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$150K Target Challenge to Commercialize Pediatric Rehab

LEBANON, N.H., May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC) and the Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT) announce the release of their 2016 Target Challenge grant opportunity to address an underserved topic in pediatric medicine that has a high need for innovation and device improvement. The 2016 Target Challenge, in partnership with the Foundation for Physical Therapy and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society ...

Posted on: May 25, 2016
GEICO Named a Strategic Business Partner of APTA

ALEXANDRIA, VA, May 11 2016 - The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has named GEICO a Strategic Business Partner."We are pleased to extend our relationship with GEICO to include APTA's Strategic Business Partners family," said APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS. "APTA is committed to growing our business relationships and developing meaningful partnerships with for-profit companies. We are pleased to offer business opportunities that benefit our members, strategic business ...

Posted on: May 24, 2016
USAHS Hosts Exercise Strategies Seminar May 21-22

BALTIMORE, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), a graduate institution that emphasizes rehabilitative and health science education through innovative classroom and distance education, has teamed up with Johns Hopkins University to offer a continuing professional education seminar, Exercise Strategies and Progression for Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, at the Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center in White ...

Posted on: May 21, 2016
Alabama Board of Physical Therapy Launches Online Applications Suite

Physical therapists in Alabama now have a simpler way to complete various license applications quickly and efficiently online.A suite of four applications-Address List, License Name Change/Reprint, Initial License and License Verification-were recently launched on the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy's website.Along with the board's existing License Renewal application, all five have been merged into one user interface with the aim of helping to reduce the amount of paperwork processed by the ...

Posted on: May 19, 2016
Sports Injury Prevention Through Chiropractic Care and Complementary Techniques at Back to Health Center

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Virginia chiropractor Back to Health Center would like to make area athletes aware of the importance of injury prevention for maximum performance and enjoyment of physical activity. Injury prevention is key to having a long career in sports or physical fitness programs, and chiropractic care can assist in a range of key areas.Sports injuries can sideline even the most conscientious and dedicated athletes. All too many sports professionals have ...

Posted on: May 18, 2016
Telehealth Solution for PTs Through In Hand Health

In Hand Health, LLC, recently announced the availability of its telehealth solution for physical therapy.Physical therapists (PTs) use In Hand Health products to strengthen relationships with patients and keep rehabilitation plans progressing in between office visits through video-based home exercise programs, monitoring of exercise compliance and analysis of feedback on pain and recovery levels.Patients follow the video exercises, track their progress with real-time stats and securely communicate with ...

Posted on: May 17, 2016
Proper Warm-Ups for Yardwork Can Prevent Serious Injury

When spring calls and tells you to grab a rake and get the yard clean, consider how easy it is to make the wrong moves and hurt yourself. Raking requires upper body strength and endurance. Warm up for your yard work by exercising your primary muscles, which include biceps, deltoids, rotator cuff, forearm and parascapular muscles before and after raking.Simple exercises, like arm circles, pendulums, forearm and upper trap stretching will help loosen these muscle groups. Proper posture while raking is a ...

Posted on: May 14, 2016
Analytica Publishes Two Cases On Effectivenes of PeriCoach® Pelvic Floor Trainer

Denver, CO, April 25, 2016  -- Analytica announced today the findings of two Case Reports describing pelvic floor training with PeriCoach published in the Urologic Nursing Journal of the Society of Urological Nursing Association.  These cases demonstrate the efficacy and ease of use of PeriCoach in the treatment of common pelvic floor dysfunctions, such as urinary incontinence, as well as the emotional and lifestyle benefits of restoring pelvic floor strength.The Case reported by Julie ...

Posted on: May 12, 2016
Epic Health Services Expands Footprint in Virginia with Acquisition of Rehabilitation Associates

DALLAS, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Health Services Inc., a portfolio company of Webster Capital and Dallas-based provider of pediatric skilled nursing, therapy, developmental, enteral and respiratory services, announced that it has acquired Rehabilitation Associates. Based in Virginia Beach, Va., Rehabilitation Associates is the state's largest private pediatric therapy provider, serving over 3,000 children and employing approximately 150 professionals."The professionals and therapists at ...

Posted on: May 11, 2016
New Stroke Treatment Breakthrough at Yale-New Haven Hospital

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - According to the Associated Press, when Bill Yocum suffered a stroke in February, he was given medication quickly and flown to Yale-New Haven Hospital from New London with dispatch.But it was a tiny stent threaded through his arteries that may have made the difference in his recovery. The mesh device, situated at the end of a catheter, grabbed the clot in the blood vessel within his brain and pulled it out."I saw a picture of what they did," Yocum, a New London resident, told the ...

Posted on: May 10, 2016
Parabolic Performance & Rehab Clients Land NFL Opportunities Following 2016 NFL Draft

MONTCLAIR, N.J., May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Parabolic Performance & Rehab, a leading sports performance training and physical therapy practice, has quickly established itself as the NFL Pre Draft training provider in the northeast. Following the 2016 NFL Draft, a total of 22 players trained and treated by Parabolic will be putting on the pads for NFL teams starting as soon as May 7.Among the notable prospects, tight end Seth DeValve became the highest draft pick in Princeton University history when ...

Posted on: May 09, 2016
Sequim, Wash. Forum to Focus on Parkinson's, May 11

According to the Sequim Gazette, Marsha E. Melnick, PT, PhD, with Sequim Physical Therapy Center, will present a free WOW! Working on Wellness Forum entitled "Healthy Living with Parkinson's: Tips for the Entire Family" at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim, Wash.Melnick will talk about the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, including the non-motor symptoms which are often most troubling to the family. She will discuss how the patient and the caregiver ...

Posted on: May 08, 2016
Waud Capital partners with Ivy Rehab Execs in Management Buyout

Waud Capital Partners ("WCP" or "Waud Capital"), a lower middle-market private equity firm, has announced that it has partnered with the CEO and Founder of Ivy Rehab Network Inc. ("Ivy" or the "company"), Michael Neuscheler and the president of Ivy Midwest, Dave Franklin, to effectuate a management buyout of the company. In conjunction with the buyout, WCP has also added another industry-leading executive, Jeremy VanDevender, to Ivy's senior leadership team in the Northeast region. Founded in 2003 by ...

Posted on: May 06, 2016
DPT, Iraq Veteran and Eating Disorder Survivor Theresa Larson Publishes "Warrior"

SAN MARCOS, Calif., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Theresa Larson, a 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), an institution that emphasizes rehabilitative and health science education through innovative classroom education, is the author of the newly published "Warrior" (HarperOne, 2016), a memoir that chronicles her journey to wellness and her internal fight with body image issues at home and ...

Posted on: May 05, 2016
eWellness to Sponsor APTA Physical Therapy Private Practice Section Annual Conference

CULVER CITY, CA--(Marketwired - May 3, 2016) - eWellness Healthcare Corporation (OTCQB: EWLL) is the first physical therapy telemedicine company to offer insurance-reimbursable real-time distance monitored treatments. The company is pleased to announce that it will be a Level 1 sponsor of the Private Practice Section (PPS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) annual conference in order to ignite a nationwide marketing and sales effort of the Company's PHZIO platform. The 2016 PPS ...

Posted on: May 04, 2016
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