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3 Tips To Help You Make The Most Of Physical Therapy Telehealth

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 3, 2020 12:17:00 PM

Over the past couple of months, many people have had difficulty traveling to their healthcare appointments. Luckily, telehealth has allowed patients to continue their therapy online. Virtual sessions are a useful addition to in-clinic visits. You are probably wondering how you can get the same benefit from telehealth as you would at a clinic. Here is how you can make the most of your physical therapy over the internet.

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Clear Face Masks Making a Communication Difference

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 26, 2020 1:17:53 PM

Wearing a face mask whenever you're in public has become at least a temporary reality for many of us. Wearing a mask might be inconvenient and may even cause you to cut your shopping short so you can take it off. For some people, though, face masks are causing problems beyond just being an inconvenience. They are causing an actual communication issue because people cannot see other people's mouths.

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Intellect Processes in Sign Language Comparable to Spoken Language

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation and went to use a word and realized "oh, that's not the word I want...this is"? This language mishap happens so quickly in conversation that it often goes unnoticed; the wrong word is quickly scrapped and replaced with the proper word that the brain was looking for and the conversation moves forward seamlessly. This all is recorded to happen at 40 milliseconds, so fast it goes undetected in the conscious mind.

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How Speech Therapy Combats Brain Trauma

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Traumatic brain injuries occur from an external force such as a car accident, fall or sports injury. The damage can range from minor to very severe. After sustaining a brain injury therapy may be necessary to regain normal motor function. More severe injuries require intense therapy usually in an inpatient setting such as a rehabilitation hospital. This includes multiple types of therapy, every day for several hours. Once enough progress is made therapy can continue in an outpatient setting or even at home.

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Yoga Plus Occupational Therapy for Parkinsons is Promising

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Parkinson's disease gradually chips away at a person's physical abilities. The nervous disorder usually starts with uncontrollable shaking. Gradually, it begins slowing down a person's movements. Then stiff limbs and difficulty with balance and standing come in. All these debilitating symptoms greatly affect a person's health-related quality of life (HRQoL). HRQoL is a term that looks at the social, emotional, mental, and physical well-being of a person, with particular regard to how their health is affecting these aspects of their lives.

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Why Patients With Cerebral Palsy Need Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on May 29, 2020 9:07:42 AM

Movement is a gift that many of us take for granted. For some, like twenty-four-year-old Alex Marquez, movement is precious and in order to move, he needs the support of physical therapists.

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3 Steps to Getting Into Physical Therapy School

Posted by Brian Spence on May 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

If you're interested in a career in physical therapy there are some requirements you need to get into physical therapy (PT) school. When you graduate it will be worth it because there are plenty of jobs available. The projected growth for physical therapists is about 22% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is much faster than the national average for all occupations.

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Understanding Special Education Related Services

Posted by Brian Spence on May 19, 2020 10:30:11 AM

Occupational therapy (OT), speech therapy, and physical therapy (PT) are the most common special education related services. In a school setting, the primary purpose of these services is to help special education students access and make progress in the curriculum. Offering direct services to students is just part of the job for related service providers. They also show teachers and parents ways to help students boost their skills.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare, Education

3 Ways Occupational Therapy Helps You

Posted by Brian Spence on May 8, 2020 3:31:13 PM

Occupational therapists play a critical role in helping people engage in daily life. They do this by using a holistic approach to address their challenges and injuries. These professionals do not only work to understand how patients' injuries impact them, but also how they can readjust them to resume their normal lives.

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How Can We Help Kids with Rhett Syndrome to Communicate?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Rhett syndrome is an X-chromosome anomaly. It is the second most common chromosomal anomaly affecting females. In fact, Rhett syndrome is primarily found in females, with 1 in 10,000 infants being diagnosed.

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