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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Cancer Crusaders
by Danielle Bullen
LAS VEGAS, NV--"Physical therapy has positive effects for children with leukemia in many areas," says Kristin Brown, PT, MS, DDT, PCS, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island. That was the main takeaway at this morning's Combined Sections Read More...
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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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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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CSM 2012: In The Pool
by Danielle Bullen
Chicago--"We haven't been a big player, you think of OT and SLP when you think of kids with autism." So said Beth Ennis, PT, MSPT, EdD at the CSM session "Using Aquatic Therapy To Encourage Community Engagement For Families Of Children With Autism." Every Read More...
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Cabs Cater to Individuals in Wheelchairs
by Rebecca Mayer
The focus in U.S cities is beginning to shift toward expanding transportation options for disabled visitors and residents. Joining just three other cities in the United States, Atlanta now offers a viable option for individuals in wheelchairs who want 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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How to Boost Your Referrals
by Rebecca Mayer
Have you noticed a decrease in referrals lately? Are you blaming the economy? Well, surely tough economic times factor into the equation but are you certain that your facility is doing everything possible to maximize referrals? Industry experts contend 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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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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