BraunAbility, a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and wheelchair lift systems based in Lafayette, Ind, recently struck a partnership with Purdue University with the aim of sparking a high level of innovation among mobility products.
In an action that has produced North Dakota's first state law regarding acupuncture practice, the state will now require national standards for education and certification examinations.
The clinical and research prowess of two leading rehabilitation hospitals will soon be felt throughout a network of healthcare facilities nationwide as part of a recent affiliation deal Louisville, Ky-headquartered, Kindred Healthcare Inc struck with Shepherd Center and Craig Hospital.
San Diego, Calif-based DJO Global, Inc, recently announced financial results for its public reporting subsidiary, DJO Finance LLC (DJOFL). The company reportedly achieved net sales for the first quarter of 2015 of $280.1 million, which it says reflects negative growth of 0.9%, compared with net sales of $282.7 million for the first quarter of 2014.
Medical Protection Technologies, Harbor, Wash, is showcasing what the company describes as its "next generation" Fall-Safe Hip Protectors at the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility conference in Glendale, Ariz, through April 24.
A recently installed executive leadership team is characterized by healthcare information technology (IT) veterans who have previous tenures at firms that include Allscripts, Dell, NextGen.
High recognition was recently given to several Emory Healthcare hospitals by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) for excellence in the treatment and care of stroke patients.
Women reportedly make up at least 30% of C-suite leadership at Patterson Companies Inc, which is the parent organization of the brand's supplier in the rehabilitation market, Patterson Medical. That statistic helped the company earn spacial distinction and an Honor Roll placement among the 2014 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership.
Fit Grips is a new product recently launched by IntelliWheels Inc to aid manual wheelchair users.
Champaign, Ill-headquartered IntelliWheels Inc has introduced a solution that aims to make manual wheelchairs more comfortable and efficient to push.
The 2015 Strategies Unencumbered Conference scheduled to begin May 1 aims to address actions and strategies the physical therapy profession can take to reverse the continued reduction of reimbursements.
Patient comfort is always an important consideration in clinical treatment, and maximum patient comfort is at the focus of the new BAL2000 Pacific 6 Section Hi-Lo Treatment Table (Bench) from Yorba Linda, Calif-based, Stonehaven Medical.
The clock is ticking for rural hospitals and healthcare systems to join the National Rural ACO by the May 1 deadline. Organizations that join reportedly can qualify for one-time only federal grants that cover the complete cost of membership for new applicants in 2016.
MedRisk Inc, a provider of managed physical medicine and diagnostic imaging services in workers’ compensation based in King of Prussia, Pa, has created a new functional capacity evaluation (FCE) program to provide claims professionals effective decision-making tools and improve patient care.
Plans have already been put in motion to perform what is reported as the first human head transplant within the next 2 years. A 30-year-old Russian man affected by a rare muscle wasting condition has stepped forward to be the subject of this groundbreaking procedure, according to MedicalNewsToday and
A new technology for the pain experienced by amputees after an amputation is being pursued by Cleveland-based SPR Therapeutics. The company is using a $1.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide lift for developing a fully implantable peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) system to treat post-amputation pain.
The Motivo Tour, shown here in Salsa Red, is a new mobility device offered by Franklin, Wis-based Motivo. (Image courtesy of Motivo.)
A new rolling walker, the Tour, has been released to the mobility market by Franklin, Wis-based Motivo. The new device is engineered to enhance user independence by offering a feature set aimed at improving on previous versions of walker designs.
A series of continuing education workshops focused on providing hands-on edema management are scheduled for the Los Angeles and Chicago areas May, June, and August. The workshop are presented by the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
An agreement has been reached that aims to grow the reach of the Kickstart wearable neuro-rehabilitation device. Cadence Biomedical, reportedly has struck a deal with distributor TruMedical Solutions LLC, that will allow Cadence to support healthcare providers across the southeastern United States with its wearable device.
Therapists who treat stroke cases may want to be alert to the psychological state of that patient population, with a recent study showing stroke patients are up to twice as likely to commit suicide as the rest of the population. Risk is especially high within the first 2 years of a stroke, according to the study published in the journal Neurology.
Therapists from the APTA meet with national legislators in Washington DC. (Image courtesy of APTA.)
Physical therapists can train to be an advocate for the profession and meet with elected officials in Washington, DC, by participating in PT Day on Capitol Hill June 3-4. The event, presented by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), is free, but participants must register by May 14.