Imaging studies confirm that degenerative meniscal tears often cause no symptoms. (Photo by Grace Bennett/The Inside Press.)
Therapists can help patients stave off the invasive option by leveraging lifestyle changes, weight loss, and therapeutic modalities. Full-length feature by Robert Fay, PT, MHSc, OCS, STC, CSCS.
The most successful managers are also leaders, who use the art and science of each discipline to maximize clinical outcomes.
Snug Seat, US-based in Matthews, NC, announces that it is evolving its brand and changing its name to R82 Inc.
Phyllis Richey (left) and Audrey Zucker-Levin recently received a $1.5 million grant from the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to conduct the VALOR study to explore the health disparities that military veteran amputees face.
Two university professors recently received a $1.5 million grant to study a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic foot (MPF) for use with military veteran amputees with limited mobility.
When it comes to choosing cushions for wheelchair seating, current standards are inadequate to ensure appropriate protection from pressure ulcers.
Therapists can help protect wheelchair users from the serious threats of pressure ulcers by fully understanding cushion construction, deep tissue responses, and anticipating shape change in the user’s body.
Researchers suggest in a new study that rats modeled with stroke demonstrated improved neurological and motor functions after being implanted with a certain type of stem cells.
Whether a patient is experiencing a new condition or one that has been present throughout a lifetime, the reality is that chronic disease symptoms constantly change.
Patients and clinicians share their individual expertise and collaborate on a planning method that empowers patients to make their own decisions and manage their illness.
The new Smart Moore Balance Brace, created as a result of a partnership between Sensoria Fitness and Orthotic Holdings Inc, is an orthotic designed to help prevent falls.
Dr Michael Voight, co-founder of Advances in Clinical Education, demonstrates an upper thoracic rotation exercise using TheraBand CLX Consecutive Loops
Performance Health announces in a media release that it has recently formed an educational partnership with Advances in Clinical Education.
Prehabilitation can result in improvement of physical function, and reduced hospital length of stay and postoperative pain. Here, Glenda Arcilla Borreo, PT, MHSc, CLT, ACSM EP-C, CCET, works with a patient on prehabilitation exercises.
Conditioning the body prior to surgery can improve outcomes in oncology cases. A specialist who works with the cancer patient population investigates the power of prehabilitation in treatment and survivorship. An in-depth report by Glenda Arcilla Borreo, PT.
On November 7, Biodex Medical Systems Inc is offering a workshop titled, “Concussion in Youth Sports," at its corporate offices in Shirley, NY.
The 34th edition of Minneapolis-headquartered OPTP's semi-annual professional catalog is now available.
In addition to traditional therapies, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation patients participate in a variety of specialized programs. Music therapy, for example, can provide meaningful physical and emotional recovery after stroke.
The stroke team at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation work together to tailor treatment to each patient's individual needs and goals. This level of teamwork, combined with evidence-based treatments and leading-edge technologies, help support stronger patients outcomes.
Ottobock and UNYQ have recently teamed up to provide cosmetic covers for lower-limb prosthetics.
biodesigns inc introduces the HiFi Interface and HiFi Imager System, developed as a result from a contract with the Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA).
A new injectable approved by federal regulators offers individuals affected by the relapsing-remitting form of the disease an important option for self care.
A recent disability outcomes research study suggests that, among spinal cord injury (SCI) patients in New Jersey, residing in communities with greater mixed land use may be associated with poorer health.
Quickie QM-710 New Options
Sunrise Medical, based in Fresno, Calif, introduces six new options on its Quickie QM-7 Series, Pulse Series, and Zippie ZM-310 power wheelchairs.
Per a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global personal mobility devices market is expected to grow between 2015 and 2023.
Powered prosthetics are programmed so that the angle of the prosthetic joints—the knee or ankle—while walking mimics the normal movement of the joints when an able-bodied person is walking. (Photo courtesy of North Carolina State University)
Biomedical engineering researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an algorithm that enables powered prosthetics to tune themselves automatically.