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The results of a new study about how the spinal cord learns to perform motor tasks suggest that the spinal cord learns on its own, independent from the brain.
A disproportionate number of people hospitalized in Canada with traumatic brain injuries are 65 years or older, according to a new study from St Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Pictured here is senior author Michael Cusimano, MD, MHPE, FRCSC, DABNS, PhD, FACS. (Photo courtesy of St Michael's Hospital)
A new study from St Michael’s Hospital suggests that, while those age 65 or over represent only 14% of the population in Canada, they accounted for 38% of hospitalizations for TBI between 2006 and 2007.
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A new study suggests that the use of short-term peripheral nerve stimulation may be able to prevent long-term changes in nerve and muscle function following spinal cord injury (SCI).
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A new study suggests that, using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), it may be possible to tell post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) apart.
A mixed first quarter financial report didn’t quell U.S. Physical Therapy’s appetite for expansion as the Houston-based business swallows up another practice group.
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It's definite: Patterson Medical is taking its ball and going home. After spending months exploring the potential sale of its medical unit, Patterson Companies has reached an agreement to sell Patterson Medical to Madison Dearborn Partners for roughly $715 million.
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The NMEDA recently announced the winners of its "Local Heroes" contest, held as part of its National Mobility Awareness Month promotion in May.
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The Amputee Coalition announces in a news release that four college students will receive the Scott Decker, MD, Memorial Scholarship for 2015.
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A study published recently in Nature Neuroscience suggests that male and female mice process pain using different cells.
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Ochsner Health System and Select Medical announce that they have formed a strategic partnership to jointly open a new, 60-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital in New Orleans in 2016.
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The Amputee Coalition announces that, thanks to support from sponsors and donors, its 2015 Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp will host 115 campers as well as be extended by 1 day.
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United Spinal Association announces in a news release that its VetsFirst program supports the Military and Veterans Education and Protection Act.
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Researchers suggest that, in order to effectively treat pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injury, anti-inflammatory measures should be applied very early in their development.
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Street noise is nothing new, but modern day science has learned something new about the clamor of traffic: it increases stroke risk for older adults.
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The US Department of Health and Human Services emPOWER Map is an interactive online tool designed to help community health agencies and emergency management officials protect electricity-dependent Medicare beneficiaries.
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Gorbel Medical, Rochester, NY, recently installed a SafeGait physical therapy device in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility at Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza in Columbus, Ohio.
Quickie 5R is built to adjust to changing user environments.
"Environmentally friendly" takes a twist with this manual mobility device from Sunrise Medical built to offer performance that adjusts to the user's environment or conditions.
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A professor of physiotherapy stepped up to help Quantas airlines strengthen its reputation for safety in the air by developing a video that teaches passengers in-flight techniques to head off the threat of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
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In celebration of the ADA's 25th anniversary, The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is teaming with New York City’s Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and other cultural and civic organizations to offer events for people with disabilities.
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Prosthetics manufacturer Ottobock USA, together with designer of prosthetic covers UNYQ, announce that they are forming a strategic partnership to provide stylish cosmetic fairings to lower-limb amputees.