A research team, in a new study, provides new neuroscientific evidence suggesting how a patient’s motivation level affects how well motor function is recovered during rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury.
Securing an optimum seating system considers relationships
between positioning technologies, accessories, and funding.
Securing an optimum seating system considers relationships between positioning technologies, accessories, and funding.
Imaging studies confirm that degenerative meniscal tears often cause no symptoms. (Photo by Grace Bennett/The Inside Press.)
Therapists can help patients stave off the invasive option by leveraging lifestyle changes, weight loss, and therapeutic modalities. Full-length feature by Robert Fay, PT, MHSc, OCS, STC, CSCS.
The most successful managers are also leaders, who use the art and science of each discipline to maximize clinical outcomes.
Snug Seat, US-based in Matthews, NC, announces that it is evolving its brand and changing its name to R82 Inc.
Phyllis Richey (left) and Audrey Zucker-Levin recently received a $1.5 million grant from the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to conduct the VALOR study to explore the health disparities that military veteran amputees face.
Two university professors recently received a $1.5 million grant to study a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic foot (MPF) for use with military veteran amputees with limited mobility.
When it comes to choosing cushions for wheelchair seating, current standards are inadequate to ensure appropriate protection from pressure ulcers.
Therapists can help protect wheelchair users from the serious threats of pressure ulcers by fully understanding cushion construction, deep tissue responses, and anticipating shape change in the user’s body.
Researchers suggest in a new study that rats modeled with stroke demonstrated improved neurological and motor functions after being implanted with a certain type of stem cells.
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 can improve outcomes in oncology cases. A specialist who works with the cancer patient population investigates the power of prehabilitation in treatment and survivorship. An in-depth report by Glenda Arcilla Borreo, PT.
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.