News

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Johns Hopkins cardiologists state that they have developed a formula designed to estimate an individual’s risk of dying over a decade based upon their ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing speed and incline.
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Gorbel Medical recently held a press conference in collaboration with Nazareth College, Monroe Community Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and Ohio State University (OSU), announcing a multisite research project encompassing the use of its SafeGait body-weight-support system.
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Topical BioMedics Inc has announced its partnership with the CORE HEALTH division of Vets Access LLC, which is intended to provide customers a full line of Topricin pain relief and healing creams.
A new clinical trial, led by the University of Pittsburgh, aims to compare strategies intended to treat back pain and help avoid surgery.
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A study from the University of Cambridge reports individuals sleeping more than 8 hours a day may face an increased risk of stroke; the risk doubles for older adults who persistently sleep longer than average it says.
In a company news release, AlterG announced that it has joined with Physical Therapy Provider Network (PTPN) in an effort to provide key benefits and educational information to network members.
In a preliminary study, mouthguards reportedly showed promise in gathering key information that may help improve predictions of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
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A 5-year award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is intended to fund a statewide study, designed to benefit stroke patients across North Carolina by helping determine whether longer-term, post-stroke care improves their daily function.
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A recent study surveyed accredited physical therapy (PT) schools, examining their thoughts about the adequacy of pain management education among their students.
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Athletico Physical Therapy has entered into a partnership with the Major League Baseball (MLB) team the St Louis Cardinals, according to a company news release.
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According to a university news release, wearable equipment engineered to enhance sensorimotor functions by reducing the muscle load of the upper limbs has been developed at Hiroshima University, Japan.
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Study findings indicate that using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned may change pain experiences in individuals living with chronic neck pain.
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A recent news release from the APTA highlights the reintroduction of legislation in the US Senate and House of Representatives recognizing the ability of PTs to make return-to-play decisions for youth sports participants.
Dawn-Marie Ickes, MPT, PMA-CPT, an industry expert and past contributor to Physical Therapy Products, has been appointed director of physical therapy and integrative wellness at Ella Health.
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Researchers have published a study that suggests a link between concussions sustained by young ice hockey players and subtle changes in the cortex.
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In a company news release, Patterson Medical announced its entry into an exclusive distribution agreement in North America with HawkGrips to distribute soft-tissue therapy instruments.
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Individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may experience more difficulty with gist reasoning than traditional cognitive tests, a new study says.
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A seminar available through Great Lakes Seminars is designed to enhance participants’ understanding of therapeutic exercise and their ability to create basic to advanced functional exercise programs.
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Researchers report that in order to maximize stroke recovery, they want to focus on additional ways to support the uninjured side of the brain.
After signing an agreement with i1 Biometrics, University of Kansas football players are set to wear Vector MouthGuard with ESP Chip Technology as an instrument of telemetry to measure the brain’s linear and rotational accelerations resulting from impacts experienced in practices and games in 2015.