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Choosing Toys Wisely for Kids with Autism

Last week we discussed how Physical Therapy and Autism work hand in hand. Today we are going to give you some tips for selecting toys for children with developmental disabilities, specifically Autism. When selecting toys for children with Autism first, you want to...
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How Physical Therapy and Autism Work Together

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? "Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability resulting in social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Symptoms begin in early childhood and continue throughout the lifespan. While many terms previously were used...
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Physical Therapy and Parkinson Disease

"Parkinson disease (PD) is the second most common degenerative brain disorder affecting adults. (Alzheimer disease is the most common.) Parkinson disease was first defined as only a “motor” (movement) disease, but research has shown that it also causes “nonmotor”...
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Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

March was also Multiple Sclerosis awareness month and this is another condition that physical therapists can also help treat. What is Multiple Sclerosis? "Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, usually progressive, disease that primarily affects young adults. More than...
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Concussions and Physical Therapy

Concussions are a traumatic brain injury that can cause lasting effects on brain tissue and change the chemical balance of the brain. Concussion may cause physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms and problems, both short-term and long-term. Every concussion is...
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Brain Injury Awareness Month

Each year the Brain Injury Association of America leads the country in observing Brain Injury Awareness during the month of March. Through many of our posts we've explored how physical therapy goes beyond helping people recover from knee, hip, or back surgeries....
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Diabetes and Physical Therapy

Next up in our series on physical therapy and non-communicable diseases we are going to discuss the research findings on the benefits of exercise and physical therapy on preventing and controlling diabetes. But first, what is diabetes? "Diabetes mellitus is a...
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Cardiovascular Disease and Physical Therapy

Since February is American Heart Month let's begin this series on physical therapy and non-communicable diseases with research findings on the benefits of exercise and physical therapy on preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. First, we must define...
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Physical Therapy and Non-Communicable Diseases

According to the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, "there is increasing global recognition of the role of physical therapists in preventing and treating non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and risk factors such as...
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A Family Who Moves Together…

...Stays Together Here in NC we are all dreaming of Spring and hoping that the groundhogs don't see their shadows today! January brought many inches of snow but also teased us with 70 degree, Spring-like weather a few times. As we look forward to Spring, we here at...
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