Rehabilitation

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A recently developed two-armed, robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton aims to provide a new method of data-driven therapy to patients who have sustained neurological or spinal injuries.
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Recent research conducted by the Kessler Foundation describes Actual Reality as a new tool for assessing performance of activities of daily living (ADL) in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Study uses Internet-based tech to assess performance on “instrumental” ADLs.
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A robotic glove prototype has been developed which aims to allow patients who have sustained a stroke to use the technology in their own home to support rehab and independence.
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Facilitating gait and balance recovery post-stroke.
Students at West Virginia and associate professor Frances Van Scoy, PhD, are conducting research on wearable technologies, including a neuroheadset students are using to create a thought-to-speech program for patients who have sustained a stroke, have aphasia, or other maladies impacting speech.
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In a recent news release, Northwestern Medicine announced its launch of a multidisciplinary center designed to provide patients all aspects of musculoskeletal care in one location.
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Advanced gait and balance technologies play a vital role in predicting and preventing falls
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The Dynamic Stair Trainer Compact, available through Clarke Health Care Products, is a smaller version of the company’s Dynamic Stair Trainer and offers steps that adjust to each client’s ability.
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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center have developed a “therapy car” built to be used by its physical and occupational therapists to help patients post-hip and knee replacement simulate getting in and out of a real vehicle.
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A comprehensive rehabilitation plan can help a patient manage subacromial impingement syndrome and prevent further injury.
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Somatosensory reweighting can be a valuable component in the rehabilitation of patients affected by vestibular impairments.
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The Knee and Hip Rehabilitation Device from EZMEND is designed to assist in recovery after surgery or sports, knee, and hip injuries.
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PowerStrips from SpiderTech are designed to help restore muscle activation and provide protection during healing.
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A new study shows that postoperative physical therapy that begins as early as 2 days after a mastectomy can significantly improve joint mobility as well as improve quality of life for women who have undergone this procedure.
A 2-day intermediate-level course presented by North American Seminars will focus on the development of rehabilitation programs for common lower-extremity geriatric dysfunction.
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Biodex Medical Systems has announced the addition of the Balance System SD into the Fall Risk Screening Program of the Glenwood Care Facility, a California-based senior care facility.
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Bioness Inc announced that the results of a 42-week follow-up study showed that the Bioness L300 Foot Drop System can improve walking in stroke survivors.
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An update about how today’s advanced products for physical therapy can help clinics differentiate themselves through technology-based services. Sponsored by Zimmer MedizinSystems.
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IDEAL Physical Therapy will host an in-house course titled “Joint Replacement Rehabilitation” with speaker Dr. John O’Halloran.
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The physical therapists of the New Rochelle-based A Healthier You offer personalized at-home physical therapy service for lower Westchester and Fairfield counties in New York.