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Be The Change: A teenager's lifelong fight inspires others - July 13, 2012
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Water exercise can help with post-surgery rehab - July 11, 2012
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Gaming For Better Health - July 9, 2012
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Physical Therapy Documentation Just Got Easier and Better - July 2, 2012
A breakthrough in healthcare industry was introduced in a more systematic and efficient way when handling medical record. An electronic medical record is just one of the recent innovations in patient care wherein it facilitates physical therapists and other healthcare professionals in monitoring the progress of their patients in just simple steps eliminating possible inaccuracy of patient information. Nitin Chhoda, a private practice owner, cites some insights on how EMR can help in healthcare documentation....

Startup Spotlight: Therapy Exam Prep helps physical therapists master tests - July 2, 2012
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UD Department of Physical Therapy chosen for national study - June 19, 2012
The University of Delaware's Department of Physical Therapy has been chosen through a national nomination process as one of four exemplar sites participating in a national study of physical therapist education. The study, "Physical Therapist Education for the 21st Century (PTE-21): Innovation and Excellence in Physical Therapist Academic and Clinical Education," is funded by the American Physical Therapy Association....

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Physical Therapy: How to deal with tennis elbow - May 23, 2012
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400+ Physical Therapists in Albany Yesterday to Advocate for Patients - May 16, 2012
"The time has come to stop high copays for physical therapy," said Matthew R. Hyland, PT, PhD, MPA, president of the NYPTA. "We support A. 187A/S.4870A, which would limit the amount of the copay insurers can require to 20 percent of the cost of care or reimbursement rate, on behalf of our patients and our profession. By capping physical therapy copays, this legislation would not only protect patients from excessively high out-of-pocket health care costs but would also help reduce long-term health care costs for New York State by ensuring that patients have access to the most cost-effective musculoskeletal rehabilitation care for their needs."...

APTA Celebrates Womens Health Week with Radio Show, Twitter Party - May 14, 2012
National Women's Health Week will be observed May 13-19, and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandra, Va, is partnering with its Section on Women's Health to help build awareness about women's health issues that can be prevented and treated by a physical therapist. APTA plans to host a 1-hour program on Move Forward Radio, along with a Twitter party, on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. EST....

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The Sports and Physical Therapy Center Supports Proposed Legislation Requiring Equal Pay for Services, Fair Patient Co-Pays - May 8, 2012
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CMS Releases Information on Outpatient Therapy Services Claims - May 7, 2012
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Health Wise: Summertime heat and Lymphedema - May 7, 2012
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Feds arrest more than 100 Medicare fraud suspects in Florida, nationwide - May 4, 2012
Although Medicare has devoted hundreds of millions of dollars to fight fraud with upgraded computer software, the federal program for seniors and the disabled still pays most claims within 30 days. As a result, Medicare's contractors pay out billions of dollars yearly on fraudulent bills because they fail to detect anything suspicious. Miami, long-recognized as the nation's capital for Medicare fraud, runs no risk of losing that dubious distinction. "Sadly, in Miami, multimillion-dollar healthcare fraud cases are no longer shocking in their magnitude or frequency," John V. Gillies, special agent in charge of the FBI's Miami office, said at the press conference. ...

Tough Case-- How Docs Got Shen Up and Walking - May 2, 2012
Shen's physical therapist, Debbie Sells, would turn the screws in Shen's legs several times a day for months. Shen would cry. Sometimes Debbie would cry. But the two worked out special "hand squeezes" to cope. Now Shen calls Debbie her "mom" because they're so close and Shen's own mother has died. Dr. Loveless says Debbie's expert physical therapy care was a huge reason Shen can walk today....

Stand Up! And Other Easy Ways To Lengthen Your Life - May 1, 2012
"Our society has become so sedentary that we sit all day long," says physical therapist Chris Keating, the director of Strive Physical Therapy in Marlton, N.J. "We're not active in most jobs. Sitting too much can cause back and neck pain and a slowed metabolic rate. You burn fewer calories, and a higher BMI increases your risk for a host of other health issues."...

Simple Physical Therapy Supplies that Increase Hand and Forearm Strength - April 30, 2012
If you have suffered an injury or illness that has weakened your hands and/or forearms, there are many types of physical therapy supplies that will assist you in regaining your strength. A simple solution is to use therapeutic putty designed specifically to offer enough resistance that a number of effective hand exercises can be performed. ...

Spring is here - is your body ready for the season? - April 30, 2012
Physical therapists, aka PTs, are health care professionals who evaluate and treat people of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have orthopedic, neurological and all types of movement problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their ability to move and perform as well as they would like to in their daily lives....

Sharon Wentworth: Female athletes at higher risk of ACL tears - April 30, 2012
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Better Options for Bad Situations: Posture - April 27, 2012
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A New Theory to Runner's Knee - April 25, 2012
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Certain senses can hit a nerve - April 25, 2012
Physical therapy can greatly improve SPD, which has a wide range of symptoms depending on the type. If the condition is not recognised, it can go on to derail learning and cause psychological problems through low self-esteem....

States Consider Limiting Patient Costs For Physical, Speech, Occupational Therapy - April 24, 2012
They are backing proposals in several states to limit the amount insurers can require patients to pay for physical, occupational or speech therapy. Legislation is pending in Pennsylvania, Missouri and New York. Lawmakers in South Dakota and Kentucky have already passed measures....

Mayo Clinic Expert Available to Talk about Treating Infants with Head Shape Asymmetry - April 23, 2012
* Parents who notice a head shape asymmetry in an infant younger than 4 months can meet with a physiatrist or physical therapist to discuss strategies that will reposition the baby in settings like car seats. The specialists can also provide strategies to stimulate a baby to turn toward the less flattened side....

Houston Recruiters Charged in Massive Multi-Million-Dollar City Nursing Scheme - April 23, 2012
Brooks and Frank are alleged to have referred Medicare beneficiaries to City Nursing between January 2007 and June 2009. Each criminal information alleges City Nursing billed Medicare and Medicaid for more than $1 million worth of physical therapy on the beneficiaries referred by Brooks and Frank. City Nursing received approximately $790,460 in payment for those services from Medicare and Medicaid. According to the criminal informations, Imo allegedly paid Brooks approximately $13,700 and Frank approximately $24,500 for referring the beneficiaries to City Nursing....

Therapists can co-treat? Why yes, they can! - April 20, 2012
Have you heard? Yes, it's true. We can now provide therapy co-treatment with another discipline WITHOUT splitting our treatment time. But, not so fast … If we provide co-treatment in any shape or form, we must provide strong documentation on the co-treatment session and relate our role specifically to our discipline's scope of practice and patient goals. So, that doesn't seem so tough: Just document. Well, we have also seen claims denied because the documentation appeared as if services were being duplicated. So I recommend we use this new ruling sparingly....

Clarkson University Physical Therapy Club Relay for Life Raises Record-breaking $34,700 - April 20, 2012
The spring Relay for Life, sponsored by the Clarkson University Physical Therapy Club, raised a record-breaking $34,703 for the American Cancer Society....

Turn pain upside down? - April 18, 2012
Have you tried everything to get rid of your back pain? What about hanging upside down? Proponents of the inversion table say that hanging upside down extends the back and relieves back pain. Jon Rhodes, physical therapist with the Ogden Clinic, said inversion, or being upside down, is especially helpful for a herniated or bulging disk in the neck or back because it decompresses and extends the back....

Ask a Doctor: Exercise can be helpful for Parkinson's patients - April 18, 2012
The disease is characterized by tremors, muscle rigidity of the limbs and the trunk, slowing down of movements (bradykinesia) and impaired balance leading to frequent falls (postural instability)....

Model for breast cancer rehab featured in supplement to ACS journal, Cancer - April 18, 2012
The Prospective Surveillance Model, an innovative new model of breast cancer rehabilitation, is featured in a special supplement to the American Cancer Society's journal, Cancer released on April 6, 2012. The model addresses the numerous physical issues faced by women with breast cancer and offers hope for an improved quality of life for all women with breast cancer through rehabilitation and exercise....

Breast cancer survivors - April 17, 2012
Casting for Recovery is a national organization that started as a form of physical therapy following surgery. Participants find strength in the new sport, and each other....

Osteoporosis and Exercise: How does exercise prevent osteoporosis? - April 16, 2012
In fact, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, an estimated 50 percent of women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis or are at risk for an osteoporosis-related fracture. If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or want to help prevent its onset, exercise is highly recommended. Combined with supplemental calcium, a carefully designed exercise program can help protect your bones and retard development of this debilitating disease. Conversely, a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of getting osteoporosis....

Robotic device helps Reading man walk - April 13, 2012
Kaag, founder of the IM ABLE Foundation, was among the first to try out the revolutionary new machine this week, as part of a weeklong special training through the Philadelphia health care system. Strapped into the machine prior to taking his first steps, Kaag joked that it fit like a girdle....

Fitness Topics: Exercises for the Wheelchair-Bound - April 13, 2012
Exercise Benefits Anyone who is sedentary due to a disability should do whatever possible to maintain muscle tone, range of motion and optimum circulation. A safe, effective exercise program, suited to wheelchair-bound individuals, will not only improve strength, mobility and circulation, it will also improve skin tone, bowel and bladder function and sleep habits....

Functional Electrical Stimulation Helping Patients Recover At Walton Rehabilitation - April 12, 2012
Terrence Sansbury broke two vertebra in his spine, and doctors didn't give him a good outlook. The F.E.S., or Functional Electrical Stimulation, is a bike with electrodes placed on muscle groups in the legs, and it moves the muscles in the motion of riding a bike....

Midfoot-strike running technique can spare you from injuries - April 11, 2012
There are two general ways we land, either using a heel strike (where the heel hits the ground first) or a midfoot strike (where you land more in the middle or arch region). Approximately 75 percent of runners are heel strikers, and current evidence has shown there is a higher injury rate among runners who are heel strikers versus those who are midfoot strikers. This is likely due to the fact that there is a larger and more rapid vertical impact force occurring during a heel strike versus a midfoot strike....

Island organization observes Parkinson's awareness month - April 11, 2012
April marks National Parkinson's Awareness Month and the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is holding several events to bring attention to the neurodegenerative brain disorder that is diagnosed in more than 50,000 Americans each year....

'The therapy caps are back!!!' - April 9, 2012
Are the therapy caps back? Well, sort of. Here's a quick summary of the current regulations that were recently passed and how they affect you:...

Studies show ACL injuries more prevalent in females - April 9, 2012
There are an estimated 50,000 ACL injuries to females in the United States annually. Females are four to five times more likely to tear their ACL than males. About 80 percent of ACL injuries are non-contact injuries, resulting from quick turning, cutting or landing from a jump....

Physical Therapy Business Alliance Award Funds to the Foundation for Physical Therapy - April 6, 2012
Award will support The Foundation for Physical Therapy's investigative research study targeting the impact of physician self-referral arrangements on access to physical therapy care and health care costs....

Marketing Expert Nitin Chhoda Explores the Impact of Technology on Patient's Attention Spans and Offers Immediate Ways to Win it Back - April 6, 2012
Based on the latest blog of Nitin Chhoda, a private practice owner and a marketing expert, patients today, who obviously have become very techno savvy and informed, have shorter attention spans and medical practitioners may have a hard time winning patients back, a new study shows. The study shows that when it comes to medical practice marketing, technology plays a very important role on attracting a patient's attention and will often hold it long enough to recognize offers and take it. ...

New treatment cuts pain, aids therapy - April 4, 2012
InterX was developed by the Neuro Resource Group as a next-generation electrical stimulation. Traditional electrotherapy such as transcutaneous electric stimulation has significant limitations. It cannot be used over metal implants such as a joint replacement or over bony areas such as the spine or elbows. The InterX uses a waveform that is interactive, adjusting to the resistance of the skin (impedence). This waveform allows for a higher amplitude of stimulation, up to 100 times greater than that of a typical TENS. The waveform treats the nerves at the level of the skin, so implants or bony areas are not a concern. ...

Need relief from carpal tunnel? - April 4, 2012
The pain comes from a pinched nerve, one that runs from your neck, down your arm, and to your hand. As it passes through your wrist, the nerve goes through a tunnel-the carpal tunnel. ...

On the Mend: Common muscle cramps - and how to beat them - April 2, 2012
You can get a cramp for a variety of reasons - dehydration, overuse of the muscle or damage are plausible explanations. They typically only last about 10 seconds, but sometimes minutes, causing significant pain or even muscle damage that can leave you limping for a day or two. ...

How to pick a training plan for your first marathon - March 29, 2012
As a Physical Therapist, I see the frustration athletes have when injuries limit their ability and training. Slow and steady wins the race, right? Or at least gets you to the finish line for some wine and bragging rights on your 40th birthday....

A Physical Therapist's Take On Running Mechanics - March 29, 2012
A comprehensive analysis performed by a physical therapist looks at the foot mechanics in several ways - a non-weight bearing state, standing, walking, running at pace (i.e. endurance vs. sprint) and after fatigue. It is also considers more than the foot - a physical therapist will look at the knee, pelvis and low back. Arm swing may also be analyzed to tease out upper body compensations for lower body weaknesses. Let's look at a few of these in a little more depth....

Effects and predictors of shoulder muscle massage for patients with posterior shoulder tightness - March 28, 2012
Clinical approaches like mobilization, stretching, and/or massage may decrease shoulder tightness and improve symptoms in subjects with stiff shoulders. We investigated the effect and predictors of effectiveness of massage in the treatment of patients with posterior shoulder tightness. ...

A parents guide to youth sports - March 27, 2012
For those wondering what to expect and how to keep their kids safe, coaches and physical therapists have the answers. Change up the sports: Most of the injuries Rich Harris, director of sports performance at Cumberland Physical Therapy and Dr. Matthew Kelly, orthopedic surgeon at the Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania, encounter are because of overuse of certain muscles. ...

Intense DVD workouts can lead to injuries - March 27, 2012
Intense home-workout programs that promise transformation, such as P90X and Insanity, can be too much for many people and might even lead to serious injuries, some doctors and trainers warn....

Cornerstone Physical Therapy in Clark on osteoarthritis - March 26, 2012
According to the Arthritis Foundation, 46 million adults in the U.S. have some form of arthritis. Common symptoms of osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease (DJD) include joint pain, swelling, stiffness and tenderness, resulting in pain with functional activities, especially weight bearing activities. The compressive forces that occur during weight bearing can lead to breaking down cartilage, which is at the ends of joints, causing the ends of bone to rub together. More specifically, osteoarthritis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the joints of the body, which is a wearing away of the smooth cartilaginous surfaces on the ends of bone. ...

Savvy Senior: Exercises that can help ease arthritis pain - March 26, 2012
Determining which types of exercises are best for you, depends on the form and severity of your arthritis, and which joints are involved. It's best to work with your doctor or a physical therapist to help you develop an exercise program that works for you....

HPSO Publishes PT Malpractice Report - March 23, 2012
HealthPro, a health care professional liability insurance company, recently collaborated with Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO) to publish a report focused on the risks encountered by physical therapists. The report, titled Physical Therapy Liability, 2001-2010, is divided into three parts: CNA's analysis of PT professional liability closed claims; HPSO's analysis of PT license protection paid claims; and highlights from HPSO's 2011 Qualitative Physical Therapist Work Profile Survey. ...

Letter to Community: Aspire Run Coming - March 23, 2012
On Sunday morning, April 1, a very special event will take place on the roads of Plainview and Old Bethpage -- the 35th annual Nationwide Insurance 10 Kilometer Run for ASPIRE and we are asking for YOUR cooperation to help make the Run successful and safe. ...

Physical Therapists Are Learning HVLA Thrust Manipulation - March 22, 2012
Soon, physical therapists (PTs) will all graduate as doctors of physical therapy (DPTs). The American Physical Therapy Association's vision stance is: "By 2020, physical therapy will be provided by physical therapists who are doctors of physical therapy, recognized by consumers and other health care professionals as the practitioners of choice to whom consumers have direct access for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, activity limitations, participation restrictions, and environmental barriers related to movement, function, and health."1 ...

Hospitals Seeing Increased Pace In Running Injuries - March 22, 2012
The early spring weather means more people are out training. In fact, more people are running than ever before, and with the sport comes some pain and serious injuries. Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute has seen an 86 percent increase in the number of people needing physical therapy from a running injury. While those injuries used to fall with male runners, there's been a shift towards female runners. Sixty percent of injured runners are females. A lot of people are just taking running too far. They're overtraining and the biggest injuries therapists are seeing are knee injuries. Laura Erickson injured her left knee last fall. She's been running for more than 20 years. But she was quite literally stopped in her tracks when her passion for running turned painful. "I was a little bummed out and thought I was never be able to run again, depending on what the injury was," she said. Her physical therapist at Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute taped her running, to see how she lands. Her pelvis isn't level, and her left leg and knee rotate inwards....

Colin Hoobler: Degenerative disk disease is common; treatment can help - March 22, 2012
Degenerative disk disease of the lower spine is quite common in people over 50 -- about 60 percent of those over 50 have DDD (New England Journal of Medicine, 1997). Degenerative disk disease is when the space between your vertebrae shrinks due to degeneration of the fibrous disk between them, usually leading to low back stiffness and soreness. Treatments include exercise therapy, artificial disk replacement, acupuncture, corticosteroid injection and manipulation, with no single treatment being universally accepted as the gold standard. ...

After a stroke: The expanding role of exercise in promoting recovery - March 21, 2012
Researchers are learning that exercise can help younger stroke victims such as Brott regain function, even years after they are stricken. A widely cited 2011 study provides support for therapeutic approaches like the one Brott stumbled upon when she returned to the gym. ...

Vertigo: Don't suffer with dizziness - March 21, 2012
Vertigo can have multiple classifications based on cause and should be diagnosed by a licensed medical professional to ensure proper treatment. Vertigo and migraines can often be related to loss of rotation at the cervical spine due to joint restriction and muscular imbalances....

California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) and Private Practice Group (CA PPG) Descend Upon Sacramento to Push for Cost-effective Health Care and - March 20, 2012
250 physical therapists and CA PPG attend Physical Therapy Legislative Day asserting that California should join the 21st century, allow for direct access to physical therapists, and focus on sound health care policy-- not politics as usual. ...

Therapeutic exercise helps sick and injured lead healthier lives - March 20, 2012
"A healthy person doesn't necessarily have the understanding that movement, for even one hour a week, can make a big difference in mobility for (a sick or injured person)," said Laura Schindler, a physical therapist and owner of Advanced Physical Therapy Solutions....

Physical therapist offers tips for starting new spring workout routines - March 19, 2012
Are you ready to start a new workout routine? Need some pointers? World-renowned physical therapist Dr. John Gallucci says most people do too much, too soon. ...

Physical Therapy Expert Nitin Chhoda Announces the Release of New Physical Therapy Marketing System to Transform Physical Therapy Practices - March 19, 2012
he Therapy Newsletter system was designed by a physical therapy business owner and marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, who understands the time demands of medical professionals and that there is not often time for effective marketing. It is a fully customizable newsletter technology that solves marketing problems once and for all. It allows physical therapists to sit back, relax and let a team of licensed physical therapists generate the content that is put to work every two weeks and that keeps the therapist in front of patients and doctors, according to the brand new website. ...

Therapy Newsletter Connects Private Practices with Patients on a New Level - March 19, 2012
Therapy Newsletter, a publication for private practices that allows patients to connect to their doctor's office, is helping private practices reach patients on a new level and also assisting private practices with keeping patients engaged and informed and up to date with current medical practices and new medical technologies. ...

New Therapy Device Decreases Costs for Shoulder Injuries - March 19, 2012
People with shoulder injuries will now have an inexpensive and safe way to perform Passive Range of Motion (PROM) shoulder exercises in their own home for about the cost of one co-payment....

Florida Pain Network Debuts With Connections to Florida Pain Clinics, Chiropractors, and Physical Therapy Practices - March 16, 2012
As of this month, the Florida Pain Network has debuted operations throughout the state of Florida. The Network makes connections with individuals in pain with the best Florida pain clinics, chiropractors, pain management doctors in Florida, and physical therapy clinics across the state....

Care2Learn to Add 19 New Pediatric Therapy Courses to its Award-winning Online Healthcare CE Library - March 16, 2012
Healthcare eLearning leader Care2Learn will expand its robust online therapy CE library with a new Pediatric Therapy course series. Six of 19 courses are available already at Care2Learn.com, with the remainder to be released in early 2012...

KORT Physical Therapists Now Offer Solutions to Pregnancy Aches and Pains - March 16, 2012
"Their findings showed that physical therapists, focusing on the individual needs of each client, were able to successfully reduce the pain and discomforts often associated with pregnancy," said Brown. "Starting an early stabilization program prior to the onset of physical issues can help reduce the amount of pain a patient experiences. Physical therapists can guide the program through stages and customize a routine according to safe standards during each trimester. I sometimes see my pregnant patients sporadically throughout their pregnancies to help progress them through each trimester."...

