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School Drumming Program Helps Local Students With Autism

JAMESTOWN, N.C. -- Throughout April, there has been a national effort to bring awareness to autism and occupational therapy. A Guilford County school is bringing attention to both issues through a drumming program it implemented about two years ago. With the help of Earth Spirit Taiko, a group based in Asheboro, Christine Joyner Greene Education Center was able to expose students at the school to Taiko drumming. "We have seen a definite improvement with auditory processing, the ability to actually ...

Posted on: May 02, 2016
Solace Home Healthcare Partners with Enterprise Fleet Management to Provide Company Car Benefit for Employees

DENVER, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Solace Home Healthcare, a Denver-based home health company specializing in the niche market of pediatric and adult home healthcare, is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to offer company vehicles to its growing team of nurses and therapists."Our work would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our team of qualified nurses and therapists who provide in-home health services to clients throughout the greater Denver area," Solace CEO Mike ...

Posted on: April 28, 2016
Post Acute Medical Acquires HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Beaumont

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Post Acute Medical, LLC, (PAM) recently announced that it will acquire HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Beaumont, 3340 Plaza 10 Boulevard, Beaumont, Texas, from HealthSouth.PAM expects to complete the acquisition by June 1 and will rename the hospital the PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Beaumont. The 61-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital employs 128 medical professionals and staff and provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient ...

Posted on: April 27, 2016
E&H Master of Occupational Therapy Program Granted Candidacy Status

MARION, Va.-The Emory & Henry College Master of Occupational Therapy Program has been granted candidacy status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.With candidacy status, the School of Health Sciences in Marion may admit its inaugural class of occupational therapy students in August, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, according to a written statement from the college.The mission of the 27-month program is to graduate ...

Posted on: April 26, 2016
Bioness® Releases Second Generation Of BITS®

VALENCIA, Calif., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bioness Inc., a provider of cutting edge, clinically supported rehabilitation therapies, has announced the second generation release of the Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS®). BITS 2.0 is designed to address the changing dynamics of the rehabilitation market by improving clinician efficiency with automated progress reports, personalized therapy programs and standardized outcome measures. The new BITS Reports Module calculates key performance ...

Posted on: April 25, 2016
New Study Shows Benefits of The Listening Program® for Children with Autism, ADHD and More

Advanced Brain Technologies, creators of The Listening Program®, a provider of evidence-based music programs and products for improving brain function, today announced the publication of a new study titled "A Quantitative Summary of The Listening Program (TLP) Efficacy Studies: What Areas Were Found to Improve by TLP Intervention?" that shows quantitative benefits in children with autism, ADHD and other needs when using The Listening Program method of music listening therapy. The research ...

Posted on: April 21, 2016
Results Physiotherapy Expands Into Texas

CEDAR PARK, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 19, 2016) -  Results Physiotherapy announced the opening of its first clinic in the Austin, Texas area. Located in Cedar Park (1335 East Whitestone Blvd., Suite O-100), the new clinic marks the organization's move into Texas, bringing its commitment to clinical excellence and unique physical therapy to the state.Unlike traditional physical therapy, therapists at Results utilize an innovative hands-on approach, which yields faster pain relief and longer lasting ...

Posted on: April 20, 2016
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Launches Every Single One Tour

Hackensack, NJ - Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), launched the Every Single One Tour with a first roundtable meeting in Baltimore on April 16 at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.  For 22 years, PPMD has brought together families with leading experts, care providers and industry partners through its Annual Connect Conference, FACES meetings and Roundtables. Now, in an effort to reach every single ...

Posted on: April 19, 2016
Gaming for Health

Doctors across the globe are beginning to embrace the idea that video games could potentially pave the way for good health.Amidst the flurry of new studies that hint at the many benefits gaming can provide, a white paper published in the peer-reviewed Games for Health Journal focuses on the implications of using video games for child development.Titled "Games for Health for Children - Current Status and Needed Research," this research offers a road map on how to use gaming for good outcomes.Tom ...

Posted on: April 18, 2016
St. Ambrose Announces OTD Program

DAVENPORT, Iowa-St. Ambrose University's reputation as one of the Midwest's health science education leaders is growing with the announcement that its long-standing Occupational Therapy program will move to granting a doctoral-level (OTD) degree. Currently, there are only seven OTD programs in the U.S. The new program is SAU's third doctoral-level academic program, and the second in the health sciences, joining the Doctor of Physical Therapy."St. Ambrose was the first university in Iowa to offer an ...

Posted on: April 17, 2016
Cahouet Center Streamlines Access To Comprehensive Parkinson's Care

Approximately 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's each year with more than half a million Americans affected at any given time. However, experts say these figures are tricky because of symptoms that may go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.What is clear is that successful treatment of the disease requires a clear and coordinated plan and services. People with complex, chronic illnesses, such as Parkinson's, benefit from care provided by an interdisciplinary healthcare team. Collaboration ...

Posted on: April 16, 2016
HealthSouth Coproration Currently Accepting Applications for Therapy Research Grants

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - HealthSouth Corporation is accepting applications for therapy research grants through June 1, 2016, until 5:00 p.m. EST. The research funding grants, totaling up to $20,000, should target the investigation of the effectiveness of therapy in the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) post-acute care setting. Grant recipients do not have to be affiliated with HealthSouth nor does the research have to be conducted in a HealthSouth inpatient rehabilitation ...

Posted on: April 15, 2016
CarFit to Provide Seniors with Driving Independence in Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/12/16) - Students and faculty members in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Madisonville Community College will be hosting CarFit from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at the parking lot of the MCC Health Sciences Campus in Madisonville.CarFit is provides seniors drivers an opportunity to check how their cars "fit" them. Developed through an AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association partnership, CarFit's trained professionals take older drivers ...

Posted on: April 13, 2016
One-Day Training Available on Specialized Care for Infants in NICU, Abington, Penn.

BOSTON (PRWEB) APRIL 12, 2016 -- The NIDCAP Federation International (NFI) brings its trainers and methodology to Abington, Penn. on Friday, April 29, 2016 in a one-day training conference. Registration is open online at www.nidcap.org to nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists and early intervention developmental specialists. One in 10 births around the world is identified as preterm. These emergency ...

Posted on: April 12, 2016
ALCA Hosts Conference April 15-17

NEW YORK -- The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Managers, will host aging care professionals at its 32nd Annual Aging Care Conference April 15-17, 2016, at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. Attendees will explore the latest challenges and advances specific to elderly patients. Amramp, an ALCA exhibitor, will display solutions designed for aging care patients and the professionals who help them. ALCA 2016 conference highlights will ...

Posted on: April 11, 2016
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