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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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Living and Breathing Pink for Breast Cancer
by Rebecca Mayer
It's easy to ‘think pink' by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are endless ways to support the cause whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run. Do you enjoy lifting Read More...
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Current State of Oncology Physical Therapy
by Danielle Bullen
TAMPA -- The roles of rehabilitation and exercise in oncology have made great strides over the past 20-30 years. Yet there is still more to do. So argued Nicole Stout, MPT, CLT-LANA, at the Breast Care Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 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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Run a Half-Marathon? Check.
by Rebecca Mayer
I completed my first half-marathon yesterday. Needless to say, I cannot walk without groaning or using the handrail on my stairway today, but the pain is certainly worth it. As one spectator's sign read along the New Bedford Half-Marathon course, "The Read More...
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Final Session of Vestibular Therapy
by Rebecca Mayer
It may have been my last therapy session, but my work is far from over. As my Physical Therapist, Mark LeBoeuf, MSPT, at Hawthorn Medical Associates explained, "This is a marathon, not a sprint." In the last month and a half, Mark has given me the tools Read More...
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Women's Health Gets a Big Fat "F" on Report Card
by Danielle Bullen
Uh-oh. In the National Women's Law Center and Oregon Health and Sciences University's report card on women's health, 23 of 26 goals were unmet. The findings were released last month and were part of a decade-long study on the nation's health. Women across 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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