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Ohio State Researchers Study Magnetic Stimulation
COLUMBUS, OH -- Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are trying to help patients who have suffered a stroke to improve arm movement by stimulating the brain using a device called a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator (TMS). By using TMS to reduce brain activity on the side that was not injured by the stroke, the injured side may have a better chance of recovering. The theory is that when one side of the brain is damaged by a stroke, the healthy side tends to generate much more ...
Posted on: November 28, 2014
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network Launches Adaptive Hockey Program
BOSTON -- Spaulding Rehabilitation Network announced Nov. 15 a new adaptive hockey program -- The Dr. Bernard R. and Edna M. Sears Adaptive Hockey Program at Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers. The program was created through a donation by Edna Sears of Boston. "From the time I was at Harvard watching games, the thrill and joy that the sport of hockey can bring to participants, families and fans is unmatched. Contributing to such a worthy organization as Spaulding that will enable people of all abilities ...
Posted on: November 27, 2014
MedRisk Launches 'Restore' Program
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA -- MedRisk, a provider of physical rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging solutions for the workers' compensation industry, announced Nov. 16 that it has launched the MedRisk Restore program. Restore is designed to reduce delayed recovery cases by integrating MedRisk's physical medicine solution with an internationally recognized approach incorporating psychosocial barrier identification and resolution. Current research shows that psychosocial barriers to recovery account for more than ...
Posted on: November 26, 2014
American Geriatrics Society Releases Delirium Guidelines
NEW YORK, NY -- The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) on Nov. 17 released its new Clinical Practice Guideline for Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults for providing essential guidance to clinicians to prevent and treat postoperative delirium in older patients. "Delirium is among the most common post-operative complications for older adults undergoing surgery," commented Andrew G. Lee, MD, chair of the AGS Section for Surgical and Related Medical Specialists. "It is upsetting for patients and families, ...
Posted on: November 25, 2014
OPTP Announces New Spinal Stabilization Texts
MINNEAPOLIS -- OPTP has announced the availability of the fully revised 2nd editions of Lumbar Spinal Stabilization Floor Exercises and Cervical Spinal Stabilization Exercises, by Donald Murphy, DC, and Gary Ierna, DC. The books help improve patient technique and compliance by detailing each exercise with step-by-step instructions and high-quality color images. Home exercise programs are a valuable part of any treatment, but they are often done incorrectly or ignored altogether, according to a company ...
Posted on: November 24, 2014
Island Nursing and Rehab Participates in "Adopt A Soldier"
HOLTSVILLE, NY -- Island Nursing and Rehab Center announced Nov. 13 that its staff, residents and families collected food and other items to send to the 106th Rescue Wing of Westhampton as part of the "Adopt A Soldier" program. The facility collected candy, gum, magazines, stamps, sunflower seeds, beef jerky, crossword puzzles, energy bars and granola bars, as well as financial donations to cover the cost of shipping. The items were collected and delivered to the 106th Rescue Wing so they could be mailed ...
Posted on: November 23, 2014
TriHealth Opens Rehab Hospital in Ohio
CINCINNATI -- TriHealth and Select Medical announced Nov. 5 they have completed an agreement to jointly operate a new 60-bed, acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital in 2016 in Keystone Park, along Interstate 71 and Dana Avenue in Cincinnati. The joint venture, which was announced earlier this year and finalized this week, will create a limited liability company between TriHealth, a provider of acute care services in Cincinnati, and Select Medical, a national leader in providing inpatient rehabilitation ...
Posted on: November 22, 2014
WorkWell Partners with NextImage
SAN DIEGO -- WorkWell, in partnership with NextImage Medical, announced Nov. 21 that they have created a program that focuses on outcome and return-to-work to reduce overall cost and time lost on the job. "We are providing a long-term industry solution that offers a full suite of resources to all stakeholders at every step, from pre-hire to retire. It's a comprehensive solution that encompasses prevention, education, treatment and management at all stages of employment to drive savings to our customers," ...
Posted on: November 21, 2014
Parker Human Motion Hosts Neurorehabilitation Summit
SAN DIEGO -- The human motion business unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation week hosted experts in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation to discuss how to demonstrate the value of recent and emerging neurorehabilitation technologies in clinical and personal settings. This was the first annual Parker Human Motion Summit, each to be focused around a specific issue in the industry. In three separate panels, physicians and hospital and health insurance executives reflected on important aspects ...
Posted on: November 19, 2014
ATI Physical Therapy Acquires 28 Clinics
BOLINGBROOK, IL -- ATI Physical Therapy announced Nov. 18 the acquisition of 28 clinics in two states, plus the addition of home health rehabilitation. ATI acquired Apple Physical Therapy, a 24-clinic practice based in Puyallup, Wash., and Spinal & Orthopedic Rehabilitation, a 4-clinic practice in Clinton Township, Novi, Pontiac/Bloomfield Hills and Southfield, Mich. "As an industry leader with a progressive vision, ATI is building a differentiated platform in physical therapy that is focused on ...
Posted on: November 18, 2014
OPTP Releases Updated Kaltenborn Text
MINNEAPOLIS -- First released 40 years ago, Manual Mobilization of the Joints: The Extremities, written by Freddy Kaltenborn, covered the practical foundations of joint mobilization. Now in its 8th edition, this updated and revised handbook offers an introduction to manual extremity joint evaluation and mobilization techniques with an emphasis on the application of biomechanical principles. Intended for student practitioners, The Extremities is designed to fulfill the basic manual therapy requirement of ...
Posted on: November 17, 2014
CHOP Employment Program Receives Mayor's Award
PHILADELPHIA -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Career Path program announced Oct. 31 that it has received the Access Achievement Award from the Mayor's Commission of People with Disabilities (MCPD). The award is given to businesses, organizations and non-profits that have made outstanding efforts to improve and increase access for people with disabilities throughout the Delaware Valley. The goal of the CHOP Career Path program is to help young adults between the ages of 18 and 22 who ...
Posted on: November 16, 2014
NASS Releases Spine Language Consensus Document
BURR RIDGE, IL -- From the radiologist to the spine specialist to the internal medicine physician, common spine conditions need universally accepted definitions, say the authors of a new, open-access consensus document defining that consistent shared language. The new document, "Lumbar Disc Nomenclature: Version 2.0, Recommendations of the combined task forces of the North American Spine Society, the American Society of Spine Radiology and the American Society of Neuroradiology," is a revision of a 2001 ...
Posted on: November 15, 2014
MedHab Teams with Michael Johnson Performance
FORT WORTH, TX -- MedHab LLC, a privately held developer of rehabilitative and sport-enhancing tools, announced Oct. 22 it has established a partnership with Olympic champion and world record holder Michael Johnson and his athletic training organization, Michael Johnson Performance Inc., to enhance the functionality of MedHab's lead device, RPM(2). RPM(2), which is available in three different formats for runners, cyclers and triathletes, was developed to enhance athletic performance by objectively ...
Posted on: November 14, 2014
3S Symposium Targets Sensory Challenges
DENVER, CO -- More than 300 occupational therapists, clinicians, educators, researchers, and parents gathered at the sold-out 17th International 3S (Strategies, Science & Success) Symposium, held Nov. 7-8 in Tempe, AZ. The theme and directive at the conference was "The Changing Landscape of Sensory Processing Disorder." The 3S symposium covered material beneficial to both professionals -- who diagnose, treat, and teach children with sensory challenges -- and parents. The International 3S Symposium ...
Posted on: November 13, 2014