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 or other physiologic and physical stresses can lead to more favorable outcomes in oncology cases. Prehabilitation fills this role in the cancer care continuum and survivorship.
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).
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc announces that the Betaconnect electronic autoinjector for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) has received FDA approval.
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.
The American Occupational Therapy Association Inc’s (AOTA) annual Hill Day brought together at least 650 occupational therapists (OTs), educators, and students from 35 states across the United States on Capitol Hill to discuss key legislation and the state of healthcare.
Bionic prosthetic device manufacturer iWalk (also known as BiOM) announces that it has changed its name to BionX Medical Technologies Inc.
Research and Markets recently released its report on the home healthcare market.
Pictured are US Ambassador Robert C. Barber and Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky during their recent visit to prosthetics manufacturer Össur in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo courtesy of Össur)
Prosthetic manufacturer Össur recently hosted two Boston Marathon bombing survivors, as well as a US Ambassador, at its Reykjavik, Iceland, headquarters.
National American University (NAU) announces that, from September 15 through November 11, all NAU locations will participate in fundraising activities to help purchase an all-terrain wheelchair for a wounded veteran.
The World Parkinson Coalition will host the WPC Scientific Update 2015 webcast from October 6 to 8.
A 5-year paraplegic reportedly gained the ability to walk, thanks to an electroencephalogram (EEG)-based system using brain signals traveling to electrodes placed around the person’s knees to create movement.
BraunAbility announces that it has been acquired by Patricia Industries, a division within Investor AB, Stockholm, Sweden.
A new study compares whether a conventional or modified vestibular rehabilitation (VR) protocol works best to help improve balance control among patients with chronic dizziness.