Rehabilitation

University of Montana graduate student Lauren Astrup does lateral box jumps while demonstrating a physical therapy tool called The Bridge at UM’s motion science lab. The device was developed by associate professor Ryan Mizner, right, and a UM student. (Photo courtesy of University of Montana)
A new device developed to help rehabilitate athletes who have undergone a reconstruction of their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is now patent-pending.
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Axiobionics announces the launch of the TripleFlex category of medical devices for use in rehabilitation.
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Armedica Manufacturing Corp markets Electric Platform Mount Parallel Bars that are designed to be height adjustable from 26 to 48 inches.
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Vestibular rehabilitation from the patient perspective.
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Virtualware Health states that it recently released VirtualRehab 3.0, a therapeutic video game solution designed to improve balance and fine motor skills using therapeutic games and motion capture technology.
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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.