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Maury Regional PT Getting People Back on Their Feet

Columbia, TN-Maury Regional Medical Center's physical therapists help get Maury County, Tennessee back on the move. MRMC was voted as having the best physical therapists in the Best of Maury County annual reader survey sponsored by The Daily Herald. MRMC offers aquatic physical therapy, fall assessment and prevention, functional capacity evaluations, hand therapy, industrial consultations, lymphedema management, orthopedic rehabilitation, pediatric therapy, spinal cord rehab, sports injury recovery, ...

Posted on: July 22, 2014
USC Clinical Exercise Research Center Sponsors First Athlete

Long before applying to the doctor of physical therapy program at USC, Jordan Perry had set a personal goal to compete in the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Little did the 27-year-old marathon runner realize his studies at the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy-and an association with faculty member Todd Schroeder-would bring his triathlon dreams to vivid life on the shores of Hawaii's big island. His journey to triathlete began during the spring 2013 semester when Perry, ...

Posted on: July 22, 2014
Arcadia Names Health Sciences Dean, PT Chair

GLENSIDE, Pa.-- Arcadia University has announced that Rebecca Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, has been named dean for its College of Health Sciences, and Philip McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA, has been named chair of its Department of Physical Therapy. The two have a combined total of more than 36 years of service to Arcadia University in faculty and leadership positions. "Dr. Craik and Dr. McClure have demonstrated sustained excellence to Arcadia students, to the physical therapy field, and to the University," said Dr. ...

Posted on: July 21, 2014
Adventist Health Nationally Ranked, Recognized

Glendale Adventist Medical Center with parent company, Adventist Health, has been named one of the most wired health systems in a national survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks and announced this week. Most Wired organizations use information technology to better connect care providers and patients. They must meet a set of rigorous criteria across four operational categories, including infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical ...

Posted on: July 19, 2014
APTA Announces Innovation 2.0 Finalists

Alexandria, VA - The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has announced its finalists in the Innovation 2.0 project, an initiative aimed at highlighting and advancing the impact of physical therapy in innovative and emerging models of health care, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled payment, direct access, patient-centered medical homes, prevention and health promotion, and value-based purchasing. "The health care environment is rapidly evolving with an emphasis being placed on ...

Posted on: July 19, 2014
First Osteointegration Implant Patient Working With Matt Smith PT

Las Vegas - In the first reported case in the U.S., Las Vegas resident Elizabeth Bailey-Smith received an osteointegration implant for transfemoral amputation. After a successful surgery to install the implant, Bailey-Smith is on her way back to resuming an active lifestyle with the help of Matt Smith Physical Therapy. Now in rehabilitation at Matt Smith Physical Therapy, Bailey-Smith is working with physical therapist Ed Dolegowski, who's been with Matt Smith Physical Therapy since 2002. During the ...

Posted on: July 18, 2014
Inglis Signs StimulusBrand For Marketing Program

Ewing, NJ and Philadelphia, PA -- StimulusBrand Communications has been engaged by Inglis, a trailblazing organization based in Philadelphia. Founded in 1877, Inglis enables people with disabilities, and those who care for them, to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. StimulusBrand will help refresh the Inglis branding to include a new identity, newsletter, viewbook/brochures, signage, advertising, display, and more. New brand elements will be unveiled in the fall of 2014. Inglis serves ...

Posted on: July 17, 2014
New York Presbyterian a U.S. News Best Hospital Again

NEW YORK- For the 14th consecutive year, New York-Presbyterian Hospital earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report's prestigious "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll, published online today. The hospital ranks No. 6 on the Honor Roll, which recognizes national excellence in multiple specialties. Only 17 hospitals out of 5,000 nationwide were included. In addition, New York-Presbyterian Hospital again earned the top spot among all hospitals in New York State and the New York metro region. New York-Presbyterian ...

Posted on: July 17, 2014
Craig Hospital Ranked Top Ten in Rehab Again

ENGLEWOOD, CO. - U.S. News and World Report announced today Craig Hospital has been ranked a top ten rehabilitation hospital in the United States for the 25th consecutive year. Craig has ranked in the top ten every year since the rankings began in 1990. Rehabilitation physicians from all over the United States participated in a survey which resulted in the rankings. Craig Hospital was ranked 7th in the U.S. for rehabilitation, 3rd overall in Colorado, and 3rd overall in Denver. "This is truly a remarkable ...

Posted on: July 16, 2014
HSS Ranked No. 1 for Orthopedics

NEW YORK- Once again, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report in its 2014 "Best Hospitals" survey. The hospital is also nationally ranked No. 3 in rheumatology, in association with New York-Presbyterian Hospital. "We are honored to be recognized nationally as the best in our specialized field for the fifth consecutive year," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery. "The entire HSS ...

Posted on: July 16, 2014
Matt Smith PT Offering Dry Needling

Las Vegas - Those in pain now have one more option available to help relieve what ails them at Matt Smith Physical Therapy. The therapy practice now offers Trigger Point Dry Needling, a technique that uses a fine filament needle to deactivate or shut down painful or knotted areas in muscles. At Matt Smith Physical Therapy, dry needling is offered to customers as an add-on to their physical therapy service. "It's another soft tissue technique that's more specific and more effective than massage," said ...

Posted on: July 15, 2014
Idaho Gym Opens for People with Disabilities

Pocatello -A home health assistant physical therapist, who noticed her clients had nowhere to exercise once they completed doctor-ordered therapy, has opened a gym specifically designed for those with physical and mental challenges. "It's to bridge the gap and to keep them moving forward," said Mary Van Orden who opened "Beyond Barriers Fitness" in May. While working in home health, she noticed that once patients reached their goal, they stopped exercising. "They would get discharged from physical therapy ...

Posted on: July 14, 2014
Study Charts Differences in Cardiac Rehab Between Men, Women

A new study has suggested that men may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation (CR) more than women, which could indicate the need for modified exercise and counseling programs. The research, published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, compared metabolic equivalents (METs) achieved by 346 women and 758 men assigned to participate in the Health Care Cardiac Rehabilitation Program of the University of North Carolina. This program is an outpatient CR program consisting of three CR ...

Posted on: July 14, 2014
Pressure Ulcer Expert Revealing New Study

One of the world's authorities on pressure ulcers, Dr. Amit Gefen of Tel Aviv University, will be in the United States on July 18 to discuss his latest research tied to chronic sitting and deadly pressure ulcers. Studies have shown that one in 10 patients with a spinal cord injury will die from complications related to pressure ulcers. Gefen's study demonstrates how an air-cell-based (ACB) seat cushion can have a significant impact on a patient's ability to avoid a pressure ulcer. In fact, an ACB cushion ...

Posted on: July 12, 2014
George Washington University Hosting PT Educators' Conference

WASHINGTON- The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences' Physical Therapy Program is pleased to host, in conjunction with Woods Duncan Consulting, "Preparing the Next Generation of Physical Therapists for Innovative Practice," to be held July 25-26 at GW's Marvin Center in Washington, D.C. Physical therapist educators across the country, as well as physical therapists involved in innovative models of health care, are invited to make recommendations and identify resources ...

Posted on: July 11, 2014
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