In September 2017, Lance Berlovich was diagnosed with tongue cancer and the only possible cure was completely removing his tongue. Using skin grafts from Lance's leg, surgeons were able to reconstruct a new tongue which will allow him to speak. Lance cannot feel his tongue and he cannot taste anything. Speaking was a major challenge, but through speech therapy, he is relearning to talk. Watch the story here. This blog post was created by Planetrehab. The information provided
Professors at Arizona Stat University have been closely following the case of a women, Michelle Myers, who woke up one morning in 2015 with a thick British accent. Myers had gone to bed with a severe migraine and has been speaking with the accent since. Foreign Accent Syndrome is a rare disorder, but not without precedence. There have been 100 documented cases of the disorder since 1907. Read the interview with the professors here. This blog post was created by Planetrehab. T
The APTA has issued five guidelines that therapy practitioners should be aware of now that the cap has been eliminated. Below are the guidelines, but you can see the entire post on the APTA PT in Motion blog. The elimination of the hard cap is retroactive to January 1, 2018, but not all details of the post-cap system have been worked out, and it's possible that some may change before their implementation dates. In the meantime, here are the basic elements of the new system.