Hope Laliberte's braces sport images of Disney villains such as Ursula from the movie, The Little Mermaid, and Cruella de Vil from the movie, 101 Dalmations. (Photo courtesy of Jack Foley/Herald News.)
A tattoo artist has granted a young girl her wish by adding villain characters from popular Disney movies to her leg braces.
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Studies performed at Bournemouth University may be shedding some light on the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running sports.
This "skin" for a prosthetic is called "Skin," and it was designed by Kansas State University interior architecture & product design student August Atzenweiler. (Photo courtesy of Kansas State University.)
Kansas State University architecture and product design students are using 3D printing to help add personality and individuality to amputees’ prosthetics.
People of all ages with varying disabilities and special needs are invited to participate in Casa Colina's adaptive outdoor event August 5-7.
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The deleterious effects of sitting are gaining notice in healthcare media headlines. A section that deals with issues related to excessive sitting are included in the a second edition of Desk Pilates: Living Pilates Every Day, published by author Angela Kneale and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products (OPTP).
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NeuroRecovery Training Institute (NeuroRTI) announces that it is partnering with Kennedy Krieger Institute.
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A new study compares the safety and effectiveness of high- and low-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy for relieving chronic back and leg pain.
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MIT researchers announce that they have designed what they reportedly describe is an inexpensive prosthetic knee that can induce normal walking.
A man with complete motor paralysis moves his legs voluntarily while receiving electrical stimulation to his spinal cord via electrodes placed on his back. The subject’s legs are supported in braces so that they can move without resistance from gravity. The electrodes on his legs are used for recording muscle activity. (Photo courtesy of Edgerton laboratory/UCLA.)
According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study, a new strategy that delivers noninvasive electrical stimulation to the spinal cord has reportedly helped enable five men with complete motor paralysis to voluntarily generate step-like movements.
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According to a new report released recently by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), choice and competition enabled premiums in the Health Insurance Marketplace to lower in 2015.
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The state-by-state Medicare enrollment numbers released recently by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows that more than 55 million Americans are covered by Medicare.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.