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Going Barefoot

Laura Hollington  —  June 9, 2016

Fashion trend or a statement? An increasing number of people is getting into the barefoot trend. There are a lot of articles written about barefoot running and doing everyday chores. People are starting going barefoot shopping, dining and even going to work.

However, there is a question of going barefoot in less urban environment. This needs your special attention. There are some pros and cons to this and you need to think them through before making your call if that is a good or a bad idea for you.


Massaged as you go

The first thing that people who are all for ditching their shoes and socks tell you is that going barefoot gives you the natural massage and acupressure. This means that walking on the sand, soil, grass and all other surfaces press all those important points on your feet and give your entire body the beneficial effects of such massages. However, going barefoot in the wild also includes stepping on thorns, insects, wet leaves, poison ivy and other things that will cause only pain and discomfort. You can be careful, but it would be very hard if you are running.

The skin of your feet

Skin that has been kept inside the socks and shoes is more sensitive. However, your skin can and will adapt to the conditions of being barefoot in the nature. You need to start going barefoot around your home, then start going outside and walk around your garden. Continue going short distances away from home and you will see that your skin becomes less and less vulnerable to heat, cold, scratches and similar effects of the outside. If you do not feel comfortable without a backup plan, bring a pair of barefoot sandals with you that you can put on at any time.

barefoot nature

Less prone to injuries

Our feet are constantly trapped in our shoes. Over the years, feet lose their natural durability and they depend on the footwear for support. That makes them weaker and that increases the risk of injuries. On the other hand, if you are new to the barefoot hiking or running, going to the less urban environments should be done gradually. Your feet are used to the support and they need time to adjust and strengthen muscles.

Footwear in general

Footwear reduces the durability of muscles and the skin of your feet. The dark and moist environment inside the shoe is perfect for the bacteria and fungi to start growing and developing. Different defects, calluses and injuries are the cause of improper footwear. On the other hand, footwear protects your feet from the effects of the outside. In time, however, going barefoot in the wild will make your feet regain their resistance to those effects.

There are pros and cons to going barefoot into the woods. When it comes to those reasons, it seems like it is a tie. The choice is yours. However, both sides agree that – if you plan on going barefoot, the key is to do it gradually and give your feet the time to adapt to your new way of spending time outdoors.

One of the most common debates among fitness enthusiasts is what type of supplement will give you the best possible results. Whey and casein are two of the most favored dietary supplements consumed by those who indulge in training regimes regularly. But just before you start picking sides in the ongoing war casein versus whey, you should probably get all the facts straight. While they are perceived as quite similar, these two supplements actually have different properties and thus produce different effects on the body. These are some basic information regarding whey and casein supplements that will perhaps help you get the best understanding of what they are and how they function:


Most people have an aversion towards supplements and perceive them as drugs or additives that are harmful and dangerous. While there are certain supplements that can be perceived as hazardous, that is not the case with whey. Quite simply whey represents a by-product of cheese production. One-fifth of milk actually consists of whey, meaning it is packed with essential minerals and nutrients for the human body.

There are common fallacies regarding the dangers of whey supplements, especially in women. Contrary to popular belief whey supplements will not give you a masculine look or cause bones loss and kidney failure. Of course, women who are going through pregnancy should avoid these supplements as high-levels of protein in the body might be harmful for the baby.

Whey is also considered a fast-digesting protein and it is known to increase the level of amino acids in the body and promotes muscle repair. This is why this supplement represents a great post-workout addition to your meals.


While there are certain similarities between the two supplements like high levels of amino acids and calcium, casein functions a bit differently than whey. It does hold many health benefits such as improved bone structure and higher energy levels, but casein is not considered to be a fast-digesting protein like whey. Of course this has its benefits as well.

Casein is mostly recommended to be taken before sleep as it has the ability to repair your muscles during these periods of rest. These fitness supplements are also known to have greater muscle retention, promote colon health and is perceived as one of the highest quality protein on the market. Casein supplements are also recommend for those willing to lose a few pounds, as the key to weight loss is hidden in finding a good balance between calcium and protein intake. This is where casein comes in as it gives you a maximum boost of both these essential nutrients making it that much easier to stay lean.


So in the matter of casein vs. whey it seems like there are no absolute winners. These two supplements affect your body differently and while they are quite similar the best way to use them is to find a perfect balance between the two and use them accordingly. Consume your whey supplements pre and post your workout to supply the damaged muscles with necessary nutrients and use casein before bed to build muscle or as a substitute snack to quench hunger.


