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Walker Occupational Therapy Uses Horses and Pools to Help Patients

Posted by Brian Spence on May 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Children with developmental disabilities are getting a bright start in life thanks to an innovative occupational therapy program that feels like playtime for these young people. They swim in a warmed pool with the help of an occupational therapist and also pet horses and brush their manes. These therapeutic sessions are provided by Walker Therapy.

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Physical Therapist Takes Marketing Tips From Mickey Mouse and Disney

Posted by Brian Spence on May 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Luke Gordon loves his job as a physical therapist, and he loves marketing the business his father started over thirty years ago. He joined his dad when he graduated from physical therapy school, and along with the clinical work, he has focused on building the business, modeling his approach after, of all things, Disney.

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Occupational Therapy Program Helps Young Adult Diabetes Patients

Posted by Brian Spence on May 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Young adult diabetes patients are learning how to better manage their disease thanks to a new occupational therapy program. Participants that completed the Resilient, Empowered, Active Living with Diabetes Program (REAL Diabetes) experienced better health outcomes and a higher quality of life. 

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Sled Hockey Physical Therapy Helps Disabled Soldiers

Posted by Brian Spence on May 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Sled Hockey is a welcome escape for injured servicemen like Brant Ireland. The intense competition helps the Fort Bragg military member feel alive. The Green Beret soldier lost his leg while fighting overseas. Now, the therapeutic sport helps the former army member to cope with his new life.

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Physical and Occupational Therapy Students Develop Spot PTSD Toolkit

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health issue that can affect people who witnessed traumatic events. Terrible incidents are not only related to wartime. They can include accidents, sexual assaults, or criminal acts. Recently, several Canadian physical and occupational therapy students created a tool to help identify PTSD in individuals.

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Topics: Mental Health, Healthcare

Bangladesh Women Receive Occupational Therapy for Scarf Injuries

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Bangladeshi and Indian women wear beautiful scarves as part of their traditional dress. This attire is uniformly worn by these women because of its deep cultural associations. These lovely scarves, however, can present a hidden danger.

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New Speech Therapy Clinic Helps Patients Raise Voice Pitch

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Jordan Gabbitas is transitioning from male to female. The 28-year-old transgender woman started taking hormonal therapy in October 2016 to prepare for her transition. She began wearing stylish, feminine clothing and makeup publicly. Although she appears feminine, Gabbitas wanted her tonal pitch to match her outer appearance.

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Tips for the New Occupational Therapy Practitioner

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

You've passed the NBCOT, successfully applied and interviewed for a job, and landed your first OT position! The hard work has finally paid off, and now it's time to get to work. Before you do, however, there are some things to keep in mind.

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Using Physical Therapy to Treat "Mommy Tummy"

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Pittsburgh mother Katherine Hill is athletic, toned, and takes great care of her body. After giving birth, Hill noticed that she could not get her abdomen to lay flat no matter how much she dieted or exercised. She was frustrated. Her friends started asking if she was pregnant, two years after delivering her son. 

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How Art Occupational Therapy Helps Rehabilitate Patients

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Encompass Health is helping stroke patients to heal their bodies and minds with a brand new art therapy program. Every day, class participants paint bright turquoises, opulent greens, rich reds, and other colors onto blank canvases as part of their occupational therapy program.

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