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Supporting Veterans Through OT

November 8, 2023 — Veterans Day stands as a poignant holiday dedicated to the service and sacrifices made by countless men and women. It also is a good reminder of society’s promise to support them as they return to civilian life. Occupational therapy (OT) can play a vital role in assisting veterans as they regain independence, restore well-being, and... Read More

A Day in the Life of a PT

October 2, 2023 — We all know that physical therapists (PT) help individuals live to their full potential through hands-on care, exercise prescriptions, and patient education. And that they work in a wide variety of settings from hospitals to people’s homes, from workplaces to nursing homes. PTs are well-educated and trained; to practice, they need a doctor of physical... Read More

Exercises for Aging Well

September 5, 2023 — Imagine 10, 20, or 30 years into your future: What do you want it to look like? Are you sitting at home or are you out in the world, experiencing new things? Many people have an “active aging mindset;” that is, they want to continue growing in new knowledge and experiences. . But to be... Read More

Swing Into PT for a Better Golf Game

August 3, 2023 — It’s National Golf Month! Hank Aaron noted that it took 17 years for him to get 3,000 hits in baseball, but only one afternoon on the golf course. Author John Updike compared the golf swing to a suitcase where we try to pack too many things. And Mark Twain famously remarked that “Golf is a... Read More

Occupational Therapy Helps Children with Disabilities

July 5, 2023 — Did you know that one in five children and adolescents has an emotional or behavioral disorder? Or that children with disabilities are more likely to develop mental or behavioral challenges? Fortunately, occupational therapy (OT) can help many kids with disabilities by providing integrated services where they learn, play, and grow. OT is often used to... Read More

Staying Fit While On Vacation

June 14, 2023 — Summertime is vacation time! Lazy days to sit back, chill out, and let go of all the stress. But don’t let go of all your health habits. Getting in shape is hard to do, but getting out of shape can happen rapidly. Sometimes a week of rest can be good for your body; still, it’s... Read More

Bone Up with PT

May 30, 2023 — Did you know that physical therapy (PT) can help protect your bones before and after a diagnosis? It’s true! May is National Osteoporosis Month and a good time to learn the ways PT supports osteoporosis prevention and recovery. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a “silent” disease that many people do not know they have until... Read More

Test Your OT Knowledge

April 30, 2023 — Did you know there are nearly 130,000 occupational therapists in the United States? Or that to be an occupational therapist you need to earn a degree, pass an exam, and get licensed? April is National Occupational Therapy Month! You probably know the basics about occupational therapy: that it is based on and driven by science... Read More

Breathing Easier with Pulmonary Rehabilitation

March 28, 2023 — Approximately 25 million people in the United States live with lung conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pulmonary fibrosis (PF). Both of these diseases thicken the lungs making it difficult to breathe and for the body to get needed oxygen. The good news is that pulmonary rehabilitation, which includes physical therapy, can help... Read More

PT for Independent Senior Living

February 28, 2023 — February is National Senior Independence month. It’s no surprise a month is dedicated to aging in place: 88% of adults aged 50-80 feel it’s important to live in their homes as long as possible. To remain at home and live independently, mobility and physical activity are critical. Physical therapy (PT) can help address and improve... Read More