Therapists see no developmental benefits from seats - March 16, 2012
"No equipment enhances a child's motor development; equipment is a 'baby sitter' so that a parent can cook dinner, eat dinner or take a shower," Harper said. "A gross motor skill like sitting is achieved through movement and practice. Children fall out of Bumbo seats because they do not yet have the requisite strength, balance and coordination needed for sitting."...

Care2Learn to Add 19 New Pediatric Therapy Courses to its Award-winning Online Healthcare CE Library - March 16, 2012
Healthcare eLearning leader Care2Learn will expand its robust online therapy CE library with a new Pediatric Therapy course series. Six of 19 courses are available already at Care2Learn.com, with the remainder to be released in early 2012...

Therapist favors author's method to help patients overcome back pain - March 15, 2012
Since 1979 when he first heard about it, Murray has been an advocate and practitioner of the McKenzie method, named after New Zealand physical therapist Robin McKenzie. McKenzie has taught worldwide and is the author of the books, "Treat Your Own Back" and "Treat Your Own Neck." Both books, readily available on amazon.com, have been through multiple printings. The latest edition of "Treat Your Own Back" acknowledges Murray for having made suggestions for it. ...

Marketing Expert, Nitin Chhoda, Warns That Technology Erodes Patient Attention and Offers Immediate Ways to Win it Back - March 15, 2012
Technology is eroding the attention span of patients and referral sources, according to small practice marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda. He noted that if left unchecked, it can seriously harm the long-term survival of practices and added that technology offers ways to win back patient attention immediately. ...

Therapists see no developmental benefits from seats - March 15, 2012
Like other gadgets that confine babies, including walkers, exercise saucers and bouncy seats, the Bumbo Baby Seat is not popular among physical therapists. The position actually teaches babies incorrect postural alignment, with a rounded back and the head leaning forward....

Private Practice Summit Founder and Marketing Specialist Shares Updated Action List to Increase Visibility and Patient Creation - March 15, 2012
Nitin Chhoda is one of the foremost authorities on building private practices. In an economy that's less than perfect, Chhoda has introduced 15 essential actions practice owners must take to obtain new patients, increase visibility and improve their bottom lines in 2012. Each strategy can be utilized immediately to see results in a recessive economy. ...

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill Lightens You Up - March 14, 2012
The AlterG takes your weight and then pressurizes. You feel the weight come off. Now you can select the percent of body weight you want to exercise at. Want to moonwalk at one sixth of your body weight? No problem, enjoy! I enjoyed experiencing what it will feel like if I lose 15 or 20 pounds, or get down to the ideal body weight for my height. It was quite a difference, which is a big motivator to stick with my diet and exercise plan....

Clarkson University PT Profs Receive NIH Funding for Fall Sensors for Shoes - March 14, 2012
Two Clarkson University physical therapy professors have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for the development of an innovative fall sensor, which can be worn in the shoe....

Parkinson's patients test video games as therapy (video) - March 14, 2012
Physical therapy can ease symptoms of Parkinson's and may delay progression of the disease. Now, cutting-edge tech is transforming everyday therapy into entertaining exercises....

Treatment being studied at College of Staten Island stimulates the brain, spinal cord and muscles in those with cerebral palsy, stroke - March 13, 2012
Dr. Zaghloul Ahmed, an associate professor in the college's Department of Physical Therapy, created the PathMaker Neuromuscular Treatment System, a City University of New York (CUNY) trademarked therapy that uses electrical and magnetic stimulation to improve mobility in those with cerebral palsy, stroke and spinal cord injuries, all of which originate in the brain. ...

For the love of the game - March 13, 2012
Physical Therapist Krisiti Williams of Cincinnati Children's works with Cole Schlesner May 27, 2010, who was hit in the head with a baseball while pitching against a batter with a new style of aluminum bat....

Factors You May Need Physical Therapy - March 12, 2012
Physical therapy is made up of therapist examining a patient's capability to functionality, tracking engine function, improving stability and also dexterity, growing muscle power, enhancing range of motion, making remedy plans to the treatment facility as well as at home, as well as recording a patient's progress. In addition they instruct patients approach utilize healing medical products for example canes and also crutches, wheelchairs, brackets, synthetic limbs.etc....

What Do Physical Therapists Do, And Where They Will Work? - March 12, 2012
For patients that have suffered debilitating condition on account of an injury or disease, a physical therapist is mainly associated with assessing, planning, organizing and engaged in programs for rehabilitation. This sort of programs improve mobility, enhance strength, alleviate pain, along with remedy or improve the debilitating condition in people. ...

Female athletes are more prone to ACL injuries - March 12, 2012
There are four primary ligaments that stabilize the knee. A ligament connects bone to bone; and the ACL stops the tibia, the lower leg bone, from sliding forward. It plays a secondary role in rotation. Grimm said all four ligaments are needed for running and jumping. A tear occurs when the force that goes through the ACL is more than the ligament can handle....

Physical Therapy Business Alliance (PTBA) Accuses California Chiropractic Association and Medical Board of 'Fear Tactics' - March 12, 2012
By far, the overwhelming majority of states - nearly every state - allow for direct access to physical therapists without physician prescription. The PTBA asserts that the MBC and CCA statements suggesting that direct access to physical therapy is unsafe are not based on any available evidence but instead appear to be of a self-serving nature. Their opposition to this important change to assure cost effective care lessening the economic burden to the citizens of California, certainly the most widely agreed upon point in today's health care reform discussions, reveals how out of touch they remain with the emerging direction of health care. ...

Easing stress with posture - March 9, 2012
Trisha Brabender, a physical therapist and University alumna, told an audience of more than 20 people that the main cause of spine stress she sees is caused by poor posture during computer use. "The stress and pain can happen to all of us," Brabender said. "Anyone at a computer for any length of time can experience it."...

Troubleshooting Version 5010: New Resources From APTA - March 9, 2012
A new APTA Web page contains resources to help physical therapists transition to HIPAA Version 5010....

Physical Therapy Management Of SIS - March 9, 2012
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome (SIS) is shoulder pain that is exacerbated with overhead activities. There are several structures within the shoulder that can become impinged and lead to pain with overhead activities. SIS is most commonly found within the overhead athlete population (baseball, swimming, volleyball) due to the nature of their sport....

Lymphedema and the role of physical therapy - March 8, 2012
Lymphedema affects approximately two million people in the United States. Its incidence is on the rise because each year approximately 500,000 Americans will be treated for some type of cancer that will be treated for some removal or the destruction of their lymph nodes. One out of every five of those people will then develop lymphedema....

CMS Releases Stage 2 Requirements for EHR - March 8, 2012
In the rule, CMS proposes to specify criteria that eligible health care professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals must meet in order to qualify for an incentive payment, as well as introduce changes to the program timeline and detail payment adjustments. The proposed Stage 2 criteria focus on increasing the electronic capturing of health information in a structured format and the exchange of clinically relevant information between providers at care transitions....

Student Develops Online Physical Therapy Tool - March 6, 2012
Quinnipiac University physical therapy student develops therapeutic exercise web product to help patients with prescribed home treatment. ...

Physical Therapy Marketing and Physical Therapy Business Growth White Paper on Social Media Released - December 27, 2011
Nitin Chhoda is the world's leading physical therapy business consultant and a highly sought-after public speaker, author, columnist and founder of Referral Ignition training systems. He has been providing solutions to physical therapy business owners and consulting on physical therapy management systems for several years....

Professional Therapy Associates Findings Show Physical Therapy Is Not Just for Rehabilitation - December 27, 2011
While many people associate physical therapy solely with injury rehabilitation, Professional Therapy Associates analyzed its physical therapy services to determine the percentage of patients undergoing rehabilitative therapy versus other forms of treatment. ...

Walking skills program improves physical function following hip replacement surgery - December 23, 2011
Researchers in Norway report that patients who receive walking skills training following total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis show improved physical function. The physical therapy program displayed a positive effect on walking distance and stair climbing which continued 12 months following hip replacement surgery....

Physical Therapy Private Practice Groups Unite to Form National Coalition - December 23, 2011
The primary goal of the PTBA is to help state and federal legislators make informed decisions about access, reimbursement, and regulatory issues which create a barrier between patients and valuable, affordable physical therapy care....

Silverchair Learning Systems Partners with Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. to Provide Comprehensive Therapy Education for Senior Care - December 23, 2011
Silverchair Learning Systems, the leading provider of online education for senior care, has partnered with Dynamic Learning Online, Inc., the experts in online therapy education for the rehab industry....

Professional Therapy Associates Spotlights the Advantages of Patients' Direct Access to Physical Therapy in Montana - December 18, 2011
Due to recent changes, State law* allows direct access to physical therapy in Montana; yet many residents are unaware they have the right to seek treatment without a physician's prescription or referral....

TexPTS President Recognized for Service at Texas Physical Therapy Association Awards Dinner - December 18, 2011
Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is proud to announce that President Dr. Andrew Bennett PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT is the recipient of the 2011 Texas Physical Therapy Association Warren C. Smyth Award for outstanding service to the physical therapy profession by a Texas-based private practitioner. ...

PhysicalTherapistSites and American Sports & Fitness Association form Partnership, Offering Complimentary Suite of Business Solutions for Physical The - December 18, 2011
Two top companies in the Physical Therapy field, PhysicalTherapistSites and The American Sports & Fitness Association (ASFA), have come together to give members access to an expansive collection of business solutions. PhysicalTherapistSites (http://www.PhysicalTherapistSites.com) customers increase their online exposure with professional websites and search engine optimization that will help patients find their practice....

PhysicalTherapistSites Announces Partnership with HPSO (Healthcare Providers Service Organization), Offering Host of Business Solutions for Physical T - December 16, 2011
Two top companies in the Physical Therapy field, PhysicalTherapistSites and HPSO (Healthcare Providers Service Organization), have come together to give members access to a larger and complimentary collection of business solutions....

Emerging field of fitness therapy picks up where rehabilitation leaves off - December 16, 2011
Dean's case manager connected him with Southfield-based Fitness Therapy Unlimited, which bills itself as a mobile fitness therapy provider that includes massage, land, aquatic and medical nutrition therapies intended for those with chronic and acute physical conditions or disabilities caused by auto accidents, job-related injuries or chronic disorders....

Powerful Training Delivered to Physical Therapists on Acceleration & Stabilization Module by Survival Strategies - December 14, 2011
Survival Strategies, Inc., training and consulting firm in Burbank, CA successfully delivers advanced training to physical therapists in private practice to take their practices to the next level of production and profitability....

BreakThrough Physical Therapist Earns Certification for ASTYM Treatment - December 14, 2011
BreakThrough Physical Therapy is proud to announce that Drew Schlabach DPT, PT has received training and earned the professional designation of Certified ASTYM Provider. ...

The Littlest Patient: Rehabilitation hospital gives young parents confidence to care for their premature son - December 13, 2011
After six months of neo-natal wards, operating room ordeals and long weeks of ventilation therapy and training, the two young parents will finally get to do what so many take for granted - take their baby home. ...

Physiotherapy Associates Opens New Physical Therapy Clinic in Southwest Oklahoma City, OK - December 12, 2011
Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, recently opened a new physical therapy clinic in Oklahoma City, OK. The clinic offers a comprehensive range of physical therapy services, including: sports medicine and injury rehabilitation, industrial rehabilitation, pediatric and geriatric programs, fitness and wellness and injury prevention....

PhysicalTherapistSites Affiliates with PhysicalTherapist.com, Providing Marketing and Business Resources for Physical Therapists - December 12, 2011
PhysicalTherapistSites, online marketing and website specialists for Physical Therapists, has partnered with PhysicalTherapist.com, a clearinghouse for all types of Physical Therapy resources. ...

MediServe Makes Participating in the DOTPA Project Easier - November 17, 2011
The rehabilitation software solutions company is giving back to the community by providing an electronic data entry tool for the CMS-sponsored initiative, "Developing Outpatient Therapy Payment Alternatives" (DOTPA). ...

PT Development's Start-Up Company, TexPTS, Announces Partnership with Georgetown Therapy - November 17, 2011
PT Development (PTD), a Louisville-based private equity firm, announced on October 1, 2011 that one of its startup companies, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) will partner with Georgetown Therapy...

Frazier Rehab, UofL earn $2.2 million grant for Spinal Cord Injury Model System - October 26, 2011
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education has awarded researchers at Frazier Rehab Institute and the University of Louisville $2.2 million for five years to establish a Spinal Cord Injury Model System....

Website Design and Online Marketing Company Launches PhysicalTherapistSites - October 26, 2011
PhysicalTherapistSites offers online marketing and website solution for Physical Therapists who want to successfully advertise and grow their physical therapy clinic by driving customers to their website....

Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy Announces Post-rehab Program - October 26, 2011
Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy (CBAY) is proud to announce the development of a post-rehab program. This program has been designed specifically for patients who are discharged from therapy but may benefit from continuing their exercise routine in a clinical setting....

Physical therapy direct access effective - October 24, 2011
Patients making appointments to a physical therapist without a physician's referral may experience lower costs and make fewer visits, U.S. researchers suggest....

APTA Announces Staff Restructuring - October 24, 2011
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has announced a new staff structure, which will take effect January 1, 2012. APTA claims this change will help the organization achieve its goals by allowing for more efficiency, enhancing role clarity, building trust across the association and increasing its effectiveness....

TexPTS Announces Partnership with Georgetown Therapy - October 19, 2011
Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS), the leading provider of outpatient physical therapy services in Texas, is pleased to announce that Georgetown Therapy will join the TexPTS family of clinics effective October 1, 2011. Robert Wood, partner and clinic director at Georgetown Therapy, will continue to provide operational support and quality patient care indefinitely at the Georgetown location. ...

Six Ways AthletiCo Physical Therapy is Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month - October 19, 2011
October is National Physical Therapy Month, and AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy, a Midwest provider of rehabilitation and fitness services, is celebrating by giving back to its patients and the community. ...

Cancer survivors can benefit from rehabilitation programs offered by hospitals - October 19, 2011
Cancer rehabilitation focuses on problems that patients often experience after treatment, including fatigue, unsteadiness, pain, muscle weakness, swelling in their arms and legs, difficulty swallowing, numbness in the hands and feet, and cognitive changes. ...

Physical Therapy Bill Blocks Regulatory Action - October 13, 2011
After intense lobbying by the California Medical Association and its legislative allies, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law this week a bill that blocks regulatory action against certain health care professionals specially favored by the association....

Physiotherapy Associates Marks October as National Physical Therapy Month With Free 15-Minute Healthy Lifestyle Consultations at More Than 650 Clinics - October 13, 2011
Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, today announced that its more than 650 clinics will offer a free, no obligation 15-minute healthy lifestyle consultation with a licensed clinician to celebrate October as "National Physical Therapy Month," as designated by the American Physical Therapy Association....

October is National Physical Therapy Month - October 10, 2011
The Doctors at Conshohocken Physical Therapy will be performing free health screenings for the entire month of October. Physical Therapists can help improve mobility and quality of life without surgery or pain medication. ...

The Sports and Physical Therapy Center Presents Guidelines for Choosing a Physical Therapist - October 6, 2011
When it comes to choosing a physical therapist, first-time patients may sometimes feel overwhelmed – particularly if they don't know state regulations governing physical therapy or the questions to ask providers. To assist these individuals in this process, the Sports and Physical Therapy Center of Eureka has published guidelines that prospective patients can use when selecting a physical therapist in Missouri....

Lasers gaining believers as physical therapy aid - October 6, 2011
LiteCure's lasers, costing between $17,000 and $25,000 each, aren't just popular among local therapy practices and chiropractor offices. They are a favorite of a couple of dozen Major League Baseball teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles....

Seniors find staying safe a balancing act - October 6, 2011
Balance testing and training - whether offered in a free-standing center or folded into hospital rehabilitation - is becoming more available to accommodate an aging population, says Kerry McKean Kelly of the New Jersey Hospital Association....

FORCE TherEx Aids At-Home Rehabilitation - October 3, 2011
FORCE TherEx is a comprehensive physical therapy tool designed to help improve patient outcomes and compliance tracking. Instead of preparing written instructions for clients who need to continue their therapy exercises at home, therapists can create a video playlist through a secure patient portal, according to the product's Web site. ...

Concentra uses HP's desktop virtualization products - October 3, 2011
Desktop virtualization is making it possible for this healthcare organization to meet its goals for flexibility, cost management and regulatory compliance....

'Smart Home' technology used at Tampa VA hospital - September 30, 2011
Recognizing the challenges for patients, doctors had the idea to turn the rehab facility into a "smart home" of sorts. One that would prepare vets for life outside the hospital setting. The technology incorporates a system of tags and sensors to tracks patients and caregivers throughout the facility. If someone tries to leave, they need to check out. If they don't, they'll receive a prompt to do so and a nurse will be alerted....

Research and Markets: U.S. Rehabilitation Technology Market 2011 - Latest Market Drivers, Restraints and Trends - September 30, 2011
This research service identifies major market drivers, restraints, and trends. It also provides revenue forecasts from 2009 to 2014, with 2010 as the base year, and average selling price (ASP) for both wholesale and retail. ...

The Physical Therapy Profile Questionnaire (PTPQ): development, validation and pilot testing - September 30, 2011
Country by country similarities and differences in physical therapy practice exists. Therefore, before updates in practice can be provided, such as trainings in evidence-based practice, it is necessary to identify the profile and nature of practice in a given country or setting....

Elderly Women Who Break a Hip at Increased Risk of Dying Within a Year - September 29, 2011
Women ages 65-69 who break a hip are five times more likely to die within a year than women of the same age who don't break a hip, according to a Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published online today in the Archives of Internal Medicine. ...

Evidence In Motion at the 2011 California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference - September 29, 2011
The Evidence In Motion (EIM) Institute of Health Professions, a company created to assist in the continued education of physical therapists, is delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting at the 2011 California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference on September 22-23, 2011 in Long Beach, California. ...

Ancillary Care Solutions to Conduct Six-Part Webinar Series for American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) - September 28, 2011
Ancillary Care Solutions (ACS), the nationwide leader in helping healthcare organizations establish and manage physical and occupational therapy programs, announced that members of its executive team will conduct an intensive, six-part webinar series for the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA). The series, which begins Sept. 16 and runs through Oct. 28, will focus on identifying and meeting the key challenges of managing outpatient therapy. ...

PT Development's Start-Up Company Repeats Appearance On The 2011 Inc. 5,000 List - September 25, 2011
PT Development, a Louisville-based private equity company, announced that one of its start-up companies, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS), ranked number 748 on the 2011 Inc. 5000 list. This is the third consecutive year that TexPTS has made the publication's exclusive ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. ...

Rock Island Nursing & Rehabilitation Rocks for Alzheimer's/Dementia Care - September 18, 2011
The Rock Island Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, a SIR Management Facility (http://www.sirmanagement.com), was excited to have a team participate in the "Walk to End Alzheimer's", this past Saturday, September 10th, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association in the Quad Cities. ...

Keystone Rehabilitation Systems Opens New Physical Therapy Clinic in Oakmont, PA - September 16, 2011
The clinic offers a comprehensive range of physical therapy services, including: orthopedics, sports medicine and sports injury rehabilitation, custom orthotics, manual therapy, pre and post-op rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, pediatric and geriatric programs, injury prevention programs, athletic strength and conditioning programs, and fitness and wellness programs....

Absolute Performance Therapy Owner Makes Physical Therapy a Positive Process - September 16, 2011
Alyssa Subbert, owner of Absolute Performance Therapy in Waukee, is passionate about helping people with injuries function at peak performance. She also wants them to have fun while they do it. ...

Attendees Learn Pain-Free Ways To Exercise During Recent Workshop By Friends Life Care - September 10, 2011
Friends Life Care, the non-profit Pennsylvania-based organization that provides a unique long term care solution, recently completes the Exercise: A Prescription for Vitality workshop as part of its VigR™ program which focuses on holistic approaches to healthy, active living....

Walking with robots - September 6, 2011
Eleven-year-old Olivia Alvarez has cerebral palsy and can't walk on her own. But when she's strapped into a harness and robotic legs at Carolinas Rehabilitation hospital, she takes regular steps and imagines herself sashaying down a fashion runway. ...

Marketing aids therapy business - September 6, 2011
A weekly show, "A Wider World," featured Chris Felton working with the Fitness Therapy Unlimited staff to improve his swimming from four to 10 laps across the pool. Felton lost a leg after a 2005 motorcycle accident - but not his resolve to improve through grueling therapy sessions....

Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Practices Merge - August 23, 2011
Excel Physical Therapy and Apex Physical Therapy have merged to form E & A Physical Therapy. The new company will provide the Philadelphia area with excellent rehabilitation services for musculoskeletal conditions and other injuries....

U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) - August 23, 2011
Effective June 30, 2011, we purchased the 35% non-controlling interest in one of our Texas partnerships ("June 2011 Noncontrolling Interest Purchase"). The aggregate purchase price for the 35% interest was $3.9 million, of which $3.5 million was paid in cash and $367,272 was paid in the form of a note to the seller, which is described in detail below. ...

