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OPTP and Adriaan Louw Introduce New Pain Posters

OPTP has partnered with physical therapist Adriaan Louw to create a new set of posters focused on neuroscience pain education. The Pain Neuroscience Posters are now available for purchase and are sold as a set of four 17¾" x 24" posters that are ideal for display in therapy clinics or rehabilitation centers.Featuring the content and recognizable illustrations of Louw's patient education books, the posters explain the foundational principles behind the neuroscience of pain. They are designed to help ...

Posted on: July 30, 2016
Ameritech College of Healthcare Launches OTA Associate Degree Program

DRAPER, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ameritech College of Healthcare launched its new Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) associate degree program, starting with the September 2016 semester. The new program is designed to provide students with a diverse and inclusive curriculum, including comprehensive fieldwork that prepares students to pass the national certification exam and receive placement with a potential employer.The program is designed to cover the therapy needs of all ages, from pediatric ...

Posted on: July 29, 2016
UTEP College of Health Sciences Opens New Human Anatomy Teaching Laboratory

The UTEP College of Health Sciences celebrated its new Human Anatomy Teaching Laboratory with an open house on Tuesday, July 26th.The $1.3 million facility is nearly twice as large as the former lab, has more storage space and has all new dissection tables. The lab's features include three high-definition video cameras, four large plasma screen displays, white boards and wireless Internet capability."The laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility that provides our undergraduate and graduate students an ...

Posted on: July 28, 2016
Athletico Opens New Location in Olivette

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Athletico has opened a new location in Olivette. This outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinic is one of a kind in the St. Louis area. At over 9,000 square feet, the clinic will offer services customized for injured workers, endurance athletes as well as weekend athletes and the senior population. "The amount of space we have allows for multiple therapists with specializations under one roof," said Jim Host, vice president of Clinical Operations.The Olivette clinic ...

Posted on: July 27, 2016
Backpack Shopping 101: Tips to Avoid a Pain in the Neck

(July 11, 2016) - School supplies are appearing on shelves in stores across the country. One of the most important items: the backpack. And while students of all ages will search for that perfect look for the first day of school, experts say that the backpack's fit is the most important consideration when back-to-school shopping."Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low back pain that often lasts through adulthood," says Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, clinical ...

Posted on: July 26, 2016
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Flare-ups Caused by Straining Muscles and Nerves

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published in PLOS ONE shows that symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, a complex and disabling multisystem disorder, can be provoked by imposing a mild to moderate strain to the muscles and nerves.Eighty individuals, 60 with CFS and 20 without CFS, reported their levels of fatigue, body pain, lightheadedness, concentration difficulties and headache ...

Posted on: July 25, 2016
Professional Physical Therapy Acquires Achieve Sports Medicine & Rehab and PRO Physical Therapy

Waldwick, Wyckoff and Randolph, NJ and Uniondale, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2016 -- Professional Physical Therapy, a provider of physical therapy services throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announces today the acquisition of Achieve Sports Medicine & Rehab and PRO Physical Therapy. This adds three new clinics in Waldwick, Wyckoff and Randolph and now gives patients access to 21 physical therapy locations throughout six counties in New Jersey."The strategic additions of Achieve Sports Medicine ...

Posted on: July 25, 2016
Pediatric Therapy Services Announces Partnership with AlphaVista Services

CHICAGO & BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pediatric Therapy Services, a portfolio company of Shore Capital Partners ("Shore Capital"), is pleased to announce the acquisition and recapitalization of AlphaVista Services.PTS was formed in May 2014 through the combination of MyTherapyCompany and Cumberland Therapy Services. AlphaVista provides speech language pathology, occupational therapy, special education, school psychology and related services to a variety of public school districts and ...

Posted on: July 24, 2016
AJOT Records Highest Ever Impact Factor

BETHESDA, MD (July 19, 2016) - The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) recently recorded its highest "impact factor" ever, highlighting the attractiveness of AJOT as an option for publication and its reputation among peer-reviewed journals. The latest Journal Citation Reports, which measure the number of citations journals receive, reported a five-year Journal Impact Factor for AJOT of 2.113-the highest it's ever been, with total citations for the journal ...

Posted on: July 23, 2016
OPTP Publishes New Book by Eric Franklin

OPTP has added a new instructional book to its lineup of educational resources. Eric Franklin, a movement educator and creator of the Franklin Method®, wrote The Art & Science of Cueing to help yoga, Pilates, dance and fitness instructors fine tune their teaching skills. The new book, offered exclusively by OPTP, discusses various methods of information transfer that tap deeply into Franklin's creativity and imagination, revealing his personal secrets for teaching proper movement. From basic ...

Posted on: July 22, 2016
Study Finds Differences in Older Adults Who Fall Indoors Versus Outdoors

Falling can have serious consequences for older adults, including a loss of function and increased risk of institutionalization. According to a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, patient characteristics and outcomes differ for people who fall outdoors versus indoors. "Falls are one of the most common causes of emergency room visits for older adults and are the number one cause of traumatic injuries for this population," said study author Tracy Chippendale, ...

Posted on: July 21, 2016
PHOENIX Rehabilitation Names Peter P. Grabaskas, PT as Chief Operating Officer

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc. ("PHOENIX"), a leading provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation services, today announced the appointment of Peter Grabaskas, PT as Chief Operating Officer. Formerly Executive Vice President of Development, Mr. Grabaskas will be responsible for the operations blueprint and execution while leading the company's DeNovo and M&A (merger and acquisition) development as well as operations, ...

Posted on: July 20, 2016
PediaPlex Hosts 2016 Summer Games to Keep Kids Active

Southlake, TX (PRWEB) July 18, 2016 -- It can be tough to find new and exciting ways to keep kids entertained and active over the summer. PediaPlex is lending a helping hand with a morning full of fun activities and delicious food for children and their families. The 2016 Summer Games will take place at PediaPlex on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m."We're excited to have all the kids come out and participate in our 2016 Summer Games. There will be lots of fun activities and they will be able to end ...

Posted on: July 19, 2016
MDA and CMTA Partner to Advance Treatments and Care for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

CHICAGO (PRWEB) JULY 12, 2016 -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) today announced a partnership aimed at advancing Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) research, therapy development and clinical care. The partnership also aims to increase awareness and understanding about the disease by improving education for kids and adults affected by CMT, medical professionals and the public. The alliance represents a key step in MDA's commitment to form strategic ...

Posted on: July 18, 2016
The Sinneave Family Foundation and Autism Speaks Canada Partner With Organizations Across Canada to Improve Employment Futures for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder

An enthusiastic sentiment shared when a participant was asked about their recent experience in the EmploymentWorks Canada program. "It helped me, and it might help you! It helped me get over my anxiety and introduced me to new skills, new people, and different job opportunities. It was amazing and really fun." The EmploymentWorks Canada program is part of a unique, federally funded national initiative designed to improve the employment futures of youth and young adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder ...

Posted on: July 17, 2016
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