Athletico Physical Therapy Educates Helmet-Safety

By on 3/10/17 Health

March is National Athletic Training Month (NATM), and Athletico Physical Therapy is using the month of awareness as an opportunity to educate athletes, coaches, and parents on tips for purchasing and wearing helmets. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 3.8 million people suffer from concussions during sports and recreational activities […] Continue Reading

Meet Darwin, The Friendly Robot Changing Physical Therapy

By on 3/1/17 Blog

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology are taking health and tech to new heights. Recently, they’ve been using robots to assist in helping children and adults meet their physical therapy goals. Their findings have shown that combining a game with words of encouragement and physical cues from the robots increases a patient’s efforts in comparison […] Continue Reading

Can Occupational Therapy Replace Antidepressants?

By on 2/27/17 Blog

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than 15 million American adults (6.7% of U.S. population) 18 years and above are diagnosed with depression. While depression has been a taboo topic, artists such as Kid Cudi, Demi Lavato, Selena Gomez and Gwyneth Paltrow have come forward about their own battle with depression. […] Continue Reading

5 Apps That Make Physicians Lives Easier

By on 2/16/17 Blog

The convenience and accessibility of smartphones can either be a hindrance or huge help. Throughout the day it’s hard not to get distracted when Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are at your fingertips. Often times our phones bring counter productivity into our lives. Instead of finishing those notes or research, we’re scrolling, hash tagging and double […] Continue Reading

Healthcare Tops 100 Best Jobs List

By on 1/29/17 Blog

If you’re seeking a profession in the healthcare industry, you’re in luck! This year’s list for the 100 Best Jobs are in and believe it or not, healthcare professions dominate four of the five top spots with dentistry at the number one spot. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment has plummeted below five […] Continue Reading

Physical and Occupational Therapy as Alternative Treatments for Depression

By on 12/26/16 occupational therapy

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders, the onset of which can be brought on or exacerbated by illness, accidents, hospitalizations or in those undergoing care. In and of itself, depression can cause significant disability. And for those already suffering some kind of impairment, depressive symptoms can double the burden. As therapists, […] Continue Reading

Overcoming Barriers that Reduce Physical Activity in People with Disabilities

By on 12/22/16 Physical Therapy

For individuals with any kind of disability or impairment, lack of physical activity increases risk of comorbidities such as obesity, urinary infection, increased pain and fatigue, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and psychosocial problems. Disabilities and impairment can result due to many factors – traumatic brain injury, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal conditions, and any number […] Continue Reading

Functional Outcome Measures For Occupational Therapy

By on 12/15/16 occupational therapy

A functional outcome measurement is a valid and reliable assessment that helps you evaluate the real changes that are occurring for patients in terms of the occupational therapy treatment you provide to them. In basic terms, it involves doing a test, measuring the results, and using that test again during treatment to determine the outcome […] Continue Reading

Communicating with Reluctant Patients in Rehabilitation

By on 12/12/16 Physical Therapy

As a therapist engaging in person-centered rehabilitation, having commonly shared treatment goals with patients is the overall objective. Occasionally though, you come across a stubborn, reluctant, or uncooperative patient that doesn’t want to adhere to your proposed treatment of care. Ethically, you have two choices: Accept the patient’s right to decide Use other strategies to […] Continue Reading