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Go-Baby-Go Makes Physical Therapy Fun for Kids

Posted by Brian Spence on May 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What happens when researchers, physical therapists, and engineers team up to help children with motor delays get moving? GoBabyGo happens! This innovative program turns ride-on cars from local toy stores into custom motorized vehicles that address each child's individual needs. Instead of boring, repetitive PT activities, these kids will be moving, exploring, and playing like other kids their age. All while meeting specific PT goals!

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Topics: Healthcare

Pay Attention and Accomplish More

Posted by Brian Spence on May 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're a worker bee or the boss bee, everyone wants to operate at maximum productivity. Even the most successful of us would say that they need to increase work product. Time management has been a buzz phrase for a long time. If you type it into a search engine, in half a second there are over four billion results. With those kind of resources available, why are we not the most efficient people on the planet? 

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Behavioral Health Offers Digital Choices

Posted by Brian Spence on May 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Mental and behavioral health is big business. From mild anxiety to life-threatening addiction, Americans spend over two billion dollars a year on treating mental health issues. With the digital revolution, it was only a matter of time before AI applications became competitors in that therapy market. Now these platforms are offering counseling with different treatment options and degrees of engagement. 

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Physical Therapy for Injured Dancers from Someone Who Knows

Posted by Brian Spence on May 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Physical therapy after an injury is considered essential, especially after orthopaedic surgery. For athletes and sports enthusiasts, most physical therapists are familiar with the common problems of restoring the range of motion necessary to resume the activity. But for dancers who need to recover after a fracture, sprain or torn muscle, few therapists truly understand what is required in order to perform at the pre-injury level.

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Topics: Healthcare

5 Ways to Defeat Procrastination

Posted by Brian Spence on May 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We have all procrastinated at work. Usually, we just explain it away with excuses of laziness or the unpleasantness of a task. Unfortunately, procrastination is more than just a nuisance. It hampers productivity and negatively impacts our mental health. As Dr. Tim Pychyl, professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa points out, procrastination is actually a failed attempt at emotional regulation. Here are five suggestions to defeat procrastination.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Mental Health Obstacles When Working from Home

Posted by Brian Spence on May 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Advancements in technology have drastically changed the workplace and how it functions, including operations, communication and productivity. Technology has also made it possible to work remotely from home for many people. Teleconferencing, webinars, and video conferencing has made it possible for people to work effectively and efficiently while still being in the convenience of their home.

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Topics: Career Advice, Mental Health

Premature Infant with Cerebral Palsy Thrives with Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on May 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Being the parent of a child with special needs presents challenges. Helping your child negotiate the physical world is one of them. Luckily there are people ready to help, physical therapists. For those with physical and/or developmental challenges, Pediatric Physical Therapists are trained to give each child they meet the tools and strategies to meet the world with the greatest amount of independence possible.

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Topics: Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence on the Job - Is the Joke on Us?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Since the first man, or woman, used a stone to make a chore easier, humans have been fashioning tools. And since those tools some 2.6 million years ago, according to the Smithsonian, human culture has advanced steadily. From small steps of making fire to giant leaps like the printing press and the steam engine, we have invented things to advance our civilizations.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

SpokeIt Speech Therapy Game Engages Children in Cleft Care

Posted by Brian Spence on May 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

UC Santa Cruz researchers are currently developing a speech therapy game to help children who suffer from a cleft lip or cleft palate. A cleft is described as a common birth defect which affects over 200,000 babies born every year, according to international charity, Smile Train. This condition is seen as an opening in the upper lip or on the roof of the mouth, causing children to experience symptoms such as difficulties with eating and speech impairment. But because there is a shortage of speech therapists in developing countries, many children will need alternative treatments after receiving surgery to repair their clefts.

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Topics: Healthcare

Likeability Leads to Success

Posted by Brian Spence on May 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of the best-selling book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 says that likeability is a quality that leads to success. You may know someone who just seems to breeze through by being agreeable and good natured. They may not have the highest IQ or the most impressive credentials from a prestigious university, but their accomplishments are undeniable. Bradberry attributes this to Emotional Intelligence.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Teens with Autism Defy Statistics and Pursue Career Dreams

Posted by Brian Spence on May 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Unemployment rates for young people on the autism spectrum are shockingly high. A 2015 study by the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found that two-thirds of autistic youth were neither employed nor pursuing post-secondary education in the first two years after high school. With a 42 percent unemployment rate, autistic adults in their mid-twenties fared little better.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

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