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Mortgage Bankers Take Their Annual Peek into the Future

Last month, the the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York and the Fordham Real Estate Institute co-hosted the 4th annual Strategic Real Estate & Lending Summit. According to an article in NYREJ.com, “Over 150 professionals including appraisers, brokers, lenders, legal firms and other stakeholders got insight into the residential and commercial real estate markets, regulatory and compliance […]

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Keep Calm and Carry on with Kid Clients

Children seem to be born knowing how to push adults’ buttons. This is frustrating enough as a parent, but can feel doubly so as a speech language therapist. Children who come to you for help are often stymied and frustrated by their limited verbal communication skills. Unfortunately, these same clinicians make excellent targets for this […]

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Will Upgrading Academic Requirements Downgrade Occupational Therapy?

Last week marked the deadline to complete the American Occupational Therapy Association’s survey to determine “the current and emerging role of the occupational therapy assistant in meeting the occupational needs of society.” This is part of the response to last summer’s announcement that turned the profession on its head. The AOTA decided that, starting in 2027, […]

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Specialized Physical Therapy Can Ease Pregnancy Damage

It’s a sad commentary that in the U.S., post-partum women are told that their wrecked and ravaged bodies are the price they have to pay for bearing children and that they need to learn to live with their new normal. This is not the case in France and other European countries where “perineal reeducation” is […]

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Nurses Are the Backbone of Integrated Care

If you’ve ever sat down with an expert and asked him or her about their field, you may have been peppered with abbreviations, acronyms, and inside lingo. It can sound like a foreign language and leave you feeling lost. Is that someone you want to do business with? Nurses are often the bridges of understanding between […]

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Pennsylvania Lowers the Bar for Retired Attorneys to Work Pro Bono

According to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pennsylvania Bar is slashing membership fees and continuing legal education requirements to make it easier for retired attorneys to volunteer their time and expertise to those who need it. “’There is a large gap between the need for legal services for low-income people and the availability […]

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New Real Estate Academy in Kansas

Aspiring Kansas real estate agents have another option now when t comes to studying for their pre-licensing course. According to an article in Digital Journal, PDH Academy, “one of the nation’s leading providers for pre-licensing education and continuing education for real estate agents and brokers,” is now offering real estate courses that are approved by the […]

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SLPs Consider Long-Term Effects of Babies’ Food Pouch Use

Food pouches are a handy convenience for the parent or childcare worker on the go. Toss a hangry toddler a box of applesauce, and you’ve bought yourself another hour before the next food/sleep/boredom crisis. But as these kids age, a few unexpected problems are starting to surface. A parent and speech-language therapist/feeding therapist writing for […]

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Horses Are Occupational Therapy’s Ace-in-the-Hole

Therapeutic horseback riding and its close cousin hippotherapy, have been touted as beneficial for literally thousands of years. According to an article in AZFamily.com, no less an authority than the 5th century BC “Greek physician Hippocrates — namesake of the Hippocratic oath — wrote a thesis called ‘Natural Exercise’ that references the therapeutic value of […]

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Dry Needling the Pain Away

The opioid crisis has left healthcare providers searching for pain relief options that don’t include addictive drugs. One of these alternatives, dry needling, is gaining in popularity at some physical therapy clinics in the U.S. According to a recent article on Bluebag Media, more and more physicians are requesting these services from PTs for their […]

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