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Low Vision Works Expands to Jacksonville
SARASOTA, FL -- Low Vision Works, a provider of low vision occupational therapy rehabilitation services, has expanded into the Jacksonville, FL area. Low Vision Works provides treatment for patients who suffer from low vision disabilities. Low Vision Works serves Duvall, St. John, Nassau, and Clay Counties in Florida. "As providers of occupational therapy for a predominantly senior population, our patients are often painfully aware of the limits placed before them due to low vision," said Low Vision Works ...
Posted on: September 02, 2014
U.S. Physical Therapy Elects Edward L. Kuntz to Board of Directors
Houston-U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE: USPH), a national operator of outpatient physical therapy clinics, today announced that Mr. Edward L. Kuntz has been elected to the Company's Board of Directors expanding the size of the Board to 11 members. Mr. Kuntz is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND), the largest diversified provider of post-acute care services in the United States. From 1999 through May 2014, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ...
Posted on: September 01, 2014
PresenceLearning Ranked in Inc. Magazine 500|5000 List
San Francisco, CA-PresenceLearning, the leader in online special education, was ranked 146th overall - and third in the education category - on Inc. Magazine's 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000 list, which is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company also ranked as the ninth fastest growing firm in the Bay Area and sixth fastest growing in San Francisco. PresenceLearning was chosen based on its significant three-year sales growth of 2,634%. The 2014 Inc. 5000 is the most ...
Posted on: August 30, 2014
Pivot Physical Therapy Adds Littlestown Physical Therapy & SportsCare
Towson, MD-Littlestown Physical Therapy & SportsCare has joined more than 50 physical therapy clinics operating in five states and Washington, D.C. to become a single entity, Pivot Physical Therapy. Littlestown Physical Therapy is joined by Maryland SportsCare & Rehab, Professional Physical Therapy & SportsCare and Southern Delaware Physical Therapy. Pivot Physical Therapy employs more than 500 physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, and support staff who specialize in treating ...
Posted on: August 29, 2014
Hope and Healing With Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding
On a sunny summer day, 14-year-old Julianna Lupacchino is riding a horse on a Fallston farm. At first glance, the scene seems like nothing special - Harford County is horse country, after all - but at Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, the occasion is very special indeed; Julianna more frequently uses a wheelchair. Julianna is one of 23 therapeutic riding clients at Chesapeake, where trained staff, volunteers and medical professionals use horses to facilitate physical and mental therapy. Cathy Schmidt, ...
Posted on: August 28, 2014
Dalton PD Conducting CarFit Checkups
Dalton, TN -- The Dalton Police Department will conduct CarFit checkups in Dalton on Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Dalton-Whitfield Senior Center, 302 Cappes St. next to the Dalton-Whitfield Library. At a CarFit event, trained volunteers complete a 12-point checklist with each driver. Among the items checked are: correct position of driver's seat; driver's ability to easily reach pedals; and proper adjustment of mirrors. Following the check-up, drivers will meet with an Occupational Therapist or a ...
Posted on: August 27, 2014
MedRisk Named to Inc. Magazine's 8th Annual 500|5,000 List
King of Prussia, Pa. - MedRisk has been named to Inc. magazine's eighth annual Inc. 500|5,000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list is considered a hallmark of entrepreneurial success among American private companies. MedRisk is the leader in physical rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging solutions for the workers' compensation industry. MedRisk has been ranked on Inc.'s list since 2007 making it a member of the Inc. 5,000 Honor Roll, which is reserved for ...
Posted on: August 26, 2014
OT Helping Cancer Survivors Improve Quality of Life
The term "cancer survivor" covers a lot of people - nearly 14 million in the U.S. today. Improved diagnosis and treatment have helped these people live longer, with two out of three living at least five years after their diagnosis. For many cancer survivors, though, life is still hard. Cancer and cancer treatments can cause long-term physical and emotional problems. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 10 cancer survivors report poor mental health, and one in four report poor physical health. ...
Posted on: August 25, 2014
Matt Smith PT Hires OT Kayla A. Rowzee
Las Vegas -Matt Smith Physical Therapy recently hired OccupationalTherapist Kayla A. Rowzee, MOT, OTR/L. Prior to joining Matt Smith Physical Therapy, Rowzee served as Lead Occupational Therapist at Kindred Healthcare/RehabCare's Heritage Hall Skilled Nursing Facility. She has also served as the Lead Occupational Therapist at the Kaleidoscope After-School Program for Monongalia County Schools, W.Va. Rowzee received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance and Health, and a Master's of Occupational Therapy ...
Posted on: August 23, 2014
HealthSouth Offering LSVT for Parkinson's Patients
In the United States each year, physicians diagnose up to 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease (PD), adding to the one million people who are affected by it. HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital offers extensive treatments for those with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. HealthSouth's Outpatient Therapy Clinics in Pleasant Gap and Lewistown offer Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®) BIG, and LVST LOUD, developed by LSVT Global Inc. The programs are ...
Posted on: August 22, 2014
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to Hold 35th Annual Wheelchair Games
White Plains, NY - August 20, 2014 - For more than three decades wheelchair athletes of all ages, from the tri-state area and beyond, have headed to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to participate in its annual Wheelchair Games. This year the event takes place on September 20 - and marks the milestone 35th annual Games. Every fall, Burke's campus is transformed into a unique forum for sportsmanship, camaraderie, and determination. The sporting event allows disabled persons to show their ability in a variety ...
Posted on: August 21, 2014
New Memoir Highlights Therapy During Iraq, Afghan Wars
During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, physical therapist Adele Levine saw the soldiers arrive at the Amputee Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in continually worse shape. Because of ever deadlier IEDs (improvised explosion devices), Walter Reed admitted their first quadruple amputee patient in 2009, and more followed in quick succession. Levine and her colleagues treated the highest concentration of multi-limb amputees in the world -up to 150 patients a day. New body armor and ...
Posted on: August 20, 2014
Ireland OT to Run 12 Marathons in 12 Days
Denzil Jacobs is an occupational therapist based in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Tomorrow he will begin the first of 12 marathons in 12 days across the 12 counties in Leinster in support of the autistic children he works with on a daily basis. It has been a lot of hard work to organise and train, but it is all worthwhile for the cause," Denzil explains. "I have two choices; I can sit back and listen and see the pain and hurt and have the parents crying in front of me when they realise that the services and the ...
Posted on: August 20, 2014
LiteCure Medical Announces LightForce EXP Deep Tissue Laser
NEWARK, DE- LiteCure® Medical has announced the launch of the LightForce® EXP Deep Tissue Therapy Laser. The LightForce EXP represents the most powerful laser in the LightForce product line. Featuring 25 Watts of therapeutic power, the LightForce EXP offers maximum versatility for the therapy laser power user. The EXP comes with the same Empower™ Delivery System and advanced Influence® Technology that the EX platform was known for. The 25 Watts of power give practitioners the ...
Posted on: August 19, 2014
Macmillan Integrated Therapy Service Meeting Array of Needs
The Macmillan Integrated Therapy Service - MITS - aims to deliver integrated, efficient and appropriate therapy to patients with complex needs. The new integrated therapy service is provided by the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford in collaboration with Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust. MITS, which is a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust - which runs the RSH and PRH - and Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, ...
Posted on: August 19, 2014