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Gutting It Out for Gold
by Brian Ferrie
McKayla Maroney is certainly talented and adorable -- but also tough as nails. You can say that about her teammates as well: Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Kyla Ross. Together they blew away the rest of the world yesterday in London to 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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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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One PTA's Wish This Holiday Season
by Rebecca Mayer
Dubbed the 2010 PT Fundraising Drive, donations are being collected throughout Rhode Island to benefit the local chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation . With a long history of individual charitable pursuits, Kevin Silvia, PTA, CSCS, of Performance Physical 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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Improved Access for Patients
by Rebecca Mayer
The services offered by outpatient rehab facilities need to be considered and revamped regularly. But when was the last time that the physical space's impact on access to care was taken into consideration? The outpatient rehabilitation center at UCLA Read More...
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Let's get moving
by Danielle Bullen
September 30 marks the last day of National Childhood Obesity Month. An estimated 23 million American children and teenagers are overweight or obese. That's roughly equivalent to the populations of the 8 biggest cities in the country! Many factors go 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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Studies Hit Hard on Concussion Risks
by Cheryl McEvoy
To sports enthusiasts, there's nothing more satisfying than hearing the smack of helmets in a heated football game. That is, unless the head under that helmet belongs to your kid. In that case, it's a terrifying reminder of how delicate the brain is, Read More...
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Click or Treat
by Cheryl McEvoy
There are two sides to every story. Last week, we shared some of the risks text messaging poses to hand health and what organizations are doing to help teens avoid injury. This week, we take a different look at the texting trend--one that works with, 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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Maintaining Motivation in Physical Therapy
by Cheryl McEvoy
Why don't physical therapists get mad? Because they have a lot of patients! Bad joke, I know, but it's kind of true. Physical therapy is a long and often frustrating process, for both the patient and the practitioner, so any of you bearing the Bosu ball Read More...
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