M-F Athletic/Perform Better, Cranston, RI, introduces a vertical mat rack, with wheels, that can easily move around any facility. The adjustable, freestanding, double-sided rack measures 82 inches high by 30 inches wide, and has sturdy 10-inch sto
Researchers from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan, found that the Wii Fit™ from Nintendo® helped improve balance for a soldier with a traumatic brain injury. "Traumatic brain injuries are a big concern for soldiers in the Ira
Recently the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) joined a variety of health care provider groups in sending a joint letter to Sen Christopher Dodd (D-Conn) (pictured below), chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban A
For the 40th anniversary of the journal Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, stroke leaders from around the world celebrated stroke research accomplishments and set an agenda for the future, according to a special report in the journal.
Independent Design Solutions, Downers Grove, Ill, introduces a newly designed inclinometer for measuring range of motion in patients undergoing various forms of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. ROM inclinometer™ utilizes a gravity-calibrate
A team of four Michigan State University engineering students has designed a mobile recumbent bike that allows physical therapy patients at MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland, to take their therapy out of the physical therapy room to hallways or e
PhysicalTherapist.com and EDUCATA, Calabasas, Calif, entered an agreement to expand the range of continuing education opportunities for physical therapists through the PhysicalTherapist.com Web site. Under the terms of the agreement, EDUCATA cours
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently voted to approve a new doctoral degree program in physical therapy (DPT) for the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), according to the school. This completes the final step in the approval pr
Some patients experience chronic pain for years before being treated by professional pain specialists.
The Amputee Coalition of America’s Limb Loss Task Force is setting out to raise awareness of increasing limb loss in the United States. According to the task force, on average, 507 people lose a limb every day in the United States. This numbe