The theory that dogs better the immune of babies that grow up with them is proven to be true, decade after decade of being challenged by worried non-owners. But it is not just the immune system that benefits – there is a wide specter of psychological and physical benefits of keeping pups and babies under the same roof.

puppies and babies

A friend like you

Childhood is tough, but a dog will always be there for you, to scare away monsters under the bed, and bullies. The bond between a child and their dog is unbreakable, as dogs are a constant source of comfort. For adults and children alike. Cuddling with a warm, furry dog is a great way to relieve stress and relax.

Going for a run

It’s hard not to be active with a dog in the house. Puppies are an especially energetic lot that take a lot of time and physical maneuvering to handle, but older dogs need to go out for long walks, too. Your child will pick up the habit of going out at least once a day from an early day, and this will stick. Hey, it’s at least 10 minutes away from the monitor!


A dog is not a toy, but a family member. And as a family member, if it needs help with something, other members of the family have to help it. And since dogs can’t do many things on their own – open doors, go for walks, go to the vet, and for goodness sake, feed themselves, you’ll be doing that all the time. Once your child is old enough to take over the leash, they too will have a little living creature to look after as if it were their own child. If your child is a digital native, or simply tech-savvy, tap into their desire to start shopping online by teaching them to look for pet food online, and tasking them with the job of keeping Fido’s panty full. Naturally, this is a great way to boost confidence, responsibility and empathy. It is known that dog-people are the most empathic.

Health goes both ways

Some people are terrified of all the horrible germs they can pick up from dogs, but the fact is that families with dog simply get sick less often, all thanks to these germs. Fewer allergies, fewer illnesses, stronger immune systems… these are all guaranteed! And it is the very germs that pets bring in from outdoors that strengthen a child’s immune system the most.

The love of a dog

A man walks a dog. They meet an acquaintance and stop to chat. The man chats, and the dog, on a leash, waits with a look of pure adoration in its eyes. The love our pets have for us can only be compared to a mother’s love, something that is until the end of the line. Children know this, and return the love. Time spent with a dog makes you a happier individual, sending your serotonin through the roof! Not to mention that dogs are fun – you can always rely on them to lift your spirits.

No matter whether your primary workout goal is to get a lean and muscular figure or simply not be overweight anymore, you should choose your protein wisely. There are various types of protein, and they differ in their sequence of amino acids. Known as the “building blocks of the body”, they perform countless functions within our organism. Muscle build and fat loss can be ensured by choosing the right protein, and consuming it at the right time of day. Protein quality has a large effect on protein synthesis/degradation and thermogenesis.


Thermogenesis, to put it simply, is the process of heat production which comes as a result of digestion and metabolism of food. There are various studies, such as this one conducted by Halton and Hu (Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health), that produced evidence suggesting that high-protein diets result in increased fat and weight loss. When compared to fat and carbohydrates, protein is proven to be more thermogenic. The more energy gets emitted as heat, the less remains available for storage as fat.

Which protein is the best for thermogenesis?

When it comes to thermic effect, not all protein works the same. Certain research results show us that the energy expenditure is higher with animal protein rather than vegetable protein or carbohydrates. It means that the best effect is achieved with a higher quality protein source with all the essential amino acids. A thermogenic ingredient which prevents the converting of carbohydrate to fat is hydroxycitric acid. Instead, it converts it to glycogen and enables it to be utilized as a source of energy. According to a Georgetown University Medical Center study, optimal doses of hydroxicitric acid can effectively contribute to weight-loss, while keeping healthy blood lipid levels. Proteins like Vital strength hydroxy ripped proteins that contain this ingredient are quality fat metabolizers that promote the energy output increase and fat loss. You can go with blends of whey and casein proteins, or just with a good old fashioned whey protein (which is low in calories and fat).

tea varieties

Thermogenic protein in nature

Adding some of these thermogenic foods to your diet can make it more balanced and help you revitalize your metabolism. The best thermogenic foods are:

  • Lean protein – Egg whites, traditional sirloin, lean bison, and fish are known to boost metabolism through a digestive cycle that is more arduous. The protein in these foods does not convert into a quick sugar like carbohydrates do.
  • High fiber foods – There are various benefits that can be gained by including foods rich in fiber in our diets. For example, a mix of grain and breads make you feel fuller longer and faster, as well as berries and apples which also provide many wonderful nutrients.
  • Green tea – It has been linked to cancer prevention, improving one’s memory, and weight loss. Green tea inhibits amylase which aids in the digestion of carbs, or to put it simply – it blocks receptors from making body fat.
  • Spicy vegetables – Spicy foods raise our metabolism by raising the core body temperature. This leads to increase in calorie burning. The spicier the food, the higher the thermogenic rate. Include hot peppers in your diet, or make yourself a great snack by combining hot salsa with baked potato or bean and rice chips.

