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Physical Therapist In Your Pocket

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Runners are passionate about running. For them it's not just exercise, it's a sport that requires skill and dedication. Whether you're into competitions, want to reap health benefits, or just enjoy the sheer pleasure of moving, you know that improving your form and performance is an ongoing goal. Now Saucony, one of the giants in the running shoe market, has developed an application for mobile phones that allows for self-assessment in stance, mobility, stability, stride, and power.

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Back Pain Prevention Tips From a Physical Therapist to The Stars

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Back pain is one of the most common ailments affecting people. It’s a problem worsened by sitting all day at a desk – a position taken by millions of Americans for most of the workday. A few simple steps can help workers avoid back pain and other ailments that might require physical therapy.

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Nurse's Home Care Service Puts a New Spin On Old-Fashioned Care

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Modern medicine has made many advances, but there’s one thing that has remained constant – the wait in the doctor’s office. In years past, health care providers visited patients in their homes. But the house call is a relic of medicine’s past. Now a health service called Caredrop is trying to bring it back in Canada.

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Student Turns Soccer Training Technology Into Physical Therapy Tool

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Soccer is a sport that requires skill, dexterity, and coordination to control a ball. But the same movements that players perform to practice their soccer skills can also be useful to help patients recover from physical problems. A student project developed as a soccer practice tool has found broader applications in physical therapy.

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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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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

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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