Arnold-Chiari Malformation Interpreted by a Physical Therapist

Meet my fabulous blogging buddy, Sweta at  She’s a physical therapist with a grasp of the technical aspects and research behind many conditions that physical therapists address in their day-to-day practice.  Sweta is Indian but translates all her work into English for us pale-faces.

She did me a huge favor and researched and blogged an article called Arnold-Chiairi Malformation – A Systemic Review of Research in ACM (type 1).    You can read it here:

Her post has lots of visuals (drawings and MRIs) – and you know how I LOVE visuals!!!

For those of you who are familiar with my history, you know my son had Chiari decompression surgery in August and is currently receiving occupational therapy.  I’m considering getting Andres into physical therapy in January – we’ll see.

Sweta will be following up this post with more research concerning surgery and rehabilitation, and I’ll share a link as soon as I receive it.

3 thoughts on “Arnold-Chiari Malformation Interpreted by a Physical Therapist”

  1. Hi my dear Alyson, first of all thank you so much for giving me credit for the work! I rarely give promises or a word to write on specific posts, because sometimes its hard for me to gather all the evidences! So I am glad that I have kept my word for you. And second thing my dear Alyson, I am Indian and its not hard for me to write in English (I do make mistakes with grammar and punctuation). Actually I know 4 languages, Gujarati, Hindi, English and Spanish and I am learning Chinese…
    Thank You once again dear and I am so glad that you have found the information useful, this encourages me to continue working and helping others.
    God bless you and your family dear.
    Take care,

    1. So sorry about misunderstanding your ethnicity. I changed my post to say you are Indian. 4 languages and learning another – that’s amazing!!!! Do you use them all in your work? I only know English but am having to learn a lot of ASL to work with Noah (6 with Down syndrome.) I’m actually loving learning that language and can understand how people have a passion for linguistics. It must be difficult to find time to practice them all – I know if I don’t use my ASL I start forgetting words.

      Thanks again for your research on this – it is such a help to understand my son’s case better.


  2. Thank You my dear Alyson.. I am glad that you found my post useful to understand ACM. Yes I have to use all this languages at the place I work because I have patients from different ethnic backgrounds. The patients are from various neighborhood like spanish, indian, chinese and some Italians.
    Thank You once again Alyson and god bless you and your family with abundance…

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