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Better Hearing and Speech Month: Communication at Work

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which honors speech-language pathologists for their excellent care for patients with communication, speech and swallowing disorders. This year’s theme is “Communication at Work,” signifying the importance of effective communication in the workplace between…

Debunking the Myths of Physical Therapy

National Physical Therapy Month is the perfect time to debunk some of the common myths you may have heard. Many people today try to self-diagnose or use word-of-mouth advice from friends or family instead of seeking treatment. Scott Fortney, PT, DPT, outpatient rehab manager at…

Hand Therapy — Leading Patients Back to Work

Hand Therapy Week celebrates how crucial occupational therapists are in helping patients overcome obstacles from injuries. Hand therapy helps patients enjoy everyday life and return to work successfully. The progress Shamori White, a patient at UF Health Rehabilitation – Emerson, has experienced is just…

Hand Therapy — More Than Just Putting on a Belt

Hand Therapy Week recognizes the amazing work of occupational therapists, as well as the benefits of hand therapy. To celebrate this week, we are sharing how a few patients overcame obstacles by completing hand therapy treatments from our occupational therapists. James Thompson, a patient at …

Living Life to the Fullest Through Occupational Therapy

April is National Occupational Therapy month. This year’s theme is “Living Life to the Fullest,” which truly depicts the purpose of occupational therapy. This month offers a great opportunity to educate others about the benefits of occupational therapy, along with the variety of patients it can treat. Occupational therapists and…