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About Career Opportunities in the LTACH World

Do you have what it takes to work in a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH)? Working in this arena can be emotionally challenging at times, but professionals in this environment realize two important key benefits: They develop comprehensive knowledge about treating acutely ill patients and complex disease processes. They get to join a team …

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10 Tips for Setting Realistic Health Resolutions in 2016

Crowds gather across the country to watch the ball in Times Square drop and ring in the New Year. Everyone eagerly counts down the final moments of the outgoing year: Ten…nine…eight and so on. During those final seconds, partygoers make their resolutions for the coming year. Let’s Be Real According to Psychology Today, fifty percent of people …

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Assistive Devices for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

By Susan Becker, M.S. CCC/SLP Speech-Language Pathologist         As discussed in a previous blog entry, patients with Parkinson’s Disease develop problems with speaking and communicating. As the medical industry progresses, devices and tools become available to patients to help with communication. Below are several assistive devices that are available to help people …

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Communication Tips for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

By Susan Becker, M.S. CCC/SLP Speech-Language Pathologist         Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that takes years to develop and progresses slowly in most people. Persons with PD have decline in the production of dopamine. As a result; there is decreased ability to regulate movements, body and emotions. At the …

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The Importance of Therapy for Patients with Aphasia

 By Susan Becker, Speech Therapist           Aphasia is the inability to speak and/or understand spoken language. It is usually caused by having a stroke but can result from a brain tumor, traumatic brain injury and a variety of other neurological disorders. Imagine having words staged in your mind and poised upon your …

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Dysphagia: What It Is and How A Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help

By Susan Becker, Speech Therapist           What is Dysphagia? Simply put, Dysphagia is difficulty in swallowing or the inability to swallow. Dysphagia may be present with the following conditions: Stroke Certain types of Cancer Respiratory difficulties (tracheostomy, COPD, Asthma) Neuromuscular disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and more. There …

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National Respiratory Therapy Week is October 25-31, 2015!

Breathing is something most people take for granted. Inhale deeply, fill the lungs to capacity then hold the breath for a second and slowly exhale. Imagine what it would be like if you were not able to complete this simple task. Now think about how it would feel to never quite catch your breath, gasping …

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Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

The American Physical Therapy Association has celebrated National Physical Therapy month in October for the last twenty years. This month, we recognize Physical Therapists (PTs) for all of their incredible work. Educating the public about the purpose and many benefits of physical therapy is the focus of this month long celebration. The average person may …

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Notes from a Physical Therapist at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey

By Daniel Weber, PT, MS, MBA Physical therapists, or PTs, are one part of the interdisciplinary team at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey. This clinical team also includes physicians, consulting physician specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse managers, charge nurses, floor nurses, wound care nurses, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dietitians, social workers, case …

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