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The first-quarter 2016 financial results from Select Medical Holdings Corp reflect the company’s recent selling of its contract therapy business and acquisition of Physiotherapy Associates Holdings Inc.
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Results from a survey conducted recently by insurance payor Anthem Inc suggest that while 90% of respondents lock their doors and windows at night, only 40% of them state they have disability insurance.
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Alber USA LLC, based in Oakdale, Pa, offers the e-motion M15 power assist drive, which is designed to help wheelchair users with impaired strength or restricted hand function to propel independently.
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The StimRouter Neoromodulation System from Bioness Inc, as well as the Indego exoskeleton from the Human Motion and Control Business Unit of Parker Hannifin Corp, are finalists in the 2016 Medical Device Excellence Awards (MDEA).
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Disability insurance payor Unum now provides onsite disability management for employers, enabling employees to speak with a trained disability consultant before and after disability leave.
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The adjustability and predictability of pediatric support surfaces are critical in the prevention of pressure injuries, according to two recent studies.
Adaptoys
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the creation of Adaptoys to help enable those living with paralysis to play with their families.
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Different types of stem cells vary in their ability to restore function after spinal cord injury, according to a recently published literature review.
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Bruin Biometrics (BBI LLC) announces the start of a multicenter clinical trial evaluating how well its handheld SEM Scanner detects early-stage pressure ulcers compared to the standard of care.
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Invacare Corp has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2016, which ended March 31, 2016.
(left to right) Indiana Sen Joe Donnelly, AM General President and CEO Andy Hove, and AM General Commercial President Howard Glaser pause during their tour of the AM General facility with Mrs Clinton to view a demonstration of the MV-1 wheelchair-accessible vehicle from Mobility Ventures. (PRNewsFoto/AM General)
During a stop on her campaign for president, Democratic presidential candidate—and former Secretary of State—Hillary Clinton recently toured AM General’s Commercial Assembly Plant.
Maddak
Winners of the 42nd Annual Maddak Awards Competition for Product Design were announced recently during the American Occupational Therapy Association conference in Chicago.
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Butler Mobility Products announces its website has undergone a makeover to ensure compatibility with the latest browsers and mobile devices.
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Motorized wheelchairs will grow fastest in a global market value poised to reach $7.8 billion by 2021, according to a new report from IndustryARC.
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Enola, Pa-based Post Acute Medical LLC (PAM) announces that it has acquired HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Beaumont.
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The use of a mobility assessment tool may be predictive of early postoperative complications, longer hospital stays, and discharges to nursing homes among older patients.
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Wheelchair-accessible vehicles from BraunAbility are now available on the online mobility product resource BLVD.com.
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According to the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA), the non-final Medicare rule regarding lower limb prostheses is being exploited by private health insurers to deny coverage to amputees for previously approved medical care and devices.
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National Public Radio recently aired a segment regarding the effect of the US Department of Labor’s proposed Overtime Exemption Rule on providers of caregivers for those with disabilities.
Hoveround
New from Sarasota, Fla-based Hoveround is a comprehensive kit to aid physicians during an examination to determine a patient’s ideal mobility solution.