My partner who is hemi-plegic would like to go swimming but when he walks out of the water (with assistance) he feels like his ankle is going to snap and break. I guess we need some kind of ankle support specifically for his situation. Help! [more inside]
Even when the job posting says "Please send applications to [email]", with no address listed? [more inside]
A similar question to this one, w/ a different country context. How does one officially "refuse" their annual physical if the checkup and data sharing appears more mandatory than voluntary? [more inside]
Currently having Physical Therapy for hip anteversion/knock knees and general postural issues; what kind of pain is it 'normal' and beneficial in the long run to feel? Only muscular or is it okay for PT to provoke the outside of knee pain that I want to fix as well? [more inside]
I've been seeing a PT for 3 months who is covered entirely by insurance. They provide ultrasound, etc., but not much else. I want to see another PT to get better treatment and pay out of pocket. Would it be OK to continue seeing the insurance-covered PT for ultrasound and e-stem once a week and pay out of pocket to go to the other PT once a week? Would my insurance company frown on this if they found out?
I am carrying around a lot of hatred and fury. I don't know how to forgive people from my past. I need a primer -- books, tips, anything. [more inside]
You are not a touchy feely person - that is, you do not openly express emotion or affection through physical contact. How have you learned to give and share love with people in your life whose primary love language is physical touch? [more inside]
I read a study online somewhere that physically abusive men on average wait three years before escalating to physical violence. Does anyone know the study, and can you give me a link? [more inside]
I'm open to all suggestions on this. I started a new job in January, one that requires me to write press releases, take photos, etc. Today, the boss, who is not my biggest fan, announced to our little group that whoever is assigned to take photos will also have to shoot video at the same event, [more inside]
My husband and I are in our 30s, healthy, and would like to start a family soon. Before I get pregnant, I would like us both to purchase term life insurance policies. However, the idea of having to get a physical from someone who isn't my regular doctor squicks me out a bit. How does the physical/medical part of obtaining term life insurance work exactly? I keep picturing having to go to some shady "doctor's" office in a weird part of town - and in metro Los Angeles where I live that is not so hard to imagine. Is there a way to find out which doctors an insurance company uses to do some research beforehand?
Whenever I have a particularly stressful or taxing day, I end up being profoundly exhausted for 2-3 days after. We're talking sleeping for 16 hours each day, walking around in a daze, feeling sick after eating, and just feeling unable to do anything I want or need to do. It's like I'm dealing with trauma, but surely this isn't a normal or even reasonable response to trauma, right? If you've dealt with this in the past or are dealing with it now, could you please share any solutions you've found that have worked for you? This has been going on since 2008 for me.
Roughly a week ago I read an article about an elderly woman (eighties or nineties) that looked fantastic for her age. I cannot find it. [more inside]
My story is thus: between the ages of 14 to 21 my parents starved me very badly as a form of physical abuse. I became very weak as a result, always puking and my hair fell out. No one believed me so I was referred to a psychiatric ward where I was pronounced mentally ill. That all happened a long time ago but I am still finding it very hard to build basic strength and would appreciate some help from a trainer or anyone with fitness experience about very gentle and easy exercises to help build real strength and get my body moving. I've tried googling but a lot of the exercises are just way too heavy for me and I would try the gym but I would end up nearly passing out after 20 minutes. Cooking is a hobby of mine, I'm not an expert but enjoy making my own meals and avoid preprocessed foods and takeaways, so my diet is pretty good. Unfortunately I am too weak to eat 2000 calories per day, I will pass out before I can eat that amount. Please help because this is really affecting my life
I'm looking for the most basic, clean, monthly wall calendar for 2014. Something like the Field Notes calendar (scroll down a bit), but large enough for me to write notes on individual days. [more inside]
I've only just discovered the dangers chiropractic neck-cracking; what other options are available? [more inside]
I am a designer/art director and I've been reading that physical portfolios aren't dead just yet. How can I make a good impression the next time I'm in a job interview? Are there good resources for how to make one (materials, size, number of pages, ..)? Do I include a printed resume in there as well? Does it have to be a physical replica of my online website? [more inside]
My girlfriend is about to start a series of medical-related procedures as part of her gender transition (M2F). What can I, as a cis(ish) woman, do to be a good support to her? [more inside]
What sort of questions should I ask while looking for a physical therapist? [more inside]
There are some people who are excellent draftsmen when it comes to drawing. Their sketchbooks are full of architecture style drawings or similar, with straight lines as if drawn using a ruler and little erasing. Or they're sign painters or car details who can just pick up a brush and literally draw a straight line on the car as they're walking the length of it. No visual planning or measuring or masking off areas, they just do it. Are there scientific studies about the particular set of physical and mental skills these people have and what exactly those skills are? Are their specific differences in their brain or anatomy that enable those skills?
