Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) gives us an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders. This month is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on speech and hearing issues as well as evaluate our communication capabilities. Speech and hearing disorders often go unnoticed due to fear of being singled out or a lack of knowledge.
April, also known as Move More Month by the American Heart Association, is an opportunity to study personal habits and work to incorporate additional daily activity.
According to the AHA, most adults spend the majority of their waking hours at work and find themselves with little time or energy left at the end of the day to exercise or get moving.
Occupational Therapy focuses on treating patients who are recovering from a range of ailments, teaching them how to adapt and live life to the fullest. These ailments can be physical, mental, developmental, and emotional, impacting a person’s ability to perform daily activities at any age.
Occupational therapists typically work with patients who display:
- Birth Injuries or birth defects
- Sensory processing disorders
- Traumatic injuries to the brain or the spinal cord
- Autism &
Thinking of seeking Physical Therapy but not sure what to expect? Maybe you’ve researched Physical Therapy on the internet or spoke to friends and family, but have received contradicting information. Your search stops here, as we debunk the myths of Physical Therapy and put your mind at ease.
Physical Therapy Fact Vs.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Damage to peripheral nerves that interferes with vital connections from the brain, distorting and interrupting messages to the body.
What are peripheral nerves?
Nerves that are outside the brain and spinal column. The damage to the peripheral nerves can be from inflammation,
I’ll admit it; I’ve grown up in an era where video games are a form of playtime. My best friend and I loved them so much we even begged my parents to get a steering wheel with foot pedals so we could play our favorite computer racing game. Every Thanksgiving, I would play FIFA (a soccer game with teams and players from all around the world) for hours on end with my cousin.
American medicine has become reactive as opposed to proactive. It is important for you to be your own advocate and take necessary steps to prevent injuries and surgeries. How we fuel our bodies affects our ability to heal and recover from trauma, broken bones, soft tissue injuries or surgeries. We all know the importance of a healthy diet and exercise,
We’ve probably all heard the startling claim that “sitting is the new smoking.” Whether or not this sensationalized statement is true is still up for debate. No doubt, people who are less sedentary and more mobile tend to have better health outcomes. Aside from the stiller lifestyle, into which the comfort of chairs tempt us,
Summer brings with it travel, water activities, food & fun. As most of us know, the relentless heat can be less than pleasant! Below are a few tips to help those who suffer from chronic pain to enjoy the outdoors. With just a few adaptations, it’s possible to be outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and fun.