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Occupational Therapy Month:  The Role of OT

April is Occupational Therapy Month.  Occupational therapy (OT) is a client-centered health profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).  Occupational therapists use a … Continue reading

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Second Impact Syndrome

Amid the recent growing concern over concussions in youth, collegiate, and professional contact sports is a lesser known yet serious head injury: second impact syndrome or SIS occurs when an athlete suffers a blow to the head too soon after … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Head Safety Equipment

A revolutionary device that could save lives by alerting family and friends in case of a serious injury is now available. ICEdot, the world’s first “personal crash sensor” is a fourth-generation safety device that pairs helmet and smartphone and uses … Continue reading

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Movement Disorders: Friedreich’s Ataxia

October is Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA or FRDA) and movement disorders month. Movement disorders are caused by disease or damage to various parts of the brain and affect over 10 million people in the United States. Most are classified as neurological … Continue reading

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Head Injuries in the NFL: a First-Hand Account

In the article “What It’s Like When an NFL Linebacker Nearly Knocks Your Head Off”, former Denver Broncos tight end Nate Jackson recalls—in alarming detail—his experience of being concussed and knocked unconscious during a game in the National Football League. … Continue reading

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