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  • Take Five Minutes of Your Day

    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 of the hospital, I squeezed into the last available seat in a row in front of my father, a ...
  • Improved Access for Patients

    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 in Santa Monica, CA, has recently taken measures to improve access to care. The facility has ...
  • Are You Ready for Fall?

    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 awareness of physical therapy's role in health care. This year is proving to be more important ...
  • Do You Measure Up?

    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 Exercising So 97 percent of the roughly 307 million people living in the United ...
  • A Dangerous Display

    When one thinks of ushering in the Fourth of July, joyous visions of patriotic decorations, family gatherings, barbeques, and fireworks displays come to mind. Typically these visions do not include a trip to the local Emergency Room. But for thousands of people last year, the ER was as much a part of the holiday celebration as waving an American ...
  • Do You Promote Health Literacy?

    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 verbal feedback and increased risk of patient disengagement. When speaking with patients, ...
  • Tuesday Tidbit - OT once again makes US News & World Report best careers in 2009

    Once again Occupational Therapy has made the top career list for 2009.  Yay us!!!   There is even mention of how Occupational Therapists are now being used as consultants for building developers.  We've come a long way baby!! The article reports that the majority of OT's work in hospitals and home health care companies and ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on March 2, 2010
  • Check Out Our New Specialty Sites!

    ADVANCE is pleased to introduce our new Specialty Spotlights on our Web site!On Sept. 1 we unveiled 9 new specialty sites which highlight many of the most popular practice areas and interests in occupational therapy. Each specialty site contains information tailored exclusively to therapists working in that practice area, including targeted ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on September 23, 2009