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Restful Sleep: The Foundation of Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Occupational therapists focus on five components of a healthy life: cognitive, physical, sensory, psychological, and spiritual. These five areas, when everything is balanced and aligned, form the pillars of our everyday functioning. Our ability to manage what life throws at us depends heavily on our ability to get a good night's sleep. When you're sleep deprived, many of the key elements of your life are impacted.

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Drawing for Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Occupational Therapy helps to develop and sustain the abilities for day-to-day functions and your overall welfare. There are a few ways to keep these skills up to par and drawing is one of them. Keep reading to see how drawing is a good form of occupational therapy.

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Painful Toes? Physical Therapy Can Help!

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The toes along with the feet of the human body, work quietly in the background, allowing individuals to travel literally millions of miles throughout their lifetime. They play a critical role in a person's ability to carry out daily tasks, yet they are some of the most neglected parts of the body. In some cases, a person has to reach the point where they have difficulty walking before they finally decide to pay attention to their painful toes.

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Fighting the Battle of the Bulge with Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Occupational therapy is an expanding resource for intervention in obesity and weight management. Many obese patients need assistance in dealing with their condition. Years of bad habits are so ingrained that they are unaware of how to participate in their own wellness plan. Physicians are using OTs as a way to introduce remedial behaviors for those folks.

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Revolutionary Device Aids in Stroke Rehabilitation

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A stroke can wreak havoc on a person's life and recovering from such a major health event can be a long and difficult road. The good news is that a revolutionary new device offers patients a fun, easy, and effective way to assist in healing after a stroke.

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Physical Therapy Based Tips When Shoveling Winter Snow

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

You wake up and it's everywhere. It's all over the yard, the driveway, the cars, some of it even got on the front porch, and the back one for that matter, It's that terrible, cold, nasty white fluffy stuff, snow. You got it, it snowed last night and you woke up way too late to have to be dealing with this right now. You are going to have to shovel and you know it. As you think to yourself "this must be why people have kids," remember that there are a few preemptive steps you can take before you charge out into the great white expanse that is currently your front yard and get yourself hurt. 

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Physical Therapy for Male Pelvic Pain - Yes It's Real!

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When most people hear the phrase "pelvic pain", they associate it with women who have given birth, had a hysterectomy or bladder problems. Everyone knows that "Kegels" is a woman's exercise. But not so fast, world renowned Mayo Clinic touts the benefits of Kegel exercises for the male pelvic floor. Male pelvic floor? Yep, everyone has a pelvic floor. Pelvic floor integrity is essential to good core health for both sexes.

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Getting Your Groove Back Through Occupational Therapy

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

Depression is a major mental health issue all across the world. Here in America we spend $71 Billion treating it and much of that expense is for medications. Primary care practitioners routinely refer their depressed patients to psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. In the recent past, medical professionals are looking to other specialties to help alleviate the symptoms of depression with a goal to decrease medication and alleviate the condition itself.

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Topics: Mental Health, Healthcare

A Prisoner in His Own Mind - Without Speech Therapy

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

Ryder Anderson is a bright elementary student that loves playing catch and hanging out with his friends. Unfortunately, the happy, seven-year-old student has a rare disorder that makes it difficult for him to share his thoughts. Anderson's mother, Michelle Leigh, has witnessed her son's struggles firsthand. 

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5 Surprising Symptoms a Physical Therapist Can Treat

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Muscle and joint pain are common reasons to see a physical therapist. Did you know that physical therapists can treat vertigo? How about concussions? As medical knowledge and technology advances, the number of ways a symptom can be treated also increases. Check out these surprising symptoms that physical therapists can treat.

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