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BreakThrough Physical Therapy Hires John DeLucchi

Fayetteville, NC-BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT) is proud to announce that John DeLucchi, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, has joined the staff at their Owen Drive clinic in Fayetteville and will focus primarily on sports physical therapy, bringing with him over a decade of experience. Dr. DeLucchi received both his Bachelor's degree and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Springfield College in Massachusetts. He is a board-certified Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist ...

Posted on: August 22, 2014
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to Hold 35th Annual Wheelchair Games

White Plains, NY - August 20, 2014 - For more than three decades wheelchair athletes of all ages, from the tri-state area and beyond, have headed to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to participate in its annual Wheelchair Games. This year the event takes place on September 20 - and marks the milestone 35th annual Games. Every fall, Burke's campus is transformed into a unique forum for sportsmanship, camaraderie, and determination. The sporting event allows disabled persons to show their ability in a variety ...

Posted on: August 21, 2014
New Memoir Highlights Therapy During Iraq, Afghan Wars

During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, physical therapist Adele Levine saw the soldiers arrive at the Amputee Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in continually worse shape. Because of ever deadlier IEDs (improvised explosion devices), Walter Reed admitted their first quadruple amputee patient in 2009, and more followed in quick succession. Levine and her colleagues treated the highest concentration of multi-limb amputees in the world -up to 150 patients a day. New body armor ...

Posted on: August 20, 2014
LiteCure Medical Announces LightForce EXP Deep Tissue Laser

NEWARK, DE- LiteCure® Medical has announced the launch of the LightForce® EXP Deep Tissue Therapy Laser. The LightForce EXP represents the most powerful laser in the LightForce product line. Featuring 25 Watts of therapeutic power, the LightForce EXP offers maximum versatility for the therapy laser power user. The EXP comes with the same Empower™ Delivery System and advanced Influence® Technology that the EX platform was known for. The 25 Watts of power give practitioners the ...

Posted on: August 20, 2014
APTA Welcomes New ELI Graduates

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reports that a group of physical therapists graduated in July after completing a higher education program at the accredited APTA Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship. A total of 15 physical therapy educators, along with mentorship from six experienced leaders in physical therapy education, completed a yearlong higher education program. The APTA news release notes that the higher education program consisted of: nine online modules provided by ...

Posted on: August 19, 2014
Orthopedic Surgery Safe for Elderly Patients, Study Says

A new study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) has determined that elective orthopedic surgery is generally safe for patients age 80 and older with decreasing mortality and complication rates. The results of the study show decreasing mortality rates for total hip (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) and spinal fusion surgeries, as well as decreasing complication rates for TKR and spinal fusion in patients with few or no comorbidities. For the study, researchers analyzed data for patients 80 ...

Posted on: August 19, 2014
Singapore Institute of Mental Health Opens New Rehab Gym

Singapore- The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) has opened a new rehabilitation gymnasium. The MINDSET Rehabilitation Gym consists of a Sensory Integrated Gym, where sensory therapy is carried out, and a Physical Exercise Gym, where patients can perform aerobic and anaerobic exercises. Sensory therapy benefits patients with intellectual disabilities or autism, who often have difficulty responding to sensory stimuli. "Sensory modulation work helps to minimize their emotional problems and improve their ...

Posted on: August 18, 2014
Therapy in Motion Adds New Therapists

Therapy in Motion added Drs. Ryan and Savannah Copley to their professional staff. As past patients and physical therapy technicians for Therapy in Motion, they will continue to implement the holistic philosophy of care that Therapy in Motion is founded upon. Savannah Copley grew up in Norman and graduated from Norman High School in 2006. She was active in basketball and was a part of the 2005 State Championship team. Copley began her career in the physical therapy field as a technician at Therapy in ...

Posted on: August 18, 2014
Cecil College Prepares to Open PTA Program

NORTH EAST - Following the official opening of the Ingo Zeise Suite, Cecil College is planning to put the suite to good use as the college prepares to accept its first class of aspiring physical therapist assistants in the spring. The suite in the Physical Education Complex on the college's North East campus consists of a brand-new classroom and lab that is set up to replicate real-world physical therapy clinics and will be home to the new physical therapist assistant (PTA) degree program. According to ...

Posted on: August 16, 2014
Clinical Trial to Investigate Effect of PT on Tinnitus

The first clinical trial to investigate the effect of a standardized physical therapy treatment-directed to the cervical spine-on tinnitus is being conducted by Sarah Michiels, MSc, and colleagues at the University of Antwerp. The randomized and controlled trial, which began in May, will also seek to identify a subgroup within the tinnitus population that benefits from physical therapy treatment. The researchers will investigate the effect of a standardized physical therapy treatment protocol on somatic ...

Posted on: August 15, 2014
FlexBar Exercise Effective for Golfer's Elbow

Akron, Ohio - Researchers from the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma in New York City found that a simple exercise using an inexpensive rubber bar is effective at reducing pain associated with medial epicondylosis, a.k.a., golfer's elbow. "The success and popularity of the 'Tyler Twist' led us to develop and evaluate an exercise for golfer's elbow," stated Timothy Tyler, PT, ATC, lead research author. "The 'Tyler Twist', a novel exercise using the TheraBand™ FlexBar®, ...

Posted on: August 14, 2014
DeSales University DPT Program Granted Accreditation

The DeSales University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program has been granted candidate for accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). With this designation, the University will enroll the first class of graduate students for the fall 2014 semester. In addition, the school will begin to recruit undergraduate students for a freshman-entry option beginning with the fall 2015 class. "For the past two years, we have been working diligently to prepare ...

Posted on: August 14, 2014
Army Holds 2014 Warrior Care and Transition Program

Alexandria, Va. - This week, the Warrior Transition Command (WTC) hosted the 2014 Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) Leader's Training Summit from August 4 - August 7, 2014. Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) leaders from across the United States received instruction on WCTP policies and procedures in order to standardize execution of the WCTP and improve operations across all WTUs, including Community Care Units (CCUs). Attendees included Warrior Transition Office directors and WTU command teams. "The ...

Posted on: August 13, 2014
APTA Responds to American Heart Association

Alexandria, VA- APTA appreciates the efforts of the American Heart Association (AHA) to bring to light the benefits and risks of cervical or neck manipulation, but believes the scientific statement released today is significantly limited in its scope, context, and ability to reduce the burden of stroke on society. The physical therapy community recognizes the rare but significant risks associated with cervical manipulation-a treatment that can address conditions such as headache and neck pain, which are ...

Posted on: August 13, 2014
Physiatry Emerging in World of Pain Management, Rehab

You are probably familiar with physical therapists and physicians, but have you ever heard of physiatrists? Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is an interventional physiatrist at RSM Medical Associates based in Syracuse, New York. Although physiatry may seem like a new field, it has actually been around for many years. The field began in the 1920s and was integrated into the American Board of Medical Specialties in 1947. Physiatrists specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, known as PM&R. They work with ...

Posted on: August 11, 2014
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