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OPTP Publishes New Book by Eric Franklin

OPTP has added a new instructional book to its lineup of educational resources. Eric Franklin, a movement educator and creator of the Franklin Method®, wrote The Art & Science of Cueing to help yoga, Pilates, dance and fitness instructors fine tune their teaching skills. The new book, offered exclusively by OPTP, discusses various methods of information transfer that tap deeply into Franklin's creativity and imagination, revealing his personal secrets for teaching proper movement. From basic ...

Posted on: July 23, 2016
Study Finds Differences in Older Adults Who Fall Indoors Versus Outdoors

Falling can have serious consequences for older adults, including a loss of function and increased risk of institutionalization. According to a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, patient characteristics and outcomes differ for people who fall outdoors versus indoors. "Falls are one of the most common causes of emergency room visits for older adults and are the number one cause of traumatic injuries for this population," said study author Tracy Chippendale, ...

Posted on: July 22, 2016
PHOENIX Rehabilitation Names Peter P. Grabaskas, PT as Chief Operating Officer

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc. ("PHOENIX"), a leading provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation services, today announced the appointment of Peter Grabaskas, PT as Chief Operating Officer. Formerly Executive Vice President of Development, Mr. Grabaskas will be responsible for the operations blueprint and execution while leading the company's DeNovo and M&A (merger and acquisition) development as well as operations, ...

Posted on: July 21, 2016
ATI Physical Therapy Continues Oregon Expansion

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ATI Physical Therapy today announces its continued expansion in the Portland, Ore. region with the acquisition of The KOR Physical Therapy, a three-clinic practice with locations in Beaverton, Hillsboro and Tigard. ATI is the nation's largest physical therapy practice under one brand, and the addition of The KOR locations marks ATI's fourth acquisition in the Oregon market, joining Erhardt Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Willamette Spine Care & ...

Posted on: July 20, 2016
MDA and CMTA Partner to Advance Treatments and Care for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

CHICAGO (PRWEB) JULY 12, 2016 -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) today announced a partnership aimed at advancing Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) research, therapy development and clinical care. The partnership also aims to increase awareness and understanding about the disease by improving education for kids and adults affected by CMT, medical professionals and the public. The alliance represents a key step in MDA's commitment to form strategic ...

Posted on: July 19, 2016
Buchanan Health Center Offers Unique Approach of Combined Physical Rehabilitation and Chiropractic

LEESBURG, Fla., July 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Physical rehabilitation and chiropractic are new treatments being offered at Buchanan Health Center. This unique approach, which is designed to improve patient outcomes, makes them a one-stop shop, multidisciplinary clinic, reports Buchanan Health Center. Since the program began in January, patients have been able to receive comprehensive family care, primary wellness care and chiropractic care that includes all necessary ultrasounds, EKGs and digital ...

Posted on: July 18, 2016
Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian Health Sign Agreement for New School of Medicine

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian Health announced that the two organizations have signed an agreement for a long-term lease with the real estate development firm Prism Capital Partners to lease 16 acres including two state-of-the-art buildings on the former Hoffmann-La Roche biomedical campus located in Nutley and Clifton, New Jersey, to serve as the home for their new health and medical sciences campus. The ...

Posted on: July 17, 2016
KORT PTs Earn Orthopaedic Specialist Certification

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (PRWEB) JULY 12, 2016 -- Eight physical therapists from KORT locations in Frankfort, Louisville, Owensboro, Shepherdsville and Winchester, Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana earned the professional designation Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) from The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Currently, there are only 147 Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedics in Kentucky and of those 49 (33%) work for ...

Posted on: July 16, 2016
Affiliates of ETSU's Department of Physical Therapy recognized by TPTA

JOHNSON CITY, TN - Several individuals affiliated with East Tennessee State University's Department of Physical Therapy were honored recently during the 21st annual meeting of the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association held in Franklin. Dr. Duane Williams served as founding chair of the Department of Physical Therapy 20 years ago and has been a full-time faculty member within the department since that time. He was awarded the TPTA's Educator of the Year award for his strong commitment to the program, the ...

Posted on: July 15, 2016
New Research Offers a Fresh Perspective on Motor Learning

CHICAGO - (July 11, 2016) - Consider an everyday action such as tying shoelaces. It consists of discrete halts in movement between continuous elemental actions, such as making a loop, or tugging at the lace. As people repeat movements, these elemental actions are merged into "chunks." A new study, led by researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), makes significant advances in explaining the phenomenon of movement chunking and has important implications for the early diagnosis, treatment ...

Posted on: July 14, 2016
HealthSouth Announces Final Approval For Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital In Shelby County, Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) announced plans to develop a comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital in Shelby County. The hospital will provide physical rehabilitation to patients who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries or other major illnesses or injuries. The hospital will be located just north of the northeast corner of I-65 and Hwy 52 and will include 34 all-private rooms, a spacious, on-site therapy gym and ...

Posted on: July 13, 2016
WesternU's Physical Therapy Program Among Top 15 in the Nation

Pomona, California (PRWEB) July 08, 2016 -- Western University of Health Sciences' physical therapy program ranks among the top 15 in the nation, according to a new report. The Department of Physical Therapy Education, part of the College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP), is No. 14 among physical therapy programs in 2016. The 2016 Top Graduate Program rankings represent graduate schools and programs all across the nation and are based on student reviews. In the report for WesternU's Doctor of Physical ...

Posted on: July 11, 2016
DJO Global Launches New Advanced Cooling Clima-Flex OA Knee Brace

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical technologies designed to get and keep people moving, today launched the Clima-Flex™ OA Knee Brace from DonJoy, offering a new level of comfortable cooling relief through compression and offloading for patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis knee pain. Clima-Flex OA features new DonJoy C-6 Material Technology™ to deliver breathable, moisture-wicking comfort that's soft to the touch, temperature-controlled and ...

Posted on: July 10, 2016
NATA Welcomes Two New Board Members

DALLAS - The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) formally welcomed two new board members at its 67th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, June 22-25, 2016. Marisa Brunett, MS, ATC, LAT, succeeds NATA's outgoing District Nine director MaryBeth Horodyski, EdD, ATC, FNATA, and Chris Hall, MA, ATC, LAT, will replace District Six director Kathy Dieringer, EdD, ATC, LAT. "This continues to be an exciting time to lead the organization, and we will ...

Posted on: July 09, 2016
NATA Inducts Seven into 2016 Hall of Fame

DALLAS, June 14, 2016 - The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), a nonprofit organization representing and supporting members of the athletic training profession, inducted seven individuals into its prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 67th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in Baltimore on Friday, June 24. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor an athletic trainer can receive. Honorees will be recognized for their significant, lasting contributions that enhance the quality of health care provided by ...

Posted on: July 08, 2016
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