22020Dec
Chronic Pain Research

Chronic Pain Research

Do you and someone you care for both have pain? If so, we may be able to help! Drs. Arlene Schmid and Christine Fruhauf are testing a unique online intervention of gentle movement and education for pairs who experience chronic pain. The intervention includes 8 weeks of gentle movement and education (two sessions per week,…

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272019Nov
Advanced Scar Release Therapy, Feb 22 & 23

Advanced Scar Release Therapy, Feb 22 & 23

Kelly Armstrong OTR/L, SIPT, MPP, PhDDate:  Feb 22-23rd, 2020Location:  Wichita, KACost: $399 SCARS are universal and take on many forms from surgical, broken bones, sprained joints, torn muscles, to include any areas that are injured with trauma. We all accumulate scars throughout our lives, and they impact our bodies in many negative ways. Science now…

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272019Nov
Intro to Pain Management and Scar Release, Jan 18 & 19

Intro to Pain Management and Scar Release, Jan 18 & 19

Instructor: Kelly Armstrong OTR/L, SIPT, MPP, PhD. Date:  Jan 18-19, 2020Location: Orlando, FLCost: $299 MPS is an FDA approved integrative therapy that combines the principles of acupuncture, modern neurology, and SCAR Release therapy with a non-invasive microcurrent stimulation device called the Dolphin Neurostim. MPS has successfully helped over 50,000 clinicians worldwide dramatically reduce patient pain…

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302019Sep
OT and Integrative Health May Lower Pain

OT and Integrative Health May Lower Pain

Most of us have or will experience physical pain in our lives. For many, pain is an everyday or chronic experience, but does it need to be? If you are looking for help that is natural and non-pharmacological that can be used instead of or in conjunction with drugs or surgery, here are options. Health…

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32019Sep
Integrative Health Can Lower Pain, Non-Pharmacologically

Integrative Health Can Lower Pain, Non-Pharmacologically

September is Pain Awareness Month There are many integrative health approaches that can help with lowering, managing, coping, and preventing pain – non-pharmacologically. Look for ways as we share how throughout the month.  Let us know how you use OT with integrative health to manage pain on social media with the hashtag #HolisticOTLowersPain and we may share…

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172019Jun
Cannabis and Occupational Therapy

Cannabis and Occupational Therapy

By Tauni Malmgren, OT/S and Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L Backround People have used cannabis for medical purposes for at least 3,000 years according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.1 Currently, medical cannabis (MC) is becoming legalized in many parts of the United States. MC simply refers to cannabis that is used medically. Cannabidiol (CBD) has…

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82018Dec
Guided Meditation: Imagery & Healing Class January 2019

Guided Meditation: Imagery & Healing Class January 2019

Class Information Dates & Time: January 5, 12, and 19, 2019 (9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central Time) Location: Local in St. Paul, MN combined with Distant Learning via Live Interactive Video Conference Instructor: Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L Price: $399 Register Here You Will Learn: Foundations in meditation and guided imagery techniques that can lower pain, stress, anxiety, depression and…

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292018May
Strategies to Improve Occupational Performance and Reduce Pain

Strategies to Improve Occupational Performance and Reduce Pain

By Rachel Gottesman, OTR/L Occupational therapists are healthcare professionals who help their clients return to or improve upon their daily living skills. While the profession has been thought by many to only help people find jobs, occupational therapists can help people across many settings prevent injuries as well as provide strategies to promote a healthy…

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272018Apr
A Holistic Approach to Pain

A Holistic Approach to Pain

In this “Healing Connections Podcast Episode 5: A Holistic Approach to Pain” Deborah Rogers, OTR/L is interviewed by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L. Deborah shares: How she became interested in helping people with pain. Her story of injury, pain, and recovery. What she does or has done that has helped her the most with lowering pain. What…

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