Shoulder surgery rehab tips, hints and recommendations [more inside]
Gift ideas please for my son's Physical Therapist! [more inside]
Where can you go to get a very thorough physical exam? [more inside]
What should a full physical include for an overweight, ex-smoker, no exercise 40-year-old man? [more inside]
I was in a traumatic event a few years ago which was followed by shock and near complete amnesia. Recently I've been getting memories back, and, following different triggers, experiencing physical and emotional exhaustion. Help me understand what to expect, and how best to deal with it ? (More specific qs after the cut) [more inside]
What are some unusual exercise/fitness/physical activity ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example House of Air or Jukari?
What are some jobs that I could do in Toronto that would keep me physically active (more than just walking a lot) without requiring going to college? [more inside]
Imminent break of self imposed celibacy after a few years. Going away on romantic trip next week. Gentleman in question unaware of my choice or relationship history. How to prepare? Do I tell him this? What can I do to prepare myself? [more inside]
How do I go about dating now, if I even should be? [more inside]
Should I be honest with my doctor about my pot use? [more inside]
How can I make the most of the blood test results I have just received? [more inside]
I've been experiencing sore knees after running and I think it's time for me to seek some professional help. Where should I go for help? I was going to make an appointment with my primary care doctor, but I'm afraid he's not going to be able to help me much. Should I go straight to a physical therapist or a sports doctor or orthopedist? I just want to be able to run without pain again. [more inside]
How happy are physical therapists/occupational therapists? [more inside]
Looking to go back to school for Physical Therapy in NYC. [more inside]
How do I find time and motivation to stick to a workout plan, given a moderately stressful schedule, quite a bit of work, and not a huge amount of relaxation time (which working out would cut into)? [more inside]
Help me come up with a list insanely difficult, completely stupid things to accomplish. [more inside]
Recommend me a physical blocker sunblock that I can buy in Canada. [more inside]
Help me determine if I'm on the right path to healing my "depression", if that is in fact what I'm dealing with.
I can't pinpoint the source of my ongoing angst/depression/anxiety - is it emotional or physiological? [more inside]
physical health & mental health, 'secret' boyfriend, and my family... what do i do? [more inside]
How do you know when your "not feeling well" is an actual cause for concern? Two people I know have been diagnosed with cancer and then passed away very shortly afterwords after seemingly common/benign symptoms. [more inside]
Interested in changing my career PT, Lawyer, Teacher? ..but what should I know before. [more inside]
How much better is standing than sitting when using computer? [more inside]
I have: a bunch of selections from NYPL's Picture Collection; a group of artist-types who are gung-ho for basically anything; and a maximum of one hour. I'm meant to be leading some sort of physical activity. What now? [more inside]
How is diagnosed but treated Bipolar I viewed by the US Coast Guard and Dept of Homeland Security when seeking MMC and TWIC? How about maritime employers? [more inside]
When someone yells at me, or tells me I've screwed something up (oddly, in my profession these two events seem to be somewhat mutually exclusive) I get a physical reaction. My throat constricts to the point that it becomes sore. I get dizzy. My brain turns into jello. What's going on and can I train myself out of this?
What are canonical physical fitness benchmarks specific sports, occupations, and other activities? [more inside]
I'm planning a week-long summer camp for kids (aged 10-14 or around there) with a focus on natural movement/fitness in Ontario. I've never planned a summer camp before, and I'm worried I'm missing some big considerations. Does anyone have experience putting together these kinds of outdoor adventure/orienteering camps? Please, drown me in the questions I should be asking myself. [more inside]
An old friend of mine's 18 year old son just attempted to kill himself with a shotgun blast to the head. [more inside]
I know *what* an azeotrope is, but I don't really know *why* an azeotrope happens. Please enlighten me. [more inside]
How can I be funnier the next few weekends? (Brainstorming!) [more inside]
I've got a big show this weekend! Help me prepare for it - especially by working out what I can eat during the day without either killing my stomach or passing out. (esp since I won't have time for dinner...) [more inside]
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