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Increasing Concussion Awareness

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It’s back-to-school season and we can’t stress enough the importance of educating local communities on the dangers of concussion injuries. RehabVisions physical therapist Lynn Schmitz is passionate about preventative education, being no stranger to severe concussions himself. He believes therapists have a responsibility not only to treat but to share knowledge that can prevent a recoverable injury from progressing to a life-threatening situation.

“One of the biggest challenges therapists need to overcome is creating a paradigm shift in the mindset of the coaches and parents,” says Lynn.
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ACL Injury Prevention Program

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There never seems to be a shortage of ACL injury stories in sports news (hear about Stephen Hill earlier this month?). Many professional athletes, like Tom Brady and Tiger Woods, have torn their ACLs and subsequently raised societal awareness of this injury. The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine estimates there may be between 100,000 and 250,000 ACL injuries each year in the United States alone. Physical therapists are uniquely trained, educated and positioned to engage communities in the prevention of a torn ACL.
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Get Your Patients Back to Golf

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The diverse regions of our country offer unique opportunities for rehab clinics to develop programs that will most benefit their surrounding communities. In the retirement-friendly resort area of central Missouri, golf is a popular recreational sport. We asked Courtney Hulett, PT about BACKtoGOLF, a leading fitness program recognized by GOLF magazine.
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Hip Surgery Gives PTA New Perspective

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Stacy Ashley Murphy

Six weeks from his own bilateral hip replacement and Gary Scott, PTA, who works for RehabVisions at an Iowa hospital, has seen things from the other side.

“It was good on-the-job training,” he said.

Gary is back at work in the therapy department part-time waiting for
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Aquatic Therapy for Geriatric Patients

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In upcoming decades therapists can expect to treat an increasing number of geriatric patients as the United States experiences the coming “boom” in older populations. One therapy that has proven beneficial for a range of deficits in this population is aquatic therapy.

From conversations with our clinical students we know that not all physical therapy and occupational therapy students will receive hands-on aquatic therapy experience prior to graduation.
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