Brene Brown’s TED Talk on The Power of Vulnerability

What makes us vulnerable, makes us beautiful. Brene Brown spent 10 years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Her TED Talk on vulnerability has been viewed more than 27 million times. Her work poses the question: How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from
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A New Year’s Resolution To Stop Doing “Crazy”

Three years ago, I began a journey that started with a New Year’s Resolution to stop doing “Crazy”.  For me, “Crazy” meant working so hard at Christmas that I was worn out and exhausted so everyone else could have a good time.  Being a caregiver to my dad and giving so much I didn’t have
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Get to Know Julie Williford

  Julie graduated with a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Grove City College in 2011. She spent the next year working in a large rehabilitation clinic working directly with OTs, PTs, and two CHTs. It was here her love of hand therapy began forming. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her Master of
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Get to Know Laura McCarthy

  Laura McCarthy, founder of LBHT and LBHT+, holds a BS in Occupational Therapy, and Hand Therapy Certification. Since 1991 she has practiced as a Hand Therapist, working at University of Maryland Hospital and Maryland Shock Trauma, Mount Washington Pediatrics Hospital, John Swift Physical Therapy, and Mercy Medical Center before opening LBHT in 1994, followed
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Numbness or Tingling in Your Pinky? Could it be Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome? Continuing on with our nerve theme, this week we’re here to tell you all about cubital tunnel syndrome. In cubital tunnel syndrome, the ulnar nerve is impinged or compressed somewhere along its length and can cause nerve symptoms in your hand. Occasionally you will hear this referred to as ulnar
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Simple Stretches for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Last week you learned all about Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, or TOS for short. Today we’ll go over our three favorite stretches we like to give patients.   Doorway Stretch For this stretch you’ll wrap your hand on a doorjamb and start to turn your body away from the door gently. You will then turn your
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Swelling & Pain as Winter Approaches

As the weather starts to cool down, we hear complaints of pain and swelling. Typically those arthritic joints start to flare up as the temperature drops. We just wanted to remind everyone of some simple tips to control swelling as this occurs. Limiting the swelling can drastically impact your pain. Here are some ways to
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