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Clinicient Hosts Empower Event

NEW ORLEANS -- The outpatient rehabilitation industry is experiencing change on every level. New models for delivering care, reporting quality and getting paid are emerging at a rapid pace. On March 30, 2016, Clinicient will host Empower, a conference that will bring together industry talent to coach participants to take control, simplify, and succeed in a climate of rapid change. This free event will teach strategies to thrive during a changing time in healthcare. Attendees will learn how to improve ...

Posted on: February 12, 2016
Defense Centers of Excellence Transitions to DHA

SILVER SPRING, MD -- The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), the organization responsible for psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and care in the Military Health System (MHS), transitioned Feb. 7, 2016, to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. The transfer includes a headquarters and three component centers -- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Deployment Health Clinical ...

Posted on: February 11, 2016
Task-oriented Therapy Doesn't Improve Motor Recovery After Stroke

LOS ANGELES -- The use of a structured, task-oriented rehabilitation program, compared with usual rehabilitation, did not result in better motor function or recovery after 12 months for patients with moderate upper extremity impairment following a stroke, according to a study in the February 9 issue of JAMA. Carolee J. Winstein, PhD, of the University of Southern California, and colleagues randomly assigned 361 participants with moderate motor impairment following a stroke to structured, task-oriented ...

Posted on: February 10, 2016
PediaPlex Expands ABA Therapy Room

SOUTHLAKE, TX -- PediaPlex announced Feb. 8 that it has reorganized its facility to encompass its growing applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy program. This evidence-based intervention program supports children in developing a wide range of functional skills and appropriate social behaviors that they use daily. The program creates a positive learning environment and is tailored to the individual needs of each child. Shaping and chaining are two common approaches used in ABA therapy. Shaping involves ...

Posted on: February 09, 2016
Newer Pain Control Strategies Can Improve TKR Results

ROSEMONT, IL -- According to a literature review in the Feb. 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), a team-based care approach (consisting of the patient, family members, the orthopedic surgeon, and other medical practitioners) on total knee replacement (TKR) procedures, in conjunction with newer pain management strategies, is key to maximizing patient outcomes. "TKR is a highly successful procedure used to treat symptomatic knee arthritis that's not responsive ...

Posted on: February 08, 2016
Valdosta State University Opens Rehab Center

VALDOSTA, GA -- Valdosta State University's College of Nursing and Health Sciences announced Jan. 26 the opening of the Center for Exercise Medicine and Rehabilitation. "I am very proud to be a part of an institution and a college that is willing to explore innovations for the benefit of students, faculty, employees, and the community," said Sheri Noviello, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and professor of nursing. "Providing opportunities for students to engage with faculty in our own ...

Posted on: February 07, 2016
Cultural Factors Affect Perceived Need for Autism Services

PHILADELPHIA -- Among families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), perceived need for medical and support services differs among caregivers of different racial and ethnic groups, even after adjusting for child and family socioeconomic and other characteristics. This may in turn affect how caregivers prioritize and seek care for their children. Researchers published these findings in a Pediatrics supplement and hope the study will inform family-centered communications and support. "Our team ...

Posted on: February 06, 2016
Adjustable Schedules Result in Greater Weight Loss

Personalizing rest periods and dietary intake after exercise results in more permanent weight loss, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. "A great deal of the diet failures we see nowadays are because people are trying to follow generalized schedules written for the masses," stated lead author and founder of The Catching Point Transformation J. David Prologo, MD. "In reality, each person needs different combinations of time and nutrients to ...

Posted on: February 05, 2016
Drexel Partners with Salus University on Sequential OT Program

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Drexel University's health sciences department and Salus University's occupational therapy department announced Jan. 13 that they have partnered to offer a sequential degree program to undergraduate students enrolled in the health sciences program at Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions. The articulation agreement creates the opportunity for up to four undergraduate students from Drexel University, who successfully complete all necessary requirements, to ...

Posted on: February 04, 2016
Performance Health Launches Online Academy

AKRON, OH -- Performance Health announced Feb. 3 the introduction of the Performance Health Academy, an online resource targeted at a broad clinical audience. The Performance Health Academy provides research, trends, and articles targeted primarily to physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, athletic trainers and occupational therapists. It provides best practices for using TheraBand® products, such as CLX™ Consecutive Loops and Kinesiology Tape, and Biofreeze®, ...

Posted on: February 03, 2016
HealthSouth Opens Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital in Hot Springs

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- HealthSouth Corp. and CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, a Catholic Health Initiatives' hospital, announced Feb. 2 that they have begun operations of CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of HealthSouth. The 27-bed unit is currently operating on the campus of CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs in Hot Springs, AR. The joint venture partners expect to relocate the inpatient rehabilitation unit to a newly renovated 40-bed hospital in the third quarter 2016. "This hospital ...

Posted on: February 02, 2016
Study: Four Factors Predict Outcomes in Children with Low Birth Weight

NEW YORK, NY -- A new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that four factors -- medical complications at birth, maternal education, early motor assessments, and early cognitive assessments -- help predict later cognitive function and motor performance for children born early and at a very low birth weight. Studies suggest that 40-70% of pre-term children have minor neurodevelopmental impairments, including cognitive delays, speech and language disorders, and ...

Posted on: February 01, 2016
TexPTS Opens Community Clinic in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) announced Jan. 28 the opening of a community clinic in their San Antonio-Northwest location in the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) School of Physical Therapy building. The clinic, which will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m., will serve patients with a medical diagnosis and a valid referral from a healthcare provider for physical therapy, age 13 and older, who are not eligible for Medicare benefits, are uninsured, are ...

Posted on: January 31, 2016
Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice Appoints Leadership

JACKSON, MI -- Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice announced Jan. 29 the appointments of new executive leadership positions. "Our Leadership 2025-Evolution of Excellence is a carefully constructed strategic and operational model, which focuses on the changing landscape of the entire health care continuum," said Great Lakes Caring CEO William Deary. "Over the next 10 years, data, intelligently acquired, strategically evaluated and synergistically converted into tactical process improvement, will ...

Posted on: January 30, 2016
Parabolic Performance & Rehab Trains NFL Prospects

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Parabolic Performance & Rehab, a sports performance training and physical therapy practice, announced Jan. 24 that it is working with Rutgers football players Steven Longa, Quentin Gause, Keith Lumpkin, Paul James, and Sam Bergen in preparation for the 2016 NFL draft. In 2013, Parabolic announced its partnership with B Martin Sports to form their NFL Pre Draft training program. "Our cutting-edge approach to athlete training, therapy and nutrition has already helped a number of NFL ...

Posted on: January 29, 2016
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