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Therapy for Parkinson's
by Dillon Stickle
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Neurology released a study on Tuesday which suggested that the current standard of care for early-stage Parkinson's patients may be a waste of time and money. The study said that both PT and OT offer Read More...
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Can Helmetless Drills Decrease Football Head Impacts?
by Brian Ferrie
The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), Dallas, issued an interesting press release Dec. 18 related to the hot-button issue of head impacts in football. The release stated: "Head impacts in football players are directly associated with brain Read More...
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New Technology is a Pipe Dream for Small Clinics
by Brian Ferrie
The following post was written by ADVANCE guest blogger Brian Knutsen, OTR/L, CHT, president of Buzzards Bay Hand Therapy LLC, located in Marion and Lexington, MA. SAN DIEGO -- In the CSM session, "Emerging Technologies for Enhancing Post-Stroke Arm Rehabilitation," Read More...
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Therapeutic Maestro Post-Stroke
by Brian Ferrie
The following post was written by ADVANCE guest blogger Brian Knutsen, OTR/L, CHT, president of Buzzards Bay Hand Therapy LLC, located in Marion and Lexington, MA. SAN DIEGO -- In the "Assessment of Upper Extremity Impairment, Function, and Activity Following Read More...
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Stroke in Younger Adults on the Rise?
by Brian Ferrie
The APTA issued a press release on Oct. 12 about a recent study published in the journal Neurology and conducted in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Researchers found that the rate of strokes among adults younger than 55 years of age increased Read More...
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Cleveland Clinic has Concussion on the Brain
by Rebecca Mayer
You cannot watch television, flip on the radio or peruse the Internet lately without hearing about concussion. Most recently, speculation surrounding the suicide of highly revered NFL Hall of Famer Junior Seau points to the potential aftermath of incurring Read More...
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Strokes Striking Young
by Rebecca Mayer
Yesterday I met with a 37-year-old woman who is recovering from a vertebral artery dissection. Other than being truly amazed by this woman's strength, resiliency, and most of all, her preserved sense of humor, one thought kept entering my mind during Read More...
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CSM 2012: Wounded Warriors
by Danielle Bullen
From the recent lawsuits brought by former players against the NFL to the death last year of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard, mild traumatic brain injuries have been in the news a lot lately. Yet sports is not the only arena where concussions are a risk. Read More...
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