Physical Therapy Reduces Back Pain

Sara Edlebeck, Doctor of Physical Therapy in Iron Mountain, MI is helping back pain patients avoid surgery through her physical therapy program.  Mike Pelletier quickly and unexpectedly began having back pain.  He travels a lot with his job requiring him to sit, which...

Relaxation Achieved Through Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art with uncertain origins, but is gaining popularity much like yoga.  Mary Nell Jackson, a tai chi practitioner in Iowa City, IA, descirbes the art as organic.  She says:  “My original thought about it was that it was just so...

Fluffy Friends Provide Therapy

Perhaps you’ve heard of dogs and horses being used as therapy animals, but how about an alpaca named Napoleon and a llama named Rojo? For Lori Gregory, owner of of Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas in Vancouver, Washington her animals are lighting up the...

Kids With Autism Learn to Swim

On hot summer days, you can find most kids splashing in a pool, but for some kids with autism, the water is a place of discomfort.  Occupational Therapy students at the University of Kansas Medical Center have partnered with a local community pool to offer swim...

Hand Therapy Week

Did you know that June 3-9 is Hand Therapy Week? Hand Therapy Week (previously known as Healthy Hands Week) is an integrated national program sponsored by The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT).  Hand Therapy Week brings the benefits of the hand therapy...
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