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Implants in Paralyzed Monkeys May Create Human Occupational Therapy Uses

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The key to helping paraplegic patients learn to walk again might be in new medical research that has helped paralyzed monkeys regain their mobility. A new study showed that two paralyzed monkeys recovered movement in their legs following surgery implanting electronic implants.

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Technology Brings Telemedicine to Speech Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

People who have speech or language problems can improve through speech therapy. These exercises are typically conducted in a face to face setting. That’s fine for most people, but constraints on time and travel can make in-person therapy sessions difficult to arrange. Technology can get around those problems.

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Surgical Nurse Still Working After 70 Years

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Can you imagine loving your job so much that you’re still working at it at age 91?! Florence “See-See” Rigney, the oldest working Nurse in the United States, continues to work two days a week at Tacoma General Hospital in Washington State, where she has worked for 70 years—on and off-- as a surgical nurse.

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New Research Shows How Speech Therapy Can Help Patients with Dementia

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The cognitive decline associated with dementia is devastating to patients. In addition to losing memory and undergoing personality changes, dementia patients can also experience a decline in their speech abilities. But practicing verbal skills can have a beneficial effect on dementia patients. That’s the conclusion of a Northwestern University study researching the use of speech therapy in dementia patients.

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How Occupational Therapy Helps Treat Sleeping Problems

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 14, 2016 2:10:00 PM

Sleep is something that people often take for granted but it is vital for human health. After all, roughly one third of human lives are spent in restful, restorative slumber. But many people don’t sleep well, which has a negative impact on the ability to function normally during the day. Occupational therapy can help.

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What Not To Say To Your Physical Therapist

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you've ever had physical therapy, you probably noticed that your Physical Therapist -- PT for short -- is usually a pretty friendly person. You probably chat with him or her during your session. And because you see each other on a regular schedule for several weeks or even months, you may come to feel that you can say anything to your PT. Please don't!

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New Center Treats Behavioral Health Needs of First Responders

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Emergency first responders pursue a stressful profession that takes both a physical and emotional toll. The physical injuries heal with treatment and time. But emotional wounds require more time and different care. Firefighters and paramedics encounter human tragedy as a normal course of their work, leaving emotional scars that heal more slowly.

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Lack of Accessible Physical Therapy? Not When It's Free!

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Physical trauma, injury or surgery will often result in a diminished capacity to move. Rehabilitation after such events is imperative to maximum recovery. Stroke victims need intensive therapy to regain function. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to have adequate physical therapy sessions.

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Pain From Breast Cancer? A Physical Therapist Can Help

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A diagnosis of breast cancer knocks the wind out of you. The world as you know it is gone. Most women think of radiation, chemo-therapy, mastectomy, losing their hair, and worst of all, leaving their families. But breast cancer isn't the automatic death sentence it once was. Fewer than one is six women will die of the disease. Most women who have breast cancer will beat it. According to the American Cancer Society, there are 2.8 million survivors in the U.S.

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Physical Therapists Show Compassion for Pulse Survivors

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 14, 2016 8:01:00 AM

The attack on Pulse Night Club last June shocked and saddened our nation. The shooter killed forty-nine, wounded fifty-three and caused unspeakable pain for many hundreds of people who cared for those who were targeted. While this act may have shown the worst of humanity, it also brought out the best of humanity in those who rallied to help and support the survivors and the loved ones of the victims.

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