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Health & Wellness 2022: Occupational therapists help return patients to daily routines

Allen Davenport originally was skeptical about occupational therapy, but he said he saw its benefits after just two sessions with occupational therapist Miranda Palmer at Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields.

Editor's note: This story is the seventh in a series originally published in the Chronicle's April 1 print edition, part of the annual Health & Wellness supplement sponsored by Franciscan Health.
Davenport, a 53-year-old auto mechanic, underwent triceps tendon reattachment surgery on Nov. 12 to repair an injury suffered in a bicycle accident. He had lost strength in his arm, and he was unable to . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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