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Twitter for Physical Therapists

by Howard Gerber on February 8, 2011

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In the age of social networking, tweets, and blogs, it can be a daunting task to know where to look for industry information. Of course, you still have professional journals and continuing education, but what about day to day news and the ability to converse with others in your field? Twitter has allowed people from all over the world to share information and ideas in 140 characters. The following Twitter accounts are a great place for physical therapists to jump into the tweeting pool. [continue reading…]

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Drugstore Hours

by Howard Gerber on December 27, 2010

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In a world filled with 24-hour shopping centers, it is hard to imagine that some stores still close at 5:00 pm and are not open on the weekends. This is especially confusing when you’re talking about the field of medicine. However, many locally owned, independent pharmacies do just this. They stick to more traditional business hours, which leaves many customers struggling to fill prescriptions. [continue reading…]

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Acupuncture and Physical Therapy

by Howard Gerber on December 13, 2010

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Physical therapy has become a much more well respected and sought after service than it was in previous years. Physical therapy use to be reserved for serious accidents and athletes; however, more people are finding a wider variety of uses for these medical personnel. Alternative medicine has become more popular as well with chiropractors and acupuncturists seeing an increase in business. When two or more of these professionals decide to work together, the results can be overwhelmingly positive. [continue reading…]

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Sunbelt Staffing is Passionately Pink for the Cure

by Howard Gerber on November 11, 2010

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The offices of Sunbelt Staffing will be closing early today, November 11th,in order to take part in a team 5k to support the fight against breast cancer. Team members will be walking, running, and helping each other as a part of Sunbelt’s participation in Susan G Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure, a cause which supports life-saving research, education, screenings and treatment programs in the fight to end breast cancer forever.

If you’d like to get involved, we’d encourage you to go to passionatelypink.org to find out more information on how you can create an event, form a team, and have fun while raising both awareness and funds to help fight breast cancer.

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Physical Therapist as Trainers

by Howard Gerber on October 18, 2010

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People usually think of calling a physical therapist after an injury has put them out of commission. This is perfectly natural and also the most common reason a physical therapist is consulted. However, with the population of the United States becoming increasingly older, physical therapists are now getting more calls for preventative care. Instead of working with patients to regain mobility, strength, or flexibility after an injury, individuals are making appointments with physical therapists to prepare for physical activity in order to avoid injury altogether. This is especially true for physical therapists who specialize in sports medicine. [continue reading…]

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Occupational Therapy for Toddlers

by Howard Gerber on October 4, 2010

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When mentioning in passing the need for occupational therapy for toddlers I often hear a variation of the joke that children don’t need occupational therapy – they don’t have an occupation! While this may at first seem slightly humorous, in fact toddlers do have an occupation. They are working to learn the rules of our adult society every day. They are trying to learn fine motor skills so they can hold a pen to write up a report one day. They are trying to learn visual perceptual skills so they are able to take unspoken cues from friends and future coworkers. These skills, and others, are essential for a child to lean on if they are going to be successful adults. This is the occupation of a toddler, learning to be a grown up. [continue reading…]

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US Physical and Occupational Therapy Employment Trends

by Howard Gerber on September 20, 2010

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Think there’s no future in healthcare? Notice it’s getting harder to find staff and healthcare professionals?

If you were to glance at a list of the country’s hottest jobs, you may get a surprise. Healthcare practitioners such as chiropractors, physical therapists, and occupational therapists now make up 42% of jobs within the industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They also say healthcare-related jobs make up 10 of the country’s 20 fastest growing jobs[i]. [continue reading…]

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