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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.
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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.
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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.
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A new study suggests that those who play adaptive sports could have a higher likelihood of employment, leading to a possibly greater economic impact.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Older people who are homebound may be at risk for low vitamin D levels, possibly leading to a risk for falls.
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A policy change proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may possibly lead to the loss of insurance coverage for prostheses, as well as access to medically necessary equipment.
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A fourth patient has recently been enrolled in InVivo Therapeutics’ investigational trial of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold for patients with acute thoracic spinal cord injury.
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Editor's message from the August/September issue of Rehab Management by Frank Long, editorial director.
Explore the latest features built into leading-edge products that can maximize seating performance and comfort for users.
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Self-directed mobility helps pediatric users engage with their environments on their own terms.
After house call visits, continued management of pain while restoring function is offered in an outpatient setting.
Pain management is a cornerstone of this service model that fills a care gap and differentiates practices in the competitive landscape. Clinic owner Robert Babb, PT, MBA, details how to establish a successful house call program for physical therapy that can help distinguish practices in the competitive landscape.
Rachel Mertins, DPT, ATRIC, works on static standing with Elizabeth Dunn, a 25-year-old with a cervical spinal cord injury. Aquatic specialist Erik Schlegel provides a second set of skilled hands to ensure proper alignment and weight-bearing. (Photo Location: PruittHealth – Savannah)
Water settings complement land-based work to help patients reach functional goals comfortably and safely.