Chris is a strong advocate for the physical therapy profession, and has served as the federal affairs liaison and legislative chair for the state of ND for the past 7 years. Chris is happily married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer. Together they are the proud parents of three wonderful children. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Chris is an outdoor enthusiast with specific interests in hunting, fishing, camping, football and vocal music.
I came to PDR after learning I had, at 43, major degeneration in 3 areas of my back, 2 bulging discs, 1 torn and arthritis…at MY age? I thought…I don’t want to do surgery, wasn’t an option, cortisone was, but I didn’t want to go there either, so I turned to PDR, where I learned new techniques and core strengthening exercises that helped improve my pain and help me live my life to it’s fullest! Thank you everyone!!
Photobiomodulation exposes the cells of the body to light, and particular wavelengths of light are able to produce photo-chemical reactions, stimulating the cells of the body into producing more energy. This increase in energy levels allows the cells to work more effectively in properly balancing the cellular components, so that the cells can function properly. The laser light functions as biochemical energy and improves the efficiency of the body’s healing capabilities. The result is that the body is able to heal itself in a shorter period of time. Some of the unique healing effects of MedX PBM include: increased cell metabolism, improved localized blood circulation, development of collagen and muscle tissue, relief from acute and chronic pain, reduced localized inflammation and edema, stimulation of the immune system and stimulation of nerve function.
Manual wheelchairs come in many different varieties depending upon the user’s needs. There are standard folding chairs, sport wheelchairs, lightweight chairs, heavy duty chairs, reclining chairs, and transport chairs. A standard folding wheelchair is a good choice if you tire easily and can’t walk as far as you used to or are unable to walk but would like the option of arm propelling. These chairs have options such as desk vs. full arm styles, footrests vs. elevating leg rests, and seat height adjustment on some models.
Rehabilitation providers worldwide have experienced outstanding outcomes using the MedX Lumbar and Cervical Extension Machines. This is attributed to medical evidence that shows that the majority of patients with chronic spinal pain are significantly "deconditioned". Weakness of the musculature of the spine can lead to many conditions such as herniated discs, facet syndrome, and degenerative joint disease. A strong spine provides a strong foundation that allows for healthy spaces between the vertebrae, which helps prevent spinal compression.
With ARRAY, each topic presented at a MEDX Regional Conference culminates in thorough analytics using multiple criteria and measurement techniques. Analytics are designed to accurately assess participant engagement, changes in participant knowledge, competence, and performance, while helping to identify needs, gaps, and barriers that can be addressed in future CME activities.
Patients are seated comfortably in the MedX cervical or lumbar machine. In the cervical machine, the muscles in the torso are restrained so that only the muscles in the neck are targeted. Because the cervical muscles in the neck must continually support the weight of the head, weak muscles can lead to headache, neck pain and poor posture mechanics. In the lumbar machine, the muscles in the abdomen, hips and legs are restrained so that only the muscles in the low back are targeted. Weak lumbar muscles can be responsible for back pain, leg pain, stiffness and many other debilitating complaints. The exercises performed in the Med-X cervical and lumbar machines are slow, gentle, take just a few minutes to complete and are computer monitored.
Amber Richards is a Physical Therapist Assistant at RehabAuthority Physical Therapy. She grew up in Moorhead, MN where she developed a strong passion assisting and comforting individuals through various changes in their lives. After high school, Amber attended Massage Therapy school at The Salon Professional Academy in 2010. Since then she has opened her own independent massage therapy practice and currently has seven years of massage experience. Physical therapy opened a whole new world of curiosity to continue her education and to better help herself and her patients.
This Feb. 2, 2018 file photo from a video frame grab shows Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier and Nazi sympathizer, who got onto November's ballot as a Republican congressional candidate when the state GOP failed to put forward another candidate in the safely Democratic district. Jones was defeated by incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski in Tuesday's midterm election but managed to win 56,000 votes.(Photo: Marcus DiPaola, AP)
Hanson said he was cheered to learn that. “I don’t care about getting their support or that they tell their voters about my campaign as an alternative, because I’m independent and I want voters to be clear on that,” he told Splinter in an email. “They know that all I genuinely want from them is that they reach the voters they can reach to inform them about Jones and to vote for someone else. I hope they do something and follow through on that.”
As a Catastrophic Nurse Case Manager, I rely on Comp-X as my transportation company of choice because of their customer service. I was in a position where I needed transportation to the hospital for my 11 year-old niece who was diagnosed with a terminal grade IV tumor and Ashley Pepka, V.P. of Business Development, was quick to say “okay we can do this for you.” Comp-X is a company you can trust with your family’s care.