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Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services
- Physical Therapy Month
- We’re celebrating Physical Therapy Month by recognizing physical therapists’ unique value as movement experts and their commitment to building awareness of the benefits of regular physical activity.
- Helping transgender Veterans find their voice
- Communication is fluid: the situation, information, and people shape how we deliver a message. For Veterans in gender transition finding their voice can be enhanced with specially trained speech-language pathologists `
- From Coma to the Festival Stage
- Jackie Williams is an Army Veteran, pastor, and six-time champion musician at the National Veteran Creative Arts Festival. After surviving a coma and fighting COVID-19, he returned to the festival stage in 2022
- Finding A New Voice After Cancer
- After a a total laryngectomy to save his life, cancer survivor Arthur Daniels tells the struggle and triumph over throat cancer, how he lost and regained his voice, and now gives back to other Veterans
- Life is never settled
- When reaching their 70s most people think of slowing down however Emile and Lisette Meylan are not most people. "Life is never settled" says Emile, "there’s always something to think and worry about.”
- Vet Squad – The DC VAMC Computer Repair Team
- Having the talent to build or repair computers is rare and being able to do it with limited or low vision is almost unheard of – unless you are a Veteran at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center.
- Mosul to Maine – a Journey of Trauma and Recovery
- Army Veteran Mary Torczon nearly lost her life when a car bomb in Mosul killed her best friends and left her with a TBI – then things worse. But now Mary is thriving thanks to the VA and our community partners!
- Audiology Pioneer Looks Back at His 42yr VA Career
- A self-described maverick, Dr. Richard Wilson has always pushed boundaries. When he joined VA in 1972, he was told "research was not part of the responsibility' of the audiology team. That policy didn't last long.
- On Point
- Partnerships between war-blinded Veterans and guide dogs were recorded as early as 1899, and a concerted effort was made by the German Red Cross to train and provide dogs to war-blinded Veterans.
- National Kinesiotherapy (KT) Week – September 8-12
- During WW II, corrective physical reconditioning units were established to accelerate the return of troops to active duty following injury, As a result corrective therapists became a part of the rehabilitation effort...