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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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Vape Blast Survivor Will Undergo Speech Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

King Sardea lost his ability to speak in a devastating accident. The Filipino student was smoking a vaping device when it exploded in his face. The e-cigarette had a defective battery which caused catastrophic burns to the lower half of his face. His mother, Grace Sardea said his 17-year-old son will undergo speech therapy following the incident.

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Exciting New Research About Physical Therapy for Infants

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The October issue of Pediatric Physical Therapy includes exciting recommendations for infants with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT). CMT is a deformity in which an infant's head is tilted to one side and turned to the other side. You might have heard this postural deformity by its more common names of "twisted neck" or "wryneck."

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This Physical Therapy Center Specializes in Balance Issues

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When you think of physical therapy, you often think of someone recovering from a hip surgery or a back injury. You don't usually think of balance issues. However, the Daily Journal reminds us that focusing on the patient's balance may be rare among physical therapists, but there is a need for it, as one PT office in Tupelo, Mississippi found out.

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Physical Therapy Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

An extraordinary new therapy promises to help spinal cord injury patients regain their ability to walk. Science Daily recently reported that a paralyzed man can walk with assistance thanks to spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy. The Mayo Clinic and the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) conducted the study and Nature Medicine published the research findingsThe Mayo Clinic's Neural Engineering Laboratories launched the spinal cord study in 2016. Clinic director Kendall Lee says the study will show scientists which neural networks function after paralysis. 

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Speech Therapy for USA's Youngest Face Transplant Recipient

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Katie Stubblefield holds a unique distinction. Not only is she one of only 40 people in the world who has received a face transplant, but she is also the youngest face transplant recipient in the United States.

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A Dentist Finds the Problem Behind a Boy's Speech Delays

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The phrase "tongue-tied" isn't just an expression to mean a person is too shy or embarrassed to speak. It is also a medical condition. Dalan and Meredith Motz learned about the condition of being tongue-tied when they visited their child's dentist.

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"Jump" Occupational Therapy Helps Children with Special Needs

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

What do you get when you combine kids with special needs and an inflatable bounce facility? Jump therapy!

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Time Issue Resolved with Remote Speech Therapy

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

There are many people, young and old, who suffer from speech impediments. Some of them are due to brain trauma, some are psychological blocks and others are due to physical illness. Whatever the case, speech therapy has been proven to help.

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More to Speech Therapy Than Proper Pronunciation

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

You may have heard of Speech and Language Pathology, but did you know that speech therapists are trained to handle many more disorders than just proper pronunciation and stutters?

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