Category Archives: Medical Education

Pharmacogenetic Testing

What is Pharmacogenetic Testing? Pharmacogenetics, also called pharmacogenomics, is a risk and pain free procedure of a cheek swap sample. It is the study of how genes affect the body’s response to certain medicines. Genes are parts of DNA passed down from your mother and father. They carry information that determines your unique traits, such as


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What is LSVT BIG and how can Physical Therapists help?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects the body’s ability to move properly and control movement. Symptoms start gradually, typically presenting with a tremor in the hands first. As the disease advances, the brain’s ability to produce dopamine gradually decreases and is eventual lost.  Dopamine is vital for relaying messages in the


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Erin Maguire

Exercise Specialist Erin Maguire started at Advanced PMR in April 2019. She graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in 2014 with a degree in Environmental Policy. She has spent the past 5 years working at various environmental non-profit organizations teachings kids in school gardens in Newark, NJ and adults and seniors citizens in community gardens


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Basics of a Stroke

Basics of Stroke   Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) also known as “Stroke” happens when there is an interruption in the brain’s blood circulation (ischemia) or there is destruction or death of surrounding brain tissue (infarct) . CVA happens when there is prolonged ischemia to an artery within the brain. This, depending on the size of the


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Learning Medical Terms

If you’ve ever been to a physical therapy clinic, you may have heard terminologies that sounded familiar when you were at the doctor’s office or the hospital if you’ve had surgery. They are using medical terms that has equivalent common terms we use and know. If you want to be in the know, then this


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Osteoporosis

By age 65, about half of the women in the United States will have either osteopenia or osteoporosis. Today, the increasing aging population in the United States has brought the issue of bone loss into greater focus. As we grow older, the loss of bone density is a natural aging occurrence. The issue becomes a


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Concussion: Recognition & Diagnosis

About a month ago, I provided a general overview of concussions, including basic definitions, signs and symptoms to look for, initial treatments, and protocols for return to sport and other activity. Today, I want to delve deeper into the details of initial concussion recognition and medical diagnosis. As a reminder, concussions occur when an external


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Headaches

Headaches affect billions of individuals worldwide. The variety of headaches and their causes are just as immense as the number of people they affect. Headaches are a subjective symptom that can accompany many other syndromes. Continue Reading


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