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Physical Therapy Connection for 6 Year Old Amputee and Dog Missing Leg

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

Losing a limb is a devastating experience for anyone. Without the right attitude and a physical therapy program created specifically for her, things could have been especially devastating for Tessa Puma, a 6-year-old girl from Ohio recently had to have her left leg amputated.

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Great Facebook Groups for Speech Language Pathologists

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

No matter where you are in your speech therapy career, joining Facebook groups will allow you to connect with other people who have similar career aspirations. To ensure you get accepted to groups sooner, be sure you are listed as a Speech-Language Pathologist before attempting to join any SLP groups,

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Canine Companions Increase Effectiveness of Speech Therapy Programs

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

Animal-assisted therapy is not a new concept. In fact, back in 1859, the founder of modern-day nursing, Florence Nightingale wrote, "A small pet animal is often an excellent companion for the sick, for long chronic cases especially." Her advice is now being put to the test by speech and language pathologists across the nation who are advocating for assistance in their practices; specifically, assistance from dogs!

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A Teacher and a Nurse Save a Young Life

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

Nathan Campbell will grow up, thanks to his teacher and the school nurse. The kindergartner at Zane North Elementary in Collingswood, New Jersey had only been in school for a few weeks when his teacher noticed something wrong. Kathy Keller had taught his brother and sister, and when Nathan came along there was something "off" about him. He didn't want to go to recess and complained that his leg hurt.

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Topics: Healthcare, Education

Occupational Therapy: A Powerful Treatment for Tourette Syndrome

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Many healthcare providers are now recommending a non-drug alternative for those who seek treatment for Tourette Syndrome. Tourette's is a neuro-developmental disorder that is most commonly recognized because it causes repetitive and involuntary muscle movements and/or speech patterns called "tics."

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Hospital Nurses Step Up to Help Man and Dog in Need

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

Anyone who is a pet owner knows just how important their pets are to them. That is definitely the case for Jose Carbajal, a truck driver who travels the country with his dog, Mr. Midnight. One day, Carbajal started to feel intense pain as he was traveling with Mr. Midnight. Even as the pain got worse, Carbajal was reluctant to seek medical attention because he was concerned for the safety of Mr. Midnight.

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Why Physical Therapy for New Moms is a Must

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

There are a lot of symptoms of pregnancy and birth that seem "normal" such as, back pain, pelvic pain, vaginal pain, leaking, etc. They are normal because most pregnant women experience such discomforts during and after their pregnancies, but while these discomforts are commonplace, they are not actually normal. You don't have to live through this pain nor should you be expected to just wait it out until the pain goes away. There is an alternaitve—physical therapy.

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Occupational Therapy is a Great Career!

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

If you want an incredibly rewarding career, don't want to sit at a desk from 9 to 5, and want to help your patients improve their lives, Occupational Therapy may be for you.

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PT Patient Becomes Physical Therapist Assistant!

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Mariya Spencer is about be able to help people like her. She was born with a congenital defect that left her a bilateral amputee. She's now graduating from Tyler Junior College as a Physical Therapist Assistant at 24 years old.

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Physical Therapy Gets Helped by RepWatch

Posted by Brian Spence on May 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Physical Therapy has a new product coming. A few California Lutheran University students, Alexis Schomer, Robert Kyler, and John Ikudaisi, developed RepWatch for StartUp Weekend Ventura County 2016. They ended up winning the grand prize of $10,000. A year later, they have currently competed for the big prize of $100,000 at the Arizona State University Innovation Open.

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