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According to a new study published recently in the journal ACS Nano, researchers are reportedly able to direct adult stem cells to turn specifically into muscle.
Pictured here is an implanted titanium rod used in the alternative limb-lengthening procedure. (Photo courtesy of Loyola University Medical Center]
A recent study examining an alternative limb-lengthening technique suggests that it can help make the long recovery process less cumbersome while reportedly still providing positive outcomes.
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New research from University of Kentucky reportedly may shed some light on the opportunities to modulate the responses from macrophages after spinal cord injury.
Hope Laliberte's braces sport images of Disney villains such as Ursula from the movie, The Little Mermaid, and Cruella de Vil from the movie, 101 Dalmations. (Photo courtesy of Jack Foley/Herald News.)
A tattoo artist has granted a young girl her wish by adding villain characters from popular Disney movies to her leg braces.
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Studies performed at Bournemouth University may be shedding some light on the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running sports.
This "skin" for a prosthetic is called "Skin," and it was designed by Kansas State University interior architecture & product design student August Atzenweiler. (Photo courtesy of Kansas State University.)
Kansas State University architecture and product design students are using 3D printing to help add personality and individuality to amputees’ prosthetics.
People of all ages with varying disabilities and special needs are invited to participate in Casa Colina's adaptive outdoor event August 5-7.
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The deleterious effects of sitting are gaining notice in healthcare media headlines. A section that deals with issues related to excessive sitting are included in the a second edition of Desk Pilates: Living Pilates Every Day, published by author Angela Kneale and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products (OPTP).
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NeuroRecovery Training Institute (NeuroRTI) announces that it is partnering with Kennedy Krieger Institute.
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A new study compares the safety and effectiveness of high- and low-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy for relieving chronic back and leg pain.
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MIT researchers announce that they have designed what they reportedly describe is an inexpensive prosthetic knee that can induce normal walking.
A man with complete motor paralysis moves his legs voluntarily while receiving electrical stimulation to his spinal cord via electrodes placed on his back. The subject’s legs are supported in braces so that they can move without resistance from gravity. The electrodes on his legs are used for recording muscle activity. (Photo courtesy of Edgerton laboratory/UCLA.)
According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study, a new strategy that delivers noninvasive electrical stimulation to the spinal cord has reportedly helped enable five men with complete motor paralysis to voluntarily generate step-like movements.
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According to a new report released recently by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), choice and competition enabled premiums in the Health Insurance Marketplace to lower in 2015.
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The state-by-state Medicare enrollment numbers released recently by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows that more than 55 million Americans are covered by Medicare.
Physical therapy lacks brand recognition, which is the result of an ill-defined identity in the minds of potential clientele. Rehab Management editorial director, Frank Long, suggests ways to overcome this in his Editor's Message from the June/July print issue.
Evander Conroy reportedly will be the first to use a treadmill specially designed for pediatric locomotor training. (Photo courtesy of University of Louisville Health Sciences Center.)
A 4-year-old boy will continue locomotor training at Frazier Rehab Institute, Louisville, Ky, using a treadmill specially designed for children and developed by Andrea Behrman, PhD, and colleagues at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center.
Permobil president says the new-hire improves the company's "bench strength" in marketing, with Weaver reportedly bringing more than 20 years of marketing experience in brand management, advertising, communications, events, and digital marketing.
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Study results suggest that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries who enrolled in a state vocational rehabilitation agency had better return-to-work outcomes than those who didn’t.
In-depth communication and an understanding of your client’s personal goals and functional status is imperative in the creation of a detailed yet concise letter of medical necessity.
A clinical update that reviews essential elements therapists need to create success in justification. By Kirsten N. Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS.
Big data can be a big plus in helping rehab facilities achieve excellence in patient care and business practices. A roundtable discussion with software manufacturers.