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American Geriatrics Society Releases Delirium Guidelines
NEW YORK, NY -- The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) on Nov. 17 released its new Clinical Practice Guideline for Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults for providing essential guidance to clinicians to prevent and treat postoperative delirium in older patients. "Delirium is among the most common post-operative complications for older adults undergoing surgery," commented Andrew G. Lee, MD, chair of the AGS Section for Surgical and Related Medical Specialists. "It is upsetting for patients and families, ...
Posted on: November 25, 2014
OPTP Announces New Spinal Stabilization Texts
MINNEAPOLIS -- OPTP has announced the availability of the fully revised 2nd editions of Lumbar Spinal Stabilization Floor Exercises and Cervical Spinal Stabilization Exercises, by Donald Murphy, DC, and Gary Ierna, DC. The books help improve patient technique and compliance by detailing each exercise with step-by-step instructions and high-quality color images. Home exercise programs are a valuable part of any treatment, but they are often done incorrectly or ignored altogether, according to a company ...
Posted on: November 24, 2014
TriHealth Opens Rehab Hospital in Ohio
CINCINNATI -- TriHealth and Select Medical announced Nov. 5 they have completed an agreement to jointly operate a new 60-bed, acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital in 2016 in Keystone Park, along Interstate 71 and Dana Avenue in Cincinnati. The joint venture, which was announced earlier this year and finalized this week, will create a limited liability company between TriHealth, a provider of acute care services in Cincinnati, and Select Medical, a national leader in providing inpatient rehabilitation ...
Posted on: November 22, 2014
WorkWell Partners with NextImage
SAN DIEGO -- WorkWell, in partnership with NextImage Medical, announced Nov. 21 that they have created a program that focuses on outcome and return-to-work to reduce overall cost and time lost on the job. "We are providing a long-term industry solution that offers a full suite of resources to all stakeholders at every step, from pre-hire to retire. It's a comprehensive solution that encompasses prevention, education, treatment and management at all stages of employment to drive savings to our customers," ...
Posted on: November 21, 2014
Parker Human Motion Hosts Neurorehabilitation Summit
SAN DIEGO -- The human motion business unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation week hosted experts in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation to discuss how to demonstrate the value of recent and emerging neurorehabilitation technologies in clinical and personal settings. This was the first annual Parker Human Motion Summit, each to be focused around a specific issue in the industry. In three separate panels, physicians and hospital and health insurance executives reflected on important aspects ...
Posted on: November 19, 2014
Canadian Association of OTs Names Executive Director
OTTAWA -- Lori Cyr, president of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), announced Nov. 17 the appointment of Janet Craik as executive director, effective Nov. 3. Craik will represent CAOT nationally and internationally on occupational therapy and health-related issues. Craik has over 25 years of experience in occupational therapy within the practice, education, research and association sectors. She has held leadership roles within CAOT since 2005. She served as interim executive ...
Posted on: November 18, 2014
OPTP Releases Updated Kaltenborn Text
MINNEAPOLIS -- First released 40 years ago, Manual Mobilization of the Joints: The Extremities, written by Freddy Kaltenborn, covered the practical foundations of joint mobilization. Now in its 8th edition, this updated and revised handbook offers an introduction to manual extremity joint evaluation and mobilization techniques with an emphasis on the application of biomechanical principles. Intended for student practitioners, The Extremities is designed to fulfill the basic manual therapy requirement of ...
Posted on: November 17, 2014
CHOP Employment Program Receives Mayor's Award
PHILADELPHIA -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Career Path program announced Oct. 31 that it has received the Access Achievement Award from the Mayor's Commission of People with Disabilities (MCPD). The award is given to businesses, organizations and non-profits that have made outstanding efforts to improve and increase access for people with disabilities throughout the Delaware Valley. The goal of the CHOP Career Path program is to help young adults between the ages of 18 and 22 who ...
Posted on: November 16, 2014
NASS Releases Spine Language Consensus Document
BURR RIDGE, IL -- From the radiologist to the spine specialist to the internal medicine physician, common spine conditions need universally accepted definitions, say the authors of a new, open-access consensus document defining that consistent shared language. The new document, "Lumbar Disc Nomenclature: Version 2.0, Recommendations of the combined task forces of the North American Spine Society, the American Society of Spine Radiology and the American Society of Neuroradiology," is a revision of a 2001 ...
Posted on: November 15, 2014
MedHab Teams with Michael Johnson Performance
FORT WORTH, TX -- MedHab LLC, a privately held developer of rehabilitative and sport-enhancing tools, announced Oct. 22 it has established a partnership with Olympic champion and world record holder Michael Johnson and his athletic training organization, Michael Johnson Performance Inc., to enhance the functionality of MedHab's lead device, RPM(2). RPM(2), which is available in three different formats for runners, cyclers and triathletes, was developed to enhance athletic performance by objectively ...
Posted on: November 14, 2014
3S Symposium Targets Sensory Challenges
DENVER, CO -- More than 300 occupational therapists, clinicians, educators, researchers, and parents gathered at the sold-out 17th International 3S (Strategies, Science & Success) Symposium, held Nov. 7-8 in Tempe, AZ. The theme and directive at the conference was "The Changing Landscape of Sensory Processing Disorder." The 3S symposium covered material beneficial to both professionals -- who diagnose, treat, and teach children with sensory challenges -- and parents. The International 3S Symposium ...
Posted on: November 13, 2014
Kean University Supports ALS Research
UNION, NJ -- Kean University recognized Physical Therapy Month by supporting two local ALS charities. First, Kean and Barnes & Noble College presented the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter with a $40,000 check, then hosted a screening of "Hope on the Horizon" for the HARK Association. In September, Kean University President Dr. Dawood Farahi invited the university community to join him in the Ice Bucket Challenge to celebrate the grand opening of the new Barnes & Noble College Bookstore at ...
Posted on: November 12, 2014
Neurosurgeons Implant Spinal 'Scaffold' for SCI
PHOENIX -- Barrow Neurological Institute announced Nov. 11 that its neurosurgeons have implanted the world's first scaffolding device into the spinal cord of a patient. Performed last month, the surgery involves inserting a bioresorbable scaffolding implant to act as a "bridge" across the gap of the injured section of the cord in an attempt to help the spinal cord heal. This first case is part of a pilot study to measure the clinical safety of the implanted device developed by InVivo Therapeutics Holdings ...
Posted on: November 11, 2014
Allard Convenes Foot Drop Team
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Allard USA announced that eleven men and women will converge in Charlotte, N.C. Nov. 13 as Allard USA's TeamUP. All members face limited mobility in one or both legs as the result of foot drop, defined by the Mayo Clinic as difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. Team members are able to walk, bike and run with the help of a technologically advanced, carbon fiber orthotic device made by Allard USA. TeamUP members will come together for the first time this year to help facilitate ...
Posted on: November 10, 2014
Cool Springs Surgery Center Opens Incontinence Institute
NASHVILLE, TN -- Cool Springs Surgery Center announced Nov. 4 that it has launched the Cool Springs Incontinence Institute, a dedicated incontinence treatment center focused solely on treating individuals with bladder and bowel incontinence.The center is led by Melissa Kaufman, MD, PhD, and Barry Jarnagin, MD, FACOG. "Incontinence can be an embarrassing and isolating condition, yet it is far more common than most people think," said Kaufman, a board-certified urologist. "We're proud to offer patients ...
Posted on: November 09, 2014