Monthly Archives: January 2013

Advice? Challenging Vestibular Case


I sometimes have difficulty calming down symptoms in my vestibular patients. I can usually manage in the clinic, but I would like to give the patient more ideas on what to do at home. I am thinking more of the … Continue reading

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Yoga Improves Balance Following Stroke


A VA study, published recently in the journal “Stroke” reveals that starting yoga – even long after your patient suffered a stroke – may noticeably improve their balance. VA Study: Yoga Improves Balance Following Stroke Learn about new tools to enhance functional … Continue reading

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Child with Oppositional Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder. Help!


I am a P.T. seeing both children and adult patients. I am seeing a 4 year old child diagnosed with sensory and speech impairments and oppositional disorder. He has shown significant improvement in both sensory and speech areas. His teachers … Continue reading

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Leslie Davidson – Therapy for Post Concussion Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury and Return to Sports


Concussions that lead to TBI can have permanent detrimental effects. Therapy can help. By now you may have heard the news that former NFL Dallas Cowboys players are suing the NFL over concussions that lead to more serious traumatic brain … Continue reading

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Kay Toomey and Erin Ross Bring SOS Approach to Feeding to California


We listened to all your requests, and we are thrilled to announce that our esteemed faculty Kay Toomey and Erin Ross are bringing their popular course: Picky Eater vs Problem Feeder: The SOS Approach to Feedingto Auburn California on May … Continue reading

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Physical therapy in the intensive care unit benefits hospital’s bottom line


Study, funded by Johns Hopkins Critical Care Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, refutes financial concerns that early rehabilitation raises costs In a study evaluating the financial impact of providing early physical therapy for intensive care patients, researchers at Johns Hopkins found that … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winner of our Therapies in the School Blog Competition


Thank you to all who posted their comments in our blog after having attended the annual school based conference back in November. We very much appreciate all your feedback. In our random drawing, we are pleased to announce Occupational Therapist; … Continue reading

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The Role of the Physical Therapist in an Acute Care Setting


You may have seen the recent physical therapy journal (December, 2012) that was devoted to rehabilitation of people with critical illness. Those of us who have worked in an acute care setting have seen acquired weakness that seems to be … Continue reading

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Why don’t more people know that therapy can help their dizziness?


Dizziness and vestibular disorders affect 1/3rd of people during some time in their adult lives. Many of these folks have no idea that this is an inner ear disorder and many have no idea that physical or occupational therapy could … Continue reading

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