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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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Physical Therapy as a Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

If you suffer from severe carpal tunnel syndrome, you may have considered getting surgery, but you may want to reconsider this option. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, physical therapy might be just as effective as surgery for treating carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Using Occupational Therapy to Recover From Addiction

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

When people think of recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, the focus is often on the person no longer these vices. To overcome an addiction, though, the behavior must be replaced by something else. Otherwise, the person will be tempted to return to the previous addiction. That is where occupational therapy can play such a vital part in addiction recovery.

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How Speech Therapy Works

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Speech Therapy is a confusing concept to people. How does it work? What causes problems in speech and how in the world would it be treated? The truth is, there are many, many causes of speech impediments and different treatments depending on the specific person.

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Speech Therapy -- It's Not Just For Kids

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

When most of us think of speech therapy, we imagine speech therapists in a colorful room full of children. Smiling and laughing, they play games with kids while masterfully perfecting their diction. This is true for some speech therapists, but others help the grown-ups instead. Helping adults work to improve their speech is a fun and rewarding profession, too.

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At-Home Nurse Fills Client's Fridge

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

No matter how much we have, it is easy to get caught-up in wanting something more. Whether it is a new car, nicer clothing, or that awesome new electronic device our friend just got, it is easy to feel like we need something more. Yet, it is important to simply be grateful for what we already have. Recently, Amanda Mary Perez, an at-home nurse was reminded of this.

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More Than "Just a Nurse"

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

When it comes to the medical field, doctors often get the most praise and credit for helping people. While they do have more schooling than others, such as nurses, EMTs, and medical assistants, it is important to realize that others in the medical field also play a valuable role in helping others. Recently, Caitlin Brassington, fought back against the idea that her contribution is less important than that of a doctor

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Physical Therapy -- More Helpful for Chronic Pain Than Medication?

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

When people are in pain, they often turn to medications to relieve their suffering. People suffering from chronic pain may have their doctor prescribe them stronger pain medication, often an opiate. While opiates will help to relieve the pain, they are often not the best option.

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Horses With Heart for Occupational Therapy

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

Service animals are an indisputable asset in treating and dealing with disabilities: physical, emotional, and behavioral. Companion animals are legally allowed in public places where traditional pets are prohibited. One four-footed friend that may not spring to mind is the horse.

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4 Valentine's Day Speech Therapy Ideas

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 13, 2017 11:41:19 AM

If you are not willing to get creative, speech therapy can get a little repetitive for the children as well as the teacher. With Valentine's Day upon us, there are at least four ways you can make speech therapy more enjoyable for students.

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