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Down with Depression - But Not Out - With Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When a friend shares with you that he or she is feeling depressed, your first inclination may be to suggest meeting with a mental health counselor, psychologist or psychiatrist. But new inroads in the treatment of depression are possible with Occupational Therapy.

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Topics: Healthcare, Mental Health

Treating Vertigo with Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Feeling dizzy, as if you are moving when you're not, is vertigo. It can be accompanied by nausea, headaches and sweating, and may involve jerking eye movements. It's more than annoying and can seriously affect the quality of life. It can trigger, or be triggered by, migraines.

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Topics: Healthcare

Dry Needling by Physical Therapists - Is It Really Acupuncture?

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There is a debate raging between two providers in the healthcare field: physical therapists and acupuncturists. The acupuncture community claims that physical therapists who use dry needling are encroaching on their field. Their position is that dry needling is a westernized phrase for acupuncture and that PTs are not qualified due to lack of training.

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Topics: Healthcare

Pure Joy as Nine-Year Old Amputee Runs With Prosthetic Blades

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

You would think a child with four limbs amputated could only dream about running, but for nine-year-old Moshe Sasonkin, that dream became reality. Moshe's battle with meningitis when he was a baby left him as a quadrilateral amputee. Prosthetics in Motion fitted Moshe with artificial legs at age six, and then he could walk.

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Topics: Healthcare

Childhood Physical Therapy Becomes Inspiration for a New Company

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Scott Kim couldn't participate in Taekwondo. For a kid in South Korea, this was very unfortunate. Instead, Scott had to spend hours upon hours in rehab because he had been born with spina bifida. What was that like? Well, boring. His rehab exercises had to be repeated over and over. Plus, he didn't even know if it was helping. As a kid, this was a necessary thing he had to do. But now that Scott Kim is older, he has turned those monotonous rehab hours into an inspiration for a new business.

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Topics: Healthcare

Intensive Physical Therapy Benefits Children With Cerebral Palsy

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A study published in the Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics Journal on May 1, 2018 reports good news for children with cerebral palsy. The study shows that intensive physical training can prevent the loss of motor skills for children with cerebral palsy.

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Topics: Healthcare

The Today Show Features Inspiring Occupational Therapist Without Arms

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

A recent episode of the Today Show's "Walk in My Shoes" digital series featured Veronica Brooks, a successful occupational therapist without arms in Princeton, West Virginia. The weekly streaming online show, which shines a spotlight on people who are defying the odds to overcome very difficult life challenges, is produced by NBC News.

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Topics: Healthcare

Physical Therapy for the Brain on the Horizon

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

Scientists believe they have developed a device that will bring hope to the millions of people who suffer from neuromuscular impairment.

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Effective Physical Therapy Methods that Relieve Recurring Headaches

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that some headaches are caused by musculoskeletal problems? The physical therapists at Steppin' Up Physical Therapy understand that when certain muscles are impaired, they always send pain into certain areas of the body. These are called "specific referral patterns."

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Topics: Healthcare

Speech Therapy Across The Digital Divide - Telehealth Brings Help to the Underserved

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

Speech therapy intervention is imperative for children with communication problems. Many rural school districts and the families who attend those schools don't have resources for full-time staff and rely on contract therapists for speech and language help. 

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