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Get S.M.A.R.T for Parkinson’s

We all know that exercise is good for us, but did you know it is especially important for those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease? The disease, which is marked by symptoms like rigidity, instability, shuffling gait and slow movements, impacts approximately 1 million people in the U.S. alone.

What is Apraxia of Speech (AOS)?

Apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder in which the messages from the brain to the mouth are disrupted, and the person cannot move his or her lips or tongue to the right place to produce sounds correctly.

What causes AOS?

Adaptive Eating Equipment for Enjoyable Meal Times

For children with disabilities or physical challenges, meal time can be a lot of work. Fortunately, adaptive eating equipment can improve function, participation and independence so that meal time can be a better experience for the whole family.

Adaptive eating equipment includes cups that are easier to pick up, plates and bowls that don’t easily move and help children capture food and utensils that are easier to grasp.

Vision Therapy: What to Expect

After a neurological injury, such as a stroke or a concussion, visual changes are a common but scary occurrence. Fortunately, vision rehab can help. Once you and your doctor or therapist have determined you are an appropriate candidate for vision rehab, you may wonder what is in store for you. 

Tech Tips: Apps for Fine Motor Skill Development

Many children with disabilities or who have experienced a stroke or brain injury have challenges with their fine motor skills. Fortunately, there’s an app for that.

Boxing for Parkinson’s Disease

Are you ready to take your fight against Parkinson’s disease (PD) to the next level? If so, don the gloves and get in the ring. Boxing could help.

What Is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, degenerative neurological disease which results in a loss of motor and non-motor function. Symptoms include:

What to Expect Following an Amputation

A lower or upper extremity amputation can challenge an individual’s lifestyle, but a strong amputation rehabilitation program will provide the education and skills needed to regain independence.

Healthy Tailgate Food Swaps

The air is crisp, and the echo of football can be heard.

Game day gatherings and Superbowl parties are notorious for influencing us to break our healthy habits and curl up to calorie-laden, high-fat comfort foods – but it doesn’t have to be that way! Satisfy your cravings with these healthier versions of your favorite tailgate foods.

Resources for Adaptive Winter Sports

If you are anxious to get off the couch and take to the outdoors to ski, snowboard or ice skate, there is certainly no shortage of opportunities to do so in Pennsylvania.  For those with disabilities, there also are a variety of local venues where children and adults can learn a new winter sport. 


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