Consuming thermogenic protein, in combination with exercising, one can boost the fat loss process by speeding up metabolism rates. Increase the intake of thermogenic protein through foods rich in it and quality supplements (if additional energy is needed).


Whether you are house hunting, considering remodeling, or have lived in your home for decades, it’s important to know of any hidden and potential dangers within the home. Many homeowners or potential homeowners have little to no knowledge of asbestos, a mineral fiber that used to be added to a variety of building materials for strengthening and fireproof purposes. If you have heard of asbestos, you may have heard of it used on Navy vessels or in an industrial setting, but in reality,
asbestos can be present anywhere, even in your home.

Health Hazards of Asbestos in Your Home

Asbestos, on its own, is typically not dangerous and even in most settings it remains harmless unless it becomes damaged, is manipulated, or removed. Improper handling of asbestos or damaged asbestos can lead to diseases such as mesothelioma, an aggressive lung cancer that has a tendency to show up decades after asbestos exposure.

Before you reconsider that remodeling job or are afraid to buy the home you fell in love with, check out areas where asbestos may be present and make a decision based on what you find.

Common Areas for Asbestos Use

Health Hazards of Asbestos in Your Home

First off, if you suspect that asbestos may be in your home, hire a professional home inspector. Home inspectors know what to look for and the areas in the home where asbestos is most likely to be present; remember, all homes are different and older homes may be more likely to have asbestos. The following areas include, but may not be limited to:

  • Roof: Shingles and tar paper (or roof felting) may contain asbestos, but may not be an issue unless it’s damaged.
  • Attic: If your home was built between 1919 and 1990, there’s a great possibility that your attic could contain vermiculite that is a popular form of insulation. Vermiculite, like asbestos, is a natural mineral and is typically harmless, but a majority of the vermiculite that was put into homes was tainted with asbestos.
  • Ceilings & Walls: If your ceiling has acoustic ceiling tiles or is textured, there’s a possibility that it could contain asbestos. Same for textured walls. Remember, as long as they are in good condition they are less likely to be dangerous than damaged ceilings and walls.
  • Basement: Your basement can be a potential holding cell for asbestos containing materials, a lot depends on how your heat your home. For example, if your hot water and steam pipes may be coated with asbestos material. Oil and coal furnaces, as well as water heaters, may have asbestos insulation.

Other items with asbestos in your home may include vinyl flooring, gas fireplaces, and ironing pads.

Stay Safe

Health Hazards of Asbestos in Your Home

The best way to prevent asbestos exposure is to avoid being around any areas of your home that may have it, even if it looks in good condition. For example, if you vermiculite in your attic, don’t store anything in your attic and never let young children play in the attic.

If you notice some insulation paper peeling on your water heater or a chunk of ceiling tile cracked, don’t attempt to remove or fix (no matter how tempted you are). Simply wearing a dust mask, gloves, and safety glasses is not safe enough from the risk you are taking when disturbing a damaged piece of asbestos. Asbestos can lead to malignant mesothelioma down the road- a type of lung cancer that has serious implications to our well-being. Always contact an asbestos removal professional and let them do the job properly and as safely as possible.

Keeping in mind that almost 90% of the peak bone mass is acquired by the age of 18, and 20 by boys and girls respectively, it should be obvious that deposits for fighting the osteoporosis are made in childhood. What is less clear are the ways how those deposits are made. Increased physical activity, for instance, can lead to long-term tissue damage caused by injuries.

