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A Dentist Finds the Problem Behind a Boy's Speech Delays

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

The phrase "tongue-tied" isn't just an expression to mean a person is too shy or embarrassed to speak. It is also a medical condition. Dalan and Meredith Motz learned about the condition of being tongue-tied when they visited their child's dentist.

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Topics: Healthcare

"Jump" Occupational Therapy Helps Children with Special Needs

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

What do you get when you combine kids with special needs and an inflatable bounce facility? Jump therapy!

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Time Issue Resolved with Remote Speech Therapy

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

There are many people, young and old, who suffer from speech impediments. Some of them are due to brain trauma, some are psychological blocks and others are due to physical illness. Whatever the case, speech therapy has been proven to help.

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More to Speech Therapy Than Proper Pronunciation

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

You may have heard of Speech and Language Pathology, but did you know that speech therapists are trained to handle many more disorders than just proper pronunciation and stutters?

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Nurses on Forefront of Behavioral Health Programs Making a Difference

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

Doctors get the respect, prestige and authority in hospitals, clinics and medical offices. And, of course, authority lies with them. But nurses are on the front lines in medicine; most of the time they have the first encounter with patients, especially in the mental health arena. Not surprisingly, dealing with patients who suffer so grievously often takes its toll and many nurses develop depression and anxiety themselves. Suicide among nurses is not unheard of and one program addresses the issue.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

Occupational Therapy Department Incorporates Innovative Technology

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

The Occupational Therapy program at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina uses cutting edge technology to manufacture items for patients with low income. Thanks to grant funding, the Occupational Therapy department purchased a 3D printer which they are using to print tools and devices such as pill boxes, medicine bottle openers, and button and zipper assist tools. The 3D printer allows the department to create items for less than a dollar, while the same items can be purchased for $30.

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Early Physical Therapy Is Safe for Adolescent Concussion Symptoms

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We already know that physical therapy can help adolescents who have concussion symptoms. Now, a new study suggests that starting physical therapy earlier provides similar outcomes to starting physical therapy later. This study, published in the July issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, shows that physical therapy interventions can be safely administered within the first three weeks following an injury.

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Concierge Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The benefits of physical therapy are undeniable. Mobility is paramount in how we negotiate the physical world. You never realize how much you depend on your body until some part of it is injured, malfunctions, or just plain hurts.

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Exceptional Occupational Therapy and Emotional Support for Exceptional Children

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

For children who have seriously chronic or critical conditions, lengthy stays in the hospital are a matter of life. It is difficult for the children and hard on the families, emotionally and financially. Some kids need a level of health care that their families just don't have the resources to provide.

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Topics: Healthcare, Behavioral Health

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

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