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Returning to Work after Disability 

Returning to Work after Disability 

“One big question needs answered-were you on short term disability, or were you using the Family and Medical Leave Act? And were you reinstated to your old job? (So I guess that’s two questions…)”

“If you were on a STD leave, then your job was not necessarily protected, and when you returned, you could have been moved to a different job, where the duties weren’t as demanding as your old job, or maybe even completely different.”

“If you were on FMLA, however, then your job is protected and your employer is required to give you the same job back, with the same duties. Usually FMLA is only good for up to 12 weeks of leave.”

“Of course, there is the third option, where both STD and FMLA were running concurrently. I believe most companies do this, if you qualify.”

“Once you return to work, assuming you get your old job back, then there should be no differences in your responsibilities, unless it is stated by a physician (I’m thinking it would probably be your Pdoc in the case) that it is medically necessary. If you and your doctor feel that you are ready to go back to your regular duties, then you should.”

“Ok, so, you’re back at your old job, same title and everything, but you’re not getting all the responsibilities and duties that you’re used to? And you and your Pdoc feel that you can handle them? Then it’s time you speak with your boss, or maybe even HR. Let them know that you want to be more productive and are ready to handle more at work. Remind them that the longer you have reduced responsibilities, the longer it will take for you to get back to where you were before your leave. I read that if an employee is in a reduced-duty position for too long, then they become accustomed to it, and have a more difficult time getting back to the regular work load. That’s incentive enough to get you back to your regular duties.”

“If your boss doesn’t listen to you when you tell them you are ready to return to your regular duties, then you could always have your Pdoc write you a letter to give HR stating that you are capable of returning at full capacity.”

“Your boss could possibly just be looking out for your well-being, as well as that of the company. They don’t want you to have another instance where you would need to go on leave again. That can cost the company money, as well as be detrimental to you. Try not to get upset with your boss, because he or she isn’t giving you the amount of responsibility you are used to. Maybe (s)he just doesn’t realize you are ready and willing to work more. The best place to start is by having a conversation.”



The Yoga for Your Lower Back

Yoga for Your Lower Back

I know after a long day, gravity has compressed my back and I get terrible back pain. The following three pages of exercises are the best way that I alleviate pain. Especially the first set of workout exercises. I swear by it! Try them today. 

*Try these exercises at the office to take some pressure off your lower back.

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Sorry I’ve been gone….

Petite girls guide is back !!! Starting Monday, June 29th!!!
To all my loyal readers & followers:  I have been away for some time, but I will be back to writing my normal amount of great, super fun and educational posts, like I always have, by next week, JUNE 29th!!!!


So please tell your friends who have enjoyed my site that I will be back with a bang! New topics, and some of my favorite topics will be shared for all! Just a reminder that this blog is all about learning, creating awareness, (about all topics, mostly mental illness), but this site that you’ve come to know and love will be more interesting than ever! 




A single yoga pose each day may improve spine curvature for scoliosis patients

A Yoga Pose Per Day…

“A new study claims performing a single yoga pose for 90 seconds for at least 3 days a week could reduce spine curvature in patients with scoliosis in as little as 3 months.”

“The researchers, including Dr. Loren Fishman of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY, publish their findings in the journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine.”

“Scoliosis – a condition in which the spine curves to the side – affects around 6 million people in the US and is accountable for more than 600,000 doctor visits each year. Although scoliosis can affect all age groups, onset is most common between the ages of 10-15.”

“Severe scoliosis – defined as a spine curvature of more than 45 degrees – is usually treated with surgery. There are non-surgery techniques available for patients with spine curvatures less than 45 degrees – one of the most common being bracing.”

Each year, around 30,000 children and adolescents with scoliosis are fitted with a brace that is worn for around 23 hours a day, helping to straighten the childen’s spines as they grow.”

“The researchers note that a popular bracing method – most commonly used in adolescent girls – requires patients to attend 40 2-hour sessions, three times a week for 3-4 months. The patients are then urged to carry out lifelong exercises for 30 minutes a day.”

“Since many scoliosis patients are adolescent girls, the unwieldy bracing and lengthy exercising is socially awkward, emotionally painful and physically difficult,” says Dr. Fishman. “And yet untreated scoliosis can progress at 7% per year, and result in disability and life-threatening health risks.”

“Patients required to perform the side plank on weaker side of spine
In their study, Dr. Fishman and colleagues set out to determine the effectiveness of one basic yoga pose – known as the side plank – on 25 participants aged 14-85 with idiopathic scoliosis.”

“The side plank involves lying on one side of the body with straight knees, and propping up the upper body with the elbow and forearm.”

“After undergoing an initial examination, an X-ray and an evaluation by a radiologist, patients were shown how to carry out the yoga pose.”

“In the first week, they were instructed to do the pose on the side their spine was curved toward for 10-20 seconds each day. They were then asked to do the pose once daily for as long as possible, still on the side of their spine.”



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