The Montana Legislature’s Economic Affairs Interim Committee met recently to discuss a proposed legal rule enabling trained physical therapists to perform trigger point dry needling therapy.
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) specialty conference about documentation for occupational therapists (OTs) will take place October 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg in Chicago.
Thought Technology Ltd, Montreal, offers an on-site workshop on headache treatment on Friday, October 2.
Any cushion chosen needs to be adjustable, adaptable to the daily movements of the end user, and accommodating enough to respond to any changes in anatomy, tissue composition, and long-term tissue physiological changes.
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. By Patricia E. Tully, OTR, ATP.
Share Your Blessings and Beamz Interactive Inc announce that they have recently gifted more than 500 Beamz music systems to organizations that reach special needs individuals through music and recreational therapy.
For many Medicare recipients, multiple observational stays rather than inpatient hospital admissions may be driving up their out-of-pocket costs, a study suggests.
A recent study suggests that monkeys and humans experience greater motor recovery than rats after experiencing a similar spinal cord injury (SCI).
Maddak/SP Ableware, Wayne, NJ, introduces the Maddak Adjustable Transfer Bench, which is designed to help reduce the risk of falls in the bathroom.
Stroke patients affected by an upper-extremity movement dysfunction reported comparatively high levels of effectiveness from constraint-induced movement therapy in improving their daily activities. But in at least one important area, CIMT fared no better than standard therapy.
Commercial minivans have gone ADA compliant at Phoenix-based Vantage Mobility International. The company recently announced that the first commercial-use, ADA-compliant Toyota Northstar E360 has rolled off its assembly line.
Carex Health Brands offers a line of products featuring Uplift technology, which is designed to help individuals undergoing rehab to transition safely from sitting to standing.
Signature HealthCARE announces in a media release that Modern Healthcare has recently named it one of the 100 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2015.
A new study suggests that those who play adaptive sports could have a higher likelihood of employment, leading to a possibly greater economic impact.
A public hearing and a rally are slated to take place Wednesday, August 26, during which amputees and other concerned citizens will have the opportunity to air their views about a proposed Medicare reimbursement policy for lower-limb prosthetic care.
The recently published children’s book A Leg to Stand On is written with the aim to help explain life as an amputee to children and to embrace diversity.
This image of the lab-grown brain is labeled to show identifiable structures: the cerebral hemisphere, the optic stalk and the cephalic flexure, and a bend in the mid-brain region, which are all characteristic of the human fetal brain. (Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University)
Scientists at The Ohio State University note that they have engineered a near fully formed brain in their lab that contains 99% of the genes in a human fetal brain and is as mature as a 5-week-old fetus.
The Twiddler 3 one-handed keyboard by Tek Gear Inc is designed to enable those with mobility issues, such as stroke patients and amputees, to type with one hand.
Author and researcher Inger Brueckner, PT, takes the point for this course that is designed to explore the complete spectrum of amputee rehabilitation in September and November.
GAITRite RE portable walkway system.
CIR Systems Inc, Sparta, NJ, announces it has updated its line of products built for temporospatial gait analysis with the recent rollout of the GAITRite RE.
In this podcast Jerry Henderson, PT, provides a checklist to steer practice management software around potential potholes caused by the ICD-10 changeover, and explains how revenue cycle management software can help clinics make that shift successfully.