I started going to Active Physical Therapy in January of 2014. I like to consider myself as semi athletic. To stay in shape and keep a positive
outlook on life I enjoy running, playing basketball, walking the dogs and hiking with our pups and I started going to Active Physical
Therapy in January of 2014. I like to consider myself as semi athletic. To stay in shape and keep a positive outlook on life I enjoy running,
playing basketball, walking the dogs and hiking with our pups and boys . I was starting to have some pain in my hip that was making that difficult
for me to do those things and / or painful during and after. With the help of their staff I am feeling much better and I am able to do the things
that I love to do with little to no pain. Where they stand out to me is their personal care and explaining to the patient what it is they are doing
and how it will help. That is very hard to find in a Dr today. Bottom line If you want to get better they WILL get you there. They are experts!
-- Jonathan W.
Approximately 11% of patients with spinal cord injuries meet the criteria for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Therefore, in patients with spinal cord injuries who show symptoms of depression, such as suicidal ideation, it is important to screen for major depression and consult for psychological care.
Bombardier et al found % of participants with spinal cord injuries met criteria for MDD. They found MDD was associated with poorer subjective health, lower satisfaction with life, and more difficulty in daily role functioning.
Kishi et al found that both acute and delayed-onset suicidal ideation was strongly associated with the existence of major depression and impaired social functioning in patients with spinal cord injury. They argue that the detection and appropriate treatment of depressive disorders and social isolation may be the most important factor in preventing suicide both during the acute and chronic period following spinal cord injuries.