Ancient Moves for Orthopedic Problems - August 12, 2011
With the costs of medical care spiraling out of control and an ever-growing shortage of doctors to treat an aging population, it pays to know about methods of prevention and treatment for orthopedic problems that are low-cost and rely almost entirely on self-care. ...

Feds Update Website to Help Families Choose Nursing Home - August 1, 2011
The "Nursing Home Compare" website will feature 21 new criteria that measure the quality of care at nursing homes across the country. The government will assess patients' experiences in both long-term and short-term care facilities and make the information available on the site. It will also provide information about any complaints it has received about a nursing home....

U.S. Physical Therapy Makes 20 Clinic Acquisition - July 31, 2011
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., a leading national operator of outpatient physical therapy clinics, has acquired a majority interest in a 20 clinic physical therapy group. The multi-partner practice currently sees approximately 116,000 patient visits per year and produces approximately $13 million in annual revenue....

ReBuilder Reports Increased Sales And Profits - July 30, 2011
ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: RBRM)of Charles Town, West Virginia announces its sales for the second quarter 2011 were $367,465, an increase of 38.5% from $265,219 for the first quarter 2011. ...

POPTS PTs in California Receive First Warning - July 27, 2011
Following the recent collapse of California's pro-physician owned physical therapy (POPTS) legislation, the Physical Therapy Board of California has begun issuing warning notices to those PTs currently employed by medical corporations....

Workouts fit for seniors - July 27, 2011
For these nonagenarians, frequent workouts are not so much about breaking records as about not breaking bones. The muscle-building, strength and balance exercises give them the confidence to get around without worrying about falling....

Physiotherapy Associates and LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Acquire Henning & Cole Therapy Associates - July 23, 2011
Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, announced today that it has acquired Henning & Cole Therapy Associates, a multi-site physical therapy practice in north Baltimore, MD, in partnership with LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine, also of Baltimore. ...

Exercise Prescription Software Maker's Scheduling Package Will Improve Time Management - July 22, 2011
The makers of Mavenlive exercise prescription software are creating a scheduling package to allow physical therapists to be more organized in appointment scheduling and to make the most of their time each day....

Agility Health Expands National Outpatient Clinic Group with New Michigan Facility - July 22, 2011
Agility Health, a leading national provider of physical rehabilitation and software services that benefit patients, healthcare providers and employers, today announced the latest addition to its multi-state group of outpatient clinics. ...

Injury Prevention From The Pros - July 21, 2011
Free self-help videos have been produced by The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in coordination with The Jackson Clinics physical therapy practice. In April 2011, the APTA traveled to the Worldgate location for The Jackson Clinics and created videos pertaining to injury prevention and wellness. ...

Align Networks Partners with Global Growth Investor General Atlantic - July 21, 2011
Align Networks, Inc. ("Align Networks" or "Align"), a leading provider of workers' compensation physical medicine programs, today announced a significant investment from global growth equity firm General Atlantic LLC ("GA"). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed....

Robotic rehab -- how a determined 7-year-old has become stronger than ever - July 20, 2011
"Robotic rehabilitation is still in the early stages," said Ryan Cardinal, Anna's physical therapist at the center. Specific long-term benefits and how long Anna will have to continue robotic rehab are unknown, but improvements in the short term provide hope for future advances....

NLN Expands ACES: Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors - July 20, 2011
NLN ACES Website Adds New Case Studies, Simulations, and Teaching Strategies to Better Prepare Students and Faculty for Gerontology Practice. Excellent Resources for Nurse Faculty Available Free of Charge ...

When Aging Parents Resist Care – Geriatric Care Managers Come to the Rescue! - July 20, 2011
Geriatric Care Managers offer solutions for long-distance caregiving for adult children, especially when their aging parents are resisting care. With the proper help and care plan; elders can be independent for a longer period of time....

Rehab therapy industry offers new opportunities for those looking for recession-proof jobs - July 19, 2011
Professionals in the rehabilitation therapy industry continue to experience low rates of unemployment and high demand, particularly in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities....

Framingham Chiropractor Offers Interactive Metronome® Treatment that has been clinically proven to help kids with ADD, ADHA, and Autism Spectrum Disor - July 19, 2011
The Interactive Metronome® uses rhythmic and movement treatment exercises that have been found to improve motor planning and coordination in both children and adults in academic and sports endeavors. In addition, IM performance correlates with academic achievement in areas such as mathematics, language, reading, and attention to task....

Robot adds to Texas State rehab program - July 19, 2011
The Balance and Gait Training Program at Texas State has acquired an InMotion Arm Robot. The prime beneficiaries will be patients suffering from hemiparesis, which is significant weakness on one side of the body due to stroke or brain injury, according to Department of Physical Therapy Professor Denise Gobert....

Raising Medicare costs may be gaining traction - July 15, 2011
The heated debate over the federal deficit has pumped new life into controversial proposals for requiring Americans on Medicare to pay more for their healthcare, raising the possibility that seniors' medical bills could jump hundreds or even thousands of dollars....

Medicare age hike could save $125B over 10 years - July 15, 2011
A White House offer to increase the age of Medicare eligibility to 67 as a compromise to Republicans during budget talks would save about $125 billion over 10 years, records show, but such a move could leave many seniors without care if last year's health care law were repealed....

Canadian Physiotherapy Association Introduces Clinical Specialty Program - July 14, 2011
Canadian physiotherapists will soon have a new certification for advanced competence in clinical practice. The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) launched the Clinical Specialty Program today, at its annual scientific Congress in Whistler, B.C....

On Capitol Hill This Week, Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care Stressing Full Correction of SNF Medicare Payment System by FY2013 - July 13, 2011
In reaching out to Capitol Hill offices this week to continue the education process surrounding its plan to achieve a full correction of the Medicare payment system for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) by FY2013, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care is stressing the need to prospectively recalibrate payment corrections under the new RUGs-IV system in a manner that does not disrupt facilities' continued ability to offer quality care to the nation's Medicare beneficiaries....

Aging America Part 2: Who's footing the bill? - July 13, 2011
The primary goal of Medicare is to provide health services for older Americans. if you miss the seven month window to apply for it around your 65th birthday, you could face a penalty later in life. Depending on your plan, Medicare includes hospital stays, doctors visits and prescription drugs....

No About-Face on the Face-to-Face - July 12, 2011
In a perplexing turn, CMS issued a proposed rule July 5 that requires a face-to-face exam by a physician who is ordering home health services under Medicaid. The proposal also requires a face-to-face encounter for DME under both Medicare and Medicaid....

Cuts In Medicaid Payments Take Effect In SC - July 12, 2011
Another round of cuts in payments to Medicaid providers began Monday in South Carolina. The state had already cut Medicaid payments to doctors and hospitals by 3 percent in April. This new round of cuts ranges from 2 percent for primary care physicians up to 7 percent for physical therapy providers....

Having direct access to physical therapy can expedite the healing process - July 11, 2011
Direct access to physical therapy is your opportunity to be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without first seeing your physician for a prescription. If payment is approved by your insurance company, direct access is your opportunity to save time and money, thereby expediting your treatment, relief, and recovery....

UCA physical therapist receives award - July 11, 2011
Dr. Nancy B. Reese, professor and chair of the department of physical therapy at the University of Central Arkansas, is the recipient of this year's Lucy Blair Service Award by the American Physical Therapy Association....

Massage Beats Meds for Lower Back Pain, Study Says - July 8, 2011
Massage therapy may be better than medication or exercise for easing low back pain in the short term, a new government-funded study suggests. Seattle researchers recruited 401 patients, mostly middle-aged, female and white, all of whom had chronic low back pain. ...

At-Home Care Businesses Push President Obama To Cancel Medicare Program - July 8, 2011
Durable medical equipment and services (DME) providers have advised President Obama to abolish Medicare's questionable "competitive" bidding for homecare. They argue that this decreases quality and availability of homecare for older people and those with disabilities. ...

The Heart Fit Clinic Makes Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Accessible to Everyone Worldwide - July 8, 2011
The Heart Fit Clinic launches its comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation DVD program this month to address the needs of those who, for some reason or another, find themselves unable to attend a cardiac rehabilitation program as well as to offer ongoing support for those who are enrolled in or have completed a program and are in need of additional guidance and maintenance practices....

Major report urges changes in chronic pain treatment - July 4, 2011
More people are in chronic pain than the combined number with heart disease, diabetes and cancer, the report said. The number of people who say they're in pain has grown steadily in recent years, and that trend is expected to continue as the population ages....

270 Groups Urge Congress to Nix IPAB - July 4, 2011
More than 270 health care and business organizations sent a letter to Congress Friday urging elimination of the Independent Payment Advisory Board....

New Physical Therapy Facility Increases Treatment Options - July 4, 2011
In medicine, as in life, there is a need to be mobile and progressive to stay healthy. Addressing this need, the practice of physical therapy has grown and changed as technology and health care needs evolve. Exciting advances in medicine and improved technology are saving more lives, allowing the overall population to live longer and preserving and restoring more function than ever before....

Physical therapy bill dies in Senate committee - July 4, 2011
Independent physical therapists in the state won a major victory Monday when a California Senate committee voted down a bill that would have allowed physicians to employ physical therapists and refer patients to them. ...

GSU's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program's Accreditation Status Reaffirmed for 10 Years - June 30, 2011
Governors State University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) recently received reaffirmation of its accreditation status from The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The program's accreditation extends through June 30, 2021. ...

Specialty pediatric services help St. Paul's Gillette hospital expand and thrive - June 30, 2011
Last year, Gillette was the region's third-largest pediatric center in treating kids ages zero to 14 for all conditions except chemical dependency, psychiatry, neonatal conditions and newborns. The Fairview system - which operates the U's pediatric hospital - had 2,541 discharges in 2010, according to the hospital association's numbers, while Children's had 9,369 discharges. ...

TexPTS Emerging Leaders Program Enhances Physical Therapy Experiences And Outcomes For Patients - June 30, 2011
TexPTS provides a number of personal and professional opportunities for their staff, helping them and TexPTS to be the best in their field. One of those opportunities is the TexPTS Emerging Leaders Program. This is a program designed for the professional development of internal staff new to leadership or those who aspire to one day move into leadership positions....

Tracking Dance Injuries - June 26, 2011
Dancers have about the same level of risk for injury as football players. At the University of South Florida, physical therapy students screen college dance students for problems that can increase risk for injury. ...

AthletiCo Opens Physical Therapy Facility in Plainfield, Illinois - June 25, 2011
AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy opened its newest physical therapy facility at 24402 W. Lockport Street, Suite 100, in Plainfield, Illinois. Wondering how this will benefit you? Here are nine things Plainfield residents should know about AthletiCo Plainfield. ...

Yoga May Improve Balance of Stroke Patients - June 10, 2011
Practicing yoga after a stroke may help rebuild balance and prevent potentially disabling falls among the elderly. The study shows stroke survivors who participated in a specialized post-stroke yoga class improved their balance by up to 34%....

Improving Rehabilitation Outcomes Through Cutting-Edge Technology - June 10, 2011
Combining personalized, compassionate care with state-of-the-art technology, the new iWALK Recovery Center at Sheltering Arms in Richmond, VA, offers a variety of options to help patients regain functional independence....

Study finds high levels of vitamin D needed for bone density drugs to work - June 10, 2011
To fully optimize a drug therapy for osteoporosis and low bone mineral density (BMD), patients should maintain vitamin D levels above the limits recently recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), according to a new study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....

Creston physiotherapist and chiropractor join forces - June 8, 2011
Two local professionals who have worked on their own in recent years have decided to pool their talents and share a single office space. Mayer and Gailius have consulted about patients' needs for several years, so the opportunity to work together made sense for both. They can now share a receptionist and bookkeeper, and consult informally, all to the benefit of their patients....

Sartell's Country Manor adds 'state-of-the-art' underwater treadmill - June 8, 2011
The HydroWorx Warm Water Therapy Pool is one of four in the state, with two of them belonging to professional sports teams, according to Emily Frericks, director of public relations and marketing at Country Manor Campus. It is thought to be the only one in Central Minnesota....

Riverdale gym touts exercise for people with spinal cord injuries - June 8, 2011
Push to Walk is an independent offshoot of a program called Project Walk in California. Templeton and her husband John, who live in Kinnelon, opened the gym in 2007, three years after their son Darren dove into shallow water in Barnegat Bay and fractured the C5 and C6 discs in his neck....

Hughston Hospital and Rehabilitation Center awarded certification for stroke rehabilitation - June 8, 2011
Hughston Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Columbus has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for its inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care....

More Stroke Patients Get Clot-Busting Drug But Barriers Remain - June 8, 2011
Use of a life-saving clot-busting drug to treat ischemic strokes nearly doubled from 2005 through 2009, but the rates still remain too low, a new study finds....

Physical therapists challenge bill - June 6, 2011
A state bill that is expected to go before a Senate committee next week has the potential to drive down business for physical therapists in private practice, according to a trade group for the profession. ...

Patent Issued For StepRite Rehab Device - June 2, 2011
MedHab LLC, a TECH Fort Worth Acceleration client, has been issued a patent on the initial filing of StepRite®, which affords medical care prescribers the ability to customize physical rehabilitation protocol to meet each patient's unique needs....

Advanced Medical Announces New Corporate Headquarters - June 1, 2011
Due to tremendous growth and our rapid expansion to the forefront of the Travel Therapy industry, Advanced Medical has moved to a new corporate office in Port Orange, Florida....

Make-up sessions help providers meet the three-hour rule - May 31, 2011
It's an industry standard that almost every IRF provider struggles with-how to comply with the regulation that requires providing an IRF patient with three hours of intensive therapy per day, at least five days a week. The Medicare Hospital Manual lists it as a requirement, and private insurance companies usually set similar rules....

Exec of Fraudulent Physical Therapy Company Guilty of Medicare Fraud - May 31, 2011
A Miami-area resident who was an owner and vice-president of a fraudulent physical therapy company in Lakeland, Fla ., pleaded guilty today for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced....

Miami-Area Owners and Operators of Medical Equipment Company Plead Guilty to Medicare Fraud - May 31, 2011
Two Miami-area residents who were owners and operators of a durable medical equipment (DME) company, pleaded guilty today for their roles in a scheme to defraud Medicare....

Autistic children thriving under therapy covered by new Colorado law - May 27, 2011
Early therapy can help seriously autistic children grow up to hold a job. The care can cut the lifetime cost of care can be cut from $3.5 million to $2 million....

Large NIH funded rehabilitation study looks at getting stroke patients back on their feet - May 26, 2011
In the largest stroke rehabilitation study ever conducted in the United States, stroke patients who had physical therapy at home improved their ability to walk just as well as those who were treated in a training program that requires the use of a body-weight supported treadmill device followed by walking practice....

Google Founder Tries to Crack Parkinson's Genetic Code With Crowdsourcing - May 21, 2011
In cooperation with the personal genetics testing company 23andMe, which was cofounded by Brin's wife, Anne Wojcicki, Brin is hoping to get 10,000 Parkinson's patients to fill out online questionnaires and get their genomes scanned....

Boomers learn how to make body last - May 20, 2011
Been there, felt that. Physical therapists are going online on Livestream today to tell boomers not to let age-related aches and pains keep them from exercising....

Attendees of AZ Physical Therapy Assoc. Annual Conference Receive Training They Didn't Get in School - May 20, 2011
Survival Strategies, Inc. is a training and consulting firm, with a large number of clientele in the Physical Therapy Private Practice profession. They have been helping private practices expand for over 25 years, so it is no surprise that Mr. Ferreira was chosen as a guest speaker for this conference....

Social Security, Medicare funds run low faster, fed report says - May 18, 2011
The troubled economy has shaved a few more years off the life expectancy of Medicare and Social Security, according to a new government report released Friday....

Exercise shows potential for Parkinson's patients - May 18, 2011
A pilot wellness program at the Ridgewood YMCA for people with the incurable movement disorder appears to help them both physically and mentally: physically through exercises to improve balance, coordination, and flexibility and mentally through the up-tempo atmosphere and group support....

Medicare's future a senior concern - May 13, 2011
The Medicare Advantage plan is gradually being gutted under President Barack Obama's health care plan. According to the president, that will save $150 billion over 10 years....

Naperville resident leads Doctors of Physical Therapy - May 13, 2011
In Naperville, one of the leading service providers for those who have experienced injuries or issues after surgeries is Dr. Aaron Kraai, founder and CEO of the Doctors of Physical Therapy....

Deputies target 53 people in personal injury scams - May 13, 2011
Some faked car crashes. Others filed false insurance claims. On Thursday, deputies issued warrants for 53 people accused of working one of the fastest growing scams in the area - personal injury fraud....

Professional Healthcare at Home Expands Its Northern California Service Area into Marin County - May 12, 2011
Professional Healthcare at Home has opened an additional, Medicare-approved office in San Rafael, California to provide home nursing, rehab therapy, hospice care and personal care to families in Marin County, expanding its San Francisco Bay Area service coverage. ...

PumpOne Adds Physical Therapy Prehab and Rehab Tool to FitnessBuilder App for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch - May 12, 2011
As part of a major update to the FitnessBuilder App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, PumpOne announced its new FitnessBuilder PT tool is now available for physical, occupational and orthopedic therapists, as well as medical professionals....

Hocoma's innovative back pain therapy system powered by Movea's MotionPods - May 12, 2011
Hocoma, the leader in rehabilitation therapy solutions for movement disorders, has selected Movea's MotionPod™ for its recently launched ValedoMotion, a low back pain treatment product....

U.S. Physical Therapy Reports First Quarter 2011 Results - May 5, 2011
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NasdaqGS:USPH), a national operator of outpatient physical therapy clinics, today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. ...

Study finds too few specialists to care for seniors - May 5, 2011
The percentage of Americans older than 65 is expected to increase from 12 to 20 percent of the population -- or to 70 million people -- by 2030, according to the April study....

Physical therapy aids patients with clinic - May 4, 2011
During Mair's time at the Sac State mock clinic, students helped him improve his endurance through constant cycling exercises, his balance by learning to distribute his weight evenly on a scale, and his overall functioning by perfecting standing up and sitting down in his wheelchair....

Research Encourages Increased Patient Participation In Interventions To Prevent Falls Amongst Older People - May 4, 2011
New research has indicated that more should be done to involve older people with interventions to prevent falls in care home and hospital settings....

New guidance on Alzheimer's could help quality of life - May 4, 2011
The guidance, which hadn't changed in 27 years, was accompanied by a proposed research agenda that focuses on advances that might one day lead to even-earlier identification and treatment of the disease....

Play Ball Children's Therapy helps families in at at-home setting - April 30, 2011
Andrea Ball started Play Ball Children's Therapy this year to provide at-home therapy to children with various types of special needs....

CA PPG Says California Physicians Contradict Themselves Regarding Employment Legislation - April 22, 2011
So which is it? That's what California physical therapists want to know. The powerful lobbying group, the California Medical Association (CMA), is coming out strongly against legislation, AB 1360 (Swanson, D-Alameda), to give rural area hospitals the ability to employ physicians but at the same time is strongly supporting a bill, AB 783, authored by Assembly Member Mary Hayashi, to give physician controlled medical corporations the ability to employ physical therapists....

PhysioWorks and More takes physiotherapy to a new level - April 21, 2011
Relocating to the Creston and District Community Complex has allowed a local physical therapy practice to expand services and improve patient outcomes....

New criteria, guidelines for Alzheimer's diagnosis published - April 20, 2011
For the first time in 27 years, new criteria and guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease have been published by three expert workgroups spearheaded by the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)....

Therapy gives Parkinson's patients hope - April 20, 2011
Parkinson's disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological disease, which includes symptoms such as tremors, rigidity, slow movement, loss of balance and difficulty communicating. The program at Sacred Heart Hospital features LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) BIG and LOUD therapy....

Physical Therapist Creator of Innovative Motion Doctor App Offers Consumers Six Tips for Healthier Living - April 19, 2011
Blue Whale Web Solutions Inc., a leading interactive firm specializing in iPhone and iPad application development, and Conshohocken Physical Therapy announced today several tips that everyday people can use to lead healthier lives....

Hip-Replacement Patients' Readmissions Rise With Shorter Stays, Study Says - April 19, 2011
Patients undergoing hip-replacement surgery are being released earlier, while more make return trips to the hospital within 30 days of the procedure, an analysis of Medicare recipients found. ...

Ironcompany.com, Inc. Adds Innovative SportsArt E870 Elliptical Fitness Trainer to Commercial Cardio Catalog - April 17, 2011
Results of an independent elliptical trainer study were published in the February 2010 edition of The Journal of Physical Therapy article "Similarity of Joint Kinematics and Muscle Demands Between Elliptical Training and Walking: Implications for Practice." The article compared four popular elliptical trainers to see which, if any, were superior for rehabilitation use....

Physical therapists criticize bill in Assembly - April 16, 2011
Assembly Bill 783, legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Hayward, would add licensed physical therapists to the list of professionals that physicians and medical corporations could employ....

