Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Leslie Rott's Posts

Patient Safety and RA: Preventing Medical Errors

When people think of safety and RA, they mostly think of medications and lifestyle issues.  But patient safety involves much more than that.


In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released what was at the time a groundbreaking study about medical errors, which was aptly titled, Read moreChevron

The Benefits of Occupational Therapy to Treat RA

Did you know that occupational therapy can help you function better in your daily life despite your RA?  An occupational therapist can give you tips on how to move better, along with tools you can use at home and work to help you complete activities of daily living. 


The Difference Between Physical Therapy... Read moreChevron

Advocating for Your Health, and For Others


When I began my PhD program in sociology in Michigan in 2007, I never imagined that eight years later, I would have... Read moreChevron

Perks of a Steroid Shot

If there is such a thing as a small miracle, then I have experienced one.  Back in March, I had a cortisone shot in my hip for bursitis that is secondary to my arthritis.  I was really nervous about the whole thing, but I realized that my hip pain was really impacting my quality of life in a negative way and that I was in an... Read moreChevron

Can Massage Help With RA Pain?

Massages can reduce tension and stress for anyone, not just people with RA. But for people with RA, massage can also help to reduce pain. Massage is considered an alternative therapy.  Therefore, your insurance may not cover such services. This might not be as big of a deal if you only want to get a massage every once in a while, but could... Read moreChevron