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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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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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Bill Gates Highlights Artistic Bionic Arms for Children Needing Prosthetics

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Many types and styles of prosthetic arms are available for adults, but kids who need a prosthetic arm have less options. A company in Florida called. Limbitless Solutions has addressed this need by creating bionic arms geared toward children. Limbitless is a non-profit company supported by the University of Central Florida, and they not only want to create an arm that children can use and feel comfortable wearing; they want to be able to distribute them widely at no cost to the families of the disabled children.

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Three Potential Ways to Help Children With Speech Disorders

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

According to information provided by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), about 5 percent of children in the United States have a noticeable speech disorder by the first grade. This may include stuttering, difficulty pronouncing specific sounds, and other speech and language problems. If you are a parent, teacher, or someone else who works with children, there is a good chance you know a child with a speech disorder. What can you do to help a child who faces this struggle though?

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Optimize the Benefits of Your Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Doctors prescribe physical therapy for any number of reasons. Whether you are in rehab after a sports injury, knee or hip replacement, pregnancy or arthritis, you'll get the best results by participating in your own recovery.

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Occupational Therapists Work to Maintain "AgrAbility" for Farmers

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

American farmers feed the world. When we pop into Safeway or Wegman's and fill our carts with vegetables and meat, most of us don't consider the effort that went into producing the food that nourishes our families.

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Occupational Therapist Sells Toys and Equipment for Special Needs Kids

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When Aviva Weiss bought an ugly weighted vest for her daughter with special needs, the seed of a business began to grow in her mind. Because Weiss was an occupational therapist, she already knew the equipment, clothing, and games available for kids with developmental disabilities were often too high-priced and not very nice.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

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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