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Active Aging Center Franchise Targets Physical Therapists

Active Rx, based in Westborough, Mass, is offering an opportunity for physical therapists to become business owners. The company report that it is offering financial incentives to physical therapists who want to open an ActiveRx Active Aging Center franchise before September 30.

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New Non-invasive Pain Management System from VQ OrthoCare

The Avid IF 2 is designed as a portable interferential device that provides safe and effective pain management for acute pain and chronic pain, and to help rrelax muscle spasms, maintain range of motion and increase circulation.

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OT Students Invited to Participate in Maddak Intercollegiate Challenge

The Intercollegiate Challenge is part of the Annual Maddak Awards that aims to inspire healthy competition among schools for the best ideas in occupational therapy products and solutions. Winners are recognized at the Annual Maddak Awards, held during the AOTA Conference in Nashville, Tenn, and entries are being accepted now.

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Paralyzed Veterans Call on House and Senate to Pass Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act

Military service personnel can incur injuries that are considerably different in nature to those commonly sustained throughout the civilian workforce. The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act designates greater amounts of sick leave for veterans who are federal employees to make up for the accelerated rate of treatment their injuries can demand.

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CureDuchenne Offers Education to Physical Therapists and Parents

Emerging scientific developments, instructional videos, and access to clinical trials are among the education horsepower CureDuchenne Cares, Newport Beach, Calif, aims to provide physical therapists and parents of children affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Meniscus Implant May be a Way Out of Pain for Damaged Knees

Active Implants LLC, Memphis, Tenn, reports the first NUsurface Meniscus Implant procedure was performed at the Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center recently, to demonstrate how it performs compared to current standard treatments.

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Erector Set Toys a Model Mobility Solution for the World’s Poor

A solution that could bring low-cost mobility aids to the world’s poor populations may look a lot like the popular Erector Set toys sold in America. An engineering student at Brunel University London says simplified, interchangeable parts, such as those found in Erector Sets could enable mobility device repairs to be performed quickly, and affordably.

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Cali Solorio Joins Ottobock as Marketing Manager

Cali Solorio has taken a role as Ottobock’s marketing manager, where she will support new product introductions for the company’s orthopedic rehab business. Ottobock says it will also look to Solorio to add expertise to its product life cycle management.

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Neuroinflammation in Chronic Pain Patients Offers Objective Measure of Pain

Science seems to have found a way to objectively measure the presence and intensity level of pain. Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have uncovered evidence that points to rising levels of pain-associated proteins in the brain that are linked to areas of the organ that transmit pain signals.