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.
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.
This screened-in porch (viewed from the living room) is a seasonal extension of the living room. Note there is no level change between one space and the other, so rolling or walking is an “Easy Come and Easy Go and Easy Everything in Between.” (Image courtesy of Susan Bachner Consulting  LLC)
A perspective about aging-in-place with universal design, by Susan Bachner, MA, OTR, FAOTA, SCEM, CAPS, CEAC.
A parallel trial of computerized training programs reportedly suggests that an attention-control training program may help reduce combat veterans’ post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms.
Researchers studying blood and tissue samples from patients have identified a model that they suggest may help them predict the chances that a wound will heal.
Therapist performs glenohumeral internal rotation assessment for overhead athletes.
Pain symptoms are often what brings a patient into a facility to seek healthcare services, but as treatment progresses pain should becomes less of the conversation. Practicing therapist and author Donn Dimond, PT, OCS shares his process for treating summer sports athletes, from isolating the cause of discomfort to selecting the right treatment for the injury.
Technology helps shape an approach for therapists and patients to retrain the brain with greater flexibility and less risk of injury. Ashley M. Henk, PT, DPT, of Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital's outpatient Day Neuro Program reveals how high-tech solutions for balance and limb function builds confidence in patients about their own ability to move and eases the recovery process.
Older people who experience migraines may have an increased risk of stroke. However, this risk appears evident only if the older people are smokers
A new study suggests that patient-satisfaction ratings after surgery for spinal degenerative disease may be a good indicator of the surgery’s success.
Hanger Inc, based in Austin, Tex, announces in a press release its new microprocessor-controlled prosthetic hand, the i-Limb Quantum.
Newly published research in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests hospital staff perception of how well they treat stroke patients may not match up with actual stroke care performance.
The Medicare Trustees’ recently released report reportedly shows continued slow-cost growth for Medicare, according to a news release from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge,” which raised $220 million for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research in 2014, will take place again in August.
Researchers at the University of Toronto, in a new study, have reportedly developed novel antibodies for tracking a gene involved in ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
This September is being deemed “Go4Life Month,” via a campaign that encourages people age 50 and older to move more and stay active for better health with advancing age.
Rugby has a reputation as a tough game for tough people. That toughness appears to come with painful and dangerous consequences, however, according to a study that indicates rugby players are affected by more serious symptoms of cervical spine degeneration.