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Avoiding Neck Pain When Working From Home

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Working from home has many benefits, but one of them is often not the home office. They are often improvised or designed to look pretty instead of facilitating work.

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How to Get Moving Again

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Living with pain can make even the most routine physical activities difficult. If even walking from the bedroom to the bathroom has become a painful struggle, engaging in regular physical activity is the way to get moving again. That probably sounds counter-intuitive. Yet, regular physical activity has the potential to increase mobility, improve health, and reduce pain. Here are the best activities to get you moving again.

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Improving Your Child's Motor Skills One Step at a Time

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Normally schools and daycares play a major part in developing the motor skills of very young children by engaging them in various physical activities. However, with the advent of the worldwide pandemic, many schools ended the school year early and day care options have been sporadic due to mandated shutdowns. Fortunately, there are many simple things parents can do at home to ensure their child is receiving the right amount of playtime to participate in physical activity, develop fine motor skills, and have fun at the same time.

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Speech and Language Therapy for Virus Patients

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 24, 2020 12:52:08 PM

Hospitals are overwhelmed and facing many challenges due to the novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. One of the problems hospitals are facing in their battle against COVID-19 is difficulty communicating with patients, especially those who are intubated, or on a ventilator. This is where Speech Pathologists come in. Here are two of the strategies Speech Pathologists are using to help COVID-19 patients communicate.

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Public vs. Private Speech Therapy - Which is Better for You?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

According to a research done by the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 1 out of 12 children in the US aged between 3 and 7 has experienced a voice, speech, language or swallowing disorder in the last 12 months. This clearly shows that speech disorder is a common phenomenon among our children.

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Physical Therapist Puts the PT in Pilates

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Mindy Nagel went from being a professional dancer to the owner of College Hill Pilates and Physical Therapy LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio. You might question what Pilates has to do with physical therapy. Nagel, who has been a physical therapist for 13 years, would tell you "a lot." That's because she sees Pilates movements as great strength-building exercises for injuries requiring physical therapy.

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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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