Rehabilitation Therapy

Rehab patient using floating material to work on hand eye coordinations
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

Over two years ago, Jamie Heath suffered the second stroke of her young life. After a relentless course of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, Jamie has regained function rare for double stroke survivors, and is thankful to all who helped her along the way.

Hands passing wood from wood pile
Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

While fall is one of our favorite times of year, it also brings plenty of chores, like raking leaves and stacking wood, that can lead to aching hands. Learn what strategies you can use to minimize the ache and maximize your enjoyment of fall.

Cindy Griffith Hiking Hedgehog Brook to Appalachian Gap
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

For Cindy Griffith, hiking and being active is a critical part of her life. After she injured her knee hiking the Long Trail, she was fearful that she would never be able to return to her same level of activity, but six months post surgery, she was hiking pain free again.

Close up of feet playing soccer
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

An ankle sprain is such a common injury that many people tend to just ice and hobble along until they feel ready to get back to their favorite activities. In order to prevent this type of injury or lingering pain from becoming chronic, it is important to take an active role in your recovery.

Danielle Kent running
Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

‘This can’t be that hard, this can’t be that hard….’ Those are the words that echoed through my brain as I was running through a series of simple balance and strengthening exercises a few weeks ago with physical therapy following an ankle sprain.

Crowd of people with speech bubbles over their heads
Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

While many people identify Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) as therapists who work with children who can't quite say their sounds right, in reality, SLPs work with adults and children on a variety of speech, cognitive and swallowing disorders.

Bicycle Express Team Racer Kim Quinlan
Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

On long rides, many cyclists begin to experience numbness and weakness in their hands. Over time, these symptoms can become more pronounced and can interfere with your riding. Get tips, stretches and exercises for relieving persistent hand numbness.

Bicycle Express Team Racer Kim Quinlan
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

After a long ride, many cyclists suffer from pain and tenderness across the outer part of the knee/thigh that is commonly known as Iliotibial Band (ITB) syndrome. Learn what you need to know to prevent ITB pain from becoming a chronic issue.

Bicycle Express Race Team Member Chris Hamlin
Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

Spring is finally here and many of you have probably already hit the roads and trails on your bike. Don't let neck and back pain slow you down this season. Get tips on specific conditioning to keep you healthy and on your bike.

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can rock the foundation of the family structure as families process their grief for the loss of the family member that they once knew and come to accept and adjust to their new reality. Read the story of how one family learned to move forward.