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Vibra Healthcare Acquires Two Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Vibra Healthcare announced Aug. 17 that a Vibra affiliate recently acquired two acute medical rehabilitation hospitals from Elmcroft Senior Living of Louisville, KY. The hospitals are Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital at Florence, a 40-bed, 62,550-square-foot facility in Florence, KY; and Highlands Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, a 41-bed, 50,839-square-foot facility in El Paso, TX. The hospitals collectively employ 370 medical professionals and staff, and provide inpatient and ...

Posted on: August 28, 2015
Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services Makes Inc. 5000 List

ATLANTA -- Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services, a multistate pediatric therapy staffing firm, has made the Inc. 5000, a ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies in America, for the eighth consecutive year. "We are thrilled to have maintained a place on this prestigious list for eight years in a row," said June Whitehead, MEd, CCC-SLP, owner and CEO of Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services. "We believe in serving our kids, encouraging the personal and professional growth of our therapists, and ...

Posted on: August 27, 2015
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hosts 20th Annual Art Ability Exhibition

MALVERN, PA -- More than 400 works of art from 200 artists with disabilities will be featured in the 20th annual Art Ability Exhibition and Sale at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, opening in November. Each year, a featured work is selected by committee to best represent the mission of Art Ability: to increase public awareness of the talent of individuals with disabilities, and to encourage others to reach beyond their own limitations. Max Tzinman of New York City is this year's featured artist. Art Ability is ...

Posted on: August 26, 2015
Study: 1 in 10 Heart Failure Patients Referred to Cardiac Rehab

LOS ANGELES -- Only 1 in 10 heart failure patients is referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program after being hospitalized, despite strong evidence that such exercise programs improve quality of life and reduce the likelihood of future hospitalizations. The findings, from a UCLA-led study, appear in the August 25 Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers drew the data from a national database of more than 100,000 people with heart failure who were discharged from hospitals between 2005 ...

Posted on: August 25, 2015
Munson Medical Center Joins Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Munson Medical Center and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital announced Aug. 13 that they have signed an agreement that brings Munson Medical Center into the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network, an alliance of hospitals and providers throughout Michigan. Mary Free Bed will now collaborate with Munson Medical Center to manage day-to-day operations of the hospital's inpatient and several outpatient rehabilitation services in the Traverse City area. The network was established in 2011 ...

Posted on: August 24, 2015
UPMC Hosts Concussion Conference

PITTSBURGH -- The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine announced Aug. 18 that it will host a conference of independent concussion clinicians Oct. 15-16. The purpose of the meeting -- the Targeted Evaluation and Active Management (TEAM) Approaches to Treating Concussion -- is to propose standard guidelines on the best practices, protocols and active therapies for treating concussions today, resulting in a white paper to be published in a medical journal and shared nationwide. Representatives from ...

Posted on: August 23, 2015
Genesis Rehab Services Participates in Outcomes Workgroup

KENNETT SQUARE, PA -- Genesis Rehab Services (GRS) announced July 30 that the company was one of five organizations that participated in a large therapy outcome measures research/pilot endeavor with the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) and American Health Care Association (AHCA). Felicia Chew, vice president of clinical services, and Mike Morris, director of clinical outcomes, represented GRS as members of the NASL/AHCA Therapy Outcome Measures Workgroup. The workgroup piloted ...

Posted on: August 22, 2015
ProEx Physical Therapy Opens North Andover Clinic

NORTH ANDOVER, MA -- ProEx Physical Therapy, a physical therapist-owned private practice specializing in orthopedics, spine and sports medicine, announced Aug. 19 the opening of their 14th clinic, located inside Choice Fitness in North Andover, MA. Services will treat arthritis, neck pain/whiplash, back pain, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis and other foot disorders, sports-related injuries, work-related injuries, tendonitis and bursitis, shoulder pain, knee pain, headaches/TMJ, and post-surgical ...

Posted on: August 21, 2015
Orthology Acquires Sports And Spinal Physical Therapy

WASHINGTON, DC -- Orthology announced Aug. 20 that it has acquired Sports and Spinal Physical Therapy (SSPT), a Washington, DC practice that offers physical therapy, running assessments, bike fits, Pilates, and trigger point dry needling. "Sports and Spinal Physical Therapy is a leading health and wellness facility. Their excellent practitioners and attention to patients make this a natural partnership for Orthology as we expand to the Washington, DC area," said Josh Sandell, DC, DACBSP, ICSSD, chief ...

Posted on: August 20, 2015
OPTP Publishes Louis Gifford Text

MINNEAPOLIS -- OPTP (Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products) has added a new set of books by author Louis Gifford to its clinician education product line. Gifford's Aches and Pains is a three-book set composed of lectures from his teachings on physiotherapy and the biology of pain. The set was written for clinicians who work with pain patients and helps them explain the science of pain in understandable, memorable ways. The books contain material based on three of Gifford's courses, each one a separate ...

Posted on: August 19, 2015
Emerson Hospital Opens Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies

CONCORD, MA -- Emerson Hospital announced Aug. 10 that it has opened the Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies, located near the hospital in the Concord Woods Office Park. Made possible by donations from the community, including the Clough family of Concord, the 16,000-square-foot custom-built center is designed for patients who need rehabilitation therapy for pediatric development, physical/orthopedic, occupational, speech-language, and neurological issues. The center ...

Posted on: August 18, 2015
Paralyzed Police Officer Returns to Law Enforcement

BERNALILLO COUNTY, NM -- Jeremy Romero, a police officer paralyzed in the line of duty, returned to work Aug. 14 as Bernalillo County Sheriff's Reserve Deputy, making him the first law enforcement officer in the United States to use an exoskeleton system professionally, according to a press release by ReWalk Robotics. Romero walked into the Sheriff's Office wearing a ReWalk exoskeleton system to be sworn in by County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III. Deputy Romero joins the Sheriff's Office effective ...

Posted on: August 17, 2015
Center for Autism and Related Disorders Opens Texas Facility

SAN ANTONIO -- Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announced Aug. 12 the opening of its new treatment center within the Outreach Pediatric Therapy (OPT) facility in San Antonio. CARD provides services worldwide using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat the delays and challenges commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By sharing space with OPT, an occupational and speech therapy provider, the organizations will offer families access to services in one ...

Posted on: August 15, 2015
St. Andrew's Village Opens Community Living and Learning Center

INDIANA, PA -- St. Andrew's Village, a Presbyterian Senior Living community, has opened a new 1,700-square-foot Community Living and Learning Center and two garden courtyards. The new spaces are part of a $10 million modernization project to revitalize the healthcare center at the Continuing Care Retirement Community. "We've taken a very holistic approach to our renovation project and I am very excited for the completion of this phase because of the really amazing physical changes it has brought," said ...

Posted on: August 13, 2015
APTA Releases Back Pain Utilization Study

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) announced Aug. 11 that a new study published in the Forum for Health Economics & Policy titled "Physician Self-Referral of Physical Therapy Services for Patients with Low Back Pain: Implications for Use, Types of Treatments Received and Expenditures" reveals insight into the cost and utilization patterns of physicians who self-refer to physical therapist services for low back pain (LBP). Two significant findings revealed that ...

Posted on: August 11, 2015
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