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Lymphedema & Nutrition

Why is nutrition important? Diet plays a huge role in our bodies, affecting our health in many ways. Mental, emotional and physical health are all impacted by w...
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What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a neurological speech sound disorder seen in ages 3-21 in which the consistency of move...
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Physical Therapy & Jaw Pain

 Did you know physical therapy can help jaw pain? Yes, the jaw is a joint, and just like knees, shoulders and hips this joint can be dysfunctional. Physica...
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Improve Overhead Mobility

Back pain? Shoulder pain? Maybe your overhead mobility is to blame. Check out this quick test to see if your shoulder can move overhead like it should. If not, ...
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Now Offering Telehealth

We are happy to report we are now up and running to offer Telehealth visits for Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy. These services are co...
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Night to Shine

Around the country, the Tim Tebow foundation sponsored A Night to Shine. It was an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs. Our local ...
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Spine Pain

Spine pain affects a large portion of the population and can be a very debilitating condition. Whether you are suffering from neck or back pain, MMPT strives t...
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February Spotlight: Intensive Therapy Sessions

First of all, we want to say we hope you all had a blessed holiday season and to wish you all a very Happy New Year from MMPT! 2014 has definitely started out w...
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Girls Only Movie Night: Tangled

Two weeks after our boys only party, we braced ourselves for the implosion of girly-ness that was to be our Girls Only Movie Night! We were full to the brim wit...
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Boys Only Movie Night: Monsters, Inc.

This year for our annual Boys Only Movie Night we threw a Monster Party! Before settling down to watch Monsters, Inc., we had tons of fun activities for our lit...
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Splish Splashin' Good Times! MMPT Ruston Water Day

Last week we had our annual Water Day in Ruston. Over the years it’s become a summer tradition. We set up a waterslide and we always have a cool treat. This y...
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Camp MMPT 2013

In the past, we have had several different summer camps, each with a different focus such as handwriting, friend building, sensory integration, etc. This year, ...
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Patient Spotlight: Tiser Lusk

Tiser Lusk has been a patient at MMPT Shreveport since April 2012. He has a condition called kernicterus, which is a brain injury caused by excessive jaundice a...
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Patient Spotlight: Hannah Cook

Guest blogger alert! Ashley, speech therapist in our West Monroe clinic, wrote and submitted this special success story. Meet my friend, Hannah. She just celebr...
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Patient Spotlight: Dylan Brown

Dylan Brown has been a patient at Melanie Massey Physical Therapy since November of 2011. A victim of an accidental gunshot wound to the head at age 19, Dylan h...
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Patient Spotlight: David G.

In an instant, David’s life as he knew it was transformed. After a traumatic hand injury (so severe that amputation was a possibility), he was forced to use h...
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Patient Spotlight: Mr. Bobby

Bobby Phillips first came to us in July of 2012. He was in severe pain and couldn’t use his hands or pick up his left arm. His doctors were perplexed. When h...
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MMPT Girls Get Crafty!

Happy birthday to Patchez, Hannah, Beverly, Michelle, Donna, and Danielle! Birthdays are usually a pretty big deal here, and for these lovely ladies it was cert...
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12 Days of Christmas Kindness Begins!

At MMPT, we've been really working on living out our values through service to others, generosity, and passion. We chose this Christmas project to hang in our w...
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Superheros vs. Nerds: MMPT Halloween Costumes Rocked!

One of the best things about working for this company is that we are totally encouraged to go all out with fantastic Halloween costumes! In the West Monroe clin...
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Something Wicked This Way Comes!

Spiderwebs and goodie bags, this is how MMPT prepares for Halloween. Everyone knows we love holidays around here, and Halloween is one of our absolute faves! We...
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Pajama Day

Sometimes you just gotta be comfy! In preparation for the Girls Only Pajama Party (separate post coming soon!) we invited all of MMPT's staff and patients to co...
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The Twin Cities Mayor's Committee on Disabilities Awards Dinner

July 17th, a few of us from the West Monroe clinic attended the Twin Cities Mayors’ Committee on Disabilities Awards dinner. We had several different members ...
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Boys Only Movie Night: Part Two

Boys Only Movie Night 2012 was a success! Thanks to all the little guys (and bigger guys too) who make our lives such a joy. And don't worry girls, we have some...
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Boys Only Movie Night: Part One

In case you didn't know, we treat some of the coolest kids ever here at Melanie Massey Physical Therapy! Even though we see most of them on a pretty regular bas...
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Kelsey's Super Graduation Party

Kelsey is a huge fan of Superman, so it was an easy party theme to figure out. Melanie has worked with Kelsey in PT for about 12 years. She was only a little ti...
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