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Pain From Breast Cancer? A Physical Therapist Can Help

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A diagnosis of breast cancer knocks the wind out of you. The world as you know it is gone. Most women think of radiation, chemo-therapy, mastectomy, losing their hair, and worst of all, leaving their families. But breast cancer isn't the automatic death sentence it once was. Fewer than one is six women will die of the disease. Most women who have breast cancer will beat it. According to the American Cancer Society, there are 2.8 million survivors in the U.S.

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Topics: Healthcare

Are You Overly Obsessed With Self-Improvement?

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It's always a good idea to stop and evaluate your life choices every once in a while. Many of us slowly sneak our way into daily desserts or end up forgetting we even have a gym membership that we're not using! But there's a line that some younger generations are crossing. This line between healthy reflection and an obsession with self-Improvement.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

An Extra Special Wedding For a Special Education Teacher

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

People get married every day. Every wedding is unique. But who needs five flower girls and three ring bearers? Louisville teacher, Kinsey French, did. She couldn't imagine getting married without including all the students in her special education class at Christian Academy Rock Creek. Along with her niece and her fiance's nephew, her six Down Syndrome students led the way down the aisle for the teacher they all love.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Physical Therapists Show Compassion for Pulse Survivors

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 14, 2016 8:01:00 AM

The attack on Pulse Night Club last June shocked and saddened our nation. The shooter killed forty-nine, wounded fifty-three and caused unspeakable pain for many hundreds of people who cared for those who were targeted. While this act may have shown the worst of humanity, it also brought out the best of humanity in those who rallied to help and support the survivors and the loved ones of the victims.

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Topics: Healthcare

Bad Management Skills = Poor Outcomes

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

From churches to football teams and armies to corporations, every group with a mission needs a leader. Being in a position of authority doesn't necessarily translate into good leadership. General George Custer had the rank, but his poor management skills cost him his life and the lives of his entire force at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Nothing that dire is at stake in the office, but bad management can tank productivity, sour the work force and sabotage the company's goals and mission.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Kate Middleton -- Loyal Royal For Children's Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The future queen of England would get psychological help for her children if they needed it. The Duchess of Cambridge says, "A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health." It is a cause close to her heart and she devotes time and energy as an advocate for children who need help.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Speech Therapy And Speech Delay

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

How do you know if your child is taking her time learning to talk, or if she is suffering from a speech delay and needs professional intervention? Every child meets milestones at her own pace. She may not have the same language skills as her brother did at that age or the other kids in your circle. But if you're worried, the best thing to do is find out what is going on.

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Topics: Healthcare

Most Will Never Be Successful, But Self-Improvement Can Increase Odds

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Success. It's what everyone wants, what we dream of, plan for and expect. Then why are so few people truly successful? According to Benjamin P. Hardy, writer and organizational psychologist, success eludes people who choose mediocre thinking.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Kinesthetic Education - Learning and Movement

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 3, 2016 1:56:42 PM

As Thomas Edison said, “Great ideas originate in the muscles.” Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Kinesthetic learning incorporates movement with learning. Exercise promotes a process known as neurogenesis, i.e. your brain’s ability to adapt and grow new brain cells, regardless of your age.

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Topics: Education

Physical Therapy - 7 Ways to Stronger Hands After Smartphone Use

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Most, if not all of us, are guilty of using our smartphones on a daily basis. No matter where you are if you take a look around, you will notice that quite a few people have their eyes glued to the screen of their smartphone. Although I have to say they are quite the amazing pieces of technology, all of those awesome features and that wonderful convenience comes with a price. Using your smart phone for prolonged periods of time can cause your hands to weaken, and increase your chances of developing a detrimental hand condition.

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Topics: Healthcare

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