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Posts Tagged ‘Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)’

Five For Friday 12/22/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • 1 Day of PT.
  • I wore a light up, Christmas unicorn sweater to school and it made my neck break out in hives…and the hives lasted for five days…and then I said, “Only me.” The end.
  • I had an OMM appointment on Wednesday. I am really trying to take two weeks off from everything over break so I have been trying to get in my appointments before vacay. Fingers crossed my body holds up and it is a good idea, and not one I regret.
  • The exhaustion and fatigue are REAL this time of year. So is the excitement…and unfortunately, those two don’t go very well together. I’m trying.

Five For Friday 12/8/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • NO PT this week so I was on my own. 3 Days of HARD Home rehab. I especially upped the intensity on the treadmill and recumbent bike, and you bet I was one sore cookie. But it felt good…and it REALLY felt good to accomplish new goals.
  • I had an OMM appointment on Thursday. I know I need some prolotherapy on my left side, for stabilization, but for right now, rehab and OMM is going to have to do until Brad and I can get to Mishawaka.

Five For Friday 11/17/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. I did a number on my lower back, so there was no “physical” part in my physical therapy that day. Thank goodness for a good PT, some good manipulative medicine, electrical stim, and heat. I could sit down again without almost crying.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Core de Force and Treadmill/recumbent bike. Light weights and floor strengthening.
  • No doctors.

Five For Friday 11/3/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. Alternated the elliptical with the recumbent bike to get to 40 minutes of cardio. After cardio, scap strengthening and balance training. I ended with OMM on my neck, jaw, and upper ribs.
  • I had an OMM appointment today. Because my jaw, neck and rib pain is still sticking around, we tried OMM with trigger point injections. The hope is the injections will interrupt the pain cycle. Fingers crossed.

Five For Friday 10/27/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

Short and sweet…

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. Trying to come out of my neck flare. Extra stim, heat, and OMM. My jaw is still an unhappy camper. Sigh.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Less intense. No upper body weights. Trying to calm things down.
  • Infusion on Wednesday. It always amazes me how my body sucks up the fluids like it’s starving for them. And my nurse is always amazed that I never have to pee. I guess that’s why I need them.

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