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ADA Legacy Tour Comes to Boston
BOSTON -- To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ADA Legacy Tour will stop at Abilities Expo Boston on Sept. 5-7, 2014 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C. Admission is free. The ADA Legacy Tour is a traveling exhibit designed to raise public awareness and is produced by The ADA Legacy Project, Disability Rights Center, ADA National Network, and the Museum of disABILITY History. The year-long, nationwide tour will culminate ...
Posted on: September 02, 2014
Lebanon Valley College Offering Lebanon Valley College Physical Therapy Clinic
Annville, PA-- Lebanon Valley College's nationally renowned Physical Therapy Department now offers a public extension in Annville: the Lebanon Valley College Physical Therapy Clinic offers direct access to expert physical therapy care. "This Clinic is another example of how innovation and the entrepreneurial energies of faculty and students have come together to provide educational excellence," said Dr. Lewis E. Thayne, LVC president. "I am thrilled to see this new, meaningful way for our students and ...
Posted on: September 01, 2014
Michigan Tech, Central Michigan Launch PT Doctoral Program
Michigan Technological University and Central Michigan University have launched a collaborative physical therapy doctoral program. The program will offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Central Michigan University to students at both campuses. "This partnership is a signal of Michigan Tech's commitment to strengthening its education and research initiatives in the life sciences," Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz said in a statement. "We are thrilled to mark the beginning of this cooperative ...
Posted on: August 30, 2014
Sports Plus Physical Therapy Having Open House
Batavia, NY -- Sports Plus Physical Therapy is having its Open House and Grand Opening Celebration this afternoon at 5 Alva Place, Batavia. It ends at 7. Keith Bailey, a physical therapist and the clinic's director, said the goal of the staff is to get their hands on every client. "We treat primarily musculoskeletal conditions -- anything from sprains and strains to post-operative rehabilitation," Bailey said. "We do work with some neurological patients, such as people who've had a stroke, but we ...
Posted on: August 29, 2014
Pivot PT Up to 8 Locations in Anne Arundel County
Pivot Physical Therapy now has eight locations in Anne Arundel County, the result of three practices combining with other providers around the state. The new Pivot Physical Therapy is now made up of the former Professional SportsCare & Rehab, Maryland SportsCare & Rehab, Professional Physical Therapy & SportsCare, Southern Delaware Physical Therapy and Littlestown (Pa.) Physical Therapy & SportsCare. Combined, this consists of 38 locations operating in five states and Washington D.C. In ...
Posted on: August 28, 2014
Survey Finds 64% of PT Practices At-Risk for Medicare Noncompliance
Clinicient Inc., a provider of outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, conducted a Medicare compliance risk survey of physical therapy practice owners and managers and found that 64% are at-risk for noncompliance. The web-based survey included 441 physical therapy practice owners and managers who responded to a five question, brand neutral survey about their proficiency in Medicare reform and its impact on their daily practice activities. The online survey was launched on July 1, 2014. According to ...
Posted on: August 27, 2014
JAG PT Opens Facility in Fairfield
West Orange, NJ - JAG Physical Therapy, a comprehensive outpatient orthopedic sport physical therapy company, is proud to announce the opening of their newest facility in Fairfield, New Jersey, bringing JAG Physical Therapy's one of a kind, care-first model of rehabilitation to the route 46 corridor. The state-of-the-art physical therapy facility is set to open on September 2, 2014 and will be located in the Calandra Plaza at 244, Route 46 East, Fairfield, New Jersey. JAG Physical Therapy now features ...
Posted on: August 27, 2014
MedRisk Named to Inc. Magazine's 8th Annual 500|5,000 List
King of Prussia, Pa. - MedRisk has been named to Inc. magazine's eighth annual Inc. 500|5,000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list is considered a hallmark of entrepreneurial success among American private companies. MedRisk is the leader in physical rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging solutions for the workers' compensation industry. MedRisk has been ranked on Inc.'s list since 2007 making it a member of the Inc. 5,000 Honor Roll, which is reserved for ...
Posted on: August 26, 2014
Fundraiser Brings in $14,000 for Olympic Medical Center PT and Rehab
Port Angeles- A fundraiser this weekend for the aquatic therapy pool at Olympic Medical Center Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation brought in more than $14,000, bringing the total raised in the effort to keep the pool operational to more than $41,000. The event Saturday night at Bar Hop Brewing - "Hog Wild - A Night of Games, Suds and Grub" - was held to help raise the $50,000 needed to purchase a new pool liner and perform other renovations. "We still hope that people will make donations to the pool ...
Posted on: August 26, 2014
Tennessee Man Usng Watermelon for Therapy
Adamsville, Tenn. -- In a 16x36 foot garden, Wilson Forsyth, 95, has grown the largest watermelon he has seen in all of his days of farming. "It keeps your mind busy, and I think it's good for me. It keeps me alive. my doctor told me to keep walking that every day, too," Forsyth said. Forsyth is the ring-leader for the garden at Adamsville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, where he lives with his friends, Freddie Welch and Edward McLin. They grow all sorts of vegetables, too. The gardening is a type ...
Posted on: August 25, 2014
AMGF Announces Collaborative Dedicated to Rheumatoid Arthritis
The American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF) has announced participants in a collaborative dedicated to finding best practices in managing patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a news release from the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). AMGF is providing funds for quality improvement initiatives focusing on care management for patients with RA. Recipients are IPAs, medical groups, academic practices, and integrated delivery systems that responded to a request for proposals ...
Posted on: August 23, 2014
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