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Diving Into Physical Therapy - Literally

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Every year, almost nine million people receive physical therapy (PT) for their pain and mobility issues. One of the more popular forms of PT is aquatic therapy. These sessions involve treatments and exercises performed in a water environment for therapeutic purposes.

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Topics: Healthcare

Finding a Mentor for Career Growth

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A mentor is a very valuable person you can have in your life. Many people don't see education as a life-long process but it really is. If you're not learning, you're not growing, and after receiving a formal education, a lot of people think that they're set in life and won't need another teacher to show them the way. But a mentor does more than what a teacher would do. A mentor guides you, advises you, and supports you in not only your personal life, but also in your career. Think of a mentor as a friend who've done what you've done and can show you how to do it better than what you're doing now.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Helping Hands of Trauma-Informed Care

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

No one likes to think that anyone would ever commit sexual abuse against another person, but this type of situation is more common than not. Believe it or not, according to Dr. Karestan Koenen, a psychiatric epidemiology professor at Harvard Chan School, "most PTSD in the U.S. population—close to 50%—is due to sexual or physical violence. That includes rape and sexual assault, but also partner violence, mugging, and childhood physical and sexual abuse. Around 30% of PTSD is due to sexual violence alone."

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Topics: Mental Health

Speech Therapy: Detecting Speech Delay in Children

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Children learn to speak at varying paces due to differences in their mental development. Some people have discovered that their child understands spoken words, and yet are limited in the number of words they can articulate in response. They just don't possess a wide range of vocabulary like the other kids, who are now forming complete sentences. As a consequence, the parents are exasperated that they can't teach their child to repeat back words, unsure of why he or she was being very quiet, instead of playing with the other kids at the nursery.

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Topics: Healthcare

Important Career Advice Nobody Will Tell You

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Everyone who has been job searching knows the struggles of landing the ideal position. But they're probably tired of hearing the same kind of advice that's being touted over and over again; namely suggestions on how to tailor your resume or follow up with people in your social networks.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Bad Mood Meals at Burger King

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Burger King is using a controversial approach to promote their brand and compete for the fast food consumer. "Have It Your Way" was the BK slogan for years, and was launched to fly in the face of its major competitor, McDonalds. The rival franchise refused to alter orders to suit people who didn't like onions or wanted extra pickles, and Burger King was only too happy to make them look bad by being accommodating to the customer.

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Topics: Mental Health

Physical Therapist Salaries - How Does Your State Compare?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The field of physical therapy is expected to grow steadily in the next few years, likely in part due to the aging baby boom generation. Job security, along with the personal rewards received by helping people regain their mobility, are just two of the factors that attract individuals to this challenging field. The third factor -- financial compensation, looks very promising as well.

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Topics: Healthcare

Finding a Hobby Can Make You Better at Your Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that having a hobby is correlated with a higher quality of work performance? This is because investing in something you like creates a sense of belonging and purpose, which removes stress accumulated from a typical workday. Whether it's attending a sports club, baking cupcakes for a party, or hiking in the woods, hobbies allow you to actively engage in your life without the pressure of having to meet someone else's expectations.

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Topics: Career Advice

Policeman Comforts Missing Autistic Man With a Hug

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Lance Grumley was missing and his mother was frantic. Any mother would be. The only thing unusual about this situation is that Lance is 31 years old. Lance has autism and other developmental issues and does not communicate well. It is dangerous for him to be alone.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

The Role of Empathy in Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Those interested in pursuing training in occupational therapy obviously have a strong desire to learn and understand how various parts of the human body work, both independently and as a whole. While the actual mechanics of how the body functions is extremely fascinating in and of itself, there is another aspect of occupational therapy that is as important -- perhaps even more important in some circumstances.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Healthcare

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