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Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Announces Record Gift for New Research Hospital

CHICAGO, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) has announced that Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan have pledged a record gift to advance its revolutionary work. The gift -- the amount of which is confidential -- is the largest charitable investment in the organization's 63-year history and will support AbilityLab, RIC's state-of-the-art research hospital. When the new hospital opens in March 2017, it will be named the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in recognition of this ...

Posted on: June 23, 2016
USAHS and Texas Children's Hospital Offer Seminar on Upper Extremity Soft Tissue Mobilization

HOUSTON, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), a leading graduate institution that emphasizes rehabilitative and health science education through innovative classroom and distance education, has teamed up with Texas Children's Hospital to offer a continuing professional education seminar, Upper Extremity Soft Tissue Mobilization for Occupational Therapy, in Houston, Texas, Saturday, June ...

Posted on: June 22, 2016
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences to Offer Continuing Education Seminar on The Role of Therapy in Aging and Cognitive Impairment

BOISE, Idaho, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), a graduate institution that emphasizes rehabilitative and health science education through innovative classroom and distance education, will offer a continuing professional education seminar, Aging and Cognitive Impairment, The Role of Therapy, at the Holiday Inn, located at 475 W. Parkcenter Boulevard in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. ...

Posted on: June 21, 2016
EHR Tutor Releases New "Scenes" Feature

CLEVELAND, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EHR Tutor announced the release of a new "Scenes" feature as a way to create unfolding scenarios in simulation.As more focus shifts to simulation in Nursing Education, Simulation Lab Coordinators often struggle to set up and maintain patient scenarios. An electronic charting system allows a student to view patient data and then chart the skills he/she performed. However, until recently, the changing information from the scenario itself would have to be ...

Posted on: June 20, 2016
Ecela Summer 2016 Program in Chile for Pre-Med Students

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College students on track for a medical career are strongly encouraged to consider the opportunity to travel and study in Chile this summer, made possible by the immersive Spanish language-learning program Ecela. The six-week program, which is limited to 25 participants, offers a combination of small, focused classes on grammar fundamentals and conversational practice, followed by in-the-field learning at local clinics and hospitals. At the end of the program, ...

Posted on: June 19, 2016
Raintree Systems Partners with MedBridge

TEMECULA, Calif., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Raintree Systems, an EMR/EHR and Practice Management solutions provider, has partnered with MedBridge, the industry leader in online continuing education courses, home exercise programming, patient education and outcomes tracking. Their world-class Educational Ecosystem has been integrated into TherapyRehab Plus (Adult PT, OT, & Speech) and PediatricTherapy Plus (PT, OT, Speech, & Audiology) to provide a seamless solution for ...

Posted on: June 18, 2016
DMVA Celebrates 25th Annual State Veterans' Homes Week

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's six veterans' homes, operated by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, have planned special activities for residents, staff and their families to celebrate the 25th annual State Veterans' Homes Week, June 12-18."State Veterans' Homes Week is the perfect time to honor the residents who live in our homes and to also thank our staff members for their commitment to providing outstanding care to our ...

Posted on: June 17, 2016
OT Offers Relief for Hand Pain from Arthritis

Armonk, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2015 -- Opening a jar, buttoning a shirt or brushing your teeth are everyday activities that feel far from routine for those with arthritis in their hands, a highly common condition causing pain and disability for millions of Americans. But occupational therapy focusing on the hands can ease pain and increase range of motion for these patients, whether used on its own or after surgery, according to Roxanne Perry, a licensed occupational therapist and certified hand ...

Posted on: June 16, 2016
Telemedicine Services Now Eligible for Medicaid Reimbursement for Florida Schools

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2016 -- Florida schools' eligibility to receive Medicaid reimbursement from the state for their use of telemedicine services starts June 20, 2016, just before the 2016-17 school year. The new legislation will increase school districts' access to telemedicine services such as PresenceLearning's live, online speech and occupational therapy, behavioral interventions and mental health services, assessments and early childhood services. "We are excited that Florida's students ...

Posted on: June 15, 2016
La. Bill Signed Allowing Faster Access to PT, June 9

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill into law that would allow patients direct access to physical therapists.Oday Lavergne has been a practicing physical therapist for decades, and just about as long, he's been advocating for legislation that allows patients direct access to physical therapists. Senate Bill 291 signed into law by governor John Bel Edwards allows patients to skip the middle man."Patients came to the legislature and sat in front of the committee ...

Posted on: June 14, 2016
42nd Maddak Awards Competition for OT Practitioners Announced

Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) May 13, 2016 -- The winners of the 2016 Maddak Awards were announced by Susan Tulanowski, Brand Manager, SP Ableware/Maddak, during the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference in Chicago, IL at a complimentary breakfast sponsored by SP Ableware/Maddak. According to Tulanowski, "Interest in the Maddak Awards continues to grow with each year and we appreciate the time and interest our volunteer panel of judges put into reviewing the submissions, and selecting our ...

Posted on: June 13, 2016
AOTA Seeks Nominations of Historical Highlights, Influential People, and Moments That Shaped the Profession

BETHESDA, MD (June 9, 2016)-The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is seeking nominations of people and events to highlight occupational therapy's and the Association's 100-year history. As part of the celebration, AOTA would like to highlight significant, influential, and seminal moments and people in the profession's history. The Association wants your input on whom or what you think has significantly affected occupational therapy.To submit your nomination, ...

Posted on: June 12, 2016
City Park PT and OT Earns New Orleans Best Business of 2015

New Orleans, June 3, 2016 -- City Park Physical Therapy has been selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of New Orleans Award in the Physical Therapy category by the Best Businesses of New Orleans Award Program. Each year, the Best Businesses of New Orleans Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their ...

Posted on: June 11, 2016
Vibra and Methodist Richardson Medical Center Announce Opening of Richardson's First Long Term Acute Care Hospital

MECHANICSBURG, Penn. and RICHARDSON, Texas, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vibra Healthcare, LLC (Vibra) and Methodist Richardson Medical Center announced today the opening of a new Vibra long term acute care hospital (LTACH) that will occupy 29,481 square feet on the third floor of Methodist Richardson Campus for Continuing Care, located at 401 W Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas. Vibra Hospital of Richardson will be the first LTACH in the Richardson community. The new location will host an open house on ...

Posted on: June 10, 2016
ProEx Physical Therapy Opens 15th New England Clinic in Arlington, MA

ARLINGTON, MA, JUNE 8, 2016 -- ProEx, a physical therapist owned private practice specializing in orthopedics, spine and sports medicine announces the opening of their 15th New England clinic located at 11 Water Street, Unit 3A in Arlington, Mass.ProEx Regional Clinical Director Allison Stringer, MSPT will manage the 2,500-square-foot clinic and treat patients along with the staff of four professionals. The Arlington physical therapists specialize in spine, sports medicine, orthopedics and post-surgical ...

Posted on: June 09, 2016
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