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Baby Boomers and Joint Pain
October 16, 2015 3:36 PM by Dillon Stickle
This blog was written by Debra Karplus, author for the blog "When OTs Wear White Shoes." In the 1960s and ‘70s, a good number of baby boomers, post-war people born between the years 1946 and 1964, were rolling, lighting up, and passing around marijuana Read More...
OTs Teaching PTs
September 4, 2015 10:40 AM by Dillon Stickle
While there are many important differences between the physical and occupational therapy fields, it is more often than not found that each profession can learn a lot from the other. Back in July I went to visit Phoebe Ministries, a non-profit, multi-facility Read More...
AOTA Issues Backpack Safety Tips
August 5, 2015 3:37 PM by Brian Ferrie
With the start of school approaching, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Md., issued a press release on July 30 stating, in part: "Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low-back pain Read More...
Mission Accomplished!
September 20, 2013 2:52 PM by Brian Ferrie
I did it. On Sept. 15, I attempted and completed my first-ever 13.1-mile race -- the Philadelphia Rock ‘n' Roll Half-Marathon. Although I've been running since I was 13, this particular accomplishment meant a lot to me because my ability to run has been Read More...
A Tale of a Tail
September 23, 2011 1:07 PM by Jill Glomstad
In 2007 ADVANCE profiled Winter, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin who, at 20 months old, was caught in a crab trap off the coast of Florida. Winter was rescued, but she was so badly injured that her entire tail fluke had to be amputated. An team of marine Read More...
Digging Deeper: Patient Perspective
September 20, 2011 4:24 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
This week we launched a special three part online series in which an OT patient shares excerpts from her personal journal including reflections on her spinal cord injury and her thoughts on daily therapy. From emergency surgery to inpatient rehab and Read More...
Digging Deeper: The Manual Ability Measure
August 2, 2011 4:37 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
We recently ran a cover story in print and posted information online regarding the Manual Ability Measure, an occupation-based hand assessment developed by Christine Chen, MA, MS, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, an associate professor in programs in occupational therapy Read More...
Patients, Not Percentages
January 7, 2011 11:18 AM by Jill Glomstad
This morning ESPN aired its exclusive first interview with Eric LeGrand, the Rutgers University (NJ) football player who suffered a spinal cord injury on the field on Oct. 16. LeGrand fractured his C-3 and C-4 vertebrae during an open field tackle. He Read More...
OT Presents at National Forum on Older Drivers
November 19, 2010 5:50 PM by Jill Glomstad
Earlier this month the National Transportation Safety Board held a two-day public forum on “ Safety, Mobility and Aging ” in Washington, DC. The forum was open to the public and also available via video webcast on the NTSB website. Driver rehabilitation Read More...
Meet Reo, the Newest Therapist at AGMC
November 25, 2009 3:00 PM by EJ Brown
Check out the new robotic arm OTs and PTs in Ohio are using to help stroke patients regain strength and function in their upper extremities. There's a picture with the story: The robot Read More...
Check Out Our New Specialty Sites!
September 23, 2009 12:28 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
ADVANCE is pleased to introduce our new Specialty Spotlights on our Web site! On Sept. 1 we unveiled 9 new specialty sites which highlight many of the most popular practice areas and interests in occupational therapy. Each specialty site contains information Read More...


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