Just the other morning onmy way to work, I passed a patch of bare dirt with the unmistakable purple heads of crocuses beginning tomake their annual appearance. The plum and cherry trees I walk past have begun to blossom, their branches adding life and color against the backdrop of gray cracked sidewalks and dull granite curbs. The grass is greener as well, the birds are a little louder, the days are a little longer, and the rain is making its presence known by deeply soaking and cleansing the parched landscape. Taking our cue from the renewed earth, this spring we will be offering a new treatment option here at Rising Sun Physical Therapy. Since 2002, laser treatment has been used in the U.S. to aid and increase recovery for a long list of medical concerns. Like seasonal renewal, laser treatments have the power to imbue your cells with increased energy that can be used to diminish pain, lower inflammation, and speed the healing process. For only 5 to 10 minutes in just 6 to 12 sessions, you can experience a improved healing rate in conjunction with physical therapy treatments. At Rising Sun, we are always looking for newways to better serve our patients. We are delighted to be able to add this amazing new treatment option as a way to help you on your road to recovery and well-being. Be sure to ask one of our physical therapists about adding laser treatment, or call the office today! MONTHLY MOMENTS Bettina’s
The college admissions process can be one of the most stressful experiences of a young person’s life. From the SATs to extracurriculars, students do everything in their power to ensure they end up going to their dream school. You would think that after all the effort expended on applying to schools, a teen would get a chance to rest. But that’s not how it works. As soon as they hear back, students have to make a very important decision: What school they will end up attending? National College Decision Day arrives on May 1, but students and their parents would be wise to discuss their options well before the deadline. If you’ve never helped a child decide where to enroll, it’s easy to feel just as daunted by the prospect. Being a parent in this situation is a delicate balancing act. You want to steer your child in the right direction, but you don’t want to commandeer their choice. With that in mind, here is a list of dos and don’ts for helping kids choose colleges. You can sort academic institutions by a number of different characteristics when you do your research. One of the most relevant distinctions is the difference between public and private schools. Public colleges and universities receive government funding, which often results in lower tuition costs. Many states also have programs that will allow in-state students to attend their public colleges and universities at significantly reduced costs. On the other hand, private institutions earn most of their money through tuition and alumni endowments. The cost tends to be higher, but private institutions often offer more merit-based scholarships than their state-funded counterparts. Another important consideration is whether your child would prefer to attend a liberal arts college or university. Liberal arts colleges are usually smaller schools with a focus on social sciences and classical disciplines like literature, mathematics, and history. Most liberal CollegeDecisionDayDos andDon’ts H ow to H elp Y our T een M ake T heir C hoice DO: UNDERSTAND THE INSTITUTIONS
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