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Burke Rehab Hospital Hosts Arthritis Day
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- To help bring awareness about arthritis, on October 16, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will host a day of educational presentations on various aspects of the condition in recognition of World Arthritis Day. The speakers, all Burke experts, will cover various topics, including an overview about the condition, relaxation therapy, proper nutrition, drug therapy, and the importance of posture. "Arthritis is one of the nation's leading causes for disability, and can affect anyone," said ...
Posted on: October 01, 2014
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Hosts Art Show
MINNEAPOLIS -- Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute will host its 52nd International Art Show April 30-May 22, 2015. All artists with a disability that causes a physical or mental impairment of one or more major life activities are eligible to submit artwork. Artists can submit entries now through Jan. 30, 2015 online at www.callforentry.org. All art must be the original work of the artist and created within the past five years. Previous submissions to the International Art Show are not accepted. ...
Posted on: September 30, 2014
WCPT Announces Presidential Candidates
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) has announced the candidates for president and vice president for the term 2015-2019. There is one candidate for each position: Emma Stokes will stand for the WCPT presidency, and Margot Skinner will stand for the vice presidency. Although they are unopposed, both candidates will need the approval of member organizations at the WCPT general meeting in April next year to be confirmed in their new positions. Single candidacies are not unusual in WCPT's ...
Posted on: September 29, 2014
NATA Releases Heart Health Guidelines
DALLAS -- In recognition of Children's Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month in September and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in October, the National Athletic Trainers' Association has released guidelines on heart health and youth sports safety. "We know that education, prevention and treatment are integral in keeping young athletes in the game and off the sidelines," said NATA President Jim Thornton, MA, ATC, CES. "It's vital to establish a sports medicine team that includes physicians and athletic ...
Posted on: September 28, 2014
Dynatronics to Release Financial Results
SALT LAKE CITY -- Dynatronics Corporation (NASDAQ: DYNT) announced Sept. 26 that it will release financial results for its quarter and year ended June 30, 2014 during the morning of Sept. 29, 2014. Dynatronics has scheduled a conference call for investors later that day at 2 p.m. Eastern time to discuss its results for the quarter and year. Those interested in participating should call 800-771-7838. Dynatronics manufactures, markets and distributes advanced-technology medical devices, orthopedic soft ...
Posted on: September 27, 2014
Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion Opens
WEXFORD, PA -- Officials and employees of Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network joined community leaders and public officials Sept. 23 to celebrate the planned Oct. 1 grand opening of the Network's new Health + Wellness Pavilion in Wexford. Located at 12311 Perry Highway (U.S. Route 19) in Pine Township, the 175,000 square-foot pavilion will provide residents in the North Hills of Pittsburgh and beyond with retail, preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic healthcare services under one roof. ...
Posted on: September 26, 2014
Columbia Nursing Grant Expands LGBT Health
NEW YORK, NY -- A new project led by Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, ANP-BC, director of the adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program at Columbia University School of Nursing, is working to eliminate health disparities in the LGBT population in New York City. As the project director of the newly established Elder LGBT Interprofessional Care Program (E-LINC), Kwong secured a $1.5 million cooperative agreement from Health Resources and Service Administration to help address common medical and mental ...
Posted on: September 25, 2014
PT Releases Women's Health Book
LOS ANGELES -- Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, owner of Fusion Wellness & Physical Therapy, announced Sept. 23 the release of Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve, which exposes common myths surrounding vaginismus, vulvodynia, and other pelvic floor disorders that can make intercourse painful or impossible. "This book is a labor of love that has been years in the making," said Jeffcoat. "I've treated hundreds of women, including some who have been married for years and never ...
Posted on: September 24, 2014
SSM Opens Outpatient Therapy Center
ST. LOUIS -- SSM Physical Therapy announced the opening of a new outpatient physical therapy center Sept. 22. The clinic is located at 635 Locust St. at the $250 million Mercantile Exchange development (otherwise known as the MX), and offers general and specialty physical therapy services such as neck and back rehabilitation, sports medicine, orthopedic rehabilitation, and work injury programs, according to a statement from the health system. SSM Physical Therapy Administrative Assistant Cathy Moore said ...
Posted on: September 23, 2014
One Mind Partners with Palantir
SEATTLE, WA -- One Mind announced Sept. 22 a collaboration with Palantir Technologies Inc. to improve programs for the prevention and treatment of brain injuries, starting with One Mind's flagship Gemini Program.The partnership provides a new platform for Gemini researchers to share and analyze data. The partnership lets researchers and clinicians integrate and study diverse data sets on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTS). Work has already begun on integrating and analyzing data ...
Posted on: September 22, 2014
Study: Toddler Gait May Predict Muscular Dystrophy
BALTIMORE -- Johns Hopkins researchers have found that when walking and cognitive delays occur in concert, the combination could comprise the earliest of signals heralding a rare but devastating disorder known as Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The study, published ahead of print in The Journal of Pediatrics and conducted by a medical student and a pediatric neurologist, reveals that delays in the onset of walking -- which should occur between 9 and 16 months of age -- are common among boys with DMD ...
Posted on: September 21, 2014
Aegis Hosts Senior Fitness Event
PLANO, TX -- Now in its sixth consecutive year, the nationwide WALK! with Aegis Therapies senior wellness event is now open to anyone who would like to participate in Active Aging Week. The event will feature fitness and wellness expert Chris Freytag, who will lead a series of activities in the greater Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Birmingham and Huntsville, Ala. areas. New to the WALK! program this year, anyone can participate in Active Aging Week through an online, at-home guide by registering at ...
Posted on: September 19, 2014
Kmart Launches St. Jude Fundraiser
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL -- Kmart announced Sept. 17 that it has kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign by continuing a tradition that last year resulted in donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital totaling $21.9 million -- the single largest corporate partner contribution ever to the hospital. "Kmart associates, Shop Your Way members and customers show us every year that the holiday season is more than being thankful for the health of our families -- it's about helping those who aren't as ...
Posted on: September 19, 2014
Paradigm Physical Therapy Offering Dry Needling
ODESSA, TX -- Paradigm Physical Therapy announced Sept. 16 that they are now offering dry needling, a procedure that uses an acupuncture needle to treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems. In this invasive procedure, a solid filament or acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle to create a trigger point. Using repeated strokes and without withdrawing the needle, the needle helps to deactivate and release the trigger point within seconds. Dry needling is used for musculoskeletal problems ...
Posted on: September 18, 2014
Jewish Home Lifecare Opens Rehab Unit
NEW YORK, NY -- Jewish Home Lifecare announced Sept. 17 the opening of the Jewish Home Lifecare Center for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine. The 22-bed post-acute unit, developed in collaboration with The Mount Sinai Hospital's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, will be staffed by a multidisciplinary team of health care specialists. "The Jewish Home Lifecare Center for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine is just the latest example of our dedication to offering aging New Yorkers a full continuum of health ...
Posted on: September 17, 2014