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

St. Francis To Sponsor A Fibromyalgia Symposium 7/28/15

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital will be sponsoring a free informational session on Wednesday,  July 28th, at 6pm on Fibromyalgia at its Eastside campus in Greenville, SC.  St. Francis has a hospital system wide program that crosses multiple departments and is dedicated toward improving wellness, quality of life, while reducing symptoms for sufferers of Fibromyalgia. As Program Medical Director Dr. Schwartz will be speaking on the causes of fibromyalgia, its diagnosis and treatment, and share some of the program’s success indicators to date.   With its integrated, problem focused format The Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital’s Fibromyalgia program is believed to be one of the first of its kind in the nation.  Learn more about Fibromyalgia treatment options at piedmontpmr.com.

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Reducing Total Load Is Catching On

For years now at Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we have talked about reducing Total Load: the total number of things that do not allow you to get well.   At first it seemed that no one understood what we were talking about.  Things are different now.  While is seems that the concept is still new to most people many are now quite familiar with it.  While waiting to give my presentation last week at the World Health Organization I chose to sit in on a conference for improving quality of life in Parkinson’s Disease.   Naturally the speakers consisted of an international panel but they all had one message: reduce total load.  They pointed out that while most people think of Parkinson’s as a motor (movement) disorder there are over 30 other signs and symptoms that also occur with it.  Treating the motor component alone is simply not enough;  Quality of life, function, and longevity were all improved when total load was addressed.   The talk was pleasure to my ears.  Learn more about Total Load at piedmontpmr.com.

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“I’d Be In A Box”

When asked “How much worse would your condition have been if you had not received treatment here?” we frequently were told “I’d be in a box”.   Pretty powerful stuff.   Sometimes we forget where we have come from and measure success based upon where we are at, or where we think we should be.   Likely most of us would be more grateful if we would measure it based upon where we have come from or where we might have been if not for the help we have received along the way.  Good and bad always go together and for those with complex, chronic pain such as RSD, CRPS, or Fibromyalgia there will always be good and bad days.   Try measuring success by how much better off you are as a result of the care you have received or the ownership you have taken in getting well.   You might be surprised by how far you have come.   At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA just hearing  how much we have made a difference  to others has made us more appreciative of the work we do and what it can mean for those that we treat.

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