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How Observing School-Related Tasks Helps to Identify the Need for Occupational Therapy

How Observing School-Related Tasks Helps to Identify the Need for Occupational Therapy

For a teacher, treating every student as an individual while also focusing on their unique needs and progress can be a challenge, especially with larger classroom sizes. Yet, teachers are in an important position in their students’ lives where they can identify certain behaviors or characteristics that may indicate a need for occupational therapy.

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What You Need to Know When Receiving a Functional Capacity Evaluation

What You Need to Know When Receiving a Functional Capacity Evaluation

Workplace injuries are more common than people realize. Unless you’re particularly informed, you’ll likely find yourself overwhelmed by the information and procedures that follow a workplace injury. Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) are part of the process that comes with a workplace injury and they entail important details.

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Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Orthopaedic Physical Therapist

Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Orthopaedic Physical Therapist

Finding a healthcare provider isn’t a one-provider-fits-all kind of endeavor. Particularly when the healthcare you’re seeking is physical therapy. It’s vital to take a hands-on approach to make sure your needs will be met and your understanding of the process is clear. Keep this list of crucial questions in mind for your orthopaedic physical therapist search.

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Is Elbow or Shoulder Bursitis Impacting Your Daily Activities?

Is Elbow or Shoulder Bursitis Impacting Your Daily Activities?

There are certain parts of our bodies that we depend on for daily life. As anyone that’s experienced elbow or shoulder discomfort knows, your everyday life can be put on hold when your body doesn’t cooperate. If you’re dealing with swelling or pain in your elbow or shoulder, you may be struggling with bursitis.

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Cold Hands: Winter Weather or Raynaud's Phenomenon or Disease?

Cold Hands: Winter Weather or Raynaud's Phenomenon or Disease?

It’s not unusual to find yourself experiencing moments where your hands feel icy cold, especially during winter. Yet, do those instances of cold hands persist into the summer as well? If you’ve noticed discoloration or simply having cold hands when there’s no obvious reason to cause them, you might be experiencing Raynaud’s Phenomenon or Disease.

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MidAmerica's Hand to Shoulder Specialists

MidAmerica's Hand to Shoulder Specialists

The saying goes that “health is wealth,” and as anyone who has experienced a hand or upper extremity injury can attest to, we depend on our health for enjoying life. Whether athletes or the average person, office workers or artists, even the slightest pain in your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder can derail your regular day. That’s where our specialists at the Hand to Shoulder Clinic come in.

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Injection Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

PRP Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

They’re easy to ignore when all is well, but the part of our body we dearly depend on in everyday life are those thankless appendages we call feet. When something’s amiss with our feet, everything stops, including us. One foot ailment that stops us in our tracks is Plantar Fasciitis, a common but painful condition. Treatment has come a long way in offering innovative approaches to healing Plantar Fasciitis.

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Tendonitis of the Foot and Ankle: Causes, Treatments, and Recovery

Tendonitis of the Foot and Ankle: Causes, Treatments, and Recovery

If there’s one part of the body that gets us through our days, it’s our feet and ankles. While we might not pay them much attention on a good day, it’s when pain flairs up that we realize how dependent we are on these parts of us. Tendonitis of the foot and ankle is unpleasant and challenging to withstand, but luckily treatment is easier than many realize.

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