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  • Press Release
    February 19,  2021

    New study highlights lack of diversity and inclusion in vaccine clinical trials

     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.

  • News Article
    February 11,  2021

    The Benefits of Getting Down

    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.

  • Press Release
    February 9,  2021

    New Study Examines Long Term Health Impacts of Concussion

    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.

  • News Article
    February 2,  2021

    Don’t Throw Your Arm Out

    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.

  • News Article
    February 1,  2021

    The Other Side of the Screen

    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. 

  • News Article
    February 1,  2021

    Back School for Caregivers

    Parents perform frequent heavy lifting throughout their day.  Activities such as lifting a child and equipment can easily strain our backs. 

  • News Article
    February 1,  2021

    What fills your bucket?

    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.

  • News Article
    February 1,  2021

    Caregiving at Home: Use of Lifting Equipment

    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.

  • Press Release
    January 12,  2021

    New Specialist in Pain and Regenerative Medicine Joins Spaulding Cape Cod

    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.

  • News Article
    January 12,  2021

    Pulverize Pandemic Pounds...Safely

    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.