Carlos Gonzalez, San Francisco, Calif, executes a high front kick as part of his martial arts training.

Ottobock C-Leg Grand Prize Winner Announced

Ottobock has chosen an action image of amputee Carlos Gonzalez as the $1,000 Grand Prize winner of the C-Leg Heroes 15 year anniversary photo contest. The winning photo of Gonzalez, a San Francisco resident, depicts him performing a shoulder-level front kick from a martial arts sport he took up following his amputation.

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Mayo Clinic Chooses Epic as EHR Solution for ‘Several Decades’

The Mayo Clinic reports that it will replace the three electronic health records (EHR) systems it currently has in place campus-wide with Epic, a single integrated EHR and revenue cycle management system. More than 45,000 Mayo clinic staff members will be trained on the new system, which will replace existing EHRs from GE and Cerner, and Mayo’s own self-developed system.

Eli Anselmi

ROVI Mobility Products Names Eli Anselmi Director of Education

As ROVI Mobility Products ramps up for the release of a new indoor-outdoor power wheelchair the company has hired Eli S. Anselmi as Director of Education, according to an announcement from the Carson, Calif-headquartered company. ROVI, the complex rehab division of Shoprider, reports that Anselmi will be responsible for developing the division’s product education materials and the distribution of those materials.

Dean Hasse, PT

Keeping Therapists Productive: Podcast Coming Soon

When one therapist loses productivity, it’s a problem. When therapists across a 6-office practice lose productivity, it’s a catastrophe. Listen to this podcast and hear R. Dean Hasse, PT, discuss the technology tools his multi-office clinic uses to help support therapists in accounting for their time, reduce idle time and keep schedules filled.

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MEDICA Promoters Help Open CHINA MED 2015

More than 500 exhibitors are expected to present their current lines of product and technical advances for the healthcare industry at the March 26-28 event in Beijing.

Heel Offloading Devices Desirable in Pressure Ulcer Prevention

According to a recent survey of primary care clinicians whose work includes wound care, access to products that successfully offload the heel for improved pressure ulcer prevention are highly desirable. Ease of use, durability and easy-to-clean designs were among the characteristics survey respondents most preferred.

Preston Thomas, principal, Life Academy, addresses students at the East Oakland campus.

High School Students Training Early for Healthcare Careers

An East Oakland, Calif, high school is using a linked learning approach to provide high school-age students with experience and training for health care careers. Life Academy of Health and Bioscience’s enrollment of 500 students, who are mostly financially disadvantaged and described as “all students of color,” are receiving academic and hands-on training in real workplace environments.

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7 Predictions for Physical Therapy in 2015

Thought leaders at outpatient PT clinics on both coasts brainstormed about the trends they see taking shape in the industry throughout 2015. Among those trends are an increasing scarcity of small practices and the rebellion of PTs and patients against utilization management companies.

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Fall Prevention for Older Adults: Play Catch

Medicine balls found commonly in the therapy clinic may be extremely useful as a fall prevention tool among older adults, according to research at University of Illinois at Chicago. A study there determined a simple routine of throwing and catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and potentially help prevent falls among older adults.

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Wheelchair Assessment for MS Patients Should Be Holistic

Researchers based at Brunel University London recently concluded a study that found individuals affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) who have a mobility deficit should be holistically assessed when offered a power wheelchair.