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Stress Relief Tips

Is stress getting you down? I think we can all agree it’s a very stressful time but we’re all in this together! Here are some helpful ways to reduce stress and improve your quality of life!   Make healthy food

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Therapy Tip – Proper siting and standing posture

Proper siting and standing posture is important to minimize imbalances in muscles in your trunk, legs, and hips. When sitting for a long time, take breaks from poor posture by sitting up as straight as you can with your feet

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Beat The Heat

If you have MS, you may experience heat intolerance that can lead to significant feelings of fatigue. This may happen especially in the summertime. Here are some tips to beat the heat, as much as possible, for your health and

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Bringing Yoga to INI

What do you think about when you hear the term “yoga?” Do you think the more flexible you are, the better? Do you think of a hot, over-crowded room? Do you think the faster you move the more benefit you

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Not Your “Average” Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy?  By definition, physical therapists “preserve, enhance, or restore movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease”.  This is typically accomplished by utilizing therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive

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2014 Lecture Series: Spasticity

You are invited to attend a free one hour informational workshop on Spasticity (muscle stiffness) with Johns Hopkins Neurologist Dr. Daniel Becker. You will learn about the latest treatments available to people suffering from spasticity. Spasticity or muscle stiffness is

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2014 Multiple Sclerosis Lecture Series

You are invited to attend a free one hour informational workshop on Multiple Sclerosis with Johns Hopkins Neurologist Dr. Daniel Becker.  You will learn about the latest treatments available to people with Multiple Sclerosis and have the opportunity to have your

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Dr. Becker talks on the role of FES in Multiple Sclerosis

Johns Hopkins Neurologist and Director of the International Neurorehabilitation Institute Dr. Daniel Becker was invited to give the key note speech at “Discovery weekend” on November 17, 2013 in Ocean City, MD.  The event was organized by the Maryland Chapter

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Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Explained

Under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Becker the physical and occupational therapists here at the International Neurorehabilitation Institute (INI) use the principles of Activity-Based Restoratiive Therapy (ABRT) to promote neurological recovery by stimulating the nervous system above and below the

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Occupational Therapy (OT) 101

Occupational therapy (OT) is one of the many services offered at INI. Since OT isn’t often as widely understood as physical therapy (PT) how do you know if you should receive OT services? If you experience any of the following,

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