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Healthcare Win at Pensacola Hospital With Therapy Dog Program

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A therapy dog is making special visits to children at a Pensacola, Fla. hospital. After doctors complete medical examinations and nurses finish routine tests at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, Sprout walks in with her tail wagging. Sprout is Sacred Heart's latest addition as the official therapy dog for the hospital.

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Father Creates Allied Health Mobile Therapy for Children and Parents

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

In the early days of modern medicine, doctors made house calls. They visited the patient's house to assess, diagnose, and treat the patient – all from the comfort of home. Today, there are plenty of traveling nurses and allied health professionals who help patients in their own home. But what about mobile therapies for children?

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Study Finds Video Game Sensors Have Physical Therapy Applications

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

According to the Pew Research Center, a startling 49 percent of American adults play video games. A recent scientific study discovered that these popular gaming consoles are not just great entertainment. These machines also have beneficial physical therapy applications.

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Speech Therapy Robot Helps Deaf Children

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Speech Therapy, Allied HealthAccording to a National Institutes of Health report, children develop their language skills within the first three years of life. There are critical periods when infants and kids absorb language and communication skills. Infants can identify their mother's or caretaker's voice within the first three months of life. By six months, they recognize sounds from their native language.

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Special Needs Kids Receive Bounce House Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapist, OT, COTAA Florida town is introducing a new type of occupational therapy specifically targeted at children with special needs. Therapy Jump, a New Jersey-based company, operates special playrooms that help kids develop essential emotional and social skills as they play inside fun, bounce houses. The occupational therapy rooms are targeted to kids ages 2 to 12.

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Five Tips to Help Physical Therapists Market Their Business

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Physical TherapistPhysical therapists are the first line of defense to rehabilitate patients from minor aches, muscle damage, and significant injuries. There are skilled, physical therapists that can help their patients recover, but the community doesn't know about their business. 

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How to Choose the Right Physical Therapist

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Physical Therapist, PT, PTA, Allied HealthAfter suffering an injury or going through a procedure, going to physical therapy is one of the best ways to enhance your recovery. When you do go to physical therapy, picking the right therapist is extremely important. There are several tips that you should follow to ensure you pick the right therapist for your situation.

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Annual Physical Therapy Visits Are Critical for Elderly Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

For elderly adults, an annual visit to a physical therapist is critical to ensuring their long-term health and physical mobility.
Dr. Anna Friedman, owner of Seattle's RET Physical Therapy Group, says that yearly PT visits can help older adults stay mobile and strong. The essential examinations reveal future issues that can limit their independence.

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Speech Therapy: From Mutism to the Voice of Her Class

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When people think of speech therapy, they often imagine a child who struggles to pronounce words correctly. Sometimes, though, the problem is with even getting the words out at all, as was the case for Poppy, a six-year-old girl living in the United Kingdom who suffered from selective mutism. For Poppy her selective mutism included the fear of anyone, including her family members, hearing her voice.

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Acing an Occupational Therapist Job Interview

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you recently completed your degree in occupational therapy, you are likely eager to start working. Before you can get your perfect job, though, you will likely need to go through the interview process, possibly several times. While not every interviewer is going to ask the exact same questions, there are several types of questions you should be prepared to answer.

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