Video games could help stroke patients recover - April 12, 2011
Video games that get players moving, at least in some small fashion, can not only have positive health effects -- they might even have a place in stroke rehabilitation centers, helping some patients regain upper body strength and coordination after suffering a stroke....

Evidence In Motion Partners with the Sports Section of The American Physical Therapy Association - April 11, 2011
The Evidence In Motion (EIM) Institute for Health Professions is excited to announce a new partnership with the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (SPTS). This partnership is in relation to EIM's Emergency Response course and means that the SPTS will support and promote this EIM offering. ...

Dynasplint Systems, Inc. and Today in PT Join Foundation for Physical Therapy's Partners in Research Program - April 10, 2011
This program recognizes corporate donors and sponsorships that support the Foundation's mission to provide doctoral scholarships, fellowships, and research grants to emerging physical therapist researchers. ...

Medicaid cuts threaten physical therapy - April 10, 2011
Because Trenton's therapies are paid for by Medicaid, which is disbursed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), his treatments are threatened. The same risk of reduced services and therapies are a harsh reality for other special needs children getting Medicaid-supported therapy in Bluffton and across the state....

GOP budget plan would revamp Medicare, Medicaid - April 8, 2011
House Republicans set up a politically defining clash over the size and priorities of government Tuesday, unveiling a budget plan that calls for both unprecedented spending cuts and a fundamental restructuring of taxpayer-financed health care for the elderly and the poor....

CEO of Survival Strategies Provides Specialized Training to the Executives and Staff of a Large Physical Therapy Practice - April 8, 2011
The CEO of Survival Strategies, Mr. Craig Ferreira, was requested to come to Idaho to personally train 30 of the executives and staff of Rehab Authority, a 12-location Physical Therapy practice, owned and operated by Kevin Hulsey PT, DPT and CEO of Rehab Authority and member of the Board of Directors for the American Physical Therapy Association....

HealthSouth Announces Plans to Build Rehabilitation Hospital in Ocala, Florida - April 8, 2011
The 40-bed hospital will provide comprehensive physical rehabilitation to patients who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries or other major illness or injuries....

Aquatic therapy pool takes rehab underwater - April 8, 2011
Advanced Physical Therapy and Rehab Center, now open on North Highland Avenue, exclusively offers hydrotherapy or aquatic therapy, as well as traditional physical therapy and rehabilitation services....

Health Insurers Like Premise Of New Medicare Funding - April 3, 2011
Health insurers praised a new way to fund Medicare announced Thursday as an alternative to the current fee-for-service system, but many questions, they said, are left unanswered - including whether the new method will discourage competition among hospitals and doctors....

Defeat AB783 - March 31, 2011
Assembly Bill 783 would change current California law prohibiting the unsavory practice of self-referral for profit. The bill needs to be defeated for several reasons....

Ancillary Care Solutions Helps Coordinate Support for California Bill That Would Prevent Widespread Job Loss Among Physical Therapists - March 29, 2011
Ancillary Care Solutions (ACS), the nationwide leader in helping healthcare organizations establish and manage physical and occupational therapy programs, today reaffirmed its support for proposed legislation in California guaranteeing that physical therapists can continue to work within medical groups throughout the state....

AthletiCo Physical Therapy Introduces Video Throwing Analysis Service Line - March 27, 2011
AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy, a Midwest-based provider of rehabilitation services, recently introduced a Video Throwing Analysis service (VTA) that will help improve athlete performance using software developed by industry leader Dartfish....

Health care cuts could have dramatic effects on hospitals, nursing homes - March 27, 2011
The proposed cut in payments to doctors, hospitals and nursing homes that care for patients covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program could mean multimillion dollar losses for local hospitals and the closure of some nursing homes, experts say....

Kentucky Enacts Consumer Copay Protection Law - American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) - March 23, 2011
In a victory for patients of physical therapy, Kentucky Gov Steve Beshear signed landmark legislation protecting consumers from excessively high copays for physical therapy visits....

New nursing facility focuses on rehab therapy - March 18, 2011
For those needing physical and occupation therapy after a fall or stroke or for the sick elderly requiring long-term skilled assistance, a nursing home may be the answer. Newly opened in Warrensville Heights is The Avenue Care and Rehabilitation Center, which offers short-term and long-term care....

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Showcases New Cutting-Edge Facility - March 17, 2011
More than 100 faculty members, students and staff celebrated the UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science's new home on the Mission Bay campus on March 15 as part of an open house to highlight the innovative services available in the cutting-edge facility....

Rehabilitation After Stroke: They do it with Mirrors - March 16, 2011
Recent research by Michielsen and colleagues has demonstrated that “mirror therapy”, which can be given at home, results in significant, albeit modest, improvement in arm, wrist and hand movement abilities of stroke patients....

Proposed Bill Would Allow Direct Access to Physical Therapists - March 16, 2011
Some Texas physical therapists like Tom Waugh say they want direct access to their patients. A proposed bill could give physical therapists access to their patients without any barriers....

Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is One of the San Antonio Business Journal's Top 50 Private Companies - March 15, 2011
Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) was named on the 2011 Top 50 Private Companies List by the San Antonio Business Journal in February 2011....

UD awarded $19.5 million to establish orthopaedic rehabilitation clinical consortium - March 14, 2011
A team of researchers led by the University of Delaware has been awarded a five-year, $19.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to establish evidence-based orthopaedic rehabilitation care that optimizes the ability of soldiers with musculoskeletal injuries to function in everyday life....

March Is 2nd Anniversary for Mavenlive Physical Therapy Exercise Software - March 11, 2011
March is the second anniversary of Prognition Corp.'s introduction of Mavenlive physical therapy exercise software to clinics around the world, and many improvements have been made during that short time....

ActiveRx expanding senior rehab network - March 10, 2011
ActiveRx Development Co. Inc. of Chandler is looking to expand its franchise network for senior rehab facilities in New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Colorado and Missouri....

Physiotherapy Associates Celebrates Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week - March 9, 2011
Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, will celebrate Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in more than 600 of its clinical facilities across the U.S....

Motion Doctor iPad App: Cures What Ails You - March 9, 2011
The Motion Doctor iPad app has just hit the App Store and is basically designed to help individuals deal with chronic physical pain as well as prevention. ...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri and SSM Health Care-St. Louis Collaborate on Payment Innovation - March 9, 2011
In a move designed to help control health care costs while still maintaining a high quality of care, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri has collaborated with SSM Health Care-St. Louis to develop an alternative to fee-for-service reimbursement for total knee replacements through a bundled-payment initiative....

Physiotherapy Associates Continues Dynamic Growth Initiative Into 2011 - March 7, 2011
Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, continued its dynamic growth initiative as 2010 drew to a close and the 2011 business year began....

ProRehab Physical Therapists Offer Relief From Rising Health Care Costs - March 6, 2011
Effective and non-invasive treatments provided by ProRehab physical therapists help alleviate back pain, often at a lower cost and with less risk than alternatives....

Ancillary Care Solutions Expands Association with Hand Surgery of Northern Michigan - March 6, 2011
ACS to provide therapy management support, financial benchmarking and training services to increase practice performance and profitably...

Rehabilitation Within A Day Of Knee Replacement Pays Off - March 6, 2011
Starting rehabilitation sooner following knee arthroplasty surgery could pay dividends - for both patients and hospitals....

Stroke Patients Benefit From Family Involvement in Exercise Therapy - March 4, 2011
Your family's involvement in your exercise therapy could significantly improve your function and recovery after stroke, according to a study in the March print issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association....

Rehabilitation Study Looks at Getting Stroke Patients Back on Their Feet - March 4, 2011
In the largest stroke rehabilitation study ever conducted in the United States, stroke patients who had physical therapy at home improved their ability to walk just as well as those who were treated in a training program that requires the use of a body-weight supported treadmill device followed by walking practice....

Assembly Bill Puts Profits Before Patients - March 2, 2011
California Physical Therapy Association opposes AB 783, which represents an inherent conflict of interest for physicians...

Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) Announces Continued Outreach To Haiti In 2011 And Beyond - March 2, 2011
Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) announces their 2011 and Beyond Campaign, as part of their continuing outreach to Haiti....

Evidence In Motion (EIM) Announces Its Manual Physical Therapy Certification Program - February 27, 2011
The Evidence In Motion (EIM [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) Institute for Health Professions announces its Manual Physical Therapy Certification Program. The new program is designed to create physical therapists who are highly skilled in manual therapy and relevant research in this area....

ASA: High- or Low-Tech the Same for Stroke Rehab - February 16, 2011
For stroke survivors, treadmill training with body-weight support -- locomotor training -- resulted in gains in walking speed comparable to those achieved with a home-based intervention of progressive strength and balance exercises, according to results of a phase III trial. ...

Patients In Hawaii Gain Direct Access To Physical Therapist Services - January 11, 2011
Patients in Hawaii now can be evaluated and treated by physical therapists without first having to obtain a physician referral. With the passage of new State Board of Physical Therapy regulations, Hawaii becomes the 46th state to achieve direct access....

Spine Team Texas Earns High Patient Satisfaction Score for Physical Therapy - January 11, 2011
Spine Team Texas (http://www.spineteamtexas.com), a medically-based, comprehensive spine center serving the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex achieved a significant improvement in patient satisfaction scores as ranked by their patients for their spine-focused physical therapy....

Inside Wall Street: U.S. Physical Therapy's Stock Could Pump You Up - January 11, 2011
The difficult U.S. economy has worn down a lot of the competition in the physical therapy business, but U.S. Physical Therapy (USPH) continues to perform robustly. Its shares have sprinted near their 52-week high, at $20.70, way up from where the stock was languishing in February, at $14....

Confidentiality Cloaks Medicare Abuse - December 22, 2010
Dr. Wayne took in more than $1.2 million from Medicare in 2008, according to a person familiar with the matter, a large portion of it from physical therapy. That's more than 24 times the Medicare income of the average family doctor....

PT Develops Web-Based Clinical Prediction Software - December 21, 2010
PT Tim Richardson launches Physical Therapists' Expert Systems, an electronic clinical decision support (CDS) tool for making informed treatment decisions in the outpatient setting....

Physical Therapist Reveals 3 Simple Secrets to Staying Healthy - December 21, 2010
Physical therapists from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are encouraging people to make the commitment to stay healthy by establishing good physical activity habits....

Medicare Therapy Cap Put On Hold - December 20, 2010
President Obama signed into law a bill which tables for one year a scheduled Medicare rate reduction for physical therapists and various other health care service providers and extends the therapy caps exception process....

10 Ways Web-Based Physical Therapy Exercise Software can Improve PT Practices - December 15, 2010
The makers of Mavenlive physical therapy exercise software, Prognition Corp., have released a list of 10 benefits to physical therapists when using a Web-based product to prescribe physiotherapy exercises and perform other necessary tasks....

WebPT Names Veteran Technology Executive Paul Winandy as New CEO - December 9, 2010
Coming off of a year that saw triple-digit growth and being named start up company of the year by the Arizona Technology Council, WebPT is solidly positioned to expand quickly and globally in 2011....

Early Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain May Lessen Need for Future Interventions - December 6, 2010
A new study, published in the journal Spine, shows Medicare patients who received physical therapy in the acute phase following an episode of low back pain were less likely to receive epidural steroid injections, lumbar surgery, or frequent physician office visits in the year following their initial physician visit compared with patients who received physical therapist treatment later....

Wii Rehabilitation Therapy - December 3, 2010
Nintendo's Wii game system is far more reaching than just among the teenage crowd. This new fad is now becoming the newest rehabilitation therapy today. It is used in patient therapy for those recovering from strokes, surgery, contact injuries, multiple sclerosis and more....

Frontline Nursing Home Caregivers to Congress: Don't Leave Town Without Helping Seniors! - December 2, 2010
Cantrell pointed out the House of Representatives has passed this technical fix, and that the SNF community, CMS and the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC) all support a swift resolution....

Physical Therapy Practice Releases Motion Doctor iPad Application, Available Now For Download - December 2, 2010
Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Inc. and Blue Whale Web Solutions, Inc. created the Motion Doctor iPad app to serve as a pain prevention tool for consumers and aide PT Practices with reference tool. ...

APTA Backs PT App and Software Program - November 30, 2010
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandria, Va, has endorsed a comprehensive video home exercise program designed by a physical therapist that features 170 videos of stretches, range of motion, and strengthening for each body part. The videos can be watched individually or linked to create a customizable physical therapy routine....

Good Samaritan Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation: Improving Life After Heart Disease - November 28, 2010
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has achieved certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation....

Atlanta Car Accident Doctors Help Injured People Without Out-of-Pocket Expenses - November 27, 2010
Regional Medical Group in Atlanta, Ga now provides medical care for injured patients on a lien basis, meaning patients don't pay any money out-of-pocket, the clinic gets paid for their services when the patient's case is settled....

Bolton physical therapist helps women regain function - November 27, 2010
"Quality of life." It's a simple statement and one most of us take for granted. But for women who have undergone breast cancer surgery, basic functions like combing their hair and applying makeup can be difficult to accomplish. Physical therapy can help....

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Support the Shrinking Labor Pool - November 27, 2010
Occupational therapy homes are being built for people need temporary care before heading back to work. A facility in Montana recently went under renovations to built the rehabilitation unit that gives people physical therapy and occupational therapy....

American Physical Therapy Association Endorses My Therapy Exercise™- A Physical Therapy Application And Software Program - November 26, 2010
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has endorsed My Therapy Exercise™, a physical therapy custom exercise video program available in the iTunes App store for the iPhone/iTouch/iPad and as a software download for Mac/PC....

A private practice website that attracts - November 26, 2010
As with most things of importance, there’s a lot to know when developing an online presence for a private PT practice. ...

Anti-Gravity Treadmill - November 25, 2010
If you`ve ever needed physical therapy but dreaded the pain associated with it, a new medical treadmill could solve your problems....

New Spinal Implant Could Revolutionize Physical Therapy - November 24, 2010
The Active Book chip, developed in Britain, could just replace the use of electrodes for moving immobile legs in physical therapy....

World-Renowned Physical Therapist Brings Latest Knee Pain Research to Tennessee - November 24, 2010
Nashville-based Results Physiotherapy continues to bring the world's leading physical therapy experts to instruct health professionals in Tennessee....

ReddyCare Physical Therapy Is Helping To Get Rid Of Pain and Stiffness - November 24, 2010
Dr. Vinod Somareddy, president and founder, has launched ReddyCare.net to spread the word about the success that the clinic is having as it treats many physical therapy-related conditions. ...

The Healthy Back Institute Announces Positive Growth Despite Harsh Economic Times - November 23, 2010
Today, The Healthy Back Institute has announced their growth and increase in new customer accounts despite harsh economic conditions. While some businesses are seeing a loss in profits, The Healthy Back Institute is thriving in the new economy and planning routes for expansion....

New Jersey Pain Center REHABILITY Introduces the DYNA-PRO Spinal Decompression System - November 23, 2010
Freehold, NJ pain clinic REHABILITY introduces a revolutionary spinal decompression therapy designed to treat the root cause of back and neck pain. ...

Humana Inks Deal to Buy Concentra for About $790 Mln from Welsh Carson - November 23, 2010
Humana said Monday that it has signed a deal to buy Concentra for about $790 million cash. The seller is Welsh Carson, a New York PE firm, that bought Concentra in 1998....

AthletiCo Participates in Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program - November 22, 2010
AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy, an Illinois-and Milwaukee-based provider of rehabilitation services, is hoping to make the holidays a little brighter for local children and families by participating in the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program for the fourth consecutive year. ...

Are We All Ignoring the Golden Rule? - November 22, 2010
In the U.S. it seems that most state chiropractic associations have viewed the expansion of scope of practice of physical therapists as a threat to us, akin to the threat medicine views us as....

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Unveils State-Of-The-Art Vehicle to Assist People with Disabilities - November 21, 2010
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) today unveiled a state-of-the-art motor vehicle equipped with adaptive evaluation and training devices that will help promote independence and employment for people with disabilities. ...

ProRehab Physical Therapists Explain Best Treatments for Back Pain - November 21, 2010
Research suggests that 4 out of every 5 people have had lower back pain at some point. In February 2010, the Archives of Internal Medicine reported that the direct costs of treatment for low back pain in the United States are over $50 billion a year....

Physiotherapy Associates Names National Multiple Sclerosis Society its National Community Service Partner - November 21, 2010
More than 3,100 employees for Physiotherapy Associates will provide ongoing community service efforts to benefit the more than 400,000 people living in the United States with multiple sclerosis (MS)....

Local therapist develops technique that is being taught around the world - November 20, 2010
The technique, called Dermoneuromodulation, is sending this small town farm girl all over the world to teach. ...

North American Seminars Inc Releases its 2011 Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course Schedule - November 20, 2010
Looking for evidence based physical therapy continuing education courses? North American Seminars Inc has released its 2011 Live Course Dates. New Courses and approvals in Illinois, California, New York and twenty other states. The courses are offered in conjunction with the top medical facilities in the United States. ...

HomeCEUConnection Releases Online Physical Therapy Continuing Education Joint Replacement Seminar - November 18, 2010
HomeCEUConnection.com is excited to announce the release of Joint Replacement Rehabilitation for the Shoulder, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, a new Seminars-On-Demand course by author Dr. John O'Halloran DPT, PT, OCS, ATC, Cert MDT, CSCS....

US Physical Therapy Inc. Beats Analyst Expectations; USPH, FMS, PRSC - November 18, 2010
Analysts were expecting US Physical Therapy Inc. (USPH) [Chart - Analysis - News] earnings to come in at $0.31 per share for last quarter, but USPH beat expectations with actual earnings of $0.33---2 cents above the consensus estimate....

Texas Physical Therapy Specialists Is The Best Low Cost Solution To Rising Health Care Costs - November 18, 2010
The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine recently reports a large jump in the number of treatments and tests for back pain. This study recounts "a 629% increase in Medicare expenditures for epidural steroid injections; a 423% increase in expenditures for opioids for back pain; a 307% increase in the number of lumbar magnetic resonance images among Medicare beneficiaries; and a 220% increase in spinal fusion surgery rates."...

ProRehab Proves That Physical Therapy Is The Best First Choice For Patients With Back Pain - November 18, 2010
Leading medical journals show that patients with back pain who receive thrust spinal manipulation by their physical therapist and therapist-guided exercises need less medicine, less health care, and miss less work....

Get Employees Back to Work Faster with Physical Therapy at MD Now Urgent Care Medical Centers - November 18, 2010
A team of certified Physical Therapists lead by Board Certified Physicians and are showing improved outcomes with a coordinated approach to workers comp injury management. MD Now's Patient Care Coordinators are specifically assigned to coordinate medical care and follow patients until improvement....

Stroke victim finds hope in new rehab treatment - November 17, 2010
The Saebo arm and hand brace is a mechanical orthotic device that uses extension springs to help a stroke victim's weakened hand and fingers grasp and release objects. The fingers and the thumb are strapped into so-called finger caps attached to the springs while the wrist is supported by the custom-fitted brace. ...

Treatment combines physical with spiritual to naturally eliminate pain and stress - November 17, 2010
For those of us in the western world, techniques such as visceral manipulation and craniosacral therapy fall under the alternative title, but for those schooled in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, these techniques are mandatory in the curriculum of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine....

Some kids with spinal cord injury may be overlooked for walking rehabilitation - November 16, 2010
The traditional way to predict whether children can regain movement after spinal cord injuries may exclude a small subset of patients who could benefit from therapy, according to two studies presented by University of Florida researchers at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week in San Diego....

AthletiCo and STOP Sports Injuries Team Up for Multifaceted Partnership - November 14, 2010
AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy, an Illinois and Milwaukee-based provider of rehabilitation services, is proud to announce its partnership with the STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries Campaign. AthletiCo will provide the campaign with its full support and through the partnership hopes to increase awareness and prevention of traumatic injuries in young athletes. ...

Re-Imaging Rehabilitation for Seniors - November 14, 2010
Using Computer Generated Virtual Reality, OmniVR Provides Virtual Rehabilitation for Geriatric Patients....

Brain stimulation 'helps stroke patients regain mobility' - November 12, 2010
In fact, the rate of recovery among those receiving tDCS as well as physical therapy improved three times faster than those who underwent therapy alone....

For Recovering Veterans, 'Anti-Gravity' Treadmill Akin to Spaceflight - November 10, 2010
The U.S. military is testing a NASA-developed "anti-gravity" treadmill to help veterans with physical therapy treatment after surgery. The Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif. is testing a prototype AlterG anti-gravity treadmill in their outpatient physical therapy gym....

U.S. Physical Therapy to Present at theWall Street Analyst ForumUniversity Club of New York - November 10, 2010
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., a national operator of physical and occupational therapy outpatient clinics (the "Company"), today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Larry McAfee, will present at the Wall Street Analyst Forum on Thursday, November 11, 2010....

