Success Story: Ms. Joan B.

Ms. Joan arrived at Bayou Chateau Nursing Center following multiple hospitalizations.  These hospitalizations resulted in cognitive decline, generalized muscle weakness, and increased dependency on caregivers. “When I got here I couldn’t walk or hardly do anything.  It was like I was in limbo,”  says Ms. Joan. Although Ms. Joan had...

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Employee Spotlight: Brittany F., M.A. CCC-SLP

“It is an extremely precious gift to be able to express oneself. I am not sure there was one moment I can recall having a revelation about this career choice. However, after working with people who have Parkinson’s disease, hearing loss, ALS, TBI, stroke, autism, laryngectomy patients, etc., my...

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How to handle stress in the ever-changing healthcare industry

With words like eviction notice and budget cuts plaguing the news this year, healthcare professionals are experiencing added stress to an already stressful work environment.  Administrators in nursing homes are often in a high-stakes decision-making role, making decisions at every level, from food vendors to patient care, in order to keep operations running smoothly. According to...

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Therapy Center Stretch Tip: Cat-Camel

Ever wonder what stretches you can do at home to improve your overall well-being? Therapy Center asked our Physical Therapist, Kassy, what stretch she would suggested for people who sit for long periods of time throughout the day. The answer – CAT CAMEL! The Cat Camel stretch is a good, gentle mobilization...

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Screening Your Movements: How A Physical Therapist Can Help You Understand Your Body’s Limitations

Let’s talk about the last time you – or someone close to you – interviewed for a new job. Chances are that the first step was a phone screen with your potential employer, and when you passed that portion of the process with flying colors, you were then invited...

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Did You Know Physical Therapy Can Treat This?

When most people hear the words “physical therapy,” they immediately think of rehabilitation for someone with a sports injury. And while that’s accurate, physical therapists work with many types of patients, presenting with a wide variety of injuries, conditions and diseases. In fact, the profession of physical therapy can...

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