Yoga’s Emergence in PTA & OTA

The practice of yoga is practically as old as time itself. It only recently, however, has been considered an emerging field for the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant. “Yoga’s popularity has grown in...

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N. Hollywood Christens New RT Honor Society

Concorde’s North Hollywood, Calif. campus celebrated the inaugural induction of The Lambda Beta National Honor Society for Respiratory Therapy. The nationally-recognized Lambda Beta National Honor Society promotes, recognizes and honors scholarship, scholarly achievement, service and...

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Where a PTA Can Work

A benefit of a being a Physical Therapist Assistant is the flexibility to work in a variety of settings. The vast majority of PTAs – approximately 72 percent – work in hospitals or privately-owned physical...

Hand-washing Tips for STs

All of Concorde’s Surgical Technologist students learn early on in their programs that one of the most vital tasks any good ST assumes during a surgery is ensuring the maintenance of a sterile operating field....

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Top Reasons for Opting for MT

It probably surprises no one that we here at Concorde are a bit partial to Massage Therapy. Although it’s taught at just two of our 16 campuses – in Memphis, Tenn. and Southaven, Miss. –...

Tips from RTs to Combat Allergies

July can be the worst of times for allergy sufferers. Everything is in bloom, but it’s also a time when flowers and grass also are drying out in the summer heat, meaning allergens are flying...

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How OTAs Work With Autistic Children

The job of a pediatric occupational therapist – and, by extension, an Occupational Therapy Assistant – is to help children do the work of childhood better. When it comes to children who fall on the...

MT and DA Work With TMJ Disorder

There are a myriad of medical disorders treated by two or more disparate medical fields for which Concorde offers programs. One such event is known as Temporo Mandibular Joint Disorder, more commonly TMJ Syndrome. It’s...

How PSG Works to Improve Sleep

Sleep-disordered Breathing (SDB), which includes obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as the most common variant, is characterized by intermittent episodes of partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway, leading to cessation of breathing while asleep....

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Making It On Her Own

It was a personal tragedy which ultimately brought Tamera Watkins to Concorde and Massage Therapy. It was through Concorde that she was able to take that horrific life circumstance and, through incredible perseverance, a good...

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Celebrating Surgical Technologists Week

The Association of Surgical Technologists Board of Directors dedicated the third week in September to recognizing surgical technologists in 1984. National Surgical Technologist Week has been celebrated every year since as an opportunity to promote...

Meet Justin Ivie, Lamplighter of Distinction

Justin Ivie knew he wanted to have a career in a medical field long before he retired as a Senior Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force in 2015. He served as a pararescueman...

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Day in the Life of a PTA Instructor

There simply aren’t enough hours in the day, according to at least one of Concorde’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) directors. “A day in the life of a PTA instructor involves much more than an eight-hour...

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Traits of a Good Rad Tech

The traits of a good Radiologic Technologist are somewhat similar to those of other jobs, with a few additions for reasons specific to the job, according to Wayne Stellick, Radiologic Technologist Program Director for Concorde’s...

Dallas Student is Perfect on PTA Exam

Celeste Watkins opened the email from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy with great anticipation. She knew she had passed her National Physical Therapy Exam – the Federation had released the pass/fail results...

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The Health Benefits of Seaweed Therapy

Concorde Massage Therapy students certainly have heard about it. A relatively new method of treatment in Massage Therapy that is all the rage is the seaweed wrap. Actually, seaweed therapy treatments have been established in...

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Where RTs Can Work Other Than Hospitals

More than 20 years ago, Gretchen Keys watched the pilot episode of what would turn out to be a favorite TV show – ER. Only, what Keys noticed actually made her angry at first. “While...

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MT Instructor is Educator of the Year

LaWanda Allen said she was quite surprised when she heard that she had been named a 2017 Educator of the Year by The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, Biofreeze and BonVital. She knew she had...

How PTAs Work With MS Patients

Today is World Multiple Sclerosis Day. We thought we would commemorate that day by describing the role the Physical Therapist Assistant has in treating patients afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS). It’s the kind of work...

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The Evolution of Concorde’s Surgical Technology Program

Do you remember hearing about program advisory committees (PACs) when you attended school? They are groups comprised of field practitioners, educators, administrators, employee partners and even alumni who gather to evaluate and discuss ways to...

Davina Thomas-Clark | Medical Assistant, Vocational Nurse graduate

“I have taken the MA program and the LVN program. Concorde is a wonderful school. There is a difference between passion and a paycheck, and most of my instructors had a passion for what they do. The program was challenging but well worth it. I love this college!”

Kontessa Brown | Dental Assisting Graduate

“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”

Marcus Streator | Respiratory Therapy graduate

“Without the support of certain instructors … I would not have pushed myself to grasp the concepts and pass my boards on the first attempt. Once I passed my boards, it was less than one month after that I landed my first Respiratory Therapist job where I am currently working with so much joy every day.”

Trenisha Jones | Dental Assistant Graduate

“I decided to go to school because I was tired of working dead-end jobs. … When I found out I was pregnant, I realized that I needed a better life for me, for my child, for my husband, and just to better myself.”

Andrea Nolan | Dental Assistant graduate

“Knowing I could be working as a Dental Assistant in eight months was crazy to me! I loved going to class and would drive an hour there every day. I’m truly happy that I took the step to go to Concorde. It was the best thing I have done for my family.”