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How Can Occupational Therapy Help New Amputee Patients?

Whether at work, in a traumatic event or from a random act, accidents happen; and sometimes those accidents lead to an upper extremity amputation, causing hardship to the patient. Occupational therapy is more than just recovering from carpal tunnel surgery; OT helps people heal after all kinds of injuries and illnesses of the upper extremity, …

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Injuries to Watch Out For This Football Season

Baseball might be considered America’s pastime, but football is actually the most watched sport in the United States. Every Sunday fans wear their lucky jersey, tailgate, scream at the TV or argue with a ref over a bad call in hopes that their favorite team will make it to the Super Bowl. Similarly, for some …

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5 Moves To Kick Your Knee Pain

Between bending, flexing and carrying the whole weight of our bodies, it’s no wonder knee injuries are so common. With all of the work they put in, our knees not only run the risk of injury, but are prone to degenerative illnesses as well, which is why taking care of them is so important! Don’t …

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How Occupational Therapy Can Help After A Burn Injury

Occupational Therapy might not be on your mind after experiencing a burn on your hands or upper extremity, but therapy can actually be an extremely important part of your healing process! First degree burns are often treated easily at home. But as burns progress through second and third degree burns, therapy becomes more necessary. In …

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The Proper Way to Stretch Before Exercising

You’ve always heard that you should get in a good stretch before you begin exercising. But did you know that stretching improperly can actually do more harm than good? Today we’ll be running through the proper way to stretch before exercising and will provide some examples for you to try at home. Why should you …

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Injuries, Recovery and Prevention for Runners

As the spring and summer weather hits, more outdoor activities resume. While some prefer to take their stroll on the treadmill, it is quite the same as a nice run outdoors with some fresh air and a change of scenery. Those who run are no strangers to the soreness in the feet and legs that …

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