Stephanie Lievense Cohn, PT

 

TMJ Series: How Working from Home Can Affect Your Jaw Pain

Written by Stephanie Lievense Cohn PT, DPT, OCS Since the global pandemic of COVID-19 took off in March, many people have been working from home to slow the spread of the virus and avoid exposure. From the looks of things, this may be the case for quite awhile, if not permanently for some. I am treating many patients in the clinic who are still working from home and will be until at least the end of the year. I have noticed that many of them have experienced worsening symptoms not only due to absence from physical therapy during the shelter in place order, but because many changes to your body and mind come with working from home. Let’s get more…

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Recovery is a Rollercoaster

Written by Stephanie Lievense, PT, DPT, OCS I have been a competitive athlete for twenty years – much longer than I’ve been a physical therapist! Growing up, I participated in softball, volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf, dance, and gymnastics. I did some swimming, biking, and running if I had any sort of off season but was never serious about it. When I started college and no longer had team sports to keep me in shape, I regularly started swimming, biking, running, lifting weights, and doing yoga and Pilates. By the time I graduated college, I started playing with the idea of triathlons. Right before I started my first year of physical therapy school, I competed in my first triathlon – The…

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TeleHealth: The New (Temporary) Norm

Written by Stephanie Lievense, PT, DPT, OCS In this day and age, it is not uncommon to work virtually. With today’s technology, we can work from just about anywhere. When I say “we,” though, I don’t include myself or most physical therapists. Some physical therapists have moved into more administrative roles, which means that they are involved in little to no direct patient care. However, most of us depend on treating our patients in person. As doctors of physical therapy, we rely quite heavily on our hands to give us the information that we need when treating a patient. Yes, the subjective information and observations are crucial, but our hands can give us important clues such as a joint restriction…

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More Isn’t Always Better

Written by Stephanie Lievense, PT, DPT, OCS Today is my third day working from home since the spread of Coronavirus. As a physical therapist, my hands are my business, therefore you can imagine how tough it is to actually get some quality work done at home! As a result, I have been all over FaceBook and Instagram to both get and give ideas. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: EVERYONE is offering online workouts, cooking classes, crafts, virtual social events, and more! There is SO much to do on the internet! I think it’s great that we are all banding together and trying to fulfill that need for human connection. However, I’ve really been thinking about all of the exercise…

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