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May 12, 2016 is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

First, a little bit of education... Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that affects approximately 10 million Americans and is more commonly diagnosed in women. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic, widespread pain that extends over large areas of the body. Unfortunately, Fibromyalgia also presents with a wide variety of other symptoms, including fatig...

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Job Description: The physical therapy assistant is responsible for assisting in the treatment of patients under the direction and supervision of the physical therapists. You will provide and progress patient treatment based on the physical therapists’ evaluation and plan of care. Treatments may include patient education, exercis...

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Occupational Therapy’s Role in Managing Arthritis

An estimated 1 in 5 adults (46 million) and 1 in 250 children (294,000) are diagnosed annually with arthritis in the United States. Further, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that the prevalence of arthritis will increase to 67 million adults by 2030. More than 100 inflammatory and noninflammatory conditions are categorized as...

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Occupational Therapy’s Role in Sleep

Sleep is essential for well-being and critical for maintaining homeostasis and participating in activities of daily living. Occupational therapists have long acknowledged the influence of sleep on occupational performance. The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process (2nd ed.; American Occupational Therapy Association,...

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Occupational Therapy and Pain Rehabilitation

Chronic pain is a major public health problem in the United States. One in four Americans, or 116 million people, have some form of persistent pain. Chronic pain causes tremendous human suffering for its victims, their families, and society as a whole. The Institute of Medicine’s report (National Academies Press, 2011) estimated that costs of pro...

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