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Split-belt treadmill training is one method of improving gait symmetry. It is an adaptation paradigm where one leg is driven to move faster than the other. Patients learn a new spatial and temporal coordination pattern between limbs when the belts are driven at different speeds.
Mithu Lijo, Msc PT, NCS, CBIS, MSCS, and Jamie Bolt, PT, DPT, NCS, share some of the technological advances in helping a poststroke patient regain gait and balance ability. These can be applied in both the inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation setting.
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According to a recently released consensus statement, exercise can not only help children physically, it can also help them academically.
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Researchers looking into the protocol of providing physical therapy to ICU patients with acute respiratory failure suggest that it may not shorten the patients’ length of stay in the hospital after all.
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy caused more than one third of sudden cardiac deaths in athletes, and the majority of those deaths occurred among young male minorities, a recent study suggests.
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A University of Irvine survey suggests that concussion is prevalent among water polo players, with 36% of participants stating that they have experienced a concussion either during the game or in practice.
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Version 8.1 of the TherAssist Scheduler software includes new scheduling features, according to an announcement from TherAssist Software LLC.
Misty Seidenburg, DPT, OCS, cert MDT, providing postural cues to patient during Kettlebell Turkish Get Up.
As sports-minded clients age, PTs can help them maintain performance with evidence-based workouts that leverage today’s strength and conditioning equipment.
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According to findings from a recent survey on wearable technolology devices, consumers consider accuracy the devices’ most important feature, and would consider buying one if they trusted their accuracy.
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Professional Physical Therapy, headquartered in Uniondale, NY, announces the opening of three new facilities in Gramercy Park, Hicksville, and Syosett.
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Health technology company RightEye LLC announced recently that it is releasing a set of baseline concussion norms as well as visual characteristics of elite athletes.
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A study published recently in the American Journal of Medicine looks at the ways primary care physicians (PCPs) or physical therapists can act as a catalyst to encourage their patients to get more exercise.
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Education provider Evidence in Motion (EIM) announces that Brett Beuning, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, has been named its director of the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program.
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A study pitting the ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle against traditional running suggests that both produce similar physiological and subjective results.
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The Academy of Integrated Pain Management—aka, the American Academy of Pain Management—will hold its 27th Annual Meeting September 21 – 25 in San Antonio.
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MedRisk Inc Chief Strategy Officer Ruth Estrich will speak about the expanding role of the physical therapist during the upcoming 2016 Spine 10x25 Summit.
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Rasmussen College is launching a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate’s degree program at its Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Minn, and Land O’Lakes/East Pasco, Fla, campuses.
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Even a small amount of exercise can be useful for helping to reduce ADHD symptoms in adults, according to a study from the University of Georgia.
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In response to a rising epidemic of shoulder and elbow injuries among high school pitchers, sports medicine physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) are calling for all states to regulate pitch counts.
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PT Solutions Physical Therapy, headquartered in Kennesaw, Ga, announces a partnership with Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF) to further educate about concussion prevention and treatment.
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The rising health awareness and the increase in sports activities are driving the sports medicine market, which is estimated to grow at a 7.58% CAGR from 2016 to 2020.