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Revolutionary Device Aids in Stroke Rehabilitation

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

A stroke can wreak havoc on a person's life and recovering from such a major health event can be a long and difficult road. The good news is that a revolutionary new device offers patients a fun, easy, and effective way to assist in healing after a stroke.

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Physical Therapy Based Tips When Shoveling Winter Snow

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

You wake up and it's everywhere. It's all over the yard, the driveway, the cars, some of it even got on the front porch, and the back one for that matter, It's that terrible, cold, nasty white fluffy stuff, snow. You got it, it snowed last night and you woke up way too late to have to be dealing with this right now. You are going to have to shovel and you know it. As you think to yourself "this must be why people have kids," remember that there are a few preemptive steps you can take before you charge out into the great white expanse that is currently your front yard and get yourself hurt. 

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Physical Therapy for Male Pelvic Pain - Yes It's Real!

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When most people hear the phrase "pelvic pain", they associate it with women who have given birth, had a hysterectomy or bladder problems. Everyone knows that "Kegels" is a woman's exercise. But not so fast, world renowned Mayo Clinic touts the benefits of Kegel exercises for the male pelvic floor. Male pelvic floor? Yep, everyone has a pelvic floor. Pelvic floor integrity is essential to good core health for both sexes.

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Getting Your Groove Back Through Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Depression is a major mental health issue all across the world. Here in America we spend $71 Billion treating it and much of that expense is for medications. Primary care practitioners routinely refer their depressed patients to psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. In the recent past, medical professionals are looking to other specialties to help alleviate the symptoms of depression with a goal to decrease medication and alleviate the condition itself.

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Topics: Mental Health, Healthcare

A Prisoner in His Own Mind - Without Speech Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Ryder Anderson is a bright elementary student that loves playing catch and hanging out with his friends. Unfortunately, the happy, seven-year-old student has a rare disorder that makes it difficult for him to share his thoughts. Anderson's mother, Michelle Leigh, has witnessed her son's struggles firsthand. 

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5 Surprising Symptoms a Physical Therapist Can Treat

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Muscle and joint pain are common reasons to see a physical therapist. Did you know that physical therapists can treat vertigo? How about concussions? As medical knowledge and technology advances, the number of ways a symptom can be treated also increases. Check out these surprising symptoms that physical therapists can treat.

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Adding Magic to Fairytale Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Do you want to build a snowman? Anna and Elsa do in the Disney movie, Frozen. With help from some creative doctor of physical therapy students, kids in physical therapy also want to build a snowman (or at least sing the song!). Students from UW-Lacrosse added fun to physical therapy by incorporating a performance of Frozen into the exercises the kids needed to do.

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Flying Doctors Deliver Speech Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Thirty percent of Australia's population live in rural areas, some of them quite remote. This can cause problems for people who need specialized medical services. One of the services in short supply for students is speech and language pathology.

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Robotic Arm Speech Therapy Helps Chronic Stroke Patients

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 21, 2018 12:23:32 PM

Every year, chronic stroke patients lose the ability to express or understand language due to brain damage. Neurologists call this speech-loss phenomenon, "aphasia." According to a Weill Cornell Medicine study, robotic arm therapy improves the prognosis for stroke survivors with aphasia. NYU, MIT, Harvard Medical School, and five medical centers co-authored the study. Frontiers in Neurology published the research findings.

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Physical Therapy for Text Neck

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In a restaurant, at the movies, a sports event, on the plane, train or bus - everyone has one thing in common - their heads are bent over their cell phones, tablets and other digital devices. This phenomenon has produced an actual physical ailment; it's call Text Neck. And it is affecting millions of people all over the world.

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