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Manual Lymph Drainage for Edema Reduction

Powerful results in just 15-20 minutes of treatment

Elisa DiFalco, MS, OT, CMLDT, LMT

Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a time-tested, non-invasive treatment that’s gentle for both the patient and the practitioner. In a video demonstration, see the transformative impact it made on a 99-year-old patient.

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National Rehabilitation Week

20 of Our Top Resources for Rehabilitation Professionals

PESI Team

Celebrate the work of dedicated rehabilitation professionals with our favorite videos, blogs, courses, and certification trainings.

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Let the Joint-by-Joint Approach Guide Your SI Joint Treatment

Get to the Root Cause of Pain Faster

Jon Mulholland, DC, CCSP, CSCS

Dr. Jon Mulholland provides an overview of the joint-by-joint approach: why it works and how it can greatly influence your treatment plan for any patient.

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Enhance Attention & Engagement with 6 Exercises to Combat Screen Fatigue

Movement Sequences to Energize & Restore

Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT

Kids need multisensory experiences in order to stay focused and engaged, yet research shows us that excessive screen time actually interferes with these processes. Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT, provides simple exercises that can be used to help children increase their self-regulation.

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Biohacking Lower Body Rehab with Blood Flow Restriction

Rehabilitate with less stress on joints and tendons

Craig Lindell, PT, DPT, CSCS

Revolutionize your understanding of muscle cell physiology and hypertrophy. BFR is THE technique that can increase both muscle hypertrophy and strength in patients who are load compromised.

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3 Case Studies in Primitive Reflex Treatment

Learn what to look for and how to manage symptoms

Karen Pryor, Ph.D., PT, DPT, Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L

Get expert advice from a physical therapist and occupational therapist as they walk you through three primitive reflex case studies.

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My Mother’s Story

Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L

This is not a moment to point fingers, but a moment to face the fractures in our foundation.

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How do we help kids cope with COVID-19 and the new normal that it brings?

FREE Coping Skills for Kids Worksheets!

Janine Halloran, M.A., LMHC

Expert and Author of the Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, Janine Halloran, LMHC, walks us through simple techniques and tips to help kids cope with COVID-19 and the new normal that it brings.

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Chronic Back Pain and SIJD: Why I stopped using pain provocation in my evaluation of SIJD

Jerry Hesch, DPT, MHS, PT

Watch Dr. Hesch work with a live patient as he demonstrates step by step exactly how to apply the Hesch method manually. These proven techniques help 80 percent of hip and SI patients in just 1 to 3 visits.

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Neuroplasticity through Exercise for Fall Prevention

Download the Ten Principles of Neuroplasticity PDF

Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT

Strategies to bring the power of the brain into treatment.

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