Filling the Gap: A Thank You to Dr. Michel Diab and Tim Howell

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  • On December 1, 2016
Once every month, we have two very special visitors. Their names are Dr. Michel Diab, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, and Tim Howell, a licensed orthotist/prosthetist from Permian Basin Orthotics and Prosthetics. Dr. Diab travels all the way from Lubbock, while Tim Howell travels from Odessa, and both to give […]
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Meet an Equine Therapy Horse: Scarlett

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  • On November 8, 2016
We have a very special blog for you today that ties into our #GivingTuesday campaign, which takes place Tuesday, November 29, 2016 and is a movement to create an international day of giving. For every $500 we raise on #GivingTuesday, one of our sweet equine therapy horses will get a massage! We have done a […]
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The Children of Our Community Need Your Help

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  • On October 20, 2016
Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center (MCRC) and the children of West Texas need our supporters to step up now more than ever. As you may know, MCRC does not bill families’ insurance and does not receive any state or federal funding. All funding for our physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and dyslexia tutoring, along with […]
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MCRC Heroes: Therapeutic Riding Instructor Gwen

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  • On September 29, 2016
Last month one of our equine therapy team members Gwen earned her Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). This certification and Gwen’s work in equine therapy is an honorable way of expressing a love for horses that she has had since birth. Gwen has been working at Midland […]
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Are Bouncers and Walkers Healthy for Our Babies?

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  • On September 1, 2016
Developmental delays can be caused by a number of things. Sometimes it’s a matter of pure anatomy: smaller, leaner babies tend to develop gross motor skills (such as crawling, running, and jumping) quicker than bigger, longer babies. But we are learning that sometimes the environments we place our babies in can have an adverse effect […]
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Adaptive Clothing Lines Give Kids a New Level of Autonomy

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  • On August 13, 2016
As parents of children with special needs, you know how difficult some of the “simplest” daily tasks can be—like getting dressed. Occupational therapy can help tremendously, but our kids often need some assistance, whether it involves zipping and buttoning a pair of pants or putting on a shirt the right way. This is where new […]
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