How Physical Therapy Aids In Breast Cancer Recovery

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Bobbie Byrd

Seeing a physical therapist after undergoing knee or back surgery isn't unusual, in fact most expect it; however, including physical therapy as an integral part of a breast cancer patient's post-surgery rehabilitation is relatively new. Now, physical therapists are collaborating with other medical professionals to help those suffering from breast cancer achieve their optimal quality of life, whether they've had minor surgery, chemotherapy, radiation treatments or a double mastectomy. 

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How BI Leads To More Engagement

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Melinda Curle

In order for healthcare practices to understand every aspect of their financial and operational performance, they must collect as well as analyze data to identify what changes would improve clinical efficiencies as well as increase revenue. Fortunately, an intuitive and interactive business intelligence (BI) platform can help you leverage all this information to make informed decisions rather than perform manual data gathering. 

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What Are The Four Therapy Specialties?

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Bobbie Byrd

People of all ages with a wide range of health conditions need care from an expert therapist, but finding the right provider can sometimes be confusing. Although therapies may share some naming conventions or have similar end goals, there are four primary therapy specialties that are most frequently employed to help people living with disabilities, injuries and illnesses: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language and applied behavioral analysis.

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Client Testimonial: Small Talk Speech and OT

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Melissa Bergquist

Serving locations across San Diego county (CA), Small Talk Speech and Occupational Therapy provides children of all ages with advanced speech-language and occupational therapy services. Both are available online via Teletherapy and require an assessment of the child prior to planning therapy sessions. Each therapist that works at Small Talk has a diverse background in experience working with numerous disorders and delays. This allows them to be able to build a customized program to help each child individually.

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Physical Therapy Day Of Service (PTDOS)

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Melinda Curle

While many people recognize the integral role doctors play in the healing and recovery of patients, physical therapists are just as important in helping patients who are injured, have had surgery or need to restore everyday functionality. That's why each year, the Physical Therapy Day of Service (PTDOS) helps raise global awareness for physical therapy (PT) professionals and their contribution to the healthcare industry as well as empowers communities through acts of local volunteering.   

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Bobbie Byrd

We've all seen the little pink ribbons that pop up every October to remind us that breast cancer continues to harm women around the world, but honoring breast cancer awareness month is so much more than that. One of the best ways to raise awareness about this devastating and all-too-common disease is information - so keep reading to learn more!

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World Heart Day

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Bobbie Byrd

Over 17.9 million: That's the estimated number of people around the world who died from heart disease in 2019. Today, 32% of deaths are caused from heart attack or stroke -- and in the United States, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, claiming the life of one in every four Americans, or 655,000 people, each year.

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Client Testimonial: Assential Therapies

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Melissa Bergquist

Located in multiple communities throughout the Chicago area, Assential Therapies has been a multifaceted pediatric therapy practice since 2003. They offer a variety of developmental services, including physical and occupational therapy as well as speech language pathology and their very own specialty feeding clinic. These therapy programs are funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services' (IDHS) Early Intervention Program, so that children ranging from newborns to three years of age can proactively receive the care they need.

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World Lung Day

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Bobbie Byrd

The basic function of our lungs is fairly simple: take in oxygen from the air and release it into the bloodstream. During a normal day, the average person breathes nearly 25,000 times, but for those suffering with lung disease, drawing those breaths can be difficult. Unfortunately, lung conditions are a common problem, so much so that the World Health Organization estimates seven percent of all deaths worldwide are due to chronic respiratory issues. That's why raising awareness of the prevalence of pulmonology helps people understand how to prevent these diseases and live healthier lives.

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Client Testimonial: Heartspring

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Melissa Bergquist

Heartspring, formerly known as the Institute of Logopedics, was founded in 1934 and has been leading innovation in the field of special needs services for children ever since. In fact, their two objectives to help their patients grow and build a life with more independence has remained constant throughout the years.

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