News and Events2017-05-03T07:36:57-06:00

Ask the Experts: What is transverse myelitis, and how is it treated?

Transverse myelitis is a serious condition that occurs when the spinal cord becomes inflamed. It can cause severe weakness in the legs or all four limbs, and may be caused by autoimmune disease or to the body fighting off a virus or infection. Patients should always seek help, as they're unlikely to recover without medical intervention. Transverse myelitis is a serious neurological condition often linked to autoimmune disease or to the body fighting off a [...]

September 29th, 2022|

Ask the Experts: A neurologist can help patients navigate the ins and outs of pain management

Neurologists can help patients treat neuropathic pain, which is pain caused by a nervous system injury or illness. This shooting, burning pain can be managed with non-narcotic medications. Dr. Jesus Martinez works closely with patients to find the right medication dosage and schedule to address their concerns. Helping patients deal with chronic pain is one of the biggest challenges doctors face. It’s also one of the most important things they can do to improve [...]

June 25th, 2022|

Ask the Experts: What are the benefits of seeing a neurologist for a cognitive disorder?

Alzheimer's disease and dementia are difficult diagnoses because there is no cure and a patient will inevitably decline. It is still important to build a relationship with a neurologist, as they can make a proper diagnosis and help manage symptoms and care decisions. Cognitive disorders like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease are hard diagnoses to deal with. There is no cure, and the patient’s abilities will inevitably decline, not improve. However, there are still many [...]

June 20th, 2022|

Ask the Experts: I’m under 40, and I’m having menopause symptoms. Where can I turn for help?

Menopause usually occurs between age 51 and 52, but some women stop having menstrual cycles before age 40. This is known as premature menopause. Women who experience possible signs of premature menopause, like irregular periods and hot flashes, should visit their health care provider. A provider trained in menopause care can help you manage your risks and symptoms, and can also discuss fertility options for women who wish to become pregnant. For many women, [...]

December 28th, 2021|

“It made me feel like a rock star!” Rebecca Bishop achieved her childbirth goals with the support of our Certified Nurse Midwives

Regional One Health's certified nurse midwives provide personalized care for all stages of life, with a goal of empowering patients to take an active role in improving their health. For Rebecca Bishop, that meant exceptional prenatal and labor & delivery care that helped her achieve her goal of having a natural childbirth. Rebecca's experience is what our nurse midwives want for all expectant moms: a chance to advocate for the pregnancy and birth experience they've [...]

October 1st, 2021|

Post-Rehab Wellness Program combines personal training and rehabilitation expertise to help patients build strength and agility safely

Learning to exercise properly, with good technique and correct use of equipment, can help you build strength while preventing injury. Regional One Health's Post-Rehab Wellness Program combines the expertise of physical therapists and certified personal trainers to give patients the knowledge they need to get fit the right way. It's a great way for athletes to improve their performance, or for patients overcoming a minor or serious injury or illness to get back to their [...]

September 23rd, 2021|

Ask the Experts: How can speech therapy help patients overcome cognitive impairments caused by illness or injury?

Speech-language pathologists can help patients with a wide variety of speech and swallowing disorders caused by illness and injury. When a communication challenge is brought about by a cognitive issue, they use techniques that help patients restore their abilities or compensate for lost skills. The goal is to help patients communicate effectively and confidently so they can return to the activities they enjoy. When communication is challenging, it’s important to seek help from an expert. [...]

September 21st, 2021|

Ask the Experts: How does a rehabilitation therapist determine if I can return to work?

The goal of rehabilitation therapy is to help patients return to normal activities following an injury or illness. Part of the process includes a Functional Capacity Evaluation, where a therapist and rehabilitation medicine physician determine whether a patient can safely return to work. Regional One Health's Dardhielle Jean, OTR/L, CHT says patients can expect to spend about four hours on the test and will perform a variety of tasks related to general function as well [...]

September 21st, 2021|

Ask the Experts: What is pelvic floor therapy and dry needling, and how can they reduce pain and improve quality of life?

Physical therapy is a great tool to help patients recover from injuries, address pain and improve their strength and mobility. At Regional One Health, therapists incorporate a number of techniques to help patients achieve those goals, including pelvic floor physical therapy and dry needling. When paired with therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes, both options can have a significant positive impact on a patient's quality of life. Patients undergo physical therapy for a variety of reasons, [...]

September 20th, 2021|

Ask the Experts: Adding physical therapy to your healthy aging plan can reduce pain and improve mobility

Joint pain, weakness and stiffness are very common complaints, especially as we age. Physical therapy can help by strengthening the muscles around the joints, reducing inflammation, and teaching patients good habits in terms of caring for their joints. Regional One Health offers outpatient physical therapy at its main campus and East Campus, and patients can see a therapist without a doctor's referral. Good medical care is key to healthy aging, but there’s one group [...]

September 19th, 2021|