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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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Avoiding Occupational Therapy Burnout as a New OT

Posted by Brian Spence on May 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Even if you enjoy your occupational therapy job, you will likely experience burnout at some point. Unfortunately, for many people, this burnout can happen at the beginning of their career. As they are working hard to establish themselves, they find themselves overwhelmed and overworked.

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Making Physical Therapy Fun for Kids

Posted by Brian Spence on May 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For many children, undergoing physical therapy is not a fun experience. C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is one hospital that has discovered one key to making physical therapy a more enjoyable experience.

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Speech Therapy Made More Fun With the Help of a Dog

Posted by Brian Spence on May 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For many kids undergoing speech therapy, the experience can become mundane and unenjoyable. For the children at the WordPlay Therapy Center, in Brentwood, California, though, therapy is a fun experience, one many of the kids look forward to throughout the week.

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Apples to Apples For Speech Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you have worked in education for several years, you have likely realized one of the best ways to get the most out of your time and materials is to use your materials in multiple ways. When it comes to speech therapy, one great resource to have on hand is Apples to Apples, either the traditional version, or if you work with elementary school students, Apples to Apples Junior.

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Occupational Therapy's Impact on Depression

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

Yearly, forty-six hundred teens die from depression, says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2004 the National Institute of Mental Health found that those sixty-five and older were twelve percent of the depressed and sixteen percent of suicides. And eighty percent of those who've attempted suicide have had depression. It affects almost everyone, and with depression, especially in teens, rising, society may be shaken. One way to lower depression is to use occupational therapy.

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