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Swimming with the Sharks? Water Physical Therapy for Children

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Many people will never get the opportunity to swim with sharks. Recently, though, several young physical therapy patients in Georgia got the opportunity to swim with whale sharks and other fish in the Georgia Aquarium. While swimming with the shark was a fun experience for the children, the experience was about more than just the stories and pictures they can share with their friends.

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Topics: Healthcare

Bad Career Advice that Many People Believe

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Whether you are seeking a promotion or actively looking for a job entirely different, you have likely heard an assortment of career advice. While some of that advice is helpful, some of it might actually be destructive to your job search efforts.

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Topics: Career Advice

One Key to Being a Good Teacher: Letting Your Students Know You Care

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Most people who decide to pursue a career in education do so hoping to make a difference in their students' lives. For some educators, making a difference in their students' lives might feel like an almost overwhelming task. If you are a teacher hoping to do something great for your students, though, it is important to realize that it is often the small things that can make a difference. Ultimately, your students often just need to know that you care. There are several ways you can do this.

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Topics: Education

Unique Camp Provides Speech Therapy and Other Skills

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Many people take talking and other communication skills for granted. Yet, for some kids, forming the words they want to say can be a struggle. Unfortunately, as kids struggle to express themselves, they sometimes get frustrated and close themselves off, limiting their communication even more.

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Topics: Healthcare

Improve Your Productivity by Taking Care of Yourself

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're job-seeking or settled in your position, it's easy to get stressed out. Long hours at work coupled with the rigors of life all too often lead to a decrease in self-care. And neglecting to take care of yourself can take a toll on your health and your overall productivity.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Four Things to Consider Before Taking a Mental Health Day

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Most people will take a day off work when they are physically sick. Many people, though, are reluctant to take a mental health day. They are afraid how others will view them if their colleagues know that they took the day off for this reason.

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Topics: Mental Health

Three Ways to Meet Speech Therapy Needs This Summer

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With summer upon us, kids want to have fun, and sometimes academics, including speech therapy, get pushed to the side. Fortunately, there are several things you can do this summer to ensure that your child's therapy needs are met.

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Topics: Healthcare

How Fake Smiling Can Destroy Your Career Prospects

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There is much power behind a sincere smile. It's been proven that smiling is contagious. And it is certainly one of the first displays of emotion that an infant shows that elicits a powerful response to the recipients. Success magazine reports that when you are around happy and smiling people, you involuntarily begin imitating their actions and attitudes. Once you begin to mimic these behaviors, you in turn begin to have an emotional response as well resulting in an elevated mood.

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Topics: Career Advice

Adorable is Adorable, With or Without Down Syndrome

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Every parent wants their child to be accepted and to succeed. Unfortunately, for many parents of children with disabilities, their children face prejudices and stereotypes. Sometimes, because of their disabilities, they may not have the same opportunities as their peers.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Physical Therapists Share the Body Part That Causes the Most Pain

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Quick, what’s the body part that causes the most pain? You might guess the back, the neck, the ankles, or the feet. If so, you would be wrong. The fascia is actually the cause of the most pain in the body. Unfortunately, unless you are a physical therapist or otherwise work with the muscles and tissues in the human body, you may have never even heard of fascia.

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Topics: Healthcare

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