Lyme Disease can be a confusing diagnosis–it is a bacterial infection typically caused by a tick bite. Afterwards, the bacteria can take up residence in the body causing any number of symptoms. For more information on the symptoms of acute and chronic Lyme disease, visit the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons site or the Infectious Disease Society of America.
Prevention is key! Be aware when hiking or working in heavily wooded areas. Many people that are diagnosed with Lyme disease never know they were bit and only about a one-third of patients develop the bullseye rash. If you know you were bit, it is important to see your doctor promptly as Lyme Disease may become chronic.
If you’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme Disease, you may be a candidate for Therapy+ services. With Therapy+, your therapist can help you develop an individualized care plan to address any functional limitations you may have. Your therapist can also help you coordinate your care as you may have multiple specialists and lots of paperwork. Another important focus of Therapy+ is education. Your therapist can educate you on the disease, treatment, and help you understand the long-term ramifications of the disease. If you are interested in becoming a patient, please visit our Therapy+ page.