The United Spinal Association, along with the Everyday Abilities Foundation, are offering scholarships to 10 qualified individuals with spinal cord injuries or disorders (SCI/D) living in the San Francisco Bay Area to receive gait training treatment at SCI-FIT in Pleasanton, Calif, according to a recent news release.
The University of Virginia recently hosted a workshop about how physical therapy can help improve one’s voice, just as working out can help condition one’s body.
Researchers from Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ, have found a link between the inability to recognize emotions expressed by facial features and the white matter damage that occurs after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Prices for certain drugs that treat multiple sclerosis have exploded as much as 700% since 1995, with no sign of downward pressure on prices caused by competing drugs that have entered the market.
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a software program that works seamlessly with currently available procedures to assist a surgeon's determination of which vertebra is which.
Allen Ling, MPT, OCS, opens up about how his practice used its clinic software to create a 50% drop in therapist documentation time, and achieve a payroll savings of up to $5000 a month. Learn about this and much more during this exclusive podcast.
An expanded indication for onabotulinum toxin A (Botox) recently received FDA approval to treat adults with upper limb spasticity. The new approval follows the FDA's nod in 2010 to treat spasticity in the flexor muscles of the elbow, wrist, and fingers in adults, which often occurs after stroke, TBI, or the progression of MS.
In a move that will result in their becoming one of the largest independently owned groups in the United States, two Minnesota-area orthopedic practices—Twin Cities Orthopedics and St Croix Orthopaedics—have announced that they will be joining forces beginning this summer.
Long used as a pain reliever by patents affected by arthritis, acetaminophen was recently tested for its effectiveness in management of spinal pain and osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. Researchers found that the drug underperformed, and even suggested physical treatment as a mainstay solution.
BraunAbility, a manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vehicles and wheelchair lift systems based in Lafayette, Ind, recently struck a partnership with Purdue University with the aim of sparking a high level of innovation among mobility products.
In an action that has produced North Dakota's first state law regarding acupuncture practice, the state will now require national standards for education and certification examinations.
The clinical and research prowess of two leading rehabilitation hospitals will soon be felt throughout a network of healthcare facilities nationwide as part of a recent affiliation deal Louisville, Ky-headquartered, Kindred Healthcare Inc struck with Shepherd Center and Craig Hospital.
San Diego, Calif-based DJO Global, Inc, recently announced financial results for its public reporting subsidiary, DJO Finance LLC (DJOFL). The company reportedly achieved net sales for the first quarter of 2015 of $280.1 million, which it says reflects negative growth of 0.9%, compared with net sales of $282.7 million for the first quarter of 2014.
Medical Protection Technologies, Harbor, Wash, has launched what the company describes as its "next generation" Fall-Safe Hip Protectors, designed to provide a simple solution for helping prevent hip fractures. The specialized undergarments, containing a pair of pads designed to prevent fractures from a fall onto the hip, reflect an emphasis on preventing the fracture, not just the fall.
A recently installed executive leadership team is characterized by healthcare information technology (IT) veterans who have previous tenures at firms that include Allscripts, Dell, and NextGen.
High recognition was recently given to several Emory Healthcare hospitals by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) for excellence in the treatment and care of stroke patients.
Women reportedly make up at least 30% of C-suite leadership at Patterson Companies Inc, which is the parent organization of the brand's supplier in the rehabilitation market, Patterson Medical. That statistic helped the company earn spacial distinction and an Honor Roll placement among the 2014 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership.
Champaign, Ill-headquartered IntelliWheels Inc has introduced a solution that aims to make manual wheelchairs more comfortable and efficient to push.
The 2015 Strategies Unencumbered Conference scheduled to begin May 1 aims to address actions and strategies the physical therapy profession can take to reverse the continued reduction of reimbursements.
Patient comfort is always an important consideration in clinical treatment, and maximum patient comfort is at the focus of the new BAL2000 Pacific 6 Section Hi-Lo Treatment Table (Bench) from Yorba Linda, Calif-based, Stonehaven Medical.