A mobility researcher recently investigated a prototype of the WheelDrive—a wheelchair with electric motor backup.
Drexel University researchers suggest that the protein MeCP2 may regulate the expression of genes that modulate pain.
Hospitalized patients who participate in a mobility program may be less likely to experience a decline in mobility post-release, according to a recent study.
A study presented recently at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Conference suggests a link between performing work-related physical activity and the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
At the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute, a 36-year old, male with paraplegia secondary to intramedullary hemiangioblastoma works on locomotor training during a therapy session with a robotic assist.
How does robotics really benefit spinal cord-injured patients? Kennedy Krieger Institute researchers test three robotic devices and discover how differences in engineering and application affect functional outcome measures among patients affected by tetraplegia and paraplegia.
In a recent study, vascular surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston reviewed 7 years of patient records to determine the likelihood of limb loss due to specific symptoms.ð-ell-structure-image15766490
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh note that newly discovered muscle-specific proteins may help aid in the understanding of muscular dystrophy and other inherited diseases.
A systematic literature analysis suggests that transplanting olfactory ensheathing cells into the spinal cord injury site may help improve locomotor performance.
A recent study suggests minimal risk for severe infection in above-the-knee amputation patients who receive osseointegrated implants.
Many hip or knee replacement surgery patients may still be taking prescription opioid pain medications up to 6 months after surgery, notes a study published recently in PAIN.
A single-patient study describes the mobility results after a post-stroke patient received a surgically implanted prosthesis that was programmed to stimulate activity in the hip, knee, and ankle muscles.
A phone survey of hip fracture patients suggests the possibility of mismanagement and misinformation among patients and physicians regarding osteoporosis.
The use of virtual reality as a rehabilitation aid after experiencing a stroke may have some effect on the patient's arm function and activities of daily living.
“Neuro-laser” treatment, or near-infrared light therapy (NILT), may be a possible new therapy to help spur the brain to repair itself after a TBI.
Findings from a study of highly trained Paralympic athletes may have implications for the involvement of children with cerebral palsy in high-level exercise from a young age.
The adjustability and predictability of pediatric support surfaces are critical in the prevention of pressure injuries, according to two recent studies.
Different types of stem cells vary in their ability to restore function after spinal cord injury, according to a recently published literature review.
The use of a mobility assessment tool may be predictive of early postoperative complications, longer hospital stays, and discharges to nursing homes among older patients.
As people’s mobility and activity levels increase following knee replacement surgery, they may be putting themselves at risk for hip or spinal fractures down the line, a study suggests.
Shown here is a toddler using a Go Baby Go modified toy car. (Photo courtesy of Oregon State University)
Opportunities for young children with disabilities to play and explore their world in the same manner as their non-disabled peers are big factors in their future development, according to research.