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What Do Banks and Therapists Have in Common?
Altering Tactile Input
Improving Physical Disability in Children
Underwater, No One Can Hear You Laugh
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Issue #38   18 May 2009
The FTC and You
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The Federal Trade Commission will soon be forcing banks and other creditors to adopt tough new identity theft procedures. So? you may ask. Well, if you provide services to patients without asking them to pay in-full upfront, the government considers you a creditor, too. Learn what these "Red Flag Rules" will mean to your staff and practice by following the links below.

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Register for the APTA audio conference here...
Awaking and Dampening Sensitive Senses
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Five year old Teva had a very hard time coping with new tactile situations. Something as strange as the feel of a heavy winter coat created a sense of discord in him. His OT quickly realized that her patient needed strong sensory stimulation in order to focus and relax and she felt she could provide this best in the therapy pool.

(This article is the 4th of a 7-part series called Pediatric Poolside Practicum published in Advance magazine by Andrea Salzman, MS, PT)

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Disabled Children Study
kid lift  A study at a Boston pediatric hospital program recently documented the effectiveness of water-based therapy for a group of disabled children. A wide range of outcomes were used to assess changes in participation, activity, and body function. The results: aquatic PT when used as an adjunct to land-based PT interventions may be effective in improving outcomes in patients with physical disabilities.

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Laughter Yoga
Endorphins released as a result of laughter may help in reducing the intensity of pain in those suffering from arthritis, spondylitis and muscular spasms. This provides immediate pain relief typically lasting for 2 hours and can relieve headaches, muscular and joint pain. Is there a laughing club in your pool's future?

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