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Three University of St Augustine Grads Recognized as AAOMPT Fellows

During the recent American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) annual conference in San Antonio, three graduates of the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program were recognized as fellows of the AAOMPT.

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SCIFIT Names Adam Havig to Controller Position

Commercial fitness and rehabilitation equipment manufacturer SCIFIT announces Adam Havig has taken on the role of controller for the Tulsa, Okla-based company. A media release from SCIFIT reports that Havig will manage the company’s accounting, finance, and information technology.

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Software Provides Evidence Base for Return-to-Play Decisions

Two University of Evansville educators have developed Move2Perform as a software solution intended to help clinicians make evidence-based return-to-sport and return-to-activity decisions by categorizing patient injury risk and providing a way to objectively track progress.

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Paralyzed Patients Have High Risk for Minor Stress Fractures

A recent study of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago revealed a 2% loss in leg bone mass each month, correlating with a 6.9% drop in leg bone strength. The findings suggest a decrease in mechanical strength in the legs occurs more rapidly and to a greater degree than what was previously believed.

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New Podcasts Share Tips for Compliance and Productivity

Two exclusive new podcasts produced by Rehab Management take a fresh look at the topics of compliance and clinical productivity, and offer valuable information to help clinicians better understand and manage the potential benefits—and potholes—of each area. The podcasts feature compliance expert Nancy Beckley, president of Nancy Beckley & Associates, and Ryan Flanary, PT, vice president of outpatient services and healthforce at Valir Health. Podcasts are sponsored by Clinicient.

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Wearable Sensor Helps Improve Pressure Ulcer Prevention Compliance

Leaf Healthcare Inc, headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif, recently announced that results of a clinical trial that concluded the company’s wearable patient sensor can aid healthcare professionals in “dramatically” improving efforts to prevent pressure ulcers.

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Falls Risk Assessment Technology Emerges from High-Tech Partnership

Bluetooth wireless data transfer and and an array of body-worn sensors are part of the high technology engineered into the QTUG, a new mobility and falls risk assessment system that will be marketed via a partnership between Intel-GE Care Innovations and Kinesis Health Technologies.

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Users Ambulate Inside of New Walker

The Tour, a mobility aid introduced to the market recently by Franklin, Wis-based Motivo, is designed to allow users to walk upright inside the device with the aim of reducing fatigue, improving posture, and allowing greater stability.

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Mobilization Belt Techniques for Manual Therapy on New DVD

Many manual therapists find mobilization belts useful for enhancing specificity of techniques, increasing the duration for which techniques are performed, and allowing multidirectional mobilizations. A new series of DVDs available from Minneapolis, Minn-based OPTP titled, Mobilization Belt Techniques for Manual Therapy, aims to teache mobilization techniques for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, as well […]