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A team of scientific experts from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico are advocating for increased diversity in vaccine trials after publishing a new report that highlights a decade’s worth of disparities.
The development of a child’s motor skills requires many fundamental developments to occur. One critical building block is head and trunk control, or what therapists refer to as postural control. Postural control allows a child to sit in a high chair as well as step forward to kick a ball.
While chronic neurological effects from concussion have been widely studied, little is known about possible links between concussion and long-term medical and behavioral comorbidities. A new retrospective analysis titled “Concussion and Risk of Chronic Medical and Behavioral Health Comorbidities” in Journal of NeuroTrauma examined the issue.
The Spaulding North Shore Sports Medicine Team want to give you the tools to reduce your risk of injury while playing your Spring sport. Most of the shoulder and elbow injuries that overhead athletes suffer are classified as overuse injuries. These types of injuries are highly preventable with proper training methods.
As therapists, we were thrown into a world of virtual therapy many of us hadn’t even dabbled in before. But there we were. Fumbling through, trying to find a way to help our patients without access to our usual tools; without the benefit of physical proximity; without any control over the treatment environment which was now our patients’ kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, and back yards.
Parents perform frequent heavy lifting throughout their day. Activities such as lifting a child and equipment can easily strain our backs.
In pediatric occupational therapy sessions, we often ask our children and families with sensory processing challenges “what fills your bucket?”. Similar concepts can also be applied to caregivers of our patients.
Caregiving for your child at home may benefit from the use of specialized medical equipment that can help with daily tasks such as bathing, toileting, and transfers. Medical equipment provides a safe and supportive way to allow one caregiver to perform personal care activities.
Daniel Sheehan, MD, a physician specializing in non-surgical orthopedic care, pain management, and spine conditions, has joined the medical staff of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod. Dr. Sheehan is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Ahhh yes, new year new you, the mantra so many of us use to help lose those pesky pounds after the holiday season. However, due to the pandemic, many of us are more deconditioned than our “normal”. The American Heart Association1 recommends 150 minutes of heart pumping physical activity per week, which breaks down to 30 minutes 5 days a week. Before lacing up the sneakers and trying new routines, ask yourself, “Have I met this recommendation?” If not, that’s ok, start slow, shoot for 2-3 days per week, then gradually increase. As for injury prevention, follow some of these tips.