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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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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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Coming to a Head
by Brian Ferrie
There is no doubt that concussions are a hot topic in the sporting world these days, from youth competitions all the way to the professional ranks. In fact, ADVANCE just devoted a cover story to the subject in our Sept. 5 issue. The APTA has also been Read More...
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It's dangerous on that rink
by Danielle Bullen
Can you guess the most dangerous college sport? Football? Nope. Rugby? Nada. Lacrosse? Not even close. The sport with the highest concussion rate is women's ice hockey. Surprised? According to a study by the University of North Carolina, the concussion Read More...
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Tweaking laptop posture
by Danielle Bullen
Are you reading this post on a laptop? Are you hunched over, shoulders in ears, as you furiously pound away at the keyboard. Or perhaps you're relaxing on your stomach, head and neck bent at an awkward angle. Trust me, you're not alone. At the office, Read More...
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Bag Ladies
by Danielle Bullen
It's back to school time so the news is full of cautionary tales of too-heavy backpacks. The APTA cautions that packs shouldn't weigh more than 10-15% of a child's body weight. But what about us adults? So many of us toss everything but the kitchen sink Read More...
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