U.S. Physical Therapy Posts Third Quarter and Nine Months Results - November 10, 2010
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., a national operator of outpatient physical therapy clinics, announced that it has reported results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30....

Sheltering Arms the First in the Nation to Install Pioneering Rehabilitation Technology - November 10, 2010
The Bioness ZeroG therapy device is designed to accelerate rehabilitation for patients unable to walk....

HOW NINTENDO'S WII IS MAKING THE HARD WORK OF PHYSICAL THERAPY INTO CHILD'S PLAY - October 25, 2010
Ever since their debut in the late 1970s, video games have been knocked for promoting slack-jawed sloth. But the Wii is different. Rather than controlling the game with a complicated set of buttons, players hold a motion-sensing remote that picks up their bodies' movements....

Research and Markets: Rehabilitation Therapy Practices in the US: Industry Consists Of About 30,000 Establishments, Including Me - October 13, 2010
The rehabilitation therapy industry in the US consists of about 30,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $20 billion....

New Website Launched For The PT Project - October 12, 2010
The PT Project, a collaborative effort among professionals in the field of physical therapy, launches improved website to meet increasing international demand....

Widener instructors launch physical therapy rehab app - September 30, 2010
Dawn Gulick and Christopher H. Wise, faculty members in Widener University's Institute for Physical Therapy Education, launched "iOrtho," a mobile application for rehabilitation professionals, educators, clinicians and students....

Hospital chiefs share concerns with health care reform - September 25, 2010
Chief executive officers of area hospitals are concerned critical federal funding sources for their facilities will be siphoned away to finance a universal health care plan being debated in Congress....

What do you know about Home Care? - September 20, 2010
A month or 2 ago I wrote an article for my blog titled "Misunderstanding Homecare". I received a great deal of positive response, with many of those emails or messages letting me know they were unaware of the specific types of homecare before they read the article, and were thankful to now understand the types, and when they may be appropriate. Patient and consumer education is the basis for everything I write, because it empowers families to make educated, and more appropriate decisions...

Online Marketing Academy Designed Specifically for Physical Therapists - September 8, 2010
PT Marketing Academy, Atlanta, is a new Internet academy developed specifically for physical therapists who want to market their business online....

Flexible Fitness: The evolution of physical therapy - September 8, 2010
From the elite athlete to the gentleman with low back pain to the elderly woman who has suffered a stroke, the profession of physical therapy has the unique ability to help each of these patients. Physical therapy, like much of medicine, has continued to evolve over the last century. We, as physical therapists, are able to treat problems better than ever before....

El Camino Hospital Los Gatos Rehabilitation Center Provides Acute-Care Therapy to Community - September 5, 2010
Newly Opened 30-Bed Facility Seeks to Return Patients to Maximum Function Following Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Disorders...

Memorial Hermann Heart and Heart Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Kidney Disorders and Rehabilitation Programs Named Among Nation's Best by U.S. News & W - September 5, 2010
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and TIRR Memorial Hermann have earned distinction as two of the nation's top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" issue....

Workers' Compensation Rehabilitation Certification Standards for Healthcare Providers Established for the First Time - September 5, 2010
CWcHP designation created to ensure expert and ethical care from physical therapists and athletic trainers...

HealthSouth Finalizes Purchase of Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital - September 5, 2010
HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) today announced it has finalized its previously announced purchase of Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital, a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located in southwest Las Vegas, Nev....

Aquatic therapy: A less painful rehabilitation option - September 3, 2010
Patients who find traditional rehab too painful are finding that water is the ideal place for them to get the exercise they need. Water provides a weightless environment that protects the body from pounding and jarring movements. It also diminishes the effects of gravity, allowing patients to move limbs easier....

Keep Feet Healthy this Summer with Tips from AthletiCo Physical Therapy - September 3, 2010
Summer is right around the corner, and the weather forecast will soon be calling for some fun in the sun. Sunscreen will be lathered on, hats will be worn, and of course, the summer clothes will be pulled out of storage. With the shorts, tank tops, and swim suits, also come the summer shoes, which include flip flops....

Physical Therapists Meet With Members Of Congress To Discuss Access To Care - September 3, 2010
Physical therapy advocates of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) met with their members of Congress on Tuesday to discuss the importance of direct access to physical therapy services provided under Medicare, the negative effect of arbitrary financial limits (also known as therapy caps) on Medicare Part B outpatient rehabilitative services, and policies that would increase access to care for patients in rural areas and the nation's veterans. ...

New Healthcare Staffing Service in Asheville NC Specializes in Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist Travel Jobs - September 3, 2010
Select Mobility is an Asheville based healthcare staffing company specializing in travel therapy jobs for PT, OT and SLP therapy professionals throughout the United States. Submit and online application or staffing request at their new website http://www.SelectMobility.org. Select Mobility guarantees personal service and customer satisfaction....

Physiotherapy Associates Announces New Clinic in Las Vegas, NV - September 3, 2010
The clinic is currently seeing patients and offers a comprehensive range of physical therapy services, including specialized treatment for back pain associated with pregnancy, urinary and fecal incontinence, and chronic pelvic pain...

DavisPTnetwork Joins Forces with the Foundation for Physical Therapy to Help Raise Funds for Research - September 3, 2010
DavisPTnetwork, the online continuing education and networking website from F.A. Davis Company, together with the Foundation for Physical Therapy, is raising funds for physical therapy research....

Complimentary Injury Screenings Available at All AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy Centers - September 3, 2010
Orthopedic injury screenings offer Illinois and Milwaukee communities opportunity for injury education and options. ...

Physiotherapy Associates Announces New Clinic in Litchfield, MI - September 2, 2010
hysiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient physical therapy services, announced a new clinic location in Litchfield, MI. Known as Physiotherapy Associates ? Litchfield, the clinic offers a comprehensive range of physical therapy services, as well as a range of specialty therapy services....

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Kicks Off Social Media Campaign to Help You "Move Forward" - September 2, 2010
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) kicked-off a Web-based campaign as part of its "Move Forward" initiative to help individuals understand how a physical therapist can improve mobility and enhance quality of life....

Cleveland Physical Therapists Release Soft Tissue Mobilization on DVD - September 2, 2010
Cleveland physical therapists, James J Spoerl MEd, PT, ATC, Cert. MDT, Edie K Benner PT, PhD, OCS, Mark D Mottice MS, PT, have recently completed and published a DVD aimed at teaching physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, massotherapists and athletic trainers the techniques of Soft Tissue Mobilization....

Dancing against time: Parkinson's disease movement therapy only has money through May - September 2, 2010
A handful of dancers spin across the wood floor of a multi-purpose room at Fleishmann Park. Instructor Isabel Castro teaches them movements from ballet, jazz, waltz, contemporary and other classic dances as Doug Carman plays music and sings in the corner of the room. The dancers are new to some of the movements, and carefully watch their instructor....

National Medical Alliance is Now MOtion1 - September 2, 2010
MOtion1, a unified alliance of independent physical rehabilitation equipment and supply agents in North America, has launched a new name and brand identity driven by growing energy and unity within the organization....

Baltimore Area Physical Therapy Innovator Opens Gordon Institute - September 2, 2010
One-of-a-kind facility combines physical therapy and sports performance; offers breakthrough oncology rehabilitation....

It takes a good team to treat a stroke - September 2, 2010
It takes a strong team of specialized professionals to treat strokes, and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta has one. In 2005, Grady became the first "safety-net" public hospital in the United States to be certified as a primary stroke center by the Joint Commission....

Physical Therapy Online Continuing Education Courses Undergo an Inevitable Evolution - September 2, 2010
North American Seminars, Inc. releases Healthclick LMS an online portal for physical therapists and occupational therapists to meet re-licensure requirements through online continuing education courses....

Rehab services help patients keep moving - September 2, 2010
SRM offers physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as cardiac rehab. They cater to pediatrics, geriatrics and everything in between. "It does not matter the age of the patient. It doesn't matter the diagnosis," Meyer said. "We pretty much cover everything."...

Treating Pelvic Pain and Pelvic Floor Disorders With Physical Therapy - September 2, 2010
Women who experience pelvic floor problems -- such as pain, bulging, leaking or difficulty with urination or bowel movements -- are embarrassed to acknowledge they have a problem (even to themselves) and reluctant to discuss it with anyone. ...

High Co-pays Lead to Increased Health Care Costs - September 2, 2010
Empirical evidence has demonstrated that high co-pays ultimately lead to increased health care costs. And physical therapists have seen first-hand the impact high co-pays have on patient's access to medically necessary care....

New Laser Technology Combined with Manual Physical Therapy Offer Pain Relief to Chronic Pain Sufferers - September 2, 2010
Hands-On Care Physical Therapy announced that combination of a new Class IV Laser along with properly applied Manual Physical Therapy have been producing pain relief in otherwise unresolved chronic pain cases....

Hints on Finding Physical Therapy Resources on the Physical Therapy Resources Guide - September 2, 2010
Are you in need of quality physical therapy treatment? Are you searching for physical therapy resources? Do you want to know more about physical therapy centers, advanced physical therapy, pediatric physical therapy, physical therapy ultrasound, orthopedic physical therapy or hydrotherapy massages? Check out the Physical Therapy Resources guide online....

NYC Chiropractor Expands Practice with Therapy for Muscle and Overuse Injuries - September 2, 2010
Dr. Steven Shoshany has recently expanded his downtown NYC practice to include a potent soft tissue and muscle pain therapy called the Active Release Technique. Active Release Technique is different because it both diagnoses and treats at the same time. ...

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network to manage rehab services for CHOP - September 1, 2010
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network signed a management contract Thursday with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia under which Good Shepherd will manage all medical rehabilitation services provided to CHOP's patients....

Rehabilitation service for elderly cuts risk of falls - September 1, 2010
Elderly people suffer half as many further falls if they are immediately referred to a falls prevention service, researchers say....

HealthSouth honored for quality stroke care - September 1, 2010
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of San Antonio has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for its stroke rehabilitation program....

Chiropractors specialize, so find the right one - August 31, 2010
Most healthcare professions are defined by the types of conditions they manage. For example, cardiologists manage heart problems, dermatologists, the skin and so forth. Most people associate doctors of chiropractic with managing conditions related to the spine as well as the procedural technique that chiropractors use most often: spinal adjustments, also known as chiropractic manipulative therapy....

HHS Awards ARRA Funds to Establish a Center of Excellence in Research on Disability Services, Care Coordination and Integration - August 31, 2010
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Disability today announced the award of over $6 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to establish a Center of Excellence in Research on Disability Services, Care Coordination and Integration....

RehabCare Estimates Impact of Proposed Medicare Part B Therapy Rate Reduction - August 29, 2010
RehabCare Group, Inc. has responded to changes to the Medicare Part B therapy services included in the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule, which was released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on June 25 and could go into effect Jan. 1, 2011....

Medicare Policies Ignore Aging-at-Home Concept - August 29, 2010
At a town hall meeting a year ago, President Obama said that home-based care could play a major role in controlling Medicare costs by keeping older people out of more expensive institutional care....

AthletiCo Physical Therapy Enhances Work Rehabilitation Program by Offering Ergonomics and Job Analysis - August 29, 2010
AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy , an Illinois and Milwaukee-based provider of rehabilitation services, recently hired Keri Harris, MS, OTR/L, to manage its Ergonomics and Job Analysis Program....

Research Roundup: Managing Nursing Home Patients, Streamlining Medical Billing, Financial Disclosures - August 29, 2010
Saving Billions Of Dollars--And Physicians' Time--By Streamlining Billing Practices – "The U.S. system of billing third parties for health care services is complex, expensive, and inefficient," write the authors, who analyzed Massachusetts General Physicians Organization staffing and cost data in fiscal year 2006....

Bay Ridge Chiropractor, Dr Jason Peloquin Is Now Specializing In Kinesiotaping And Gua Sha Therapy For Soft Tissue Injuries - August 27, 2010
Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, Chiropractor and Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Peloquin's office Hands of Gold Chiropractic has been helping suffering people in Bay Ridge Brooklyn since 2004. He has now added two new physical modalities to help aid and assist in the treatment of soft tissue injuries....

RehabCare Senior Vice President Kevin Gross Announces Resignation - August 27, 2010
RehabCare Group, Inc. announced that Kevin Gross, Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations, will resign from the Company, effective June 4, 2010. Mr. Gross has accepted the position of President of the Oklahoma Division of Ardent Health Services, a role he held prior to his tenures at Universal Health Services and RehabCare. He has led RehabCare's Hospital division since July 2008. ...

Windsor Rehabilitation And Healthcare Center Named Recipient Of National Quality Award - August 27, 2010
Windsor Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has been named a recipient of a 2010 Silver Quality Award from the American Health Care Association (AHCA) for demonstrating its strong commitment to achieving continuous quality improvement....

Miami's Medical Equipment Solutions Now Offers Electric Power Wheelchair - August 27, 2010
Located in the heart of downtown Coral Gables (Miami) Florida, Medical Equipment Solutions has been providing services for disabled, elderly, and recovery patients for over a decade. Their experts have a passion for helping customers improve their quality of life. From electric wheelchairs to hospital beds and oxygen concentrators, the specialists at MES have the experience to help individuals and families find the perfect products for leading better lives....

New Ways to Treat Pain - August 26, 2010
Some 76.5 million Americans, or about 26% of all adults, suffer from chronic pain, generally defined as any pain that lasts more than six months. Medical experts say the condition can be as debilitating as many severe diseases, leaving the patient exhausted and unable to carry on with many everyday activities. ...

Physical therapist-led exercise in patients in ICU improves function and decreases hospital stay - August 26, 2010
Patients who are critically ill and participate in mild exercise programs led by physical therapists achieve higher functional mobility and spend fewer days in intensive care units (ICU) and hospitals than those who receive less exercise, according to a report published in the April issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation....

Therapists look for ways to reduce knee injuries - August 26, 2010
Mercy Memorial Hospital is developing a program to help coaches and athletes design proper exercise and training techniques....

AthletiCo Employees Travel to Honduras to Provide Medical Care to Impoverished Communities - August 26, 2010
During the week of April 11, twenty employees of AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy traveled to Honduras with Global Medical Brigades to provide medical care to remote rural communities....

How effective is the Nintendo Wii for therapy? - August 26, 2010
Skyline's adaptive physical education department is embracing a pilot study that utilizes the Nintendo Wii Fit as a complementary tool used in conjunction with rehabilitation training....

UCF Celebrates First Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduates - August 26, 2010
The first group of students in the University of Central Florida's new Doctor of Physical Therapy program will graduate this week....

Cure Duchenne Partners with Duchenne Therapy Network - August 26, 2010
CureDuchenne, an advocacy and research group for parents and children navigating a diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), today announced a new partnership with the Duchenne Therapy Network (DTN) that will provide educational seminars and guidance to parents looking for world-class treatment options....

Michigan State University engineering students give MidMichigan Medical Center physical therapy patients wheels - August 26, 2010
A senior project for four Michigan State University engineering students is helping physical therapy patients at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. The team designed a mobile recumbent bike that allows patients to take their therapy out of the physical therapy room to hallways or even outside....

Prevent Spinal Cord Injury At All Ages - August 25, 2010
Spinal cord injuries can happen in an instant, and something as simple as forgetting to wear a seatbelt, tripping over a rug or not checking water levels before diving can have devastating consequences....

RehabCare Q1 Earnings Increase; Tops Estimates - August 25, 2010
Tuesday, RehabCare Group, Inc.(RHB: News ), a provider of rehabilitation program management services, reported an increase in first quarter earnings, which topped analysts' estimates, as revenues increased more than 62% helped by merger with Triumph HealthCare....

U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks Houston Hospitals Highly, But How Serious A Study Is It? - August 23, 2010
Anyone familiar with U.S. News & World Report's annual hospital rankings knows that Houston facilities are repeat performers....

Portland, Maine Chiropractor Offers Vertigo Relief - August 23, 2010
Dr. MacArthur's a chiropractor in Portland, ME is now seeing patients to relief there vertigo without using drugs or needles. Many patients have seen great results and happy with the care give by Portland Chiropractic Neurology....

HealthSouth to Purchase Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital - August 22, 2010
HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital, a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital located in southwest Las Vegas, Nev....

'Virtual' rehab for wounded - August 11, 2010
Edmonton soon will be home to a state-of-the-art, virtual-reality rehabilitation system for injured soldiers and other patients, one of only two sites in Canada with such technology....

Advanced Medical - Leading the way in PT, OT and SLP Travel Therapy - August 11, 2010
Advanced Medical Personnel Services opened its doors in 1989 and has been a leader in the healthcare Industry since its inception....

AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy Supports Partners in Health Stand with Haiti - July 25, 2010
In response to the recovery efforts in Haiti, AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy held a special jean day fundraiser in February to help those affected by the January earthquake. The money raised from the event is being donated to Partners in Health Stand with Haiti....

Local Fifth Grader Aims to Make a Difference Using Bubble Wrap - July 25, 2010
Knighten decided you could use bubble wrap as a physical therapy aid. Knighten also said the bubble wrap would pop when the patient placed their weight on their foot....

A walk through knee replacement - July 25, 2010
Despite the progress, the journey is not over just yet. Higgins needs to finish her two month physical therapy. She has been attending her sessions regularly and reminds those who have had the same surgery that they should keep up with their scheduled physical rehabilitation visits as well....

Advice On Maintaining Healthy Feet During Exercise - July 25, 2010
Each day millions of Americans run for fun, sport, and fitness. While running is a great form of physical activity, it can be hard on the lower extremities, especially the feet. During April's Foot Health Awareness Month, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is educating runners about the importance of proper foot health and a physical therapist's role in preventing and treating foot injuries that may result from running....

Physical Therapy Making Pregnancy More Bearable - July 25, 2010
The pain is better because Fairbanks has been doing physical therapy to strengthen the muscles in her stomach, hips and pelvic floor. "You learn to recruit the stomach muscles a little better," she said, "and it alleviates some of the stress on the back."...

How Spinal Decompression Therapy Helps NJ Physicians Recover Faster - July 21, 2010
NJ Chiropractor, Dr Peter Ferraro, is known as the doctor to the doctors when it comes to Spinal Decompression Therapy. Dr Ferraro has over 10 years of Spinal Decompression Therapy experience....

Limb Movement Regained Years After Stroke - July 18, 2010
Regaining lost movement may be possible many years after suffering a stroke thanks to intensive stroke rehabilitation therapy and help from new robotic aids....

American Physical Therapy Association Endorses Thera-Band(R) Latex-Free Resistance Bands - July 18, 2010
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has endorsed the new and improved Thera-Band® Latex-Free Professional Resistance Bands, an important complement to the market-leading Thera-Band® Latex Professional Resistance Bands from Performance Health/Hygenic Corporation. ...

Horse therapy strengthens kids with disabilities - July 18, 2010
Research from the American Hippotherapy Association has proved that the horse's movement provides a dynamic base of support, making it an excellent tool for increasing trunk strength and control. As the horse trots, riders subtly adjust to maintain their posture, which gives them better balance in the long run....

New electronic device uses sensors, impulses to help patients regain function - July 18, 2010
Physical therapists are using the NESS L300 foot drop system to treat patients like Michael Jackson, who has struggled to regain a normal walking gait since suffering a series of strokes over four days in April 2008....

Aging Well: Exercise improves Parkinson's symptoms - July 18, 2010
There are many unanswered questions about Parkinson's disease. Some, such as what causes the condition in the first place, are troubling. Others, such as why exercise improves lives of people coping with the disease, are more optimistic....

Mending rotator cuff and shoulder injuries through physical therapy - July 18, 2010
Each year, more than 4 million people in the United States seek medical attention for shoulder complaints including tendonitis, bursitis, impingement, rotator cuff partial thickness tears, and rotator cuff ruptures....

VVA Welcomes VA's Response to Rehabilitation Act - July 18, 2010
On February 24, 2010, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), the United Spinal Association, and the Veterans Law Section of the Federal Bar Association sent a letter to Secretary Shinseki regarding the Department's plans for complying with the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act in Department notices to claimants....

Sports rehabilitation and injury prevention - July 18, 2010
Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention provides a comprehensive, practical, evidence-based guide, covering every stage of the rehabilitation process, from initial assessment, diagnosis and treatment, through to the return to pre-injury fitness and injury prevention....

Rehabilitation hospital earns 2nd certification - July 17, 2010
Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital has earned a Gold Seal of Approval for its stroke rehabilitation program. The disease-specific certification comes from the Joint Commission, the organization that accredits and certifies health care facilities and their programs....

Hospitalization could worsen physical, cognitive skills--studies - July 17, 2010
A couple of studies have suggested that being hospitalized frequently could cause decline of physical energy as well as cognition....

Med suppliers feel threat - July 17, 2010
A booming senior population and a desire to integrate inpatient care with home health services are spurring growth at hospital-based medical product subsidiaries of Henry Ford Health System and the University of Michigan Health System....

