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Defeating Vocal Fry With Speech Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You may not have noticed vocal fry before, but once you recognize it, you'll hear it everywhere. Most famously used by the Kardashians, vocal fry is the sound made when someone speaks in a low tone, so their vocal cords are relaxed, but without much force behind the breath. The result is a rough, gravelly voice. You'll generally hear it at the end of sentences, and it gives the impression of a relaxed, more casual style of interaction.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

Bots May Increase the Human Connection in Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Physical Therapists have a very difficult job. They help patients facing disability get or keep their lives on track. This not only requires skill but it requires trust.

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Topics: Healthcare

Get Accurate Physical Therapy Information Via Wi-Fi

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It seems that everything can now be either controlled or monitored by Wi-Fi. The lights in your house, the diagnostics of your car, even your exercise routine. And now, the latest therapy innovation uses wi-fi to record your progress and upload it to the cloud.

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Topics: Healthcare

Massage vs. Physical Therapy to Treat Sore Muscles

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When work or other life circumstances cause unexpected aches and pains in muscles and joints, the result is often a visit to a local physical therapist or masseuse to ease tension to prevent further injury. It might seem like the two are virtually the same, so deciding where to go might be a difficult choice, but the reality is that the two have less in common than you might think. 

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Topics: Healthcare

Lost Weight Lost Voice: Speech Therapy and Weight Loss

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A Belfast woman, Terri Keith age 30, ended up in the hospital suffering from malnutrition after losing 84 pounds. She went all the way down to a size 10 from a size 16. And she was unable to speak. Speech therapists attributed it to the stress she had put her body through from the fast weight loss.

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Allied Health and Other Treatments for Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

According to information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website, 1 in 68 children in the United States identifies as having some form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is right in line with the average in Asia, Europe, and other North American nations, where roughly 1 to 2 percent of individuals have ASD. These numbers appear to be increasing in recent years. Whether you are a parent of a child with autism or you work with children with autism, it is important to understand some treatment options within the Allied Health field.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

Helping Your Child Develop Speech Therapy Skills at Home

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If your child receives speech therapy services, the help the child gets from a speech therapist should be only the beginning of the process of helping your child develop speech and language skills. These speech therapy services should continue at home. If you are unsure how to help your child with language skills, consider some of these things suggested by the mother of a child who receives these services.

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Topics: Healthcare

Three Reasons Children Sometimes Need Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When people think of occupational therapy, they often think of adults getting help after a stroke, surgery, or an accident that left the person unable to perform essential tasks. However, this form of therapy is not just for adults. There are several reasons children may need it.

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Occupational Therapy Shown to Ease Depression

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A recent study, reported by The Financial, shows that occupational therapy can reduce depression symptoms in patients with age-related macular degeneration.

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Making Speech Therapy a Rewarding Experience

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

After completing master's degrees in Speech Language Pathology, Lauren Sigona and Alexandria Daquila started working in New York City schools. According to a Staten Island paper, the two ladies soon realized speech therapy was about more than just the experience the children had during the school day.

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