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Altimate Medical Acquires Medical Positioning Inc.

MORTON, MN -- Altimate Medical Inc., a manufacturer of medical positioning equipment to support therapy for adults and children with disabilities, announced June 2 that it has acquired Medical Positioning Inc. (MPI), a designer and manufacturer of diagnostic imaging surfaces for the cardiology, general ultrasound and women's healthcare segments. "We are excited to welcome MPI's management and employees to the Altimate team," said Todd Tholkes, CEO of Altimate. "MPI has an outstanding brand reputation for ...

Posted on: July 02, 2015
HydroWorx Introduces 300 Series Water Machine

ST. LOUIS -- HydroWorx unveiled its 300 Series water machine at the National Athletic Trainers Association's annual expo June 24. "We developed the HydroWorx Series 300 to help bring aquatic therapy to more individuals in need," stated Anson Flake, HydroWorx CEO and cofounder. "We know water heals, and for facilities with limited space or budget, the construction-free (HydroWorx Series) 300 will be a new tool for clinicians that looks just as great as it works." The new Series 300 is a high-tech treadmill ...

Posted on: July 01, 2015
NASF Aims for 10-percent Reduction in Spine Disability by 2025

JUPITER, FL -- The North American Spine Foundation (NASF) announced June 30 that it will convene a research summit to raise awareness of spine disability and establish a task force to lead the charge for the "Spine 10 x 25 Initiative." The aim of the multidisciplinary effort is a 10% reduction in U.S. spine-related disability by the year 2025. "We're asking spine and disability leaders from around the United States to join in crafting solutions to one of our nation's most costly and critical public health ...

Posted on: June 30, 2015
Goodman Group Names Rehab Director

CHASKA, MN -- The Goodman Group, a developer and manager of senior living and healthcare communities, announced June 29 the appointment of Dee Leman, OTR/L, as national director of rehabilitation services. Leman will oversee all rehabilitation services at The Goodman Group's managed senior living and healthcare communities, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, and will collaborate on restorative therapies. Her appointment is effective immediately and she will be based at the company's ...

Posted on: June 29, 2015
HealthSouth Accepts Joint Ownership of New Physical Rehab Hospital

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and HOT SPRINGS, Ark., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire - HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) and CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, a Catholic Health Initiatives' hospital, have signed an agreement to jointly own and operate a 40-bed inpatient physical rehabilitation hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Initially, the joint venture will own and operate the 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit currently located on the campus of CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs at 300 Werner Street in Hot Springs, Arkansas. ...

Posted on: June 28, 2015
FBI Takes Down Medicare Fraud Scheme

More than 240 individuals-including doctors, nurses, and other licensed professionals-were arrested this week for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $712 million in false billings.The arrests, which began Tuesday, were part of a coordinated operation in 17 cities by Medicare Fraud Strike Force teams, which include personnel from the FBI, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and local law enforcement. The Strike ...

Posted on: June 27, 2015
AlterG Releases Bionic Leg Upgrades

Fremont, CA, June 26, 2015 - AlterG has released an upgraded version of their revolutionary Bionic Leg, featuring improvements in both soft goods and hardware elements, resulting in one of the most advanced rehabilitation tools available in the medical technology world.AlterG, creator of sports and medical technology, including the Anti-Gravity Treadmill, released the new Bionic Leg in June and will begin selling them in July 2015. The improvements include a new non-permeable material that is in ...

Posted on: June 26, 2015
Kathryn Lister, DPT, Joins Physiotherapy Associates

EXTON, PA, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire - Physiotherapy Associates is pleased to announce that Kathryn Lister, DPT, will join the Physiotherapy Associates Clinic located at 3301 New Mexico Avenue, NW in Washington, DC.Kathryn comes to Physiotherapy Associates with a strong background in physical therapy modalities including treating chronic disorders and orthopedic injuries.  She also specializes in Lymphedema therapies and Trigger Point Dry Needling.  She graduated from Wofford College ...

Posted on: June 25, 2015
Armonk PT Moves to a Newer, Bigger Location

Armonk, NY, June 2015 - Armonk Physical Therapy & Sports Training (Armonk PT), a comprehensive physical therapy practice serving patients in Westchester and Fairfield Counties since 2001, has moved. The new facility is at 357 Main Street, Armonk, NY. 10504. Appointments can be arranged by calling 914-273-0800. More information can also be found at http://www.armonkptst.com.The new Armonk PT facility is over 4600 square feet, almost double the size of its previous location. In addition ...

Posted on: June 24, 2015
OSU Medical Center Installs Innovative New York Technology

ROCHESTER, NY -- Gorbel Medical announced June 18 the recent installation of SafeGait, its groundbreaking physical therapy device, in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility at Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza in Columbus, OH. "We are delighted to partner with such a renowned and prestigious medical institution that is also one of nine centers nationwide of the distinguished NeuroRecovery Network," said Brian Reh, president and CEO of Gorbel Inc. "OSU is one of ...

Posted on: June 23, 2015
Vibra Leases Space from Texas LTC Facility

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Vibra Healthcare LLC announced June 22 it has entered into a lease with Methodist Richardson Medical Center for the third floor of Methodist Richardson Campus for Continuing Care facility in Richardson, TX. The leased space consists of approximately 29,481 square feet and will be renovated to initially accommodate 20 long-term acute care beds. Vibra expects to admit its first patients in the first quarter of 2016. The new long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) will be named Vibra ...

Posted on: June 22, 2015
Brandywine Senior Living Joins Main Line Health

PHOENIXVILLE, PA -- Main Line Health (MLH) announced June 15 that it has established a relationship with Brandywine Senior Living at Upper Providence to bring medical care, rehabilitation therapy, and wellness services to residents of the new assisted living community located at 1133 Black Rock Rd. Through this collaboration, MLH will offer Brandywine residents the following on-site services:    -- Rehabilitation therapy provided by MLH physical and occupational therapists;   -- ...

Posted on: June 21, 2015
Nuo Therapeutics Sponsors Wheelchair Games

GAITHERSBURG, MD -- Nuo Therapeutics Inc., a developer of biodynamic therapies, announced June 17 its participation in the 35th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG), presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), taking place June 21-26 in Dallas, TX. NVWG brings together more than 600 veteran athletes from across the nation. "We take very seriously our responsibility to support the veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country, and are ...

Posted on: June 20, 2015
Supplemental Health Care Named 'Best Employment Agency'

MIAMISBURG, OH -- Supplemental Health Care announced June 16 that its Miamisburg, Ohio, operation has been named the "2015 Best Employment Agency" by a prestigious local program that honors local businesses for the use of innovative strategies to grow their organizations. Supplemental Health Care, a provider of healthcare staffing solutions, was recognized for its approach to marketing, customer service and community leadership. Supplemental Health Care has operated in the Dayton area for nearly 10 years ...

Posted on: June 19, 2015
PT as Effective as Surgery for Stenosis

PITTSBURGH -- Symptoms from lumbar spinal stenosis, an anatomical impairment common with aging, were relieved and function improved in as many patients utilizing physical therapy as those taking the surgical route, University of Pittsburgh researchers discovered in a two-year study published June 18 in Annals of Internal Medicine. The study compared outcomes between surgery and an evidence-based, standardized physical therapy approach for lumbar spinal stenosis. The condition, created by a narrowing of ...

Posted on: June 18, 2015
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