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Treating Vertigo with Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Feeling dizzy, as if you are moving when you're not, is vertigo. It can be accompanied by nausea, headaches and sweating, and may involve jerking eye movements. It's more than annoying and can seriously affect the quality of life. It can trigger, or be triggered by, migraines.

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Topics: Healthcare

Change in Organizational Culture Can Cause Problems

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Professional consultant, Christie Lindor, shares a story about her friend who was also a consultant in a different firm. Surprisingly, her friend quits after 13 years. Christie points out that Susan didn't just quit her job; she quit her organizational culture. For Susan, the culture of her firm had changed greatly with old leadership retiring and new leaders coming in with different values.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Thero Can Make it Easier to Find Mental Health Assistance

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Finding mental health help can be an arduous task, but one website wants to lessen that difficulty, Thero wants to make that easier by providing a single spot for people to find providers in their area. While there are other ways for finding mental health help, Thero does not have advertisements or membership fees. It's supported by a network of mental health professionals that identify other respected providers.

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Topics: Mental Health

Dry Needling by Physical Therapists - Is It Really Acupuncture?

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There is a debate raging between two providers in the healthcare field: physical therapists and acupuncturists. The acupuncture community claims that physical therapists who use dry needling are encroaching on their field. Their position is that dry needling is a westernized phrase for acupuncture and that PTs are not qualified due to lack of training.

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement for the Brain - Accentuate the Positive!

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Happiness is not our default state of mind. Our brains are hard-wired to ensure our survival, and so they are on constant alert for threats. Even though we live in the most advanced technological society in the history of mankind, at the deepest level, our primal survival instinct is still intact from our caveman ancestors. We are not conscious of it, but our brains are constantly scanning for things that might eat us, harm us or take things from us. Our modern emotions translate this into negativity, producing cortisol, a hormone that can cause damage over the long term.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Good Homes for the Developmentally Disabled are Hard to Find

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When Sylvia Worden sought a group home for her developmentally disabled adult daughter, she became frustrated. It wasn't the quality of the homes that frustrated her. Actually, the quality often impressed her. It was the lack of vacancy. Getting into one of the homes required long waits, and even then the chances of entry were slim.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Pure Joy as Nine-Year Old Amputee Runs With Prosthetic Blades

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

You would think a child with four limbs amputated could only dream about running, but for nine-year-old Moshe Sasonkin, that dream became reality. Moshe's battle with meningitis when he was a baby left him as a quadrilateral amputee. Prosthetics in Motion fitted Moshe with artificial legs at age six, and then he could walk.

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Topics: Healthcare

Conversations You Should Be Having as a Manager

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Managers often have a tough time or reputation for not having high-quality conversations. If you don't want to or you don't know how, it's easy to talk yourself out of having those important conversations. Spending time with the people who work for you is key to your business running efficiently.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Michigan Government Approves Medical Marijuana for Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

According to a recent Detroit News article, Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs recently ruled that people with autism may now legally use medical marijuana for treatment. The state regulatory agency stated advanced research on the effects of marijuana and the prevalence of new marijuana infused products influenced their decision.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Childhood Physical Therapy Becomes Inspiration for a New Company

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Scott Kim couldn't participate in Taekwondo. For a kid in South Korea, this was very unfortunate. Instead, Scott had to spend hours upon hours in rehab because he had been born with spina bifida. What was that like? Well, boring. His rehab exercises had to be repeated over and over. Plus, he didn't even know if it was helping. As a kid, this was a necessary thing he had to do. But now that Scott Kim is older, he has turned those monotonous rehab hours into an inspiration for a new business.

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Topics: Healthcare

Honing Your Management Skills - Is Your Employee Engaged or Exhausted?

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We know that most employees are more motivated, work better, and stay focused when they are engaged with their work. This means they have work to do, and the work matters to them. The employees believe the work they do matters to other people, as well. Many employers make it a goal to keep their employees engaged, believing it is best for everyone involved.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

One Social Worker's Negative Experience Gives Other Children a Voice

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When Stephanie was three years old her parents passed away, and she entered the world of foster care. At age 10, she stayed with foster caregivers who had overpowering personalities and were very good at saying the right things to social workers. Stephanie, who was a scared 10-year-old, did develop a friendship with a certain kind social worker, but she found she couldn't tell him her real experience because of her overpowering foster caregivers. The social worker wasn't exactly at fault; he believed what he was told and what he saw. However, there were plenty of things Stephanie couldn't tell him and he did not see.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Intensive Physical Therapy Benefits Children With Cerebral Palsy

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A study published in the Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics Journal on May 1, 2018 reports good news for children with cerebral palsy. The study shows that intensive physical training can prevent the loss of motor skills for children with cerebral palsy.

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Topics: Healthcare

Career Advice: Empathy for Those Who Get on Your Nerves

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Everybody has those coworkers that, for whatever reason, know just exactly how to get under people's skin. These sorts of fellow employees tend to make the workday and work week really long, exhausting, and irritating to those who simply want to get in, do their job, and go home.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

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