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Mind Over Matter

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Spending time outside--surrounded by oxygen-producing plants, chirping birds and sweet smelling herbs--can do wonders for a patient's mental and physical well being. Just as a spoonful of sugar can help medicine go down more smoothly, a dose of gardening can also help a patient build strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA, has created and adapted an ...

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Mind Over Matter

ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants

Vol. 19 •Issue 3 • Page 16 Facility Focus Mind Over Matter Piedmont Hospital's therapy garden helps patients with disabilities increase function and mobility By Rebecca Mayer Spending time outside—surrounded by oxygen-producing plants, chirping birds and sweet smelling herbs—can do wonders for a patient's mental and physical well being. Just as a spoonful of sugar can help ...

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How Does a Healing Garden Grow?

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It is morning in the occupational therapy clinic at Anderson House, a skilled nursing facility in Shoreline, WA. Two occupational therapists are working with patients. One patient is working on functional leg strength, standing with his hands on a tall table. He is looking straight ahead out the window at a squirrel that is trying to eat corn from a pinwheel-shaped feeder on a tree. The antics ...

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This Garden is an Inspiration

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Research shows that there is a proven therapeutic benefit to being outside. How much do you cherish the feel of wind and sun on your cheek; the sound of birds chirping and waterfalls flowing; and the sight of flowers and plants flourishing? The brainchild of staff members, an Inspiration Garden is the newest feature at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care North Shore (formerly ...

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How Your Garden Grows

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Vol. 20 • Issue 2 • Page 22 PT Inventor A key component of physical therapy that can go unnoticed is a focus on rejuvenating the mind, body and soul. Taking care of one's self can do wonders for motivation in PT, self-esteem and relieving stress. And one therapist is working hard to make sure people remember that. Jacqui Painchaud, PTA, is the president of Grampa's Garden, a provider ...

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In the Healing Garden

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This summer, the ADVANCE staff attended a reception celebrating Kennedy Krieger Institute's newly opened outpatient center in Baltimore, MD. The six-story, 115,000 square-foot building features the latest technology and is surrounded by extensive healing and therapeutic gardens. The space was designed to improve and expand the services offered to children and young adults with developmental ...

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Healing Gardens

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Healing gardens have provided solace to a generation of patients at nursing homes, hospice facilities and acute care facilities. Today, a new patient population - veterans and those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - are escaping anxiety among the same waterfalls and perennial surroundings. The Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, IL, is the ...

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Oakwood Garden of Deland

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Our rehab team department is comprised of a physical therapist, a PT assistant, an occupational therapist, two OT assistants, a speech-language pathologist, a rehab tech and rehab manager. Not only do we work together, but we are a family. Over the past two years, we ...

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Baltimore, MD--Kennedy Krieger Institute Opens Outpatient Center

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Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today the opening of a new outpatient center that will improve and expand services to children and young adults with developmental disabilities and spinal cord injuries in the Baltimore/Washington region and across the nation. The 115,000-square foot center includes features, such as aquatic therapy pools and a therapeutic garden, which create new ...

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Lessons on the Landscape

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At one point, the Terrain Park at San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Davies Campus was just an idea in the mind of a local community member. It was at a community advisory council meeting when a former patient, who had an amputation below the knees, approached Scott Rome, MD, chief of physical medication and rehabilitation about his idea. "He came up to me and said, 'You ...

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