Frequently Asked Questions

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According to the Aquatic Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, aquatic therapy or aquatic physical therapy (APT) is “the evidence-based and skilled practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment by a physical...
For people with cancer, cancer rehabilitation helps them obtain the best physical, psychological, social, and work-related functioning during and after cancer treatment. The goal is to help a person with cancer remain independent and productive and to...
According to the Mayo Clinic, cerebral palsy (CP) is a “disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by damage that occurs to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth.” The signs and symptoms of CP can vary greatly and appear...

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What is diabetes?

According to the National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is too high. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps glucose from the food you eat...
To enfranchise means to give full privileges of citizenship, especially the right to vote. The right to vote is one of the most fundamental rights in the US and a cornerstone of our democracy. Today, to vote in a presidential election a person must be 18...

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