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AIPS has welcomed Dr. Yvonne Cipressi, DPT, LSVT (BIG), CEES to our practice this past April and we would love to introduce her to you! Yvonne has 24 years of experience in the field of physical therapy. She started her career as a physical therapist assistant and an educator in the field, but she decided to further her education and received her master’s degree in health education at Arcadia University and her doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2011 from Neumann University. She is passionate about teaching and helping people recover from injury. She has worked in most rehab medicine clinical settings which lends to her positive outcomes with each patient’s goals. She has worked extensively with back pain as well as Parkinson’s Disease. She is certified in the Parkinson’s Disease Protocol and is a Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT) BIG clinician — she’s trained to deliver research protocol exercises targeting persons with neurologic disability. Parkinson’s Disease is the original population to receive benefits from“recalibration” in quantity, quality, and velocity of movement necessary to remain safe in their surroundings. Dr. Cipressi has delivered this protocol to some other types of patients with mobility
Every American knows that the Fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 — it’s also called Independence Day, after all. The story behind the document, however, gets less attention than it deserves. It’s a fascinating tale, culminating with the birth of the United States of America as we know it. WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT The Story of the Declaration of Independence Even after the early battles of the American Revolution, which began in earnest during April of 1775, it was unclear what shape the rebellion would take. At that point, independence was still far from certain. As the Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia in May of that year, two groups formed around polar opinions. “The fundamental issue between them was were they fighting for their rights as Englishmen within the British Empire, or were they going to fight for independence?” says historian Richard Slotkin. It was not an easy choice, and both sides held passionate opinions. As the calendar changed to 1776, those in favor of breaking from King George III began to gain momentum. The growth of the revolutionary movement had a number of causes, but two in particular stand out. In late 1775, King George III spoke to Parliament with the goal of enlarging the Royal Army and Navy to quash the rebellion. He went so far as to solicit help from foreign mercenaries. Word of this decision reached the colonies in January 1776, making reconciliation seem less likely than ever before. During the same month, Thomas Paine published his famous pamphlet “Common Sense,” which advocated for outright independence. “The custom of all Courts is against us, and will be so, until by an independence we take rank with other nations,” Paine wrote. “Common THE ROAD TO DECLARATION
dysfunction with positive outcomes as well. We are thrilled to welcome Yvonne!
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