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How Can Ergonomics Improve Your Standard of Living

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Monica Quehl, an occupational therapist living in Hawaii, has started a business called Aging with Aloha. The object of this business is to work with seniors (but also anyone else who might need their services) to improve posture and deal with back pain, neck pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Quehl says that it's important for seniors to address "these health issues now while they're still young to prevent ailments and adapt healthy practices into the workplace."

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Topics: Healthcare

4 Ways Volunteering Boosts your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Volunteering doesn't just make you feel good; it also greatly helps your career. Some people may look down upon unpaid work, but it's one of the most effective ways to improve your resume and success.

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Topics: Career Advice

Supporting Client Independence Through Frailty Programs

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Part of a social worker's responsibilities often includes finding ways to keep the elderly in their homes without compromising their overall safety and welfare. One of the ways to make this possible is through implementation of a community frailty program. These programs offer key services designed to assess the needs of older members in the community, along with programs specifically designed to help improve their ability to maintain their independence as long as possible.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Healing Scar Tissue with Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When you think of scar tissue, you usually just think of a scar that's visible on the body. But a physical therapist will tell you that the visible scar is just the tip of the iceberg. People who have scar tissue may also feel very restricted in their movements. Maryann Butts, the owner of the Portland Massage Company, says, "You can have a small scar [on your chest] but feel restriction all the way down into your lower back."

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Topics: Healthcare

Navy SEAL Style Leadership: Applying in the Professional World

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Proper leadership skills are extremely important if you want your team to follow your vision with the same passion that you have. It can be hard to convey your ideas to others without being confident in what you're doing. If you find yourself struggling with the leadership of others, look no further than the book written by Navy Seal veterans Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Should Recording be Required in All Special Ed Classrooms?

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 23, 2019 10:42:39 AM

To record or not to record. That's the question facing many schools, including the Dallas Independent School District. DISD trustee Dustin Marshall has proposed installing cameras to record the activity of all the district's special ed classrooms. His proposal faces opposition from his fellow trustees and the school superintendent.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

New Law States You Can Get Physical Therapy Without a Referral

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Physical therapy can be very beneficial to different types of patients who have had injuries or whose muscles have become weaker due to aging or illness. In the past, however, your doctor always recommended whether or not you needed physical therapy; you couldn't go to a physical therapist without a referral.

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Lead With Your Heart and Your Head

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Ever wonder how a good leader learned to lead? It's less about learning how and more about listening to your heart! But leadership is complicated, which is why a good leader looks to their heart and their head.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

State of Ohio Could Improve Fulfilling Needs of Special Education Students

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Imagine going through high school and graduating without knowing how to read. It seems like this would be impossible, given that reading and writing are basic skills which everyone needs to know in order to survive in our society today. But some special education students do struggle with acquiring these skills. It's up to the school they go to to make sure that they get the type of education they deserve.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Helping Children Improve Speech With Mouth Game

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 13, 2019 11:03:20 AM

When a child has to go for speech therapy, they can find it very boring. Sometimes, they may be asked to click their tongues a hundred times a day. As adults, we might bite the bullet and do it, but for kids, it takes a lot of motivating on the parts of their parents and speech therapists to make them improve their speech habits.

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