Still, the positive impact of physical activity on bone development is too big to be ignored, so if all the precautionary measures are taken, kids should not be prevented from entering the sport fields. Let us look at some of the activities that can benefit their bones the most and what else kids can learn from them.

american football


The most popular sport in the US involves a wide range of motions from different body parts, so it is obvious that it also benefits a very large number of bones. Playing for a junior football team will also teach your kid time-management and working within a group. Now, football is inherently a harsh collision sport, but in most cases, injuries are nothing more than simple bruises. Do your best to mitigate the potential risk, though, by buying extra padding for your kid and checking for signs of concussion after each practice.

cheer squad


Where you have a school football team, you have a cheer squad to go with it. Unlike many other sports, it requires full-body toning and conditioning, but unfortunately, there is little you can do about the muscle pulls, and ligament strains commonly associated with gymnastics. Still, you can always ask the coach not to push your kid over their limits.

soccer team


Soccer is played exclusively with legs, so it is best suited for strengthening the leg bones, but it makes up for that by providing young players with excellent balance, dexterity and coordination benefits. Also, constant running has a positive effect on cardiovascular health while the fluid play style can improve your kid’s communication and teamwork skills. Keep them safe from common leg injuries with adequate soccer equipment, and allow your kid 48 to 72 hours of rest time between games.

eaglebrook lacrosse


The fastest growing sport in the United States is in many ways similar to football, but although it looks pretty dangerous, lacrosse is much safer than either football or hockey. This does not change the fact that lacrosse is very physically demanding, so it also has a positive impact on kids’ bones. It can also help smaller kids, which are not best suited for football, to overcome their self-confidence issues. As with football, injuries can be prevented by keeping helmets and padding in good shape and on your body at all times during the game.

What we can learn from all of these four examples is that, while the possibility of injury is present in any kind of sport that requires increased physical activity from players, the benefits they provide to kids, both bone-related and those which are not, are more than worth the risk. According to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), more than 21.47 million kids between the age 6 and 17 are engaged in some kind of sport activity. Take all the precautionary measures, and let your kid be one of them.

Yoga and Nutrition

Laura Hollington  —  September 14, 2015

What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘yoga’? If your first association to the name of this ancient Eastern discipline involves images of slim, wiry men and women twisting and stretching their bodies into positions that go beyond what most people consider possible, you’re not alone. According to medical studies, yoga has extremely valuable effects on both the mind and the body, but it doesn’t boil down to exercises alone: more than a simple workout routine, yoga is a way of life and it has specific diet norms which aim to maximize health benefits of the practice. Due to increased muscle activity, minerals, vitamins and proteins play a highly important role in the overall nutrient intake – and here, we have a short list of diet recommendations including whey protein drinks for yogis which you may want to check out if you’re considering going all Zen and no stress.

Yoga and Nutrition

Diet your way to yoga success

Just like most exercise regimens, yoga has a number of positive effects on the body, including weight loss, increased flexibility, boosted vitality and general wellbeing. Still, to get the most out of your yoga session, you will have to make some slight adjustments in your daily diet: not all foods are conducive to yoga progress and improved physical condition, especially not the products packed with added sugar, fat, artificial flavors and preserves. Empty calories found in most processed foods do your body no good – they simply cancel out exercise effects. Instead of reaching for a candy bar or box of chocolates, have a tasty post workout drink after yoga class: an excellent way to refuel and rehydrate the body, H2O is precisely what your organism needs after a tough yogic stretch. If you don’t drink plain water, coconut water or lemonade will do the replenishing trick nicely, while smoothies and shakes prepared with whey or soy powder will make a great post-class recharge drink.

Recommended nutrition for yogis

Foods that go best with the yoga practice include products and ingredients that are usually recommended for any other strenuous workout program. Proteins, minerals and vitamins are critical in the yogi diet as they assist post-exercise recovery, energy restoration and muscle building. For best results, stick to fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts and wholegrain products as these provide all the nutrients your body needs to recuperate and thrive in circumstances of increased physical activity. Though organic food is preferable, it is not a must if you can’t find or afford it. Also, you can vary fresh and frozen fruit and veggies depending on the season, budget and greenmarket offer. For a healthy snack, grab some granola bars, protein drinks and protein-enriched smoothies as these provide a quick top-up for your drained cells and they also help build muscle mass and deter post-workout strain and aches.

