about anything and everything Physical Therapy and don't forget to leave some feedback and tell us what you want to hear about next!
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Our Wellness Program
What is wellness? The Global Wellness Institute defines it as "the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of 'holistic health'." We can help you get started on your journey to "holistic health" here at Spine & Rehab specialists with our very own Wellness Program! We started this program to create a place for individuals who may not be comfortable going to a gym, who don't know much about working out or where to start, who want professional supervision and advice, and anyone who thinks they would benefit from the professional one on one training in a non threatening and clean environment. You don't have to be a patient to join, we welcome anyone who wants to work on themselves and their health goals in a controlled, more personal environment that you can't get at a gym. Listen in on this episode to hear Harry talk to Joey, one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy, about the ins and outs of our Wellness Program and how it can help you achieve a healthier you.
23:51
February 26, 2021
Obesity and How Physical Therapy Can Help
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 74 % of people in the United States are overweight. That is three quarters of the population. And according to the CDC, from 1999 to 2018 the rate of obesity had increased from 30.5 % to 42.4 % with 9.2 % considered severely obese. So not only is this a big problem in this country, but it also seems to be getting worse and worse. Listen in on this episode to hear Harry talk to Andrea, one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy, about the effects of obesity and the resources and programs we have here at Spine & Rehab Specialists that can help you get down to a healthy weight.
24:11
February 12, 2021
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging (MSK Ultrasound) is a noninvasive, safe, and cost effective tool used to assist clinicians when differentiating between two or more similar conditions, and obtaining a more accurate and effective evaluation and solution. Ultrasound is effective for examination of the extremities for musculoskeletal diseases affecting all soft tissue structures. It can be used as a complementary or alternative technique to MRI and can be utilized for every patient, there are no restrictions. MSK can be utilized for gathering information in instances of pain or dysfunction, soft tissue injury or bone injury, tendon or ligament pathology, arthritis, synovitis, crystal deposition disease, Joint effusion, evaluating of soft tissue masses, swelling, fluid collections, detecting foreign bodies in superficial soft tissue, and more! Tune into this episode as Harry has Anthony explain what MSK Ultrasound really is and how we utilize it here in the clinic to better help our patients at Spine & Rehab Specialists.
36:23
January 29, 2021
Covid-19 Physical Therapy Rehab Program
COVID-19 has impacted everyone in some way throughout 2020 and 2021. At this time, over 100,000 El Pasoans have been infected with the COVID-19 virus. Generally, those who had COVID-19 will struggle with residual symptoms. Many times impairments linger such as fatigue, joint pain, chest pain, muscle pain, headaches, and irregularities in cardiovascular wellness. Physical Therapists have a unique position, as we are trained both in the assessment and rehabilitation of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal conditions with manifestations like that of the residual effects of COVID-19. Thats is one of the biggest reasons we have put together our new COVID-19 rehab program here at Spine & Rehab Specialists and we are excited to finally put it into use and hopefully help El Pasoans heal and rehabilitate themselves from those nasty COVID-19 after effects. Listen in on this episode as Harry asks Joe about our new program and how his own experience with the virus has helped him get a better understanding of how to help his patients recover and get back to normal.
29:42
January 15, 2021