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Realty Professionals Can Make More by Investing in Themselves First

When you’re dealing with a professional, are you more impressed when they tell you they need to look up the answer to your question, or when they already know the answer off the bat? The most consistently successful real estate professionals are those who keep learning, educating, and informing themselves to stay ahead of the […]

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More School Districts Turning to Speech Language Teletherapy

Last month we looked at a small school district in California that is one of many across the country that cannot afford a staff speech language pathologist, and must use a telepractice service to fill the gap. This month the Waco Tribune-Herald is reporting similar goings-on in Texas. The Waco Independent School District is planning […]

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US Army Creating a New Physical Fitness Program with Physical Therapists

Army Times is reporting that it is creating a new Army Combat Fitness Test with the assistance of occupational therapists, physical therapists, registered dietitians, and strength and conditioning coaches. Traditional army fitness training has concentrated on the arms and chest areas. According to Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Mitchell, when modern soldiers are sent to the front line […]

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Do Insurance Companies Make It Easy or Hard to Treat Lower Back Pain with Physical Therapy?

A recent study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association, that recently was reviewed by APTA, looked at how often and easily insurance companies made it possible to use physical therapy as a course of treatment for lower back pain. The idea was to look at alternatives to opioid prescription use. “The study, […]

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Online CNE Helps Nurses Avoid on-the-Job Injuries

Americans are getting heavier. As a result, damage from over-exertion accounts for 45% of all hospital workers’ occupational injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics stated in 2015 that nurses were in the top six occupations likely to experience musculoskeletal disorders To avoid this, The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace is offering […]

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Indiana Pushes for new CLE Requirements in Diversity and Mental Health

Indiana is once again on the vanguard of updating continuing legal education requirements to represent the needs of the real world. According to a recent story on wbiw.com, “The Indiana State Bar Association House of Delegates approved a resolution Wednesday that encourages the state Supreme Court to require diversity and substance use disorder education as […]

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Realty Professionals Must Be Able to Defend Themselves

There’s an old saying – Hope for the best but prepare for the worst. It’s sad but true that being a real estate agent or appraiser can be a dangerous profession. We can never be certain who is going to meet us for a walk-through or come to a lonely open house. That’s why Tactical Defense […]

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Self-Regulation Continuing Education in Illinois for Speech Language Pathologists and Others

School-based allied health professionals who work with kids (and others!) who have trouble with self-controlling behaviors may be interested in a new workshop with Leah Kuypers on November 29th in Rockford, Illinois. PRNewswire is reporting that the self-regulation training is geared toward occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, psychologists, special educators, […]

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Salem State University’s OT Program Earns Special Re-Accreditation Kudos from ACOTA

Salem State University in Massachusetts has earned a rare 10-year re-credential from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education for their outstanding occupational therapy program, which is part of the Maguire Meservey College of Health and Human Services. A story in Patch.com said, “The OT program was found to be in full compliance with all 187 […]

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APTA Combined Sections Meeting Announces Schedule

The 2019 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, set for January 23-26 in Washington, DC has posted many interesting topics that will be covered. They include: The Ten Commandments for Fear of Falling: Evidence-Based Management Strategies Thursday, January 24, 8:00 am–10:00 am. Spotlight on Research: Translating Rotator Cuff-Related Research Into Practice Friday, January 25, 11:00 am–1:00 pm. Aquatic […]

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