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Physical Therapy: Dry Needling And How Can It Help You

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to planning an effective physical therapy regimen for your patient, you might be wondering if dry needling would be a beneficial treatment option. These are some important points to consider.

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Topics: Healthcare

Becoming Self-Reliant: 10 Summer Self-Improvement Excercises

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As Americans become more urban, we are less and less engaged with our own survival. Someone else grows, picks and often prepares our food. Someone else long ago located water sources, and today people and systems are in place to get it to our homes. Someone else built our homes and made our furniture. If something breaks down or needs repair, most of us call someone else to figure out what the problem is and fix it.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Runway of Dreams - Fashionable Clothing For Special Needs Kids

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

Clothing a special needs child presents some special challenges. Just finding cute, stylish, comfortable, and affordable clothes that will fit such a child is hard enough. That child trying to get dressed is another challenge.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Manage Unexpected Change Through a Professional Career Coach

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Your company is sold and the new management does not keep you in their personnel inventory; your spouse is transferred and you have to move to another state; your new supervisor can't fire you outright, but tries to make you so miserable you'll quit. These and other circumstances can have serious consequences in your life, finances and personal relationships.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, Self-Improvement

3 Key Rewards For Occupational Therapists

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Working as an occupational therapist is a rewarding career on three levels: it is the 17th highest paying job that doesn't tether you to a desk, every case is unique, and you spend your days improving the lives of others.

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Topics: Healthcare

When Mental Health Strikes: Gaining Confidence With Social Anxiety

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

You rehearsed it all. Planned it out perfectly in your head, long before you got to that cashier to order. You were so ready. Until you got there. "I can't believe I stuttered. My life is officially over. I might as well go hide under my bed for the rest of my worthless life". All right, perhaps that was a bit dramatic. But if this mental struggle sounds familiar, you are not alone. And contrary to what you may believe, your potential is endless.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Self-Improvement

Getting The Word Out - Speech Therapy And Social Media

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Speech pathologists help people acquire or regain the ability to speak. They also address physical issues such as swallowing and other oral motor disorders.

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Topics: Healthcare

3 Simple Career Tips to Help You Be Happier at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Many people think that, in order to be happier at work, you have no choice but to change careers. They think that the reason they’re not happy in their careers is because they chose the wrong one. However, this isn’t necessarily true. Some people can be engaged in the type of work that promises to bring them the most satisfaction and still be unhappy.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, Self-Improvement

Teacher, Social Worker, Or Both?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Being a teacher is a lot more than just imparting knowledge to students and keeping order in the classroom. Sometimes the lines blur between teacher, parent, and social worker. During the school year, kids spend more time with their peers and teachers than they do at home. A classroom is its own little community; it has hierarchies and other dynamics that affect the how well students learn.

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Topics: Education, Behavioral Health

The Importance of Physical Therapy For New Moms

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Many people see new birth as the last step or end result to pregnancy. But for a new mom, giving birth is just the beginning of a long journey for physical well-being. The bodily changes the mom undergoes before, during, and after birth can lead to new or unexpected pains after the baby is born.

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Topics: Healthcare

4 Key Excel Techniques To Master For Any Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Many of us have seen this requirement when applying for a new job: "Competency in Microsoft Suite (Word and Excel) required." Although we have used Microsoft Word for writing reports or essays with ease, most of us are hesitant to list competency in Excel. With its many tools, formulas and computations, it can be difficult to utilize. But you don't have to have a mathematics or accounting degree to understand Microsoft Excel.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

Paraprofessionals - The Quiet Heroes

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Who are these quiet heroes? They used to call them teacher's aides, the ones who assisted with art projects or tidying up. But now they are paraprofessionals or para-educators, and take a more active role in the classroom, especially with children who are physically or developmentally disabled.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

The Future Is Now: Transliterating Sign Language Into Speech

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Over 70 million deaf and/or mute people worldwide use sign languages to communicate. These are beautiful languages that are easily understandable by those who are fluent in them. Unfortunately, like any other language, it is difficult for people to follow sign language if they aren't fluent in it. Unlike travelers to foreign countries, this language barrier affects the users even in their native countries.

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Topics: Healthcare

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