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Occupational Therapy -- Help for the Sensory Sensitive Child

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The way we process the world around us is the foundation of how we function, physically, socially, and emotionally. Most of us use our primary five senses (and there are many more) to navigate through life, with the central nervous system sending us information as we process it and act with appropriate responses.

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Talking to TV Characters & More Signs You Might Be a Speech Therapist

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Speech therapists are a special breed. More than just a career, many of us view speech therapy as a calling that we can’t turn off at the end of the workday. Just hearing people talk triggers the gears of our minds to study, analyze, and even engage people in conversation about—you guessed it—speech!

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An Occupational Therapist Uses Dance to Reach Special-Needs Children

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Dancing is something that many young girls aspire to do. But for children with special needs, dance classes can be intimidating. Children who have physical ailments or other limitations might feel self conscious in a standard dance class. That doesn’t happen in a class in Maine called Steps of Grace, a special class developed by an occupational therapist for children who have special needs.

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Healthcare: Does Your Doctor's Gender Matter?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Gender equality in the medical field has come a long way since 1849, when Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to graduate from medical school in the United States. Despite those changes, there still continues to be gender differences among doctors in the United States.

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Carrie Underwood's Dog Undergoes Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When people think of physical therapy, they often think of athletes who have gotten injured or of people who of fallen and gotten hurt. Physical therapy, though, is not just for humans.

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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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