Yoga and Nutrition

Proper proteins in yoga diet

Proteins are extremely important in the yogi diet as they help prevent muscle soreness after the workout. However, not all protein sources are equally good: most protein-packed foods are also rich in saturated fats which can prove health-detrimental in case of regular or excess intake. The best yogic protein sources include lean foods like tuna, chicken and fatless beef, as well as fat-free or low-fat dairy products like skimmed milk and yoghurt. Vegan and vegetarian yogis can get their precious proteins from nuts and seeds, peanut butter, tofu, tempeh, soymilk, sprouted-grain bread and quinoa. Another convenient option for yogis is whey protein – thanks to its quick absorption, bone-building properties, immune boosting effects and easy digestion, a protein shake made from whey powder will make a tasty and highly nutritious post-workout snack, and you can make it on the go for maximum ease of use.

On your quest to achieving mental, physical and spiritual balance through yoga, diet is an important factor which can considerably impact your exercise efficiency, stable energy level and post-workout recovery. Proteins are highly important in the yogi diet, and the best way to get the most out of your every workout and stay healthy and fit is to reach for protein supplements such as whey powder once in a while – your body will be eternally grateful to you for added muscle-building matter.

It is assumed that in the future, osteoporosis will pose a growing medical and socioeconomic problem. Not only can it have a devastating impact on the quality of life of older people, but they can also become a ‘burden’ to their environment and the health system.

Keeping Up with Your Calcium

Advantages of calcium and vitamin D

Good nutrition is important at all ages in order to maintain healthy bones. Calcium intake reduces bone loss and reduces the risk of vertebral fractures. Calcium intake during childhood may be the cause of increased bone density in adulthood. This increase in bone density can reduce the risk of fractures later in life. Calcium is also useful for other organic systems by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels and regular intake of calcium supplements and vitamin D is useful in the prevention of tooth loss in adults.

Calcium recommendations

General recommendations – Premenopausal women and men should consume at least 1,000 mg of calcium per day, while postmenopausal women not taking estrogen should consume 1500 mg per day.

Calcium in the diet – Primary sources of calcium are milk and dairy products such as cheese and yogurt, as well as green vegetables, such as spinach. Some cereals, soy products and fruit juices are enriched with up to 1,000 mg of calcium per serving.

Calcium supplements – The body can absorb calcium from supplements, as well as from the food. If it is not possible to get enough calcium from a regular diet, consult your doctor to determine the appropriate type, dose and time of supplements.

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a common bone disorder that leads to progressive loss of bone density and mass. As a result, the bones become thin, weak and easy to break. The amount of calcium which normally ensures the rigidity of the bone tissue and the bone, which provides the support of the bone is reduced. Such a fragile and porous bones are increasingly susceptible to various physical stresses. Osteoporosis is a major cause of serious disability of older people. Hip fracture caused by osteoporosis can happen in one of three women and one in five men under the age of eighty-five years. Despite the existence of objective possibilities, osteoporosis remains under-diagnosed and poorly treated.


Keeping Up with Your CalciumThe symptoms of osteoporosis

The symptoms of osteoporosis may go for years unobserved. The first sign of osteoporosis is a bone fracture. Symptoms are different for different bones. Pain in the spine is the main sign of weak parietal bones. For years, it leads to severe pain in the lower part of the spine and loss of height. The fractures in osteoporosis occur during normal activities. Generally, it is not about some big trauma. Hip fracture, which usually occurs after a fall, with osteoporosis may be due to some minor accidents and strikes in that area. Regular physical activity, maintaining flexibility of bone and joint structure can reduce the chance of fractures.


A number of treatments can help prevent bone loss. However, the first step in the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis is the use of foods and beverages rich in calcium, a mineral essential for bone strength, and vitamin D, which helps calcium absorption.

Since the diagnosis of osteoporosis usually arrives too late, it is very important to adopt the culture of preventive examinations. Osteodensitometry is recommended for women older than 65 years, women in menopause who have at least one risk factor for osteoporosis, all women with spontaneous bone fractures, people whose height is reduced by at least 2.5 cm and so on.

Weight Loss PSA

Laura Hollington  —  August 25, 2015

Dealing with extra weight

It is never easy to work off the extra weight you might have put on, and, it will take patience, time and effort to shape your body perfectly. There are plenty of ways which you can use at home, or at a gym, to shake off the extra, without causing any harm to your body in the process.

Mind the calories in your food

Be careful with your calorie intake, because it will be important to sue up more than you introduce into your body. Besides being cautious what you eat and how much, you should also look into counting calories so that you can make your weight loss speedier. Though, be aware that this will not produce any visible results immediately, and, that it will take time. On the other hand, this method is great for those who want to fine-tune their bodies.

