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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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A Strengths-Based Approach to Autism Assessment

FREE Video Demonstration

Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP, Tamara Rosen, PhD

In this brief video, Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP, and Tamara Rosen, PhD, demonstrate how to bring a strengths-based approach to autism assessment.

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Custom Bike Fit for Cyclists

Learn targeted approaches for comfort versus performance

Milica McDowell, MS, DPT, Paul Herberger, BS, CPT

Poor form while cycling can lead to numbness, back and neck pain, headaches, and more. Learn from industry insiders how to do a bike fit in your own clinic and help your patients prevent these common issues.

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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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Harness Your Brain Destiny

How to maximize your brain's health

Promising research is showing us there may be methods to alleviate the risk of early onset Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia! Learn Dr. Sherrie All’s three simple steps for maximum brain investment.

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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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Tele-Play Therapy During a Pandemic

Ethically and effectively continue your play therapy work with TELEPLAY. Join renowned play therapy expert, supervisor, and author, Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S as she shares her most valuable resources.

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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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