What is Pet-Assisted Therapy?
Aug16

What is Pet-Assisted Therapy?

Also called animal-assisted therapy, pet-assisted therapy improves a patient’s social, cognitive, motor, and emotional function with the aid of animals. However, this unique type of therapy is much more than simply spending time with an animal or having one as a pet. Depending on a patient’s needs, pet-assisted therapy involves different therapeutic goals and the use of various techniques. Below, we’ll delve deeper...

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“Don’t Ban Plastic Straws” | The Disabled Speak Up
Jul18

“Don’t Ban Plastic Straws” | The Disabled Speak Up

We have all probably seen the video: a sea turtle with a plastic drinking straw stuck up its nose. The environmental impact of human trash and waste is often heartbreaking, but it’s something we typically don’t (or choose not to) think about. However, over the past few weeks, many cities and businesses have pledged to ban plastic straws completely. Seattle, for example, implemented a ban on plastic straws and utensils that...

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7 Things to Never Say to a Patient
Jul12

7 Things to Never Say to a Patient

As an allied health professional, there are probably things patients say to you that really grind your gears. Maybe it’s when they try to guess their diagnosis because of what they’ve found on WebMD, or when they assume you know everything there is to know about medicine. Either way, it can be frustrating. On the other hand, there are also certain things to never say to a patient as an allied health professional....

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6 Surprising Benefits of Good Posture
Jul03

6 Surprising Benefits of Good Posture

Growing up, our mothers may have scolded us to “sit up straight!” And of course, we’d roll our eyes and just sit up in our chairs without ever asking why. So, we may have grown up knowing that sitting up straight was what we were supposed to do, but we never really got any explanation why it’s good for us. In the past, we wrote a blog on the negative effects of bad posture, so I decided to investigate the...

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Muscular Dystrophy Treatment | Allied Health’s Role
Jun22

Muscular Dystrophy Treatment | Allied Health’s Role

Muscular dystrophy, or MD, refers to a group of muscle diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass over time. Primarily, MD is caused by a genetic mutation in genes that control the production of muscle protein. Unfortunately, the disease is incurable, but treatment and management are vital. So, for allied health professionals, it’s important to recognize the different muscular dystrophy treatment options...

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7 Healthcare Books to Read This Summer
Jun05

7 Healthcare Books to Read This Summer

One of the best ways to relax and unwind is to kick back, take a load off, and grab a good book, especially for healthcare professionals. No matter where you are in your healthcare career, there’s always room for growth and improvement. Do you want to increase the knowledge of your industry and offer your patients better care? If so, check out these awesome healthcare books to read this summer! 7 Healthcare Books to Read This...

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