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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Therapy Team
by Brian Ferrie
Last month saw a unique occurrence for ADVANCE . In an effort to highlight interdisciplinary collaboration, we scheduled a staff-written article to be the cover story of two different publications , ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners (Feb. Read More...
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Infant Brachial Plexopathy Treatment is not 'Cookie Cutter'
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 -- One of Tuesday's hand rehab sessions, "Infant Brachial Plexopathy: Nonsurgical Read More...
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Presidential Perspective
by Brian Ferrie
ST. LOUIS, MO -- The 63rd National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia is underway in the Gateway City amid a scorching heat wave. With the temperature outside climbing to 106 degrees (seriously, 106!), one of Read More...
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Many Reasons To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving
by Rebecca Mayer
In addition to visiting with loved ones, Thanksgiving is a time for being grateful and for building and reliving strong traditions. The Food and Nutrition Services employees at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis, MO, are preparing to celebrate Read More...
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Bald & Beautiful for Cancer
by Rebecca Mayer
On Friday afternoon, like so many others, I set off on a trip for the holiday weekend. I was driving North on Interstate 95 just south of Boston, MA, and my breath was taken away by a billboard. Yes, a billboard. I haven't been able to shake the image Read More...
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Come Sail Away
by Rebecca Mayer
Leisure activities are important in the development and fulfillment of a person's life. Research has shown that how one chooses to spend his leisure time may have a greater impact on quality of life than any other area of behavior and experience. In keeping Read More...
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I Registered to Save a Stranger's Life
by Rebecca Mayer
For me, all it took was hearing that a 5-year-old little girl in my area was battling cancer for the second time. Without a moment's hesitation, I drove to the girl's elementary school. I filled out paperwork, stood in line with hundreds of other people Read More...
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Pass the Carrot Sticks
by Danielle Bullen
Sue Sylvester's war on tater tots may be leaving the television world and coming to a school near you. The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 revised requirements for school lunches and the cafeteria of the future will look nothing like the pizza and Read More...
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Take Five Minutes of Your Day
by Rebecca Mayer
I spent a portion of my day fighting to swallow the big emotional lump in my throat and choke back tears as I attended the last of a 2010 lecture series at Bryn Mawr Hospital in suburban Philadelphia. Surrounded by health care workers from every corner Read More...
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Are You Ready for Fall?
by Rebecca Mayer
Physical therapists across the country are beginning to gear up for National Physical Therapy Month, traditionally celebrated during the month of October each year. Come October, thousands of PTs nationwide will band together to help increase community Read More...
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Do You Measure Up?
by Rebecca Mayer
A pitiful 3 percent of 153,000 respondents in a study by Michigan State University met the characteristics of a healthy lifestyle. According to the study, a healthy lifestyle is defined by four basic standards: Not smoking Holding weight down Eating right Read More...
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Do You Promote Health Literacy?
by Cheryl McEvoy
Do you suffer from medical mouth? It's a common condition that crops up in exam rooms and around clinician offices. Symptoms include chronic bouts of medical terminology and spontaneous reference to inaccessible research. Side effects include reduced Read More...
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