Hospitals can now identify the most important strengths and weaknesses in their disaster response plans using a new tool from the US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
A rise in treating sports injuries has lead to a newly named Sports, Orthopedic and Emergency Imaging Fellowship in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Women facing hip surgery are being offered a new option specifically designed with their anatomy in mindat Rush University Medical Center, orthopedic surgeons are offering a new “gender-specific” implant called the M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology.
RehaMed International, manufacturer of adaptive products for patients with disabilities, has appointed Tom Saldarelli as its CEO.
Members of the American Physical Therapy Association applaud President Bush for signing into law the Higher Education Opportunity Act, allowing physical therapists who provide care to children, adolescents, and veterans to be eligible for up to $10,000 over 5 years in authorized student loan repayment programs
The proteoglycan chondroitin sulfate plays an important role not just in the formation of the glial scar but also in the repair of spinal cord injury, according to an article released on August 18, 2008 in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine.
A new report on severe sporting injuries among high school and college athletes shows cheerleading appears to account for a larger proportion of all such injuries than previously thought.
Low vitamin D levels may contribute to chronic pain among women, suggests research published ahead of print in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
The American Physical Therapy Association concurs with findings from a recent study published in Spine demonstrating that active physical therapy for patients with acute low back pain is associated with better clinical outcomes, decreased use of prescription medications, MRI and epidural injections, and lower healthcare costs than passive physical therapy.
The American Physical Therapy Association applauds the recent introduction of HR-6792 Veterans Physical Therapy Services Improvement Act of 2008 by Representatives Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) and John Boozman (R-AR). This bill will improve the recruitment and retention of PTs in the Veterans Health Administration.