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    Foods To Avoid With Braces

    Generally speaking, foods to avoid with braces are anything crunchy, sticky or chewy. But there are ways around some things if you apply a modicum of common sense. For example, hard items like whole apples or raw carrots are usually added to the list of foods not to eat with braces. But both are acceptable […]

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    Harnessing The Power Of The Brain

    What would you do if you couldn’t walk? To learn about the best practices for gait and balance recovery, it is helpful to imagine one morning you step out of the house, and while walking to your vehicle, you suffer a potentially devastating injury to your brain: a stroke. After lifesaving medical treatments, you learn your rehabilitation program will begin.

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    Customizing Power

    Deciding on the perfect complex power mobility device can be a challenge for the client, the caretaker, and the therapy team. Ideally, the equipment should address not only the person’s physical needs, but their safety, lifestyle, and budgetary limitations. Here is where the therapy team’s time and expertise are most valued.

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    Making A Difference: Hand Therapy

    If you are a health professional who believes that there is little to be done for hand arthritis, think again. Osteoarthritis (OA) of the carpometacarpal (CMC), or basal joint of the thumb, is a common and sometimes disabling condition that has been found to occur in 10% of the American population aged 45 to 48 years1 and as high as 25% in postmenopausal women.

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    Aquatic Therapy Early Intervention

    Starting in the mid 90s when the “accelerated” protocol for knee rehabilitation became popular, physical therapists who specialize in working with athletes have tried to initiate therapy as soon as could be safely allowed after injury or surgery so that athletes could make the fastest possible return to their sports.

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    Upstanding Benefits

    John is a 45-year-old male with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. He was diagnosed in 1990 with primary progressive MS; over the past 15 years, his symptoms have worsened extensively. John went from a strong, independent professional to having to rely on his 24-hour caregiver for assistance for all aspects of his life.

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    A Few Of The Services Provided By Dentists

    Dentists are doctors who perform dentistry, which is that branch of medicine concerned with the oral cavity and its diseases. The most common services provided by dentists involve the treatment of dental cavities and the treatment of periodontal disease. However, there are many other services that can be performed in dental surgeries.

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    Getting Dental Implants Can Help

    There can be a number of reasons why a person is looking for information on getting dental implants. It can and usually does happen as a person in question needs to get this procedure done for themselves but a lot of people may also be looking for information because someone they care about needs to have something like this done. Let us tell you more about these implants.

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    Cosmetic Dentistry Is Becoming Increasingly Popular

    There is a growing interest in cosmetic dentistry. Improved techniques and a graying population have raised interest in this branch of medicine. Basically, this branch of dentistry changes the appearance of one or more teeth. Cosmetic dentists use advanced materials and restorative techniques to improve the aesthetics of a smile. Only qualified dentists should be sought for this service.

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    How It Works: Dental Implants

    Dental implants are used in dentistry to act as a natural tooth root. Typically titanium implants are used to do this. These structures are used to support tooth restorations. Some examples of prostheses used in conjunction with implants: crowns, dentures and bridges.

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    A First Visit To The Dentist And What To Expect

    When a person is changing dentists and visiting one for the first time, they may wonder what to expect. Most dental offices like to see a patient for an initial consultation first before they begin any work. A first visit to the dentist may be a full session time slot, so that the dental team have enough to find to do a full consultation and run some tests on the patient.

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