Whether a patient is experiencing a new condition or one that has been present throughout a lifetime, the reality is that chronic disease symptoms constantly change.
Patients and clinicians share their individual expertise and collaborate on a planning method that empowers patients to make their own decisions and manage their illness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coloplast, Minneapolis, recently launched a catheter for men that is designed to be less than half the size of a standard male catheter, with the ability to be stored, carried, used, and disposed of discreetly.
An independent research firm wants to know how companies that distribute rehabilitation equipment and supplies can improve their products and services. Complete this survey and be entered in a drawing for 2 Apple Watches.
Decision Resources Group’s recently released Medtech 360 spinal implant market report suggests that the market for spinal implants in the United States and Europe will continue to expand.
Former Canadian soldier Trevor Greene, who survived a debilitating brain injury while on duty in Afghanistan in 2006, has recovered his ability to walk again with the help of a customized exoskeleton, his personal determination, and support of researchers at Simon Fraser University. (Photo courtesy of Marianne Meadahl, Simon Fraser University)
Trevor Greene, who experienced a traumatic brain injury while serving in Afghanistan in 2006, has reportedly recovered his ability to walk, with help from a customized exoskeleton developed at Simon Fraser University (SFU).
Bruin Biometrics (BBI) announces that its SEM Scanner reportedly improves the time to detection of pressure ulcers by an average 3.9 days earlier than the gold standard of care.
A 3D printed nerve-regeneration pathway implanted in a rat (pictured here) helped to improve walking in 10 to 12 weeks after implantation. (Photo courtesy of University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering)
Patients with nerve injury or disease could potentially benefit from a new 3D-printed guide developed to help grow injury-damaged nerves.