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Emory University Uses Harvard Business School Cases to Teach Innovation in The Physical Therapy Field

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Marquis Cabrera

Recently, Lauren Jarmusz - a Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at Northeastern University graduating in May 2016 - and I interviewed Zoher Kapasi, ...

The Digitalization of Prosthetics Is Transforming How Wounded Service Members and Veterans Recover

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Sitting on Dr. Peter Liacouras's desk is a razor, a stick of deodorant, and a partially built prosthetic arm. Behind him, several 3D printers buzz away. His goal is simple: to allow wounded service members to do the things that they used to do before getting injured.

My Love/Hate Relationship With My Stroke

Harshada Rajani | Posted 01.29.2016 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

My stroke robbed me of my arms, my legs and my voice. It stole from me my pride, my dignity, and that one ever evasive thing I once had loads of -- my happiness. But it left me my brain, my mind, my heart, my soul, whatever you want to call it, all in one piece.

How to Keep Your Pet Safe and Warm in Cold Weather

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

1. Take your pet for a wellness exam. I recommend twice-yearly veterinary exams for all pets, and especially seniors, so making one of those visits i...

No Buts About It Butt Workouts

Jenn Zerling | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenn Zerling

When all muscles work in synergy, the hips will remain in an optimal position when performing high intensity sport and exercise, thereby lending to a lower likelihood of getting injured. Do three sets of 10 reps each exercise.

Attention Medicare Recipients and Advocates: Get Face to Face with a new Paperwork Mess

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

The Menendez/Roberts fix offers a ray of hope. But, more members of Congress must sign on to make this happen. If you are concerned about home health quality and access for yourself or your loved ones please urge your Senators and Representatives to take action.

Survey Reveals U.S. Adults Are Resigned To The Symptoms Of Aging

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.01.2015 | Fifty

It's true that physical aging is a natural part of getting older, but a new survey reveals just how many American adults are unaware of when and how o...

Achilles Tendon Ruptures: The Scourge of the Mid-Life Male Athlete

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Could new scanning techniques identify Achilles tendons at risk? Could certain supplements speed the strengthening of the tendon after repair? And can we make the phrase "his Achilles heel" obsolete?

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: An Ingenious Invention Is Getting Disabled People Back On Their Feet

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.30.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

The Faithful Shopper: Designer Dogs: Pamper Your Pooch

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

A brushed and shiny coat. Designer clothes. A downy bed. Chef-inspired treats. What pet pooch doesn't deserve to be pampered? As man's - or women's - ...

Why the Floor Is Your Friend

Stacy Barrows | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Stacy Barrows

The floor, after all, is for foot traffic. It's hard... needs a good cleaning, and is much farther away from our derrières than the comfy sofa. The floor has a bad rep. But as a movement therapist, I have learned that the floor is my friend. Here are three reasons why:

My Patient. Your Patient, Our Patient: Making Medicine Better for Everyone

Patricia M. Chute, EdD | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Patricia M. Chute, EdD

Too many patients complain about having doctors and other experts who fail to consult with each other or who provide contradictory directives. Medical and health professions schools can tackle the problem by fostering the professional cooperation and coordination that all patients deserve.

Parkinson's Patients Turn To An Unlikely Source of Relief

HuffPost France | Sandra Lorenzo | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Parkinson’s disease takes a heavy toll on those who suffer from it. The disease includes symptoms like tremors, a body that doesn’t want to keep g...

From the Other Side; an Honest Review from Employees

Robin Cassady | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Robin Cassady

Whether we wake up in the mornings loving what we do or not, it is important to remember the people we come in contact with during our day-to-day activities are trying to make a living for themselves and their families as well.

Small Things Big Wins in Health Care

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When it comes to the recovery of a patient, no matter how small an improvement is, there is still a level of improvement that is taking place. Something as subtle as the blink of an eye can be a monumental milestone because in that split second you are witnessing a speck of light in a world that had the possibility of remaining in complete darkness.

Sarah Klein

How To Bounce Back From A Sports Injury

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Whether it's an ankle sprain, an aching back, surgery or a broken bone, chances are if you're physically active, you've also been sidelined by an inju...

Empathy Motivates Physical Therapists to Follow Their Call to Care

Stacy Barrows | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Barrows

photo courtesy of Rosalie O'Connor Copyright 2005, used with permission from the Feldenkrais Guild of North America "If You Find it in Your Heart t...

Piriformis Syndrome: A Real Pain in the Butt for Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The injury often occurs when runners bump up their mileage too quickly, introduce speed sessions or sprints, or suffer a fall that directly injures the piriformis muscle. This is an injury that can sideline runners for weeks or months at a time.

How to Reduce Knee Pain Without Surgery

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

If you have a minor injury that's causing you pain, take action to help it heal and use your injury as a stimulus to train other parts of your body. There's plenty you can do to speed your recovery and return as a fitter, faster and stronger athlete.

Changing the Art Movement

Shai Baitel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Shai Baitel

Around the world, artists come together and decide to work, create, and at times even live under the same roof. There are many reasons for this phenom...

Physical Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

As a surgeon, I wouldn't want to work without a team of PTs. They have knowledge and skills that I don't have and together we're able to get a 360-degree picture of our patients and help them back to full strength.

This Paralyzed Pit Bull Brings A Message Of Perseverance To Patients

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.21.2014 | Good News

Therapy dogs are a wonderful part of the healing process for many patients, but Elsa, the paralyzed pit bull, is more than just furry comfort for the ...

Connecting Passion to the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

With Christine Valerio's combined passion for graphic design and creating positive change in people's lives, she developed With Me, a system of interactive and conversational games that encourage meaningful interaction between people of all ages.

Tips for a Safe Yoga Practice

Rob Schware | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Phil Rolfe, a physical therapist in Boulder, Colorado, who works at a clinic where he sees primarily spine patients. Boulde...

Living Fully by John Howard and Bill Walton

Chris Waddell | Posted 02.08.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

The torture we heap upon our bodies in the name of youthful exuberance, becomes chronic debilitation far earlier than we want.