Fill your meal with useful nutrients

For those who want to really work on losing some serious weight, it will be needed to change your meals. Put together a menu that you can follow, and make sure you have plenty of nutrition, vitamins and minerals in them. Make sure to include beans, Greek yogurt, sweet potatoes, strawberry, pistachio nuts to your menu. All this food contains good-for-you fats and vitamins.

Lose Weight the Healthy Way

Not only will it be great for maintaining your body fat, but, it will be great for your overall health as well. Moreover, eating right will benefit your workout sessions, making it easier to strengthen your muscles and to shave off that little bit from the stomach.

Work on your core muscles

Strengthening your muscles is a good way to work off the surplus intake of calories, and, it will be great to become healthier as well.

Lose Weight the Healthy Way

Though, you should not focus on building muscles, rather, try to make it your goal that you concentrate on cardio so that your body can melt away the unwanted fat. Keep in mind that going to the gym is a good way to help your body, and to socialize in the meantime, making it more fun.

Blow off some steam

Many of us have to deal with stress, and if you meditate or do yoga regularly, you will be getting rid of pent up pressure, and, in the meantime you will be helping your body support its weight loss too. The simple exercises might seem trivial, but they help in burning up calories as well.

Lose Weight the Healthy Way

On the other hand, you feel relaxed and calm, which will deter your attention from eating. Moreover, you will enhance your metabolism, making it work faster and better.

Drinking plenty of water

In order to make your body work like a well-oiled machine, you will have to drink a lot of water.  Though, avoid drinking sugary sport drinks, because they will only give you a short burst of energy but have a longer effect on your metabolism. I have learned all about this advice while training in a desert – well actually, when I had personal training in Dubai. Also I have learned that healthy ways to lose weight will guarantee amazing results, but on the other hand you will have to be patient to get there.

Lose Weight the Healthy Way

Find what best suits your abilities

In the end, not all methods will be great for you, and you should never stick to only one. Make sure that you can make a combination, so that you can enjoy the results in the end. Though, be sure to keep track of changes, and, if you notice something out of the ordinary call on a professional. Devising a diet plan and having enough time to work out regularly will mean the difference between an acceptable and great body. Just keep in mind not to take it too far, and to have plenty of rest too.

Often, a person who is impaired from performing regular day-to-day activity needs professional help at staying productive in this busy world. Coming in many forms, like private practices, or as parts of hospitals and recovery facilities, rehabilitation centers are crucial for any functional city.

We live in a contradictory age of high tendency towards tolerance and productivity, and therefore, maintaining a high percentage of functioning people is vastly important. Why would having a disability mean complete lack of productivity and ability to perform even the simplest of actions? Furthermore, those that are disabled tend to crave independence even more so than those that aren’t.

The Importance of Rehabilitation Counselling

Rehabilitation counseling has become more psychotherapeutic within the last couple of decades. Having a disability is no longer regarded as a problem exclusively physical in nature. After going through exercises that serve as preparation for a new way of life in an old world, mental adjustment needs to take place.

To become a certified rehabilitation counselor, though no specific undergraduate degree is required, what one would need is a certification granted by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Having obtained this means that one possesses skill, competency and a mental attitude that being a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor entails. Usually, however, a vast majority of rehabilitation counselors possess a degree in psychology, sociology and/or other fields related to human services.

Licensed professional counselors and certified rehabilitation counselors begin by achieving a Diploma of Disability, which is the first step in focusing their work on psychotherapy. In addition to being trained into understanding medical issues that may follow the disability, the rehabilitation counselors specialize in understanding the social model of disability, covering systemic barriers, exclusion from and by society and working on being reintegrated into it as highly functioning members.

The Importance of Rehabilitation Counselling

Crucial for easing people into surroundings that still haven’t achieved a high enough level of tolerance, whether in forms of populations with low diversity or simply areas infested by intolerance, these experts focus on providing community service to professional functions, research activities and critical thinking.

Covering all age groups of people with disabilities, rehabilitation counseling has achieved a tremendous success in taking a giant leap into the future. Though historically, rehabilitation counselors were focused on helping working-age adults achieve a regular level of functionality, the counselors of this day and age tend to engage those disabled whatever their age may be. This is of grave importance, since being socially integrated at whatever stage of development is crucial within any culture.