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Understanding HIPPA

Every person or organization that accesses, requests or receives medical records needs to be aware of the laws surrounding confidently and protection of medical records. Federal law is updated periodically and includes information on what must be done to comply with the law.

In the field of Life Care Planning, ...

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Low Vision and Assistive Aids

Low vision is vision loss that is permanent and cannot be corrected with medical or surgical intervention or conventional prescription eyeglasses. Devices are available to assist persons with low vision to live as independently as possible, keep up with their activities and social life. 

Vision rehabilitation therapy is beneficial to people ...

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Neuroplasty

Chronic back pain can affect day-to-day functioning during work or to just being able to sleep, let alone enjoying daily activities. Conservative treatment for back injuries and pain can include medications, exercise, physical therapy, massage, etc. However, when this type of pain management fails to achieve progress and improvement, more ...

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Nerve Flossing

Typical pain reduction strategies are often ineffective for a lot of people with sciatica, however, nerve flossing combined with traditional physical therapy may be the option that helps.

Nerve flossing, also known as neural gliding, nerve gliding, or nerve mobilization, is various exercises that are designed to mobilize and stretch ...

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Whiplash: Causes, Symptom and Treatment

Whiplash is a term often used to describe a type of soft tissue injury to the neck, a sprain, or strain.  It occurs usually due to injuries that are characterized by a sudden extension and flexion motion of the neck, this causing injury to the ligaments and muscles in the ...

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Mobility Limitations and Assessing Homes

Nary, Young, and Renault developed a 31-page pdf titled “Making Homes Visitable: A Guide for Wheelchair Users and Hosts”, which details the importance of considering ways to make homes visitable for those with mobility limitations, such as those who use walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, etc.

The pdf discusses what a visitable ...

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is considered an alternative medicine treatment or therapy and it involves small needles being inserted, by a professionally trained acupuncturist, into the skin.  The needles are inserted where a patient is reporting pain, such as neck or back pain and the insertion is usually painless.

The initial acupuncture session, ...

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