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Up Your Sports Performance with Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

For the sports-minded individual, it often becomes apparent that professional expertise is needed in order to obtain optimal performance and/or to avoid injury. While there is more professional information available than ever in the way of downloadable apps and online sites, sometimes a more hands-on approach is needed. For those who want to maximize their physical abilities, enlisting the aid of a professional physical therapist can be a strategic move.

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The Changing Role of Special Education in Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There have been significant changes in how special education institutions deliver therapy services to their students. In the past, speech, physical, or occupational therapy was conducted inside rooms reserved for therapy sessions. Paraprofessionals would help students with special needs, overcome their behavioral challenges and mental health issues. But general ED teachers seldom participated with students who had IEPs.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare, Education

Do You Suspect Your Child Has Language Issues? Don't Wait and See

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

When a young child's language skills seem to be developing slower than average, parents usually share their concerns with friends, family, or even the child's pediatrician. Frequently, the response to the parent's concerns are reasons not to worry.

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Occupational Therapy and World War I

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Occupational Therapy has a history that dates back as far as 100 BCE. Asclepiades of Bithynia is the first recorded occupational therapist. He used hydrotherapy, music, exercise, sunlight therapy and wine on his patients. Science and medicine changed greatly for the next 2,000 years. It was a result of World War I, however, that modern occupational therapy was born in the United States.

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Life-Changing Speech Therapy: Deaf Girl Finds Voice After Surgery

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Leia Armitage is a seven-year-old girl that lived without the ability to hear during the first two years of her life. She had a rare deafness condition which could not be remedied by simply wearing hearing aids or cochlear implants. Leia was born without an inner ear and did not have a hearing nerve, possibly suggesting a genetic disorder. Therefore, her parents did not expect her to talk at all.

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How to Detect Swallowing Problems in the Elderly

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The safety of older ones, whether it's someone you care for in a professional capacity or a loved one, is paramount. Pinpointing swallowing issues should be done early because then adjustments can be made accordingly to suit their medical, biological, and interpersonal needs. It can be a challenge to detect issues with swallowing, but there are some clear warning signs to keep in mind.

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Step Into Nordic Walking for Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Nordic walking is a new low impact workout perfect for any fitness level. The sport has been popular in Australia, Canada and throughout Europe for a while. It's becoming more prominent in the US and is getting attention from physical therapy providers.

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Making Mental Health a Priority During Pregnancy

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There is no doubt that pregnancy is an exciting time, filled with milestones and exciting decisions. It does, however, come with significant responsibility for the mother. Not only do you need to take care of yourself, but you are now responsible for the health of another human being. In addition to your physical health, it is important for you to focus on your mental health as well.

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Topics: Mental Health, Healthcare

How Speech Therapy Helped This Cancer Survivor Find Their Voice Again

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Can you imagine coming out from under anesthesia only to learn that you had no voice? This is exactly what happened to one Long Beach Resident after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. In order to remove the cancer, 75% of his tongue had to be removed. Palos Verdes Peninsula News reported on Harvey Swartz's experience and the rehabilitation he received from an unlikely source.

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How to Know if You Should See a Physical Therapist

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Sometimes you need to see a physical therapist and sometimes you don't. If you are going through some sort of musculoskeletal issue then you should definitely go to a physical therapist. A musculoskeletal issue is anything dealing with the muscles, ligaments, bones, and tendons. If it's anything other than that, you may want to go to your primary care provider instead.

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