Physiotherapy Associates Announces New Clinic in Erie, PA - July 17, 2010
Known as Keystone Rehabilitation Systems – Erie South, the clinic offers a comprehensive range of physical therapy services, as well as treatment for lymphedema, specialized programs for dancers, gymnasts and other performing artists, and a breast cancer rehabilitation program. ...

Physical Therapy Practice Earns Best Practices Honor for Healthy Workplace - July 17, 2010
The American Psychological Association (APA) recently held its Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards (PHWA) ceremony and recognized five organizations for their comprehensive efforts to promote employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance. In addition to the PHWA winners, 10 organizations received Best Practices Honors for a program or policy that meets the unique needs of the organization and its workforce. ...

Repair & strengthen: Physical therapists, exercise instructors call CoreAlign 'avant garde,' the next big thing - July 17, 2010
Like all things done well, moving your body correctly is an art. That's the philosophy of physical therapist Jonathan Hoffman, who says understanding and mastering your body's kinetics is no different from tackling a Mozart sonata....

DavisPTnetwork Partners with the Arkansas Physical Therapy Association to Provide Online Continuing Education - July 16, 2010
PTs and PTAs in Arkansas can now fulfill their continuing-education requirements with convenient and affordable online courses that are peer reviewed and state approved...

AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy and Chicago White Sox Partner for 7th Inning Stretch Fan Cam - July 15, 2010
AthletiCo Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy has signed a three-year commitment with the Chicago White Sox to be the team's sponsor of the 7th Inning Stretch Fan Cam for the 2010 through 2012 Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons....

Mild Exercise Good for the Critically Ill - July 14, 2010
Critically ill patients in the intensive care unit may reduce their use of sedatives and speed their recovery by engaging in mild exercise, a new study has found....

Four Tips to Help Prevent Back Injury Reoccurrence - July 13, 2010
On top of being able to help relieve a client's back pain, find out some suggestions that massage therapists can offer on how to prevent it from happening again....

Hunterdon Medical Center offers new technology for stroke, neurological patients - July 13, 2010
The advanced technology, known as the "NESS L300 foot drop system" last month became available at the hospital as part of a comprehensive neurological rehabilitation program....

HealthLinkRx Announces Classes in Spanish for Occupational and Physical Therapists - July 13, 2010
The HealthLinkRx Institute has announced news dates for its occupational and physical therapy continuing education courses. New sessions of the Institute's "Therapy in Spanish" class will be offered in Austin, TX on April 5-6 and Houston, TX on April 19-20....

Red Hill Studios/UCSF Partnership Awarded $1.1 Million for Health-Based Computer Games Research - July 13, 2010
Red Hill Studios, a California-based serious games developer, in partnership with the UCSF School of Nursing, has been awarded two grants totaling $1.1 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue development, production and testing of computer-based physical therapy games for patients with Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy. ...

Online Medical Supplies Superstore Ships 1 Millionth Order - July 10, 2010
AllegroMedical.com, the online medical supplies superstore, announced that is has reached the 1 million customer mark, meaning that just under 13 years, it has served more than a million customers nationwide....

"Reclaim Function!": International Conference in Stockholm Aims to Improve Rehabilitation Medicine - July 8, 2010
New research and better methods in the rehabilitation medicine area gives injured people a chance to return to a meaningful life, including the capability of working. At the 'Reclaim Function!' conference in Stockholm, Sweden (14-16 April 2010), some 250 European scientists and practitioners within rehabilitation medicine will meet to exchange knowledge, discuss and debate. The aim is to increase collaboration in the rehabilitation medicine area....

Stroke victim now helps others with rehabilitation - July 8, 2010
A structured rehabilitation program for people with traumatic brain injuries is the key to their future. One Chicago area man is giving back to the program that changed his life. ...

Cape rehab program gets golfers 'Back on Course' - July 8, 2010
Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Cod and the Islands in Sandwich offers two main programs for golfers, a six-hour, three-day course, Back in the Swing, that helps participants work out their grips, stance and swing and a follow-up program, Back on Course, that gets golfers on the course playing nine holes with help from staff....

East Meets West at a Chicago Area Health Clinic - July 8, 2010
Global Health Clinic of Niles, IL uses both Eastern and Western medicine to treat virtually every type of musculoskeletal disorder. The clinic has around a 95% success rate of curing patients using physical therapy, chiropractic care, manual therapy, acupuncture, pain management, and other techniques tailored to fit the needs of individual patients....

Physical therapy exercise program can cut postnatal depression risk - July 8, 2010
A new research has shown that a physical therapy exercise and health education program can effectively reduce the risk for postnatal depression (PND). Previous studies have shown that general exercise improves mood states in younger and older women, improves well-being, and leads to a reduction in depressive symptoms in mothers diagnosed with PND. ...

McGraw-Hill Professional Launches AccessPhysiotherapy - July 8, 2010
AccessPhysiotherapy™ (http://www.accessphysiotherapy.com), an essential online resource for physical therapy (PT) students and educators integrating renowned medical resources with rich multimedia and customizable curriculum functionality, is the latest product to be launched in McGraw-Hill Professional's acclaimed suite of digital learning platforms for medical students and physicians. ...

A New Option for Fitness in Tough Economic Times: Physiquality Offers Personalized, Affordable Programs from the Nation's Top Physical Therapists - July 8, 2010
Physiquality, a new national health and wellness network, now offers personalized health and fitness programs and products supervised by qualified physical and occupational therapists, across the United States....

Custom trike is a therapy tool for a disabled Waynesville boy - July 8, 2010
At an early age, Ben Phillips was diagnosed with Sturge Weber syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by extra arteries on one side of the brain. Despite his disability, the Waynesville boy enjoyed this week showing off for all the adults watching him ride around on his new AmTryke....

Cardiac rehab helps heart stent survival - July 7, 2010
Cardiac rehabilitation is linked with reduced mortality rates for patients who have had stents to treat coronary blockages, U.S. researchers found....

Modified home video game shows promise for improving hand function in teens with cerebral palsy - July 7, 2010
Engineers at Rutgers University have modified a popular home video game system to help teenagers with cerebral palsy improve hand functions. In a pilot trial with three participants, the system improved the teens' abilities to perform a range of daily personal and household activities....

Surgery May Not Be The Answer To An Aching Back - July 5, 2010
Too many complex back surgeries are being done and people are suffering as a result, according to a study in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The general tendency noted in the study - that many patients and doctors think more medical care is always better - has implications for the new health overhaul law....

Physical Therapy Software Company Introduces New Version of Exercise Software - July 5, 2010
Mavenlive 3.0 is physical therapy exercise software that speeds up documentation and exercise prescription by automating a number of processes and providing more uniform assessments....

Wii Puts High-Tech Spin On Physical Therapy - July 5, 2010
Joshua Ress goes to the gym, moving slowly in a wheelchair. The 28-year-old paramedic was healthy and working to help others until a few weeks ago. "I was at my apartment and I collapsed," he said. Hospital tests diagnosed Ress with endocarditis, or inflammation in his heart. "The mitral valve disintegrated and parts of it had floated into the bloodstream and up to my brain and caused a stroke."...

Physical Therapists Unite To Support The Uninsured - July 5, 2010
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging residents across the country to contact their local elected officials and members of the media to draw attention to the problem of the nation's uninsured during "Cover the Uninsured Week," March 14-20. ...

Re-Learning to Walk on Submerged Treadmills - July 5, 2010
Imagine being confined to a wheelchair or reliant on a walker and suddenly being able to walk. That is exactly what is happening in a physical therapy lab at Middle Tennessee State University near Nashville. Researchers are using treadmills submerged in 270 gallons of water to see if patients with spinal cord injuries can regain the ability to walk again....

Therapist's hands-on method has gone worldwide - July 5, 2010
The Rosen Method, a style of body-centered therapy she developed over the decades, is taught and practiced around the world. It relies on gentle and direct touch to access the unconscious, where emotionally unmanageable experiences are buried - resulting in muscle tension and restricted breath. As people become more aware of the roots of their problems, they open up, and the barriers they've created begin to dissolve....

Physical therapy technology helps patients regain mobility - July 5, 2010
Physical therapy patients now have access to new forms of technology, such as functional electrical stimulation that aids recovery in debilitated legs or hands, said Lisa Rubin Falkenburger, director of Lake Health's Department of Rehabilitation....

New Pocket Therapy 1.0 App Puts a Physical Therapist in Your iPhone - July 5, 2010
Announcing that ScavoMed, the developers of Pocket Therapy 1.0, is proud to launch a unique product. It is the only application available that gives very specific therapeutic routines for the fifteen most common injuries....

Damaged ankles can be fused or replaced, but these surgeries have drawbacks - July 5, 2010
The best athlete I knew in college has just had both his hips replaced. Another friend recently got two new titanium knees. We're all in our 50s -- once among the fittest in our college classes and now suffering from the kind of worn-out, creaking joints that generally come at a much older age. ...

Pools offer a therapeutic dip - July 5, 2010
A new therapy pool is a key part of the $12.2 million Outpatient Rehabilitation Center that opened recently at Immanuel Medical Center. The 39,000-square-foot center is twice the size of the old center. Demand is rising because of the aging baby boom population. Warm-water therapy is particularly effective for arthritis and other conditions that affect older people....

Take steps to avoid 'computer neck' - July 5, 2010
Neck pain is an all-too common side effect of our modern, sedentary lives and an occupational hazard for people who sit in the same position from 8 to 5. Conditions like "computer neck," "couch neck" and "reader's neck" are seen more frequently in doctor, chiropractor and physical therapy clinics than ever before....

Clinical Study Published Regarding Plasma Disc Decompression for the Treatment of Low Back Pain Associated with Contained Herniated Discs - July 4, 2010
ArthroCare Corp. (NASDAQ: ARTC), a leader in developing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical products, announced today the publication of an important clinical trial demonstrating that patients treated with ArthroCare's Plasma Disc Decompression (PDD) products experienced reduced pain and better quality of life scores compared to patients treated with the current standard care, epidural steroid injections. ...

Growing opportunities in home care - July 4, 2010
Not surprising, then, that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that three of the top 10 industries for job growth through 2018 will be home health services, services for the elderly and persons with disabilities, and nursing care facilities....

QuickMedical Launches Medical Equipment Lease Program With Providence Capital - June 28, 2010
The demand for new medical equipment continues to increase among heath care facilities. QuickMedical has recognized the need to offer hospitals, medical clinics, and other health care facilities the option of leasing new medical equipment versus paying cash or long-term high interest rate financing. ...

Dr. Cynthia Seaman Expert Chicago Chiropractor Completes Advanced Acupuncture Protocols Course - June 14, 2010
Chicago's leading chiropractor, and chiropractic authority, Dr. Cynthia Seaman has this year completed studies of advanced chiropractic acupuncture protocols for specific conditions....

Transition to self-care: a provider perspective - June 10, 2010
At some point in the course of rehabilitating an injury, one has to begin the transition to self-care, the daily activities by which an individual takes care of his or her own health needs....

Study Proves that Dean Ornish Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Has Improved the Health of Highmark Members - June 10, 2010
A study released this month in the American Journal of Health Promotion demonstrated that significant improvements in cardiac health have been achieved by Highmark members participating in the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, a one-year intensive cardiac rehabilitation program....

Allied Services Rehabilitation Hospital ranked among top 2 percent nationwide - June 10, 2010
A health care ratings agency recently ranked Allied Services Rehabilitation Hospital among the top 2 percent of rehab facilities nationwide....

Taking Empire Medical Training's Physical Therapy Course Can Help Physicians Attract New Patients - June 8, 2010
Empire Medical Training courses specifically for the primary care physicians that wish to perform office based Physical Therapy, Pain Management & Ultrasound procedures. These courses will enable the physician to add income generating procedures....

American HomePatient Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2009 - May 16, 2010
American HomePatient, Inc., one of the nation's largest home health care providers, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009....

The SCOOTER Store Announces Coast-to-Coast Expansion of Local Stores - May 16, 2010
The SCOOTER Store announced today it is expanding the successful test of its retail stores across the nation. This expansion combined with recent strategies to greatly increase local market direct sales resources will continue the company's transition to a full-service Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider. ...

RehabCare falls after 4Q profit misses estimates - May 4, 2010
Shares of RehabCare Group Inc. skidded Wednesday after the physical therapy services company reported fourth-quarter profit below Wall Street estimates....

APTA Joins with Patient and Health Care Groups on Capitol Hill in Calling for Long-Term Solution to Therapy Cap - May 4, 2010
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) joined with more than forty patient advocacy groups and health care organizations today to thank Congress for temporarily reinstating the therapy cap exceptions process and urge for a long-term solution to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries can continue receiving necessary rehabilitative services. ...

HealthLinkRx Announces New Continuing Education Courses for Physical and Occupational Therapists - May 4, 2010
New sessions of the Institute's "Yoga: Clinical Applications" course will be offered in San Antonio, TX on March 27-28 and in Houston, TX on April 17-18....

Southcoast opens new outpatient facility - May 3, 2010
Southcoast Rehabilitation Services and the Southcoast Diabetes Management program opened a new state-of-art-rehab facility last month at the Durfee Union Complex in Fall River....

U.S. Physical Therapy Makes Acquisition - April 26, 2010
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., a leading national operator of outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinics, has acquired a 70% interest in a five clinic outpatient physical therapy group....

Physcial Therapists Approved To Use Low Level Laser Therapy - April 26, 2010
According to the Public Act, physical therapists practicing in Connecticut are now permitted to use low-level laser therapy "for the purpose of accelerating tissue repair, decreasing edema or minimizing or eliminating pain."...

Potential Rehabilitation Following 'Mini Stroke' - April 12, 2010
Indiana University researcher Marieke Van Puymbroeck on Feb. 24 discussed preliminary -- and promising -- findings that a modified version of cardiac rehabilitation was effective at addressing some of the risk factors for stroke in just six weeks....

To Better Health: St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center completes $3.3 million project - April 12, 2010
St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center in Geddes has just completed a $3.3 million project that will allow the facility to expand its adult day care and outpatient brain injury rehabilitation services....

Saint Thomas Health Services Outpatient Rehabilitation Hits Growth Spurt Despite Tough Economic Times - April 12, 2010
Comprised of two divisions – Baptist Sports Medicine and Life Therapies – Saint Thomas Health Services (STHS) Outpatient Rehabilitation is pleased to announce a partnership with BH1, a local not for profit group. ...

DavisPTnetwork Partners with the Florida Physical Therapy Association to Provide Online Continuing Education - March 15, 2010
PTs and PTAs in Florida can now fulfill their continuing-education requirements with convenient and affordable online courses that are peer reviewed and state approved....

Physical Therapy: A Career That Fits Your Future - March 15, 2010
For Americans looking for a rewarding career in a struggling job market and down economy, a career in physical therapy could be the perfect answer....

Wearing a brace can help back injury heal faster - March 15, 2010
Many medical practitioners believe that braces weaken back muscles and therefore discourage their use, even when someone is injured or trying to recover from a back injury. Unlike being in a cast for a broken arm, for example, when our muscle activity is nearly completely shut down, our back muscles still contract even in a rigid back brace....

Medical massage helps muscles 'recover, relax' - March 15, 2010
According to its practitioners, massage can work wonders - not only for just stress relief, but also many other health issues....

Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Acupuncturists Convene in Palm Springs for Annual California Massage & Bodywork Conventi - March 15, 2010
This popular four-day convention will feature a variety of topics ranging from hands-on relaxation and rehabilitation therapy techniques to ethics, and will even feature instruction in Equine (horse) massage. The mission of AMTA is to support its members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy. All therapists and healing-arts practitioners are invited to attend....

Eisenhower Medical Center, medical offices form alliance for better care - March 15, 2010
Eisenhower Medical Center has announced a newly licensed relationship this month with Desert Orthopedic Center, an Eisenhower spokesperson said Wednesday....

Wii-Gaming Could Aid Stroke Rehab - March 10, 2010
Recovering stroke patients whose physical therapy regimen is built around Wii video games appear to improve better than patients treated with standard therapies, a new Canadian study reveals....

Steps to Successful Rehabilitation, Part 2 - March 10, 2010
This article is the second in a series on successful rehabilitation and focuses on three fitness activities that are often minimized or completely overlooked: warming up, stretching and cooling down. ...

RehabCare to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Results - March 10, 2010
RehabCare Group, Inc. (NYSE: RHB) plans to issue its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending December 31, 2009 on Tuesday, March 2, 2010....

HME Sector Snubbed by Health Care Summit Organizers - March 4, 2010
Home medical equipment stakeholders were outraged last week after their offers to be part of the solution to Medicare fraud were rebuffed and a national summit on health care fraud went on without industry input....

New Clinic Offers Access to Shorter Wait List for Kidney Transplantation - March 2, 2010
More than 26 million American adults suffer from chronic kidney disease. Of these, more than 17,000 California patients are currently on a wait list for kidney transplantation. Wait lists for transplantation vary by geographical area. Patients in the Coachella Valley now have rapid access to UC San Diego Medical Center where wait times can be 40 percent shorter than in Los Angeles. ...

Preferred Homecare Implements Authentidate's Inscrybe Healthcare Service to Improve Health Information Exchange with Referring Physicians - March 2, 2010
Preferred Homecare, a leading provider of comprehensive home healthcare products and services, selected Authentidate's Inscrybe(R) Healthcare web-based service to further enhance the management of critical business workflows....

Physical therapy a growing demand - February 28, 2010
Physical therapy is in demand these days, according to Kremmer, and it's a field that's growing exponentially. Technicians can command good salaries, starting in some areas at $90,000 a year....

DavisPTnetwork Partners with the New York Physical Therapy Association to Provide Online Continuing Education - February 28, 2010
PTs and PTAs can now fulfill their continuing-education requirements with convenient and affordable online courses that are peer reviewed and New York State approved....

Children With Cerebral Palsy Benefitting From New Physical Therapy Regimen - February 28, 2010
New York lawyer Steven J. Schwartzapfel, a personal injury attorney with Schwartzapfel Truhowsky Marcus P.C., is pleased to help spread the word about a promising new therapy for cerebral palsy sufferers....

Longview Therapy Center, PLLC, Unveils Its Definition Of Hope - February 28, 2010
Longview Therapy Center, PLLC, puts forth an emphasis on the integration of sensory motor processing through the vestibular/cochlear, proprioceptive, oral motor, auditory, tactile, and visual systems. Each of the three disciplines of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology coordinate their treatments for the benefit of the whole person. ...

Therapy teams identify ways patients can remain as independent as possible - February 15, 2010
"Think five seconds" is one piece of advice occupational therapist Dianna Mintner-Ingalls likes to share with patients to help them avoid a repeat visit to the hospital....

Sharing your space: Things to consider when looking for an office mate - February 3, 2010
Economic pressures are prompting many physicians to sublease underutilized office space. A good match can help reduce overhead and help grow a practice....

2 dead in shooting at Brooksville rehabilitation facility - January 31, 2010
Two hours later, Larsson went back to visit his wife of more than half a century. He went into her room at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, aimed a gun, fired and killed her, authorities say....

Trustees approve new rehabilitative medicine department - January 31, 2010
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) will promote the expansion of the college's existing clinical programs in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, the specialized training of medical residents and fellows in the discipline of physical medicine and rehabilitation and conduct research in a wide range of rehabilitative medicine fields....

Astonishing Breakthrough For Chicago Chiropractic Care Back Pain Relief During Pregnancy - January 31, 2010
Dr. Ralph A Kruse, Jr., a chiropractor in Chicago with multiple approaches to pain relief is excited to announce a modification to a time tested chiropractic technique that is showing astonishing results in easing back pain for pregnant women....

Professional Healthcare Acquires Home Health Services Expanding Service Area in Western United States - January 30, 2010
Professional HealthCare, a leading provider of home nursing, rehabilitation therapy, hospice and personal caregiver services in Northern California and Utah, has acquired Home Health Services, a company that provides home health, hospice, and durable medical equipment services to residents of Utah, Nevada, and Arizona....

Wii Balance Board Beats $18,000 Medical Equipment - January 30, 2010
Wii Remotes have already been hacked for science, and now the Wii Balance Board has been tested to be as "clinically capable" as an $18,000 piece of medical equipment....

Allegheny Medical's Physical Therapy Program Offers Complete Plan to Promote Optimal Health - January 30, 2010
Allegheny Medical (http://www.alleghenymedical.com/), one of Pittsburgh's premiere health care facilities, is an organization of physicians and health care professionals whose mission is to build better health for every aspect of an individual's life....

Physical Therapy, First Line of Treatment for Low Back Pain - January 30, 2010
Physical Therapy is effective for management of low back pain; A "cornerstone" of non-surgical treatment, report concludes....

Local sports therapist readies for Olympic experience of a lifetime - January 30, 2010
He has a lot of other things on his mind and lots to take care of before leaving for Canada, like making arrangements for his patients and waiting for his British Columbia physical therapy license to clear, on top of his daily routine....

New $300,000 Grant Opportunity Offered Through Foundation For Physical Therapy - January 30, 2010
The grant was recently established to fund researchers investigating exercise interventions for older adults living with multiple chronic conditions....

