InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp, headquartered in Cambridge, Mass, announces it has hired Jay Blackington as its new vice president, head of human resources.
PixarBio Corporation announces that its CEO and chief science officer, Frank Reynolds, was recently named to the 2015 Irish Education 100.
Abilities Expo, reportedly the nation’s largest event for the disability community, will take place December 4-6 at the Dulles Expo Center in Washington, DC.
A family in Denver were recently able to replace their wheelchair van, thanks to Performance Mobility and donations from community members.
Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS, and Patrick Hardison.
The most extensive face transplant to date was recently performed by a medical team at NYU Langone Medical Center. Physical therapists and occupational therapists were members of this team faced with the daunting task of restoring function to the 41-year-old recipient.
Ally Financial Team Travis Van
Together, Ally Financial, BraunAbility, and Superior Van & Mobility have donated a wheelchair-accessible vehicle to an elementary school student and his family.
Amputee Coalition and Organogenesis Inc recently held a webinar for US veterans, their families, caregivers, and clinicians on preventing limb loss in patients battling diabetes.
Biodistribution analysis shows how MAPCs (gold) home to the spleen, a primary reservoir for inflammatory cells in the body. The MAPCs were intravenously administered approximately 1 day after the spinal cord injury.
Therapeutic stem cells called multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPCs) may be able to lessen the consequences of the immune system’s second wave response after a spinal cord injury, and preserve body function that could otherwise be lost.
ICD-10 Code V97.33XA may lead some clinicians to ask themselves, "Was this level of specificity necessary?"
Code V97.33—Sucked into a jet engine—is unlikely to be used by most therapists, but V00.01—Pedestrian on foot injured in collision with roller-skater—could certainly result in an injury that requires a therapist with a discreet sense of humor and good command of ICD-10.
Turny Low Vehicle
Sweden-based manufacturer Autoadapt’s latest swivel seat, the Turny Low Vehicle, is designed to help give users more car choices—not just one based on their physical needs.
FirstLight HomeCare announces it has hired Larry France as director of franchise development.
New York Gov Andrew Cuomo (D) recently signed legislation requiring licensure for occupational therapy assistants, making New York the 50th state to do so.
Frost & Sullivan recently recognized Valencia, Calif-based Bioness Inc with the 2015 North American Award for Market Leadership.
Tamara Kittelson-Aldred, with a Peruvian child celebrating the receipt of a wheelchair. (Photo courtesy of NRRTS Directions)
Eleanore’s Project celebrates what a difference a wheelchair can make in a person’s life, and counts down the days until December 1, known as #GivingTuesday.
A wheelchair user is one-third more likely to die in a car-versus-pedestrian accident than a non-wheelchair user, a recent study suggests.
As part of Family Caregivers Month, power wheelchair manufacturer Hoveround, Sarasota, Fla, announces a weekly giveaway for caregivers.
Push to Walk client Mike L, doing push-ups for last year's #GivingTuesday campaign. (Photo courtesy of Push to Walk)
Push to Walk’s “Push-Ups for Push to Walk” campaign is continuing through December 1, known as Giving Tuesday.
The Atlas Knee System knee joint unloader from Moximed Inc, Hayward Calif, has earned the CE Mark in conjunction with what is reported as the first commercial uses of the product in Europe.
Dave Odenbach, clinic director and occupational therapist, MedStar NRH Outpatient Center in Washington, DC, and patient Donna Stewart, of Upper Marlboro, Md, practice transfers in and out of the vehicle in an effort to help her regain her independence. (Photo courtesy of Business Wire)
GEICO announces it has recently donated a 2015 Volkswagen Passat to MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH), to be used as a therapy vehicle.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing a robotic leg prosthesis that they hope could recover a user’s balance after a trip or stumble.