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The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative and creative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to harness the extraordinary amount of untapped creative potential in society - by empowering people to be active participants in creating a better world. Overview of the RSA The RSA is a registered charity. Action and Research Centre RSA Action and Research Centre combines practical experimentation with rigorous research to create a unique programme of work. Events Tackling the challenges we face in the 21st century requires us to draw on the best thinking and new evidence about the world around us. Fellowship Working with our global network of 27,000 Fellows to be a force for civic innovation and social change. House Our mission Find out more about our mission

*Pediatric DVD Series by Barbara Hypes, PT Pediatric DVD Series Barbara Hypes, PT Click Here to Purchase DVD 1) Treatment of the Child with Hypotonia Length of DVD: 70 minutes This DVD is designed to be a teaching tool for treating children who have low muscle tone. 2) Using the Therapy Ball to Treat the Pediatric Patient Length of DVD: 55 minutes This DVD is designed to show a variety of patients being treated using the therapy ball. 3) Treating the Motivated Ambulator: Facilitating the Components of Gait, Part 1 Length of DVD: 92 minutes This DVD is designed to instruct the therapist on facilitating the components of control required for gait in children with cerebral palsy. 4) Treating the Reluctant Ambulator: Facilitating the Components of Gait, Part 2 Length of DVD: 63 minutes This DVD emphasizes working toward independent gait in patients that have severe developmental delays secondary to syndromes and severe mental impairment. 5) Treating a Child Who Has Plagiocephaly and Asymmetric Head Turning Length of DVD: 52 minutes Cost:

TechShop Waking Up Full of Awesome There was a time when you were five years old, and you woke up full of awesome. You knew you were awesome. You loved yourself. You thought you were beautiful, even with missing teeth and messy hair and mismatched socks inside your grubby sneakers. You loved your body, and the things it could do. You thought you were strong. You knew you were smart. Do you still have it? The awesome. Did someone take it from you? Did you let them? Did you hand it over, because someone told you weren’t beautiful enough, thin enough, smart enough, good enough? Why the hell would you listen to them? Did you consider they might be full of shit? Wouldn’t that be nuts, to tell my little girl below that in another five or ten years she might hate herself because she doesn’t look like a starving and Photoshopped fashion model? Or even more bizarre, that she should be sexy over smart, beautiful over bold? Are you freaking kidding me? Look at her. You were, once. Amelia says Good Morning.

Nate Silver - FiveThirtyEight Blog On Thursday, after LeBron James and the Miami Heat won their second consecutive N.B.A. championship, I noted on Twitter that James was on the same pace as the Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan. Both James and Jordan won their first championship at 27 and their second at 28, I wrote. Jordan went on to win four more N.B.A. titles, for a total of six. Mike Segar/ReutersLeBron James and Michael Jordan were about the same age when they won a second championship. My statement depended on a technicality, I later discovered: Jordan’s biological age was 28 when he won his first championship, in 1991, and 29 when he won his second, in 1992. Those semantics aside, it is worth considering just how likely James might be to match or exceed Jordan’s six titles. Players like Jordan and James are so rare that it can be risky to compare them with anyone. By my count, there were 13 such players before James.

brac Schools Cervical Spine « Stemcelldoc’s Weblog Rear End MVA: Head Position and Neck Injury At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic we acknowledge the potential impact of motor vehicle accidents on a patient’s well-being. Injuries to ligaments, facet joints, muscles, intervertebraldisc and nerves can occur.acceleration deceleration Rear end motor vehicle accidents can cause an acceleration deceleration injury to the cervical spine. Does head position at time of impact in a rear end MVA matter? Panjabi examined these concerns in a 2006 study. This is significant as the pain referral patterns are different as previously discussed. The C0-C1 facet refers to the suboccipital area whereas the C5/6 and C7/1 facets refer to the periscapular area. Periscapular referral pattern of C5/6 and C6/7 facet joint. Knowing the importance of head position in a rear end MVA is critical to understanding what areas are at greatest risk for injury and how best to treat them. Like this: Like Loading... Epidural Platelet Injections: A safe alternative to steroids Yes Results?

Le savoir faire Des stages de courte durée pour un apprentissage facile, par la pratique Pour permettre à chacun de modifier progressivement ses pratiques, de s’initier à un nouvel art de vivre, de s’approprier des savoir-faire écologiques, nous vous proposons chaque week-end et pendant les vacances scolaires, des stages de courte durée (1 à 3 jours). Les « professionnels formateurs » du réseau sont des artisans, des agriculteurs, des artistes, passionnés par leur métier et qui ont choisi de partager leur passion avec vous. Ils vous accueillent en petit groupe (4 à12 personnes), sur le lieu de production, sur un chantier, dans l’atelier, aménagé pour vous recevoir. Que vous soyez débutant, amateur passionné ou que vous réfléchissiez à votre avenir, vous progresserez rapidement, grâce une pédagogie qui associe les explications techniques et la pratique. Certains programmes sont spécialement adaptés aux familles avec enfants. Améliorer sa qualité de vie en dépensant moins

Sustainagility Sustainagility, the properties of a system that allow actors to sustain agility, has been introduced as the complement of sustainability. Operational criteria and indicators of sustainability, tend to focus on 'persistence', while change and agility may at a longer time frame contribute more to high-level sustainability goals. When applied to climate change, a sustainagility focus can bridge 'adaptation' and 'mitigation' approaches. Sustainagility is also the title of a book written by Patrick Dixon and Johan Gorecki, published by Kogan Page in May 2010. It describes how "smart innovation and agile business will help protect our future". Chapters in Sustainagility cover: Climate change threat – why cost is the number one issue. Brief extract from book: "We already have all the basic technologies, methods, products and processes we need to solve global warming, feed the world, provide health for all, conserve scarce resources, rebuild rain forests and secure the future of our planet.

MIT LINC What makes Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques special? What makes MAT special? Well-documented theories explain how joints become fixated from myofascial stressors; yet relatively unknown in the massage therapy community is how joint dysfunction creates protective muscle spasm and dysfunctional strain patterns, such as forward head postures, slumped shoulders and scoliosis. This reflexogenic relationship between muscles and joints is the foundation of the Myoskeletal Alignment Technique and is considered not only uniquely different from traditional thinking, but possibly an important next step in addressing abnormal strain patterns caused by muscle/joint imbalances. Massage therapists can now safely address all soft tissues, including ligaments, nerve dura, fasciae, discs and joint capsules, responsible for much of the pain previously blamed on muscles alone. One distinguishing goal that establishes the MAT method apart from other techniques is its dependence on identification and correction of joint fixations. Posture’s Role Footnotes 1.

Khan Academy Ideas To Action | How Understanding Your Family System Can Change Your Life iNNpulsa Colombia iNNpulsa Colombia es la unidad del Gobierno Nacional creada para promover la innovación empresarial y el emprendimiento dinámico como motores para la competitividad y el desarrollo regional: Nos enfocamos en tres objetivos estratégicos: 1. La construcción y el fortalecimiento de una mentalidad y cultura que fomente la innovación y el emprendimiento dinámico. 2. 3. En iNNpulsa creemos... - En el talento y la capacidad de nuestros emprendedores y empresarios. - Que pensar en grande, a largo plazo, tener visión global, construir empresas de alto valor que resuelvan o creen necesidades de mercado, traza la ruta hacia la competitividad nacional. - Que el desarrollo se da desde y para las regiones, y que sólo con instituciones y empresas más sólidas en todo el territorio podremos usar la innovación y el emprendimiento como ejes para un país más próspero.