Category Archives: Therapy in The News

Asperger’s and Autism: Brain Differences Found – should this effect services received?


Advance for Speech Language Pathologists recently posted this news article about research conducted by Frank Duffy, MD, a neurologist at Boston’s Children Hospital:  The study looked at a group of 26 children with Asperger’s, to see whether measures of brain … Continue reading

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Disability Rights Documentary – a must see for PT’s and OT’s


If you haven’t seen it already, we highly recommend the PBS documentary on Independent Lens called “Lives Worth Living” (see link below). As therapists who have been in the field for many years, we admit to being only vaguely aware … Continue reading

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Research: Evaluate Neurobehavioral Intervention Effects in VLBW Infants at 1 year


Comparing Two Motor Assessment Tools to Evaluate Neurobehavioral Intervention Effects in Very Low Birth Weight Infants at 1 Year We would like to share this research article published in the APTA Physical Therapy Journal Very low birth weight (VLBW) infants … Continue reading

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Autism Detected Early in Infancy with MRI


“Researchers from the University of California, Davis MIND Institute have found that scans of the brains of infants may help to diagnose the condition earlier. The study was originally designed to follow the brain growth trajectories of children and determine … Continue reading

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Early Bloomers – The Critical Role of OT and PT in the NICU


Sharing this from Today in PT: “For babies born prematurely, the tenuous first weeks of life often are filled with myriad medical interventions in the neonatal intensive care unit to help them adjust to life outside the womb. New research, however, … Continue reading

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Glen Gillen gives Slagle Lecture at AOTA Annual Conference


Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, recently gave the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture, at the AOTA annual confernece. His talk, titled “A Fork in the Road: An Occupational Hazard?” looked at contemporary OT practice through a historical lens.  Please click here … Continue reading

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Therapists – Key Role in Recovery of Boston Marathon Victims


Boston Marathon victims are recovering from their injuries and learning to put their lives back together, with therapists  devoting their time with each individual, and becoming an important part of their lives. Read this article from the Boston Globe By Kay … Continue reading

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Is Stretching Counter-Productive to Strengthening or Strength Production?


Therapists, we are seeking your input. Do you stretch your patients prior to strengthening? Do you find it hampers strength output? A recent article which was published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports adds credence to … Continue reading

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Welcome to PEDI-CAT – the new computer adaptive pediatric assessment tool


PEDI-CAT featured in the Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine: Making Advances in Pediatric Outcomes Using the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT). By Helene M. Dumas PT, MS, and Maria A. Fragala-Pinkham, PT, DPT, MSPosted on: March … Continue reading

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Physical therapy can be as effective as surgery for torn meniscus


You may have heard that a clinical study recently published by The New England Journal of Medicine   found that physical therapy can be as effective as knee surgery for treating patients with a torn meniscus. The following physical therapy protocol … Continue reading

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