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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
Athletico Physical Therapy Launches Podcast Series

OAK BROOK, IL -- Athletico Physical Therapy released its inaugural Athletico Podcast episode Thursday Sept. 5. Every Thursday, a new episode will be released, devoted to helping listeners enhance their health and quality of life. The Athletico Podcast is an extension of the existing Athletico Blog that runs weekly on their website www.athletico.com/blog/. The first episode of Athletico's Podcast explores the world of healing and well-being through the four dimensions of physical, emotional, mental ...

Posted on: September 16, 2014
APTA Releases '5 Things PTs Should Question'

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) released Sept. 15 "Five Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question." The list was written as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation's Choosing Wisely® campaign. It offers evidence-based ways to support conversations between patients and physical therapists about the care that truly is necessary, based on individuals' particular circumstances. APTA is the first nonphysician group to release a ...

Posted on: September 15, 2014
Ottobock Named Official Paralympic Provider

Ottobock Healthcare, a supplier of solutions for people with limited mobility and partner of the Paralympic Games since 1988, has announced that it will be providing technical service for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Ottobock has been at the heart of the Paralympic movement for more than 25 years. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be the 13th where Ottobock has provided technical service. As the official prosthetic, orthotic and wheelchair technical services provider, Ottobock will provide ...

Posted on: September 14, 2014
AAOS Releases Hip Fracture Guidelines

ROSEMONT, IL -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) released Sept. 9 new clinical practice guidelines (CPG) featuring evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing and treating hip fractures in patients age 65 and older. These recommendations are meant to be used as an educational tool to augment the clinical judgment of healthcare providers and patient preferences and values when making clinical decisions regarding this condition. The CPG addresses "a global health care challenge, as the ...

Posted on: September 13, 2014
Burke Appoints Director of Brain Injury Program

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Burke Rehabilitation Hospital announced Sept. 12 that Justin Hill, MD, has been appointed director of its brain injury program. Hill is a board-certified neurologist, and as director will lead a multidisciplinary team of nurses, therapists, and other rehabilitation specialists in the treatment of diagnoses such as brain tumor, meningitis, skull fracture, cerebral contusion, encephalitis, intra-cerebral or subarachnoid hemorrhage, and brain abscess. A graduate of the Medical University ...

Posted on: September 12, 2014
OPTP Offers Franklin Fascia Roll

MORTON, MN -- OPTP has announced the availability of the New Franklin Method® water-filled massage peanut, designed to free fascia and stimulate the mind-body connection. Cultivating embodiment and developing performance in sport, dance and life, the Franklin Method® weaves imagery, movement exercises and proprioceptive tools. The newest tool, the Franklin Fascia Roll™, is a peanut-shaped massager that's filled with water for added weight and a completely unique feel. The same size and ...

Posted on: September 11, 2014
Johns Hopkins Studies ALS Gene Mutation

BALTIMORE -- Research at Johns Hopkins has helped a team of scientists elsewhere identify and develop a compound that could directly target a genetic mutation responsible for a common familial form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and a biologically related memory-robbing disease known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD). This new chemical, announced in the Sept. 3 issue of the journal Neuron by scientists at the Mayo Clinic and Scripps Research Institute, is still years from testing on patients, Johns ...

Posted on: September 10, 2014
Methodist Health System Joins Mayo Network

DALLAS -- Mayo Clinic and Methodist Health System (Methodist) officials announced Sept. 9 that Methodist has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Methodist was selected following an evaluation that ranged from its clinical and business practices to quality, safety and service efforts and patient satisfaction. "Methodist is home to some of the most accomplished and pre-eminent physicians in the Southwest," said Stephen Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, president and CEO of Methodist Health System. "Working with Mayo ...

Posted on: September 09, 2014
Burke Rehab Hospital Hosts Concussion Seminar

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will host a free presentation Sept. 16 that will teach parents the signs and symptoms of sports concussions, what to watch for, and how to navigate the process if their child is injured. "Concussions and the Student Athlete: What Every Parent Should Know" will feature experts Barry Jordan, MD, Burke's assistant medical director, Mark Herceg, PhD, director of rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology at Burke, and Elizabeth Dominick, PT, DPT, MS, NCS, ...

Posted on: September 08, 2014
Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services Makes Inc. 5000

ATLANTA, GA -- Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services announced Sept. 4 that for the seventh consecutive year it has made the Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies in America. According to Inc. 5000, 2014 had the most competitive field of companies ever recorded. The aggregated revenue for Inc. 5000 members topped $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services attained a three year growth rate of 61% and almost doubled ...

Posted on: September 07, 2014
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The fifth annual National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month kicked off Sept. 1, encouraging all Americans to take steps to reduce the effects of the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States are overweight or obese, according to recent data. Childhood obesity is linked to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, breathing problems, joint problems, fatty liver disease and other health concerns. The epidemic also levies a ...

Posted on: September 06, 2014
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