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15-Minutes Of Exercise Creates Optimal Brain State For Mastering New Motor Skills

If you want to learn to walk a tightrope, it's a good idea to go for a short run after each practice session. That's because a recent study in NeuroImage demonstrates that exe...
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Scientists Invent Imagination Booster For Post-Stroke Patients

Scientists of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with neurophysiologists from Sechenov Institute of evolutionary physiology and bio...
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AOTA, MOTA, Rep. Smith Champion Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act

This week U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (MO-Dist. 8) introduced the Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act (H.R. 6225), which will eliminate an unnecessary Medicare restriction and allo...
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AOTA Raises Critical Concerns About Effects of Separating Children From Families

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the profession of occupational therapy have a longstanding commitment to the health and well-being of children and fam...
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XCEPTIONALED, LLC Mergers With One Of Special Eductaion's Leading Podcast Providers

XceptionalED, LLC (XED) has merged with the successful podcast productions and intellectual property of SpeechScience, Inc. The merger reinforces both companies’ ultimate goal...
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Graphene Foam Could One Day Ease Osteoarthritis Joint Pain And Prevent The Need For Joint Replacement

The intersection of graphene with stem cell biology may one day lead to new treatments for osteoarthritis, say researchers at Boise State University. Impacting millions of peo...
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'Smart' Prosthetic Ankle Takes Fear Out Of Rough Terrain, Stairs

It's virtually impossible to know Mike Sasser's left leg is a prosthetic one—after a decade of practice, he moves surely and swiftly through his busy days as a consultant and ...
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Almost 40 Years After Autism Was Officially Identified, An ASU Researcher Looks At How Older Adults Are Affected By The Diagnosis

In 1980, “infantile autism” was recognized as its own condition by the medical community. Around the country, schools, parents and doctors began to identify children with what...
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FOX Rehabilitation Launches Three New Podcast Series: "FOXcast PT," "FOXcast OT" and "FOXcast SLP," Expanding Content Offering

FOX Rehabilitation, a clinician-owned and operated professional private practice of physical, occupational and speech therapists, today announced the launches of "FOXcast PT,"...
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What A Pain: The iPad Neck Plagues Women More

The answer is likely yes — especially if you're a young adult or a woman. "iPad neck" — persistent pain in the neck and upper shoulders caused by slouching or bending into ext...
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AOTA, APTA, And ASHA Win Association Industry Honor

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) have togeth...
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New 3D Imaging Technique Could Lead To Improved Arthritis Treatment

An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engin...
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Growing Pains

If you are a parent who has been awakened from slumber with a child crying in pain, you can understand my distress at watching my son wake up in pain night after night. My son...
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Young Drivers With Autism Spectrum Disorder May Need More Time To Learn Basic Driving Skills

When first learning to drive, young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more difficulty with basic driving skills compared to those with typical development (TD), ...
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Surprising Facts About Foam Rollers May Entice You To Try One

Foam rollers have become more prevalent in gyms, exercise classes and therapy clinics over the last 10 years. Many physical therapists use foam rollers to help patients recov...
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Born This Way? When Hypermobility Has Its Privileges - And Problems

For gymnasts, dancers, acrobats, and skaters, being graced with natural hypermobility can be a tremendous blessing — until it isn't — especially for those born with hypermobil...
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Surgical Technique Improves Sensation, Control Of Prosthetic Limb

Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioception, allows humans to precisely control ...
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AOTA Offers Choosing Wisely® List Of Practices To Question

In its continuing mission to help occupational therapy practitioners provide the highest quality care to clients, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announce...
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Most Hospitals Now Require Workers To Get Flu Shots – Except Those That Treat Veterans, Study Finds

In just a few short months, hospitals across the country will start their annual push to make sure their workers get vaccinated against influenza, to protect themselves and ot...
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Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practitioners Promote Play For Families To Benefit Mental Wellness

For children, playtime builds physical and cognitive skills and offers learning opportunities. This is why play is considered the “occupation of childhood.” In honor of Nation...
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Cometh The Cyborg: Improved Integration Of Living Muscles Into Robots

The new field of biohybrid robotics involves the use of living tissue within robots, rather than just metal and plastic. Muscle is one potential key component of such robots, ...
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BioSensics Launches Sensor-Integrated Digital Platform For Clinical Trials

BioSensics, has announced the launch of its Sensor-Integrated Digital Platform for measurement and remote monitoring of movement-based biomarkers in clinical trials. The platf...
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ONLINE LEARNING MARKETPLACE LAUNCHED
FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION LEADERS

AZ based entrepreneurs, Mai Ling Chan (Speech language pathologist) and Nicole Zeno (technology entrepreneur), along with their all women team, have launched a digital marketp...
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Study Shows In-Home Therapy Effective For Stroke Rehabilitation

In-home rehabilitation, using a telehealth system and supervised by licensed occupational/physical therapists, is an effective means of improving arm motor status in stroke su...
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First Robotic System Plays Tic Tac Toe To Improve Task Performance

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beer-Sheva, Israel have demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of a robotic system that plays Tic Tac Toe...
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