317 St. Francis Dr. Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601

317 St. Francis Dr.
Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601
Tel: 1-864-235-1834, Fax: 1-864-235-2486

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Patient Enrichment

Care For Complex, Chronic Pain

At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA in Greenville, South Carolina we have recently revisited our Mission Statement.  The Mission of Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA is to offer high quality, compassionate care and a comprehensive range of services intended to improve health and complex, chronic pain.  While we are not perfect we strive to meet this Mission every day, with every patient.   We know you have choices and we hope that we are one of them.   If you have pain, weakness, numbness, or functional impairment and are looking for treatment options log onto piedmontpmr.com to learn more about the services we offer.   We look forward to the privilege of helping.

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There Is More Than One Way To Reduce Tension

There is more than one way to reduce tension.   Whether it be your approach to the treatment of pain, weakness, and numbness, or toward reducing total load (the total number of things that don’t allow you to get well), finding a healing path that works for you is what counts.   Over the course of my career I have used several tools in my practice, and even created some of my own.   The Challenge and Choice Program makes use of cognitive restructuring to provide insight into a person’s relationship with the terms and conditions of their life.  Brain Highways, originally intended to enhance brainstem development in children with behavior disorders, has proven itself to be a powerful method for improving proprioception, balance, and motor coordination at the brain stem level in both children and adults.  This matters as brainstem development frees up the brain to problem solve rather than divert its attention to the stress and tension of maintaining oneself in space.  While each of these has had a great impact upon my life Systema Health has given me the most personal freedom.  Systema is a Russian Martial Art that is based upon four principles: Breathing, Posture, Continuation of Motion, and Relaxation.  People of all levels of brainstem development can benefit from Systema.  Naturally there are other methods as well.  For example NCSYSTEMA is sponsoring a seminar on Somatic Resilience Training.   In the end it doesn’t matter how you get there.   Any tool that works for you to increase awareness of your response to an impending stress, to break the cycle of nervous system activation that leads to anxiety and panic, to retrain your brain to ignore harmless stressors, and to raise your threshold of resilience allowing you to function without tension in high-stress situations is well worth your time and effort.   Call us at Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA, in Greenvlle, SC or read more about Systema Health and related healing programs at piedmontpmr.com.

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Balance is a simple word but it can have multiple applications when it comes to health. Of course there is physical balance.  No one wants to fall, at least not until they have been trained, and then falling can become fun.   Maintaining one’s physical balance brings to mind your feet, legs, torso, square, head position, and posture.   Other parameters such as proprioceptive skills (knowledge of where your body is in space) and the vestibular system (the gyroscope inside your inner ear) are also necessary for physical balance.  We often don’t think about it much but peripheral vision (which speaks to how wide your field of view is) and muscle tone (which ranges from “loose as a goose” to spasticity after a stroke or rigidity from parkinson’s disease) also can have big impacts on balance.   Then of course there is your spiritual and psychological balance.  If either of these two are not developed than it does not matter how adept your physical balance is, you will be in trouble.  Likewise if your physical balance is impaired for any reason it is surprising how well one can do if there is spiritual and psychological balance.  At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we employ a holistic approach to health care.  We believe that enhancing balance in physical, spiritual, and psychological aspects of life can help reduce tension, enhance relaxation, and lead to the discovery of inner freedom.  If you want to learn more log onto piedmontpmr.com.

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