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Creative Consultants Group Opens ABA Center

BILLINGS, MT -- Creative Consultants Group Inc., a provider of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism, has expanded their services into Montana. The Montana Center for Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Treatment was opened in an effort to meet the need for qualified ABA providers in the region and will offer a wide range of services including diagnostic evaluations, in-home and clinic-based ABA services, tutoring and consultations. The expansion comes in response to the ...

Posted on: May 02, 2015
LiteCure Sponsors Laser Workshop May 30

NEWARK, DE -- LightForce Therapy Lasers announced April 29 it will sponsor a 7-CEU hour interactive workshop to be held in Orlando, Fla. May 30. The American Institute of Medical Laser Applications (AIMLA) will host a day of CE, best practices sharing, and interactive hands-on instruction. Two experienced clinicians will discuss laser therapy use in everyday practice. Practical laser therapy treatment applications and techniques can be brought home and immediately put into practice. This CE event is ...

Posted on: April 29, 2015
Study: Male and Female Physicians Treat Back Pain Differently

NEW YORK CITY -- Male doctors treat low back pain differently than female doctors do -- and neither gender follows recommended guidelines for treating this common and costly health problem, according to new findings presented at a poster session at Touro College Research Day. Organized by the Touro Research Collaborative, Touro College Research Day was held April 28 at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Touro College of Pharmacy campus at 230 West 125th St. in Harlem. "Male physicians ...

Posted on: April 28, 2015
iPTCA To Host 2015 Conference May 1-2

IRVINE, CA -- Given continued downward pressures on reimbursements, PTs have no choice but to do something different. In theory, insurance companies want to know that they are paying for the right treatments at the right time, and that care is being delivered efficiently and cost effectively. Many payers also want to be able to point patients toward providers that offer the greatest value. So why are PTs getting shortchanged? And what can and should PTs do about it? One thing is clear: Complaining, ...

Posted on: April 27, 2015
Memorial Rehabilitation Institute Hosts Adapted Sports Expo

HOLLYWOOD, FL -- Adaptive Sports at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, part of the Memorial Healthcare System, hosted an Adaptive Sports Expo April 11 at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood, Fla. The event showcased a variety of sports and exercises beneficial to the physical and mental health of those who have suffered strokes, lost the use of limbs, or are coping with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. There were motivational speakers that have overcome disabilities, vendors that cater ...

Posted on: April 26, 2015
HealthSouth and Memorial Health Partner with Savannah Rehabilitation Hospital

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- HealthSouth Corp. and Memorial Health announced April 1 that they have begun joint operations of Savannah Rehabilitation Hospital, a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The hospital provides comprehensive physical rehabilitation to patients who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries, or other major illnesses or injuries. Savannah Rehabilitation Hospital is currently operating on Memorial University Medical Center's campus at 4700 Waters Ave. in Savannah. ...

Posted on: April 25, 2015
Nova Southeastern Appoints VP of Clinical Operations

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, FL -- Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, PhD, announced March 25 the appointment of Kelly Gregg as vice president for clinical operations. In this role, Gregg will report directly to Jacqueline A. Travisano, MBA, CPA, NSU's executive vice president and chief operating officer. Gregg will be responsible for the oversight and centralization of NSU's division of clinical operations, which consists of 25 health care centers in Broward and ...

Posted on: April 24, 2015
STRIDER Announces Bike Races for People with Special Needs

RAPID CITY, SD -- Strider Sports International Inc., a manufacturer of balance bikes, has announced the dates of its STRIDER Championship Series of race events for riders with special needs. Four national races will be held in Bradenton, Fla. (April 25), Ventura, Calif. (May 9), Pittsburgh, Penn. (June 6), and Salt Lake City, Utah (August 8). The race categories are: 8 and under on 12-inch STRIDER Bikes; 8 years and under on 16-inch STRIDER Bikes; 9 years and up on 16-inch STRIDER Bikes; 9 years and up on ...

Posted on: April 23, 2015
Burke Recruiting Subjects for Alzheimer's Trial

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Burke Rehabilitation Center announced April 22 it is currently recruiting participants for a clinical trial to evaluate whether increasing brain thiamine through the use of a new drug can help slow cognitive decline in individuals with mild Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment. Thiamine (vitamin B1) is closely linked to memory and cognition. Many thiamine-dependent processes are diminished in Alzheimer's disease. The goal of this trial is to determine whether increasing ...

Posted on: April 22, 2015
HCR ManorCare Opens 100th MedBridge Unit

TOLEDO, OH -- HCR ManorCare announced April 16 it will launch its 100th MedBridge unit within the company's ManorCare Health Services-Wheaton, Maryland skilled nursing and rehab center, with plans to launch several more MedBridge units in the next few months. Criteria for HCR ManorCare's MedBridge units include attaining physical and clinical standards, as well as meeting or exceeding targets such as percentage of patients returned home, reduction in rehospitalizations, and patient satisfaction. "Our ...

Posted on: April 20, 2015
United Cerebral Palsy Debuts Innovation Lab

WASHINGTON, DC -- United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Life Labs announced April 7 an intensive, two-day design challenge called the Innovation Lab in Chicago May 19-20, 2015. Following events in London, Washington DC, and Sydney, Australia, the Innovation Lab (formerly called Enabled by Design-athon) brings together people from all walks of life under the principles of universal design to dream up the next big idea for people with and without disabilities. At each Innovation Lab, talent from a variety of fields ...

Posted on: April 07, 2015
AlterG Treadmill Wins Best Equipment Award

FREMONT, CA -- AlterG's Anti-Gravity Treadmill was named a winner at this year's Sports Technology Awards held in London, UK, taking home the prize for Best Equipment or Kit. "I am so delighted our technology that has already benefited thousands of sports people and clinicians across a range of disciplines has officially been recognized as the best equipment by such a well-qualified panel of judges," remarked European Sales Director Trevor Donald. The Sports Technology Awards are in their second year and ...

Posted on: April 01, 2015
Hollinger Group Closes Sale of 11 Senior Care Properties

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The Hollinger Group, a private owner and operator of assisted living communities, independent living communities and transitional care facilities, announced March 31 the final closing on the sale of 11 senior care properties for $83.6 million. The buyer was a private real estate investment trust (REIT) that has plans to partner with two separate senior care providers that will manage the day-to-day operations of the 11 properties with a combined 717 beds and 583 units. The sales ...

Posted on: March 31, 2015
AAOS: Patients Can Drive Sooner After Hip Replacement

LAS VEGAS -- Thanks to improved surgical, pain management and rehabilitation procedures, patients who undergo a total hip replacement (THR) may be able to safely drive as early as two weeks following surgery, according to new research presented March 24 at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Previous studies, conducted more than a decade ago, recommended between six and eight weeks of recovery before driving; however, recent advances in surgical treatment and ...

Posted on: March 30, 2015
MedRisk Announces New Medical Advisor

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA -- MedRisk announced March 17 that David Deitz, MD, PhD, has joined the company as medical advisor and member of its International Scientific Advisory Board. "Having worked with MedRisk for many years, I know many senior staff and ISAB members personally and others by reputation and look forward to working with them to provide the best possible advice in the development and execution of medical management programs," said Deitz. Deitz has 25 years of experience in managed care, ...

Posted on: March 29, 2015
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