Underwater Treadmill: Immediate Payoff for Spinal Cord Victims - January 30, 2010
Using an underwater treadmill is not the typical therapy for people who have suffered spinal cord trauma. Usually doctors put patients in a harness over a treadmill and use robotics to move the person's legs....

U.S. Physical Therapy to Present at the Jefferies 2010 Global Healthcare Services Conference - January 30, 2010
The presentation will cover an overview of the Company including operating strategies. The conference is being held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York, New York. ...

Back pain - January 30, 2010
Rather than masking the complaint with painkillers, professional treatments and prescribed exercises provide alternatives that can offer longterm relief. ...

Devices help restore function of hands, feet - January 24, 2010
He goes to occupational therapy and physical therapy three times a week. After acquiring funds to purchase the system, which costs about $6,200, Lofton has been using it at home for about two weeks now....

ArthroCare Getting A Makeover - January 24, 2010
Medical device maker ArthroCare Corp. will have its shares relisted under the symbol "ARTC" on the Nasdaq, beginning January 22....

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter and Year End 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call for Thursday, March 4, 2010 - January 24, 2010
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NasdaqGS: USPH), a national operator of physical and occupational therapy outpatient clinics, announced that it will issue its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009 on Thursday, March 4th....

Home-Care Mergers Loom for Amedisys, Gentiva on Cuts (Update3) - January 24, 2010
Amedisys Inc. and Gentiva Health Services Inc., the biggest home-nursing companies, plan a shopping spree for smaller rivals as funding cuts in the U.S. health-care overhaul trigger the industry's biggest shakeout....

APDA Launches First-of-its-Kind Parkinson's Rehab Resource Center - January 24, 2010
The center's toll-free "helpline" telephone number is 1-888-606-1688, and callers will be able to speak with a licensed physical therapist who can answer questions about exercise, provide information about programs in the caller's area and provide educational materials....

Therapy May Relieve Breast Cancer Surgery Complication - January 24, 2010
A common complication of breast cancer surgery can be prevented or reduced if patients receive physical therapy, including massage and shoulder exercises, soon after their operation, a new study suggests....

Virtual Reality Tele-Rehab Improves Hand Function: Playing Games for Real Recovery - January 24, 2010
Remotely monitored in-home virtual reality videogames improved hand function and forearm bone health in teens with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, helping them perform activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, cooking, and other tasks for which two hands are needed....

Nintendo Wii more than a game - January 24, 2010
"Here I am in the hospital, and I never expected to be playing something like that," she said. "We played bowling, which I loved. It was so much fun."...

New Laser Relieves Pain and Inflammation - January 24, 2010
New class IV laser provides deepest tissue penetration for pain relief and inflammation reduction. Hands-On Care Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY provides a free laser session to patients in pain....

The PT Project Promotes Field of Physical Therapy Worldwide - January 24, 2010
The PT Project is a free resource that is dedicated to elevating the educational standards within the field of physical therapy, educating the public, and promoting excellence in practice, standards and ethics within the profession....

Chiropractic approach to pain relief, rehabilitative care - January 21, 2010
Depending on the patient's individual needs, a doctor of chiropractic will develop a program of care that may combine more than one type of treatment instead of using drugs and surgery....

NJ Chiropractor Uses Spinal Decompression To Treat Herniated Discs - January 19, 2010
Dr. Peter Ferraro is one of New Jersey's leading chiropractors offering spinal decompression therapy. The renowned NJ Chiropractor has become nationally recognized for his extensive work using non-surgical decompression technology. ...

Chiropractor in Springfield, VA - Dr. Todd P. Sullivan presents a seminar on how to exercise correctly and prevent injuries - January 18, 2010
Usually they have either exercised too much and/or performed an exercise incorrectly leading to muscle and joint injuries. My purpose for holding this injury prevention seminar is to educate people on how to exercise correctly and what they can do to prevent injuries from developing....

HAPPYneuron Launches the First Online Professional Destination for Clinical Cognitive Training - January 18, 2010
The HAPPYneuron PRO platform enables effective online cognitive rehabilitation programs for a variety of impairment conditions, including: Alzheimer's disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Schizophrenia and more. ...

Making the Family Caregiver a Part of the Healthcare Team - January 18, 2010
This month, the American College of Physicians (ACP) issued a position paper that provides ethical guidance in addressing the role of the family caregiver whom patients depend on for assistance with daily activities, managing complex care, navigating the healthcare system, or communicating with healthcare professionals....

Two Lakeland Therapists Face Charges of Fraudulent Medicaid and Medicare Claims - January 16, 2010
Two Lakeland physical therapists were arrested Monday on federal charges of fraudulently billing Medicare and Medicaid....

New Online Education Benefit Offered Through California Physical Therapy Association-EDUCATA Partnership - January 12, 2010
Rich Content Available to PTs/PTAs Through the Association's Website at Special Member Pricing. Under the terms of the agreement, all of EDUCATA's interactive content is available to CPTA members at a discounted rate. ...

Silver Cross teams up with rehab institute - January 12, 2010
Silver Cross Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago announced a strategic partnership that will expand post-acute physical medicine and rehabilitation services in Will County and the southwest Chicagoland communities....

Just a Wii bit o' therapy - January 12, 2010
Patients recovering from surgery, illness or injury can use the game to improve skills such as strength, balance, range of motion, weight shifting and reaction time....

Ironton Physical Therapy opens room for child patients - January 12, 2010
Child physical therapy patients in the Tri-State now have a place all their own to be treated. Ironton Physical Therapy has opened a pediatric room at its Third Street facility....

Recreational therapist uses sports as rehabilitation - January 12, 2010
As the manager of the SportsNet program at the Rochester Rehabilitation Center, recreational therapist O'Brien, 39, helps patients who've suffered from debilitating injuries and disabilities make physical and mental progress through sports and recreational activities....

Double-leg amputee learning to use artificial legs - January 12, 2010
Just three weeks ago, Mitchell received new prosthetic legs that have computer processors in the knees and ankles that communicate with each other when movement occurs....

VHA Predicts Increased Demands on Health Care Providers Will Drive Proactive Collaboration to Reduce Costs and Improve Patient Care in 2010 - January 11, 2010
Regardless of the outcomes of health care reform, hospitals and health systems, facing increased demands from the government, patients and industry are being forced to do more with less. ...

St. Vincent Health System and HealthSouth Corp. Announce Expansion of Partnership With Acquisition of Rehabilitation Unit at St. Vincent Doctors Hospi - January 7, 2010
St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock, AR, and HealthSouth Corporation today announced an expansion of its joint venture, St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital located in Sherwood, AR. The existing joint venture purchased a 23-bed rehabilitation unit on Dec. 31, 2009....

Trainers 'cause strain on joints' - January 7, 2010
Running in trainers puts more strain on the joints than running barefoot or walking in high heels, a study has shown....

The Ensign Group Acquires Two Idaho Skilled Nursing Facilities - January 7, 2010
The Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG), announced today that it has acquired Emmett Care & Rehabilitation Center, a 72-bed skilled nursing facility in Emmett, Idaho, and Parke View Rehabilitation & Care Center, an 86-bed skilled nursing facility in Burley, Idaho. The acquisitions were effective January 1, 2010....

New technology helps Star Lake man walk again - January 5, 2010
Guillain-Barre is a very rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the nerves causing weakness and numbness in the extremities, sometimes even paralyzing the whole body....

Eric Edelman makes physical therapy as painless as possible - January 5, 2010
Eric Edelman says he does everything he can to make physical therapy as painless as possible for his patients – from the inviting decor of his facilities to his caring staff....

Southerners have higher risk of strokes - January 5, 2010
The medical community has long known that the South is the national stroke capital. Research now shows that North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama residents all have increased tendencies for strokes, even if they move away from the region....

Long road to rehabilitation begins with small steps - January 5, 2010
Only a few weeks after surgery for broken bones, someone who's spent that time lying down recovering will find unused muscles and tendons are weak. It can become difficult for someone to use them for even simple things, such as bending and flexing....

How can 'Wii' enhance the effects of pulmonary rehabilitation? - January 5, 2010
Janelle York, lecturer and researcher in nursing, looks at using the Nintendo Wii as a form of for pulmonary rehabilitation....

$14 million hospital will keep Fort Worth-area patients close to home for rehab - January 5, 2010
Construction is expected to begin early next year on the Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth, a $14 million facility that local officials say will keep area patients closer to home while they recover from brain injuries, strokes and other maladies....

Advances in spinal cord rehabilitation - January 5, 2010
About 5.6 million Americans have some degree of paralysis, far more than previously thought, according to the findings of a survey by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation....

Woman Arrested For Elderly Abuse - January 5, 2010
A Cantonment woman was arrested Tuesday on charges that she abused two elderly patients under her care....

Water therapy can help relieve pain and improve function - January 5, 2010
Aquatic (water) therapy is quickly becoming well known for its amazing effects on decreasing pain, speeding recovery, preventing injury and improving function. Aquatic therapy or pool therapy consists of an exercise program that is performed in the water....

Physical Therapists around the World use Manual Therapy as First Line of Care - January 5, 2010
Manual Physical Therapy gains ground amongst Physical Therapists and becomes the first line of care for musculoskeletal problems. Hands-On Seminars, the leader in Manual Therapy continuing education, expands its training to countries around the world....

Proper posture has long-reaching effects - January 5, 2010
Bad posture "has always been my pet peeve," said Valedon, a Brewster, N.Y., resident. In addition to practicing as a physical therapist for 23 years, Valedon, a mother of three, is a competitive triathlete....

Treatment for Pelvic Floor Weakness Varies From Physical Therapy to Surgery - January 5, 2010
For many women, pelvic problems begin with a feeling that something "down there" has fallen out of place. And that's exactly what may be occurring. Once identified, milder pelvic floor weakness can sometimes be managed with exercises. However, surgery may be required to secure organs back in place....

Longview care center takes big steps following poor review - January 5, 2010
In November 2007, Longview's Evergreen Frontier Rehab & Extended Care Center, was rated among the worst nursing homes in the United States for chronic violations and failure make improvements, according to federal officials....

"A Long Road Ahead" - January 5, 2010
For five hours a day, every day, Michael Brewer works with physical therapists in hopes of getting the strength back in his arms and legs....

Knowledge of supporting literature helpful when deciding between hand interventions - January 5, 2010
A keen awareness of the literature supporting the interventions hand therapists make use of in their clinical practices is essential to making treatment as efficacious as possible, according to a study presented here. ...

New robot assists physical therapists in healing patients - January 5, 2010
Robots help build out cars, vacuum our floors, and now they're also massaging away aches and pain. A new robot is assisting physical therapists in healing patients....

Challenges? Rice senior has met them head on – and won - January 5, 2010
Born three months premature, Bill Wantuck was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby. His mother didn't want to believe the doctors and took her son to special workshops for kids with disabilities. ...

Raising the barre: Ballet-based method uses small moves reap big benefits - January 5, 2010
In ballet-inspired fitness classes, a little goes a long way, with small movements promising big results. Two new studios offer intense strength and conditioning workouts rooted in ballet and physical therapy....

Healthcare Bills Will Hamper Medicare Services for Seniors and the Disabled - January 4, 2010
Significant changes are needed in healthcare reform legislation to prevent senior citizens and the disabled from facing a difficult time obtaining homecare products through Medicare....

Living an independent life: Stroke rehabilitation - January 4, 2010
With each passing year, millions of baby boomers join the ranks of senior citizens. Many of them live fulfilling lives, enjoying the greater freedom they have to spend time seeing the people and taking part in the activities that they love....

With Cardiac Rehab, More Is Better: Study - January 4, 2010
Cardiac rehabilitation sessions for elderly people with heart disease can lower their risk of heart attack and help them live longer, new research finds, but fewer than one in five eligible patients bothers to go....

An Autonomous Device for Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation - January 4, 2010
For the 400,000 people affected by stroke, rehabilitation is an important part of recovery. The goal is to improve function so individuals become as independent as possible....

Tape May Ease Pain in Some Cases of Knee Arthritis - December 29, 2009
Simple athletic tape may bring some pain relief to older adults with a form of arthritis that affects the kneecap, a small study suggests....

The essential, invisible exercise - December 29, 2009
Grogan is a women's health physical therapist, which means she spends a lot of time talking to patients about what's known as the "pelvic floor" and how to strengthen it....

Can strengthening ankles fight cerebral palsy? - December 29, 2009
TyRece is part of a study looking at whether strengthening the ankles of children with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy will improve their rickety gaits....

Monterey County's Natividad Medical Center to expand orthopedic care - December 29, 2009
Natividad Medical Center in Salinas will soon offer orthopedic clinics five days a week, and patients will have access to a greater number of specialists....

International Private Practice Business Summit Jan 22 – 24, 2010 Attracts Owners of Physical Therapy Practices for Ongoing Business Development - December 25, 2009
Learn how to run a streamlined and profitable private practice by attending The 2nd Annual International Private Practice Business Summit. This virtual Summit will take place via tele-conference and webcast making it easy and economical for practice owners to attend....

Nintendo game technology becomes therapy tool - December 25, 2009
Michael Durbin moves his stocking feet quickly across the action mat while keeping his eyes on the TV screen, where his character "Rock" rides a rail car at high speed through a winding tunnel....

Great Life Chiropractic Introduces New Costa Mesa Chiropractic System - December 25, 2009
This chiropractor in Orange County makes use of the Pettibon System in order to help their clients' find the cause of the pain and aches that they are experiencing....

Dynatronics Inks Preferred Vendor Agreement with 1,100 Member Preferred Therapy Providers, Inc. - December 20, 2009
Dynatronics Corporation announced it has signed a preferred vendor agreement to provide therapy equipment and rehab supplies to Preferred Therapy Providers, Inc. (PTP), a nationwide network of physical, occupational and speech therapy clinics....

Assistive Technology Allows for New Lease on Life - December 20, 2009
Although assistive technology has been around and evolving for 20 years, its application in schools is still in its infancy, she said. Merging technology with specific disabilities, such as hearing or vision impairment, is an ongoing challenge, she said, especially because of cost....

AthletiCo Opens 55th Physical Therapy Center In Milwaukee, Wisconsin - December 20, 2009
The opening of the Milwaukee Eastside facility marks AthletiCo's first center outside of Illinois. AthletiCo Milwaukee Eastside's services include Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Work Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, and Orthotic Fabrication. ...

Rehab from shoulder replacement begins shortly after surgery - December 20, 2009
Assuming that your surgery was satisfactory, your post-operative rehabilitation and exercise program will probably begin while you are still recovering in the hospital. Even though your arm will be in a sling for four to six weeks, physical therapy will begin as soon as you can make a fist with the hand of your operated shoulder....

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center opens recuperative services unit in Dedham - December 18, 2009
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, recently announced the opening of its new Recuperative Services Unit at the Gloria Adelson Field Health Center at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham....

Signature Healthcare sizes up Nashville - December 18, 2009
Nashville is on a short list of cities that a Florida-based long-term-care provider is considering for its new corporate home....

Baylor Hamilton Heart Hospital Honored for Innovative Rehabilitation Program - December 18, 2009
The award acknowledges programs that have enhanced their delivery of care for a patient population in a unique and creative way, beyond the traditional model of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation....

Texas Health to build rehab hospital - December 18, 2009
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Centerre Healthcare Corp. plan to build a $14 million rehabilitation hospital near Texas Health Fort Worth....

The New York Physical Therapy Association and EDUCATA Partner to Provide Online Education - December 17, 2009
The New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) and web 2.0 education provider EDUCATA announced the launch of a joint physical therapy continuing education resource for NY PTs. ...

Wellness Medical Center Unveils New Website Cutting Edge Site Matches Boston Clinic's State-of-the-Art Physical Therapy Services - December 17, 2009
Wellness Medical Center, a growing physical therapy and rehabilitation clinic serving the Boston area, announced the launch of its new website designed to highlight the clinic's expert, patient-first healthcare services and keep patients informed....

Chiropractor Springfield VA, Dr. Todd P. Sullivan, Presents seminar on running injuries and injury prevention - December 12, 2009
From foot pain, hamstring tightness or pain, plantar fasciitis, low back pain, pulled muscles, hip pain, core strength, and injury prevention, Dr. Todd P. Sullivan of NOVA Chiropractic & Wellness Center discusses running injuries and how to prevent injuries from developing....

SSM Health Care - St. Louis & Select Medical Corporation Announce Joint Venture Partnership - December 9, 2009
The joint venture encompasses 80 inpatient rehabilitation beds, 33 outpatient physical therapy centers (with additional on-site services), three occupational medicine clinics, contract therapy locations and staffing services....

Anti-gravity treadmill: Therapy that's like a walk on the moon - December 7, 2009
A treadmill developed at NASA Ames Research Center more than a decade ago for exercising in space has seen more athletes than astronauts lately....

Torn ACLs more common in females - December 7, 2009
Dr. Mark Sprague, a surgeon with Berkshire Orthopedic Associates Inc. in Pittsfield, said most studies indicate that female athletes are between two and eight times more likely than males to tear their ACLs. He tells his patients the likelihood is four times as great. Meanwhile, some studies say a female's likelihood can be 10 times greater. ...

Choosing the Right Rehab Service for Your Family - December 6, 2009
If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or other musculoskeletal orthopedic injury, it's important to know that not all rehabilitation services are created equal....

Dynatronics Named Sole-Source Supplier to Benchmark Physical Therapy - December 6, 2009
Dynatronics Corporation (Nasdaq: DYNT) announced it has signed a sole-source vendor agreement to provide therapy equipment and rehab supplies to Benchmark Physical Therapy with 65 clinics located in Tennessee and Georgia....

Taking the right precautions after hip replacement surgery - December 6, 2009
As a physical therapist, I find that all too often patients are unprepared for the weeks and months following surgery....

WSPT of the Bronx is Reinventing the Arthritis Foundation Walk-a-Thon - December 5, 2009
WSPT is committed to being on the cutting edge of physical therapy and having a very positive influence on their community. Proving this once again, they are adding a twist to a traditional fund raiser, creating a unique exercise experience for a great cause....

Report Shows Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy May Improve Arm Use In Children With Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy - December 5, 2009
Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is a potentially effective form of intervention for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, but more research is needed, according to a new systematic review published in the November issue of Physical Therapy (PTJ), the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)....

A team effort to teach severely disabled children - December 5, 2009
TEAMability uses what founder Barbara Goldman calls a transdisciplinary approach to teaching children with multiple disabilities. A physical therapist, an occupational therapist, parents or caregivers and a certified teacher work with the child all at once to set and achieve learning goals....

Sports Trainers and Physical Therapists -- InstantStretch Software Quickly Creates Personalized Stretching Routines - December 5, 2009
The InstantStretch Software, from stretch exercise expert Brad Walker, creates personalized stretching routines with just a few clicks. InstantStretch helps coaches, trainers, massage therapists and physical therapists design and customize stretching routines for their clients....

Getting to Know... Wii-Hab - December 5, 2009
Van Wert Manor has been providing short and long-term care for patients for more than 30 years. While they provide a variety of services to individuals, one of the more transforming services is what they call "Wii-hab."...

Massage therapy good for many physical ills - December 5, 2009
A sedentary lifestyle combined with chairs, shoes and other artificial supports actually weaken the body's structural integrity over time....

Careers in Rehab and Therapy Jobs - December 5, 2009
Careers in rehab and therapy jobs don't end with physical therapy or occupational therapy jobs; these also include other healthcare assignments....

Pediatric Therapy Partners serves special needs children - December 5, 2009
Pediatric Therapy Partners is a Fargo business that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology services to special needs children....

The Ensign Group Acquires Three Texas Skilled Nursing Facilities - December 3, 2009
"These facilities will offer tremendous potential operating synergies as we broaden their current offerings to include higher-acuity services," said Barry Port, President of Ensign's Texas-based Keystone Care subsidiary....

Spinal injury victims have a lot of adjusting to do - December 3, 2009
We're finishing our discussions about various disabilities this month with a review and discussion of spinal cord injuries.They are most commonly referred to as SCIs....

Ames, IA Wellness Providers Working to Reform Health Care Locally - December 3, 2009
A coalition of providers gathered at North Grand Mall on Saturday October 24 to offer education on the health conditions that are bankrupting America's health care system. The group seeks more venues of public engagement in Ames, Iowa....

Recommending Physical Activity as Prevention - December 3, 2009
Physical activity (PA) is critical for the health of humans. The lack of PA leads to increased risks for a variety of diseases and is associated with overall premature mortality as well....

DJO Incorporated's Chattanooga Division Granted Patent for Moveo XP Rehabilitation Platform - December 3, 2009
The Moveo XP is the first product of its kind, allowing patients who are incapable of supporting full body weight to participate in graded weight-bearing activity at an earlier stage in their physical rehabilitation. ...

Genesee's Physical Therapist Assistant Program Graduates Have Highest Pass Rate in New York State - December 3, 2009
Graduates of Genesee's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program have the Highest Ultimate Pass Rate for the National Licensing Exam among all PTA programs in New York State....

Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act Of 2009 - December 3, 2009
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) applauds the US House of Representatives for taking recent action to ensure that America's seniors and people with disabilities have access to high quality care rehabilitative services....

Unusual robot helping stroke patients - December 3, 2009
Loss of arm function is one of the most devastating consequences of stroke. In the United States alone, about 800,000 people each year suffer from a stroke, with more than half requiring physical or occupational therapy....

Wii Helps Burn Patients Stir and Chop to Recovery - December 3, 2009
Doctors are cooking up a new way of treating burn patients at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Patients are using the Nintendo gaming system Wii to try their injured hands at cooking....

Physical therapists reduce disability and improve function in single-level microdiskectomy patients - December 3, 2009
Patients who have undergone a single-level lumbar microdiskectomy for lumbar disk herniation experienced significant improvement in physical function following an intensive, progressive physical therapist guided exercise and education program, according to a research report published in the November issue of Physical Therapy (PTJ), the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)....

Hip-replacement surgery not only option - December 3, 2009
If you have hip pain for more than three to four weeks, you should see a physical therapist no matter what your age....

Therapy program helps kids get moving - December 3, 2009
Three years ago, Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region created an active and fun therapy program that has kids always wanting more....

Injection Could Help Regrow Spine, Reduce Back Pain - December 3, 2009
The injection includes a growth factor called OP1, a key ingredient in the development of bone and tissue. In animals, the shot helped damaged discs grow back. Doctors say in humans, it could mean no surgery, no damage to surrounding tissue and little downtime....

Elite Physical Therapy Named Best PT Pratice in the Nation - December 3, 2009
Rhode Island's Elite Physical Therapy Voted "Best Physical Therapy Practice" in the Nation....

York business offers physical therapy for children - December 3, 2009
Open since November of 2006, Wiggle Worms Pediatric Physical Therapy treats children with developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy or Down syndrome, to those with orthopedic impairments ranging from a broken leg to scoliosis....

Jefferson City girl gets rehabilitation bike through insurance - December 2, 2009
Bike sends impulses to muscles during therapy....

Dakim BrainFitness Now Available for Stroke/TBI Rehabilitation; #1 Brain Training System for Seniors Offers Entertaining Workout - December 2, 2009
Dakim® BrainFitness(TM), already the #1 brain training system in senior living communities, transforms standardized neurological tests into thousands of game-like activities with colorful graphics, music, film clips and friendly voiceovers, exercising six cognitive domains per session while also self-adjusting to users' abilities in real time....

Women-only rehab may lower depression in heart patients - December 2, 2009
Women being treated for heart disease may be less depressed if their rehabilitation is gender-exclusive, says a University of South Florida researcher....

Soul Purpose Chiropractic Center Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary in Tucson - December 2, 2009
Soul Purpose Chiropractic Center, owned and operated by Erik Rosseland, D.C. and located at 3670 N. First Avenue in Tucson, Arizona is celebrating its tenth anniversary proudly serving the community....

NYC Chiropractor Adds New Therapy for Chronic Back, Neck and Joint Pain to Downtown Practice - December 2, 2009
Dr. Steven Shoshany, a New York City Chiropractor, Expands Services with Rehabilitation Technique for Muscle and Joint Pain. Called FAKTR-PM or Functional And Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion, it can Help Patients Reduce or Eliminate Pain....

Device strengthens pelvic core for better lower-body mobility: a Stretching Out column - December 2, 2009
Most people never think about their pelvis until it's too late, until they've already lost mobility or developed complications from pelvic core weakness....

Robo-Rehab at Home - December 2, 2009
When a person suffers a stroke, the interruption of blood flow to the brain can cause lasting loss of function in the limbs. Persistent physical therapy can improve motor control by strengthening connections between the limb and brain....

Furry helper is on call at hospital - December 2, 2009
The "dogter,'' Memorial's first certified service dog, responds to 80 commands that help the sick and recovering get back on their feet and ready for discharge....

Physiotherapy Associates to Exhibit at National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo - December 2, 2009
Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, announced today it will showcase its comprehensive workers' compensation services at the 18th Annual National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo....

More pain means real gain in complex regional pain syndrome treatment - December 2, 2009
The saying "more pain, more gain" may be true for those already in terrible pain due to a chronic and debilitating condition, contrary to received wisdom. For those with Type I Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), working through the pain of an aggressive physiotherapy program often leads to far better results than a more cautious pain-free approach....

Exercise eases arthritis pain, doctor says - December 2, 2009
Exercise has important health benefits for everyone, regardless of age and physical condition. But for people with arthritis, working out regularly -- and within their limits -- is critical....

High Pointe has home-owned approach - December 2, 2009
"Feel better, stay better." When home-owned High Pointe Rehab proclaims this motto pertaining to personalized, start-to-finish therapy, owners Jessie and Rusty Carter say they mean it....

Physical therapy a treatment option for carpal tunnel syndrome - December 2, 2009
Physical Therapy Question: I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. My orthopedic doctor recommended physical therapy. What is carpal tunnel syndrome and how can physical therapy help me?...

Seniors' risks of falling can affect independence, lifestyle - December 2, 2009
In 2005, falls sent about 1.8 million seniors to emergency rooms across the country. Of those, 433,000 patients were admitted for longer hospital stays and 15,800 died from fall-related injuries, reports the CDC....

Group uses fly fishing as therapy for veterans - December 2, 2009
Teach a wounded veteran to fish, and you'll help him heal. That's what the creators of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., believe....

Praxis Physical Therapy Celebrates 5 Years of Success - December 1, 2009
Praxis Physical Therapy Celebrates 5 Anniversary in Vernon Hills, IL Well-known, Kordecki, serving patients for over 20 years...

Management of Cardiac Rehabilitation Reviewed - November 30, 2009
Recommendations for family physicians regarding cardiac rehabilitation in the primary care setting are provided in a review published in the November 1 issue of the American Family Physician....

Knee Splint's Multi-Compartment Technology Speeds Rehabilitation from Injuries - November 30, 2009
A variable compression knee splint with a breathable, anti-migration wrap, the PKS Cryo (www.PKSCryo.com) offers cost-effective relief from pain and edema in treating post-operative repairs, ligament and soft tissue injuries....

Kinetic Muscles, Inc. Launches Foot Mentor Pro™ - November 30, 2009
Kinetic Muscles, Inc. ("KMI"), an innovative developer of stroke rehabilitation products, today announced the commercial launch of the Foot Mentor Pro™, which helps stoke survivors recover from "foot drop" and regain proper muscular control of the foot and ankle....

HAPPYneuron Launches Beta Program for Innovative Cognitive Rehab Tools at AMIA Conference in San Francisco - November 30, 2009
HAPPYneuron PRO delivers clinicians and researchers with online cognitive rehab tools for cognitive impairments caused by Alzheimer's disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, ADD, Schizophrenia and more....

Path to Alternative Therapies Is Littered With Obstacles - November 29, 2009
In 2007, more than one in three adults and nearly one in eight children, according to a federal study sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health, used some form of CAM - from self-prescribed nutritional substitutes to repeat visits to alternative health care practitioners....

Select Medical Holdings Corporation Announces Results for Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2009 - November 29, 2009
Select Medical Holdings Corporation ("Select") (NYSE: SEM), the parent of Select Medical Corporation, today announced results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2009....

Rehabilitation shows no impact on outcomes after spinal stenosis surgery - November 29, 2009
Postoperative rehabilitation provides no additional benefit after spinal stenosis surgery, according to the results of a 2-year comparison study conducted by Finnish investigators. ...

Nursing homes are expanding physical rehabilitation services - November 29, 2009
Nursing homes are remaking their image as not just places for long-term patients at the end of their lives but as affordable alternatives for post-surgery rehabilitation....

Physical Therapy Can Manage Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema - November 29, 2009
As breast cancer awareness month was observed during the month of October, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Montrose Memorial Hospital are now shining a spotlight on lymphedema, a chronic, debilitating and often irreversible side effect of cancer treatment....

Desk jobs stress the spine, so stop slouching and feel better - November 28, 2009
More than one million people suffer back injuries each year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in five workplace injuries involve the back....

Baby Boomers Brace Themselves for Their Changing Bodies - November 28, 2009
Wellgate for Women makes ankle, wrist, and knee supports designed specifically to fit the proportions of women`s bodies....

Triumph HealthCare, RehabCare Group to merge - November 27, 2009
Long-term acute-care provider Triumph Healthcare is merging with RehabCare Group Inc. in a deal valued at about $570 million....

Learning to walk again: Neurological rehabilitation overcomes paralysis - November 27, 2009
James Loris is walking again. The father of five who owned his own construction business was in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the chest down following an off-highway vehicle accident that fractured his C6 vertebrae....

Illinois-Based AthletiCo Opens 54th Physical Therapy Center in Park Ridge - November 26, 2009
AthletiCo Park Ridge's services include Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Occupational/Hand Therapy, Work Rehabilitation, Work Conditioning, Functional Capacity Evaluations, and Video Gait Analysis....

Stepping forward so others can walk - November 26, 2009
Mantini donated his old leg at New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn for the launch of its limb donation drive, the first such formal program at a Greater Boston hospital....

Affiliated Dialysis Centers Expands Its Nursing Home Dialysis Program in Chicago - November 25, 2009
When the purchase of the 14 locations serving nearly 200 patients are fully integrated into its existing nursing home dialysis program, ADC will become the premier provider of nursing home dialysis in Illinois. The purchase closed on November 1, 2009. Other terms have not been disclosed. ...

Chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Anselmi Releases New Video on Active Release Technique® - November 3, 2009
Dr. Christopher Anselmi, a certified chiropractor and expert with the Spine Care and Mobility Center in New York, NY, has released a new, informational video on the benefits and reasons for being treated with the Active Release Technique®....

Expanding your practice - November 3, 2009
Although there is increased competition from many professionals, chiropractors are in a prime position to offer anti-aging services as part of their practice....

Virtual rehabilitation systems may improve therapeutic output, patient compliance - November 3, 2009
Some health care facilities are using virtual rehabilitation systems in conjunction with traditional modes of rehabilitation to help patients regain function. Using the systems can help patients simultaneously improve balance, coordination, muscle strength and range of motion, while providing quantitative data for physical therapists....

International Summit Reaches Agreement: Patient-Self Referral To Physical Therapy Improves Public Health - November 3, 2009
This past week in Washington, DC, physical therapists from around the world heard that direct access and patient self-referral to a physical therapist is proven to be safe, and results in improved health outcomes, more timely care, higher patient satisfaction, and lower costs....

Physical Therapy: The first choice for muscle and tendon injuries - November 3, 2009
Physical Therapy Question: I was recently diagnosed with tendonitis of my shoulder. I have taken the non-steriodal medication and rested the area. When I resume my activities the shoulder pain returns. What can physical therapy do for me?...

Easing the pain of a post-cancer muscle ailment - November 3, 2009
Lymphedema, a swelling in the arms that causes discomfort, can strike without the patient knowing....

Common Knee Pain May Improve With Therapy - November 3, 2009
The findings, which are published in the Oct. 21 online edition of BMJ, examine patellofemoral pain syndrome, a common condition that causes pain in the front of the knee during and after exercise....

Physical therapists need to be part of reform equation - November 3, 2009
Physical therapists should be allowed to fully participate in current initiatives such as the National Health Services Corp, as well as any new programs established to provide workforce incentives to recruit and retain qualified health care professionals in underserved areas....

Physical therapy: Bringing motion to life - November 3, 2009
National Physical Therapy Month, sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association, is a nationwide observance each October that recognizes all military physical therapists and technicians for the outstanding service they provide both home and abroad. ...

Tailoring Physical Therapy Can Restore More Functions After Neurological Injury - November 3, 2009
New research suggests a tailored approach to physical therapy after a neurological injury such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury could help restore a wider variety of functions....

International Summit Aims To Advance Physical Therapist Practice - November 3, 2009
A groundbreaking international collaboration among the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), and the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) will bring together thought leaders in physical therapy and policymakers October 22-24, in Washington, DC, to share their knowledge about access and practice issues facing the physical therapy profession....

County developed machine helps maintain cardio - November 3, 2009
Glacier resident Gary Graham has devised a way to exercise highly specific muscles while the rest of your body can relax – it's lying down – which means that the small muscles that surround your arteries, for example, can get a real workout and get a six-pack of their own....

Physical Therapists Offer Falls Prevention Assessment At AARP Expo - November 3, 2009
Physical therapists from Nevada will be offering free balance tests and speaking with attendees on various health-related issues at the AARP "VEGAS@50+" Expo at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 22-24, 2009....

Becoming a Physical Therapist May Be Demanding But The Job Is 'Guaranteed' - November 3, 2009
If you're like me, you've been hearing more and more people talking about their physical therapist (PT). Yes, I'm getting older and the people I associate with are likely to be baby boomers with aging, aching bodies. But even younger folks are using PTs now more than ever....

Physical therapists can promote early diagnosis of breast cancer-related lymphedema - November 3, 2009
As breast cancer awareness month is observed during October, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is hoping to shine a spotlight on lymphedema, a chronic, debilitating and often irreversible side effect of cancer treatment....

Physical therapists stress on definitive vestibular screenings and assessment measures for BITBI - November 3, 2009
Physical therapists are calling for definitive vestibular screenings and assessment measures for US military service members with blast-induced traumatic brain injuries (BITBI)....

How Chiropractic Helps the Insurance Industry - November 3, 2009
Report suggests covering chiropractic care of neck and low back pain increases value-for-dollar of health benefit plans....

A Comprehensive Program for the Osteoporotic Patient - November 3, 2009
As the risk of drug side effects continues to take the spotlight, consumers are increasingly looking for alternatives to drugs to manage their conditions. Osteoporosis is no exception....

Twenty Major National Organizations make Wellness Recommendations to President - November 3, 2009
The International Council on Active Aging recently convened a meeting of industry leaders and allied organizations who engaged in a nonpartisan process to identify priorities and action items that will expand the definition of prevention to include active-aging and wellness concepts. We have identified recommendations, listed in this press release, that are specific and actionable....

Care providers warn on Medicaid cuts - November 2, 2009
Amrhein's group represents about 100 non-profit nursing homes in the state and is trying to get Paterson and the legislature to back off yet another round of budget cuts....

New Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center Breaks Ground at the Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio - November 2, 2009
SmithGroup, a leading architecture and engineering firm, and joint venture partner Marmon Mok, celebrated the recent groundbreaking of the New Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from the physical and mental effects of war including burns, limb loss, spinal cord injury, depression and traumatic brain injury....

Chiropractor Springfield VA, Dr. Todd P. Sullivan, Presents A Seminar On How To Relieve Chronic Back Pain - November 2, 2009
From neck pain, lower back pain, arthritis pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, sciatica and muscle tightness, Dr. Todd P. Sullivan of NOVA Chiropractic & Wellness Center will be discussing how you can relieve your chronic pain naturally without the use of drugs or surgery....

Small budget? Low-tech rehab gets great results - November 1, 2009
It's a fact of life today: Chiropractic is becoming more of a cooperative venture between doctors and patients....

Quincy teen has kept a grasp on his dreams - November 1, 2009
The spirit that drove Tim Weber to compete for the Quincy track team with his left arm lashed to his chest last spring now has him recovering from the rare virus that killed the nerves in his left shoulder....

Physical therapy: Proactive approach to recovery - November 1, 2009
In addition to the care received by professionals at a physical therapy clinic, the patient is responsible for keeping up their rehabilitation on their own, during and after their time at a clinic....

Physical therapy and rehab specialists promote charitable spirit - November 1, 2009
On Oct. 1, Janesville Physical Therapy Specialists kicked off a shoe drive to benefit Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people and then distributes them at no cost to people in need....

ASU Poly students developing robotic physical therapy device - November 1, 2009
Arizona State University Polytechnic engineering technology students are taking a Valley entrepreneur's concept and turning it into a reality that could help bring comfort to thousands....

Physical therapists play integral role in prevention, risk reduction, and treatment of lymphedema - November 1, 2009
According to APTA, breast cancer patients who seek the services of a physical therapist can reduce their risk of lymphedema, as it can be prevented or more effectively managed if caught in its earliest stages and treated by a physical therapist....

Ankeny clinic has alternatives to knee surgery - November 1, 2009
An Ankeny physical therapy clinic is using a national treatment program that therapists say offers an effective nonsurgical alternative for knee pain sufferers....

High-tech pool helping rehab patients get back on their feet - November 1, 2009
Pools have been used as training and therapy tools for years. Now, a San Antonio rehabilitation hospital is using a high-tech pool to get patients back on their feet....

New Home-Study Course Helps Massage Therapists Prevent Work-Related Injury, Earn 10 CEUs - November 1, 2009
Save Your Hands! Announces 10-CEU Home-Study Online Course based on the 2nd Edition of Save Your Hands! The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists....

Treadmill aids children's motor skills - November 1, 2009
The pediatric treadmill is a tool proven by research to stimulate the automatic walking response in children with conditions, such as Down syndrome, that traditionally cause motor delays....

Massage Brings More than Just Relaxation - October 31, 2009
Massage is a variety of sometimes ancient techniques that manipulate the soft tissues of the body. It can definitely relax you, but there are some benefits of massage that go far beyond relaxation....

Watch Your Back: Several symptoms alert need for a checkup - October 31, 2009
If you are in the 80 percent of the population that has symptoms like back or neck ache, tingling in your fingers, indigestion, pain, numbness, weakness, fatigue or difficulty with tasks, you may want to consider visiting a chiropractor....

Analyst says RehabCare Group will make acquisition - October 31, 2009
Rehabilitation program operator RehabCare Group Inc.'s proposed stock sale indicates the company may be preparing to make an acquisition, a Stifel Nicolaus analyst said Monday....

Some Benefit in Team Rehab for Hip Surgery Patients - October 26, 2009
Older women who receive rehabilitation services after hip surgery from a variety of health care professionals as inpatients are slightly more likely to do better than those who receive usual hospital care are, a new review shows....

Guide to Cardiac Rehabilitation - October 25, 2009
Heart disease is the leading cause of disability and death in the US. Cardiac rehabilitation is a way to reduce the burden of this disease and improve people's lives....

New Orleans embraces Pilates for rehabilitation and overall fitness - October 25, 2009
Many fitness regimens come and go, but the conditioning techniques of Pilates, which has been popular in the rest of the United States for decades, is steadily gaining strength in New Orleans....

Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center opens second therapy clinic - October 25, 2009
Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center has opened a second physical therapy clinic on the east side of Petoskey, located at the corner of Mitchell and Division roads....

'Moving Forward' - October 25, 2009
Vital Care Physical Therapy is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month....

New Online Service Aims to Revolutionize Physical Therapist - Patient Relationship - October 23, 2009
ason Van Dyke believes his web site, fizio.com, will raise patient compliance, increase patient satisfaction, and improve the speed and efficiency of HEP development in the clinic....

Pain in the Neck (or Back, or Knee)? Focus on the Muscles - October 21, 2009
When faced with a sore knee or a back pain, the first inclination is to look to the bones and joints. And that's appropriate in some cases. But many times, the answer lies in how all of the elements of the musculoskeletal system work together, especially those often overlooked muscles....

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. Schedules Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call For Thursday, November 5, 2009 - October 21, 2009
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NasdaqGS: USPH), a national operator of physical and occupational therapy outpatient clinics, announced that it will issue its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2009 on Thursday, November 5th....

Local Therapist Receives Recognition For Outstanding Musculoskeletal Care - October 21, 2009
The APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) awarded Keith Myers, PTA and newly promoted regional director for BenchMark Physical Therapy clinics in East Ridge, Fort Oglethorpe, Dalton and Calhoun, with 'Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the Physical Therapist Assistant (musculoskeletal).'...

Physical Therapy Students From Across The Nation Gather To Move Profession And Careers Forward - October 21, 2009
Physical therapy students from across the nation will learn the latest in physical therapist research and treatment techniques during the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA's) 17th Annual National Student Conclave (NSC) at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, FL, October 30 - November 1, 2009....

Free developmental screenings offered for children - October 21, 2009
October is National Physical Therapy Month. The Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association is promoting developmental awareness with its campaign of "Physical Therapy Month Oct. 2009: Moving Children Forward!"...

Physiotherapy Associates Marks 'National Physical Therapy Month' With Free Educational Brochure - October 21, 2009
Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, today announced that a free educational brochure on the benefits of physical therapy is available to celebrate October as "National Physical Therapy Month," as designated by the American Physical Therapy Association....

Shoe donations sought by physical therapists - October 21, 2009
Local physical therapists hope Midlanders will give their used shoes to help people in need to mark National Physical Therapy Month....

Austin HealthWorks Celebrates Physical Therapy Month With 30 Days of Motion - October 21, 2009
In order to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy, Austin HealthWorks, a physical and occupational therapy clinic, will showcase stretches targeting multiple levels of fitness each day on its web site during the month of October