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Memorial Rehabilitation Institute Hosts Adapted Sports Expo

HOLLYWOOD, FL -- Adaptive Sports at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, part of the Memorial Healthcare System, hosted an Adaptive Sports Expo April 11 at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood, Fla. The event showcased a variety of sports and exercises beneficial to the physical and mental health of those who have suffered strokes, lost the use of limbs, or are coping with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. There were motivational speakers that have overcome disabilities, vendors that cater ...

Posted on: April 26, 2015
HealthSouth and Memorial Health Partner with Savannah Rehabilitation Hospital

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- HealthSouth Corp. and Memorial Health announced April 1 that they have begun joint operations of Savannah Rehabilitation Hospital, a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The hospital provides comprehensive physical rehabilitation to patients who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries, or other major illnesses or injuries. Savannah Rehabilitation Hospital is currently operating on Memorial University Medical Center's campus at 4700 Waters Ave. in Savannah. ...

Posted on: April 25, 2015
Nova Southeastern Appoints VP of Clinical Operations

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, FL -- Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, PhD, announced March 25 the appointment of Kelly Gregg as vice president for clinical operations. In this role, Gregg will report directly to Jacqueline A. Travisano, MBA, CPA, NSU's executive vice president and chief operating officer. Gregg will be responsible for the oversight and centralization of NSU's division of clinical operations, which consists of 25 health care centers in Broward and ...

Posted on: April 24, 2015
STRIDER Announces Bike Races for People with Special Needs

RAPID CITY, SD -- Strider Sports International Inc., a manufacturer of balance bikes, has announced the dates of its STRIDER Championship Series of race events for riders with special needs. Four national races will be held in Bradenton, Fla. (April 25), Ventura, Calif. (May 9), Pittsburgh, Penn. (June 6), and Salt Lake City, Utah (August 8). The race categories are: 8 and under on 12-inch STRIDER Bikes; 8 years and under on 16-inch STRIDER Bikes; 9 years and up on 16-inch STRIDER Bikes; 9 years and up on ...

Posted on: April 23, 2015
Burke Recruiting Subjects for Alzheimer's Trial

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Burke Rehabilitation Center announced April 22 it is currently recruiting participants for a clinical trial to evaluate whether increasing brain thiamine through the use of a new drug can help slow cognitive decline in individuals with mild Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment. Thiamine (vitamin B1) is closely linked to memory and cognition. Many thiamine-dependent processes are diminished in Alzheimer's disease. The goal of this trial is to determine whether increasing ...

Posted on: April 22, 2015
HCR ManorCare Opens 100th MedBridge Unit

TOLEDO, OH -- HCR ManorCare announced April 16 it will launch its 100th MedBridge unit within the company's ManorCare Health Services-Wheaton, Maryland skilled nursing and rehab center, with plans to launch several more MedBridge units in the next few months. Criteria for HCR ManorCare's MedBridge units include attaining physical and clinical standards, as well as meeting or exceeding targets such as percentage of patients returned home, reduction in rehospitalizations, and patient satisfaction. "Our ...

Posted on: April 20, 2015
United Cerebral Palsy Debuts Innovation Lab

WASHINGTON, DC -- United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Life Labs announced April 7 an intensive, two-day design challenge called the Innovation Lab in Chicago May 19-20, 2015. Following events in London, Washington DC, and Sydney, Australia, the Innovation Lab (formerly called Enabled by Design-athon) brings together people from all walks of life under the principles of universal design to dream up the next big idea for people with and without disabilities. At each Innovation Lab, talent from a variety of fields ...

Posted on: April 07, 2015
AlterG Treadmill Wins Best Equipment Award

FREMONT, CA -- AlterG's Anti-Gravity Treadmill was named a winner at this year's Sports Technology Awards held in London, UK, taking home the prize for Best Equipment or Kit. "I am so delighted our technology that has already benefited thousands of sports people and clinicians across a range of disciplines has officially been recognized as the best equipment by such a well-qualified panel of judges," remarked European Sales Director Trevor Donald. The Sports Technology Awards are in their second year and ...

Posted on: April 01, 2015
Hollinger Group Closes Sale of 11 Senior Care Properties

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The Hollinger Group, a private owner and operator of assisted living communities, independent living communities and transitional care facilities, announced March 31 the final closing on the sale of 11 senior care properties for $83.6 million. The buyer was a private real estate investment trust (REIT) that has plans to partner with two separate senior care providers that will manage the day-to-day operations of the 11 properties with a combined 717 beds and 583 units. The sales ...

Posted on: March 31, 2015
AAOS: Patients Can Drive Sooner After Hip Replacement

LAS VEGAS -- Thanks to improved surgical, pain management and rehabilitation procedures, patients who undergo a total hip replacement (THR) may be able to safely drive as early as two weeks following surgery, according to new research presented March 24 at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Previous studies, conducted more than a decade ago, recommended between six and eight weeks of recovery before driving; however, recent advances in surgical treatment and ...

Posted on: March 30, 2015
MedRisk Announces New Medical Advisor

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA -- MedRisk announced March 17 that David Deitz, MD, PhD, has joined the company as medical advisor and member of its International Scientific Advisory Board. "Having worked with MedRisk for many years, I know many senior staff and ISAB members personally and others by reputation and look forward to working with them to provide the best possible advice in the development and execution of medical management programs," said Deitz. Deitz has 25 years of experience in managed care, ...

Posted on: March 29, 2015
'Camp Living Wonders' Accepting 2015 Applications

ATLANTA -- Camp Living Wonders, an overnight camp experience for high-functioning Jewish children aged 7 to 25 with developmental disabilities, announced March 18 that it is accepting applications for its 2015 camping season. The camp accepts all Jewish children, regardless of affiliation or background, and has campers from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, and Louisville, as well as from Lakewood, Crown Heights, and Monsey. "We are dedicated to providing children with special needs exciting and empowering new ...

Posted on: March 28, 2015
AAOS: Men Fare Better After Knee Replacement

LAS VEGAS -- While men and women have similar levels of improvement following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, men have higher levels of function before and after TKR, according to new research presented March 24 at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). While research has looked at the anatomic differences between the knees of men and women, the higher levels of arthritis in women versus men, and the utilization of TKR among men and women, there has been ...

Posted on: March 27, 2015
Zimmer Unveils Z23 Outpatient TKR Program

LAS VEGAS -- Zimmer Holdings Inc. announced March 25 the release of the Z23 Outpatient Knee Program, a customized, holistic outpatient approach to total knee replacement. The new Z23 Outpatient Knee Program uses a simplified surgical approach, a personalized care plan, and at-home recovery for select patients -- backed by an extensive training program -- to enable surgeons to provide total knee replacement using the Zimmer Persona® Knee System in an outpatient setting. "Data shows that one of the ...

Posted on: March 26, 2015
Results Physiotherapy Names President

NASHVILLE, TN -- Results Physiotherapy and its growth partner, Sterling Partners, announced March 24 the appointment of Tony Ueber as the company's new president and CEO, effective immediately. In his new position, Ueber will work with Results Physiotherapy's management team to lead the company into its next phase of growth, geographic expansion and organizational development. "Because of Tony's outstanding track record as a senior executive in organizations that are leaders in their field, I am ...

Posted on: March 24, 2015
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