The 2022 4th Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award
By Kaila Morin, PT, DPT
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Physical Therapy
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that can affect how your brain works. It could be the result of a fall, a direct blow to the head, a sports-related injury, a motor vehicle accident, or an assault. And, while they are common – there are 1.6-3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions in the US each year – all concussions should be considered severe and require prompt care by a healthcare professional.
After all, this is the brain we’re talking about.
You see, while the term ‘concussion’ is used as a general diagnosis, there are three grades of a concussion that a patient may experience:
Grade 1 – mild
Symptoms resolve in less than 15-minutes with no loss of consciousness
Funds will be used towards facility renovations, equipment expenses necessary
to train and educate physiatry residents at Gaylord Hospital
WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, April 1, 2022 – Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit, rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, announced in a joint press conference with Senator Richard Blumenthal that it has received $1.2 million (click to LEARN MORE) in community project funding that will be used for facility renovation and equipment expenses necessary to accommodate faculty and residents as part of Connecticut’s first and only residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation (also known as physiatry).
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By Large Dave
March 30, 2022
Dave shares the story of his father's aphasia and treatment at Gaylord in light of Bruce Willis' recent diagnosis with aphasia.
I just read the horrible news that one of my favorite actors Bruce Willis is retiring from his professional career due to his suffering from the effects of aphasia. It's breaking my heart. I've had a lot of experience with this horrible medical condition, and I want to share my story so you may better understand what Willis is going through.
By Brian Reis, PT, DPT
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Physical Therapy
Can you picture this? It may not be hard to imagine. Perhaps you are the patient on the left, suffering from extreme knee pain that is limiting your day-to-day activities. Or perhaps you’re the patient on the right, who has rehabilitated from joint replacement and is back to your usual activity (and potentially beyond). Or perhaps you’re somewhere in the middle – living inside the arrow.
March 16, 2022
By Megan Palmer, OTR/L
The magic of neuroplasticity following a stroke has long been a phenomenon of neurological recovery. Thousands of studies have been performed to understand specific treatment interventions that drive this neurological change. How is it that damaged or dead brain tissue following a stroke can be circumvented to allow for new nerve pathways that result in motor recovery?
For a considerable time, stroke was known as a focal disease at the area of infarct, but the neurological deficits that present themselves tend to have an impact on areas distal to the damaged brain tissue, if not to the entire brain.
News Channel 8, WTNH
By Sarah Cody
March 21, 2022
MADISON, Conn. (WTNH) – “I remember the feeling that the car was out of control and that was frightening. I rolled down an embankment and was unconscious,” says Jason Bedford who doesn’t remember all of the details of his 2017 accident. “I had an interesting out-of-body experience.”
This left Bedford convinced that we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
This one-car accident left him with multiple fractures and paralyzed in his left leg, changing the course of his life.
“I heard a nurse say, ‘You may have to get used to being in this wheelchair,'” he says...
By: Corey Podbielski, PT, DPT, OCS, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
The unofficial (or official!) start to the 2022 golf season is upon us. With the Masters kicking off in Augusta, Georgia on April 4th, you can be sure that golfers are feeling the itch to hit the links sooner than later.
Caution! If you haven’t picked up a club and/or kept up your training during the off-season, those first few swings could hurt a little or a lot! The good news is there’s still time to prepare your body for the golf season and, of course, Gaylord Physical Therapy can help too!
Did you know there are more than 26 million golfers in the United States, with an estimated 25% over the age of 65? That’s a lot of golfers! It also means a lot of potential injuries. Not surprisingly, low back pain is the number one injury sustained by...
News Channel 8 WTNH
By Rich Coppola, March 12, 2022
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The road to recovery for Danny Larkin is a story of teamwork and resiliency.
Larkin, a 30-year-old from Ansonia, was discharged from Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford Monday. It was an emotional day after a long journey.
“An awesome day today… the last couple of months has been a little rough.” said Darren Larkin, Danny’s father.
When Larkin tested positive for COVID in January, he went to stay with his dad, who already had COVID, and Larkin’s fiancé Addie also tested positive for the virus.
Wallingford, Connecticut, March 1, 2022 - Gaylord Sports Association, Connecticut’s largest adaptive sports program, is offering two sponsorships to out-of-state adaptive athletes aged 16 and older to participate in the June 25th Gaylord Gauntlet.
The Gaylord Gauntlet is an intense 5K obstacle run held on the 400-acre bucolic campus of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut.
In order to extend the event to a larger audience, the Gaylord Gauntlet is offering sponsorships to two adaptive athletes to cover their race fee and lodging for both the athlete and their support team.