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Awareness is first step for stroke prevention

...outpatient setting is also important for continued improvement and independence after discharge, as physical and occupational therapists help patients rebuild strength through therapy and learn how to do everyday tasks in a different way. Speech...

Stability found in a stable

...volunteer. "They need to do all that before they can hold reins and sit in the saddle properly," said Morin, an occupational therapist and hippotherapy clinical specialist. Up to 25 volunteers serve the program in both the spring and fall semesters...

Four steps for kids' backpack safety

...cause back pain if they are too heavy or used incorrectly. So it is important to help your child choose an appropriate backpack and use it wisely. (Linda Rhodes is an occupational therapist at MCGHealth Children's Medical Center.)

Grocer to hold autism awareness day

...collected from each raffle will benefit the Walk for Autism this month at the Augusta Riverwalk. Also, speech and occupational therapists will be available to answer questions, and Carly Heyman, author of My Extra Special Brother , will be on hand...

Everyone can play together

...will be accessible after school hours as well. The upgrades include new swings and a sidewalk extension so an occupational therapist can push a child who uses a wheelchair to the playground. The swing design will enable children in wheelchairs...

Getting GED is family affair for woman, daughters

...to attend Augusta State University, followed by law school at Mercer University. Raines hopes to become an occupational therapist. "This has allowed me to go on to do what I really want to do with my life," she said.

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Meet the Maestro

Photo by Jim BlaylockChelsea Palmer, an occupational therapist at MCG, checks Bel Air Elementary fourth-grader Caitlyn Troia's backpack on National School Backpack Awareness Day.[CAPTION] Photos by Valerie RowellSymphony Orchestra Augusta's newly-hired music director, Shizou "Z" Kuwahara, (second from left) joins orchestra musicians Carl Purdy (from left), viola; Taylor Massey, clarinet; Kelly Odell, oboe; and Phil Caldwell, orchestra president, at a Meet the Maestro event Tuesday at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Evans.[CAPTION] Kuwahara, talks with Sherry Foster, editor of Augusta Magazine, during the Meet the Maestro event.

Dogs help soldiers make gains against PTSD

...said. In two months, the therapists have seen some dramatic results in a few patients. Susanne Steele, an occupational therapist who is the handler for Budge, a black Labrador retriever, used the dog with a female soldier who was suffering...

Amputee plans to remain in the Army

...iLIMB, a robotic hand. He operates it by using the muscles near his elbow. "He's learning to adapt," said occupational therapist Lisa Dowling. "He's perfectly independent with a hook as well. Cosmetically, this is more appealing...

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