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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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Topics: Healthcare

How Green Space Affects Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

To take a space that is vacant and unused and turn it into a mini outdoor refuge can be the difference in the balance of positive and negative energy in a person. "Greening" as it is sometimes called has been shown to elevate moods in whole neighborhoods. It turns out that a little bit of green goes a long way.

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Topics: Mental Health

Micromanagement is Bad Management: How to Avoid It

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

Effective management is essential to any business. Micromanagement has the appearance of effectiveness, in that the manager has tight control of the project. However, it has a negative impact which strips away any effectiveness by damaging morale.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

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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Topics: Healthcare

The One-on-Ones: Making Your Management Skills Count

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

Necessary, but torturous, is how most people would characterize the scheduled face to face meeting, whether management or employee. After all, when you work with people on a daily basis, what could you possibly have to discuss that would require a one-on-one? Actually, quite a bit.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Store Front Mental Health Services

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

One of the most discouraging things for emergency room psychiatrist Tamir Aldad, is the thousands of mental health patients who don't qualify for in-patient care and are sent home without adequate treatment. Dr. Aldad will often see the same patients again, with worsening symptoms. 

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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: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

Above the Line, Below the Line - Where Do You Function in Your Career?

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

There is a concept in business and organizational thinking about being "above or below the line". Promoted by the Conscious Leadership Group, this theory says that everyone involved in a business or group exhibits behavior that is in one of those two categories.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Teenage Businessman With Down Syndrome Sells Socks and Inspires

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

As a high school senior John Cronin started a business that became so successful that it should be an inspiration to every entrepreneur in America. The remarkable thing is not that John was a senior in high school when he launched "John's Crazy Socks", but that John has Down Syndrome.

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Topics: 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: Mental Health, Healthcare

The Four C's to Becoming a Great Leader

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

We all know people who know how to get things accomplished through great leadership. These are people who connect positively with others, are confident in their decisions, and ooze courageousness and commitment. How did they get to this high level of inspiration and action?

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Topics: Management & Leadership

How Much Exercise is Too Much for Mental Health?

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Exercise is well known to benefit mental health in many ways. Not only does it help minimize symptoms of depression and anxiety, but it may even prevent certain mental illnesses. A recent large-scale study provided further support for the importance of exercise to mental health, but it also had one surprising finding: too much exercise might actually have the opposite effect.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Mental Health

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