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. By Patricia E. Tully, OTR, ATP.
Share Your Blessings and Beamz Interactive Inc announce that they have recently gifted more than 500 Beamz music systems to organizations that reach special needs individuals through music and recreational therapy.
For many Medicare recipients, multiple observational stays rather than inpatient hospital admissions may be driving up their out-of-pocket costs, a study suggests.
A recent study suggests that monkeys and humans experience greater motor recovery than rats after experiencing a similar spinal cord injury (SCI).
Stroke patients affected by an upper-extremity movement dysfunction reported comparatively high levels of effectiveness from constraint-induced movement therapy in improving their daily activities. But in at least one important area, CIMT fared no better than standard therapy.
Commercial minivans have gone ADA compliant at Phoenix-based Vantage Mobility International. The company recently announced that the first commercial-use, ADA-compliant Toyota Northstar E360 has rolled off its assembly line.
Signature HealthCARE announces in a media release that Modern Healthcare has recently named it one of the 100 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2015.
A new study suggests that those who play adaptive sports could have a higher likelihood of employment, leading to a possibly greater economic impact.
A public hearing and a rally are slated to take place Wednesday, August 26, during which amputees and other concerned citizens will have the opportunity to air their views about a proposed Medicare reimbursement policy for lower-limb prosthetic care.
Scientists at The Ohio State University note that they have engineered a near fully formed brain in their lab that contains 99% of the genes in a human fetal brain and is as mature as a 5-week-old fetus.
Older people who are homebound may be at risk for low vitamin D levels, possibly leading to a risk for falls.
A policy change proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may possibly lead to the loss of insurance coverage for prostheses, as well as access to medically necessary equipment.
A fourth patient has recently been enrolled in InVivo Therapeutics’ investigational trial of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold for patients with acute thoracic spinal cord injury.
Self-directed mobility helps pediatric users engage with their environments on their own terms.
Pain management is a cornerstone of this service model that fills a care gap and differentiates practices in the competitive landscape. Clinic owner Robert Babb, PT, MBA, details how to establish a successful house call program for physical therapy that can help distinguish practices in the competitive landscape.
An on-site physical therapist can be the central link to assist with gathering and sharing information and facilitating the effective use of that knowledge to expedite return to work.
The deal moves WebPT a step closer toward WebPT's corporate goal of delivering an all-encompassing software platform, according to chief operating officer Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC/L.
Quality of life for patients affected by high spinal cord injuries or ALS could be altered considerably by a device that decodes very specific signals from the brain to control a lower-limb exoskeleton.
OrthoPediatrics recently received 510(k) FDA clearance for its RESPONSE 5.5/6.0 Spine System, which is designed to help surgeons surgically correct scoliosis in pediatric patients.
Long-term care hospitals and nursing facilities, too, are among those that assume financial risk for episodes of care in a pilot program that explores ways to improve care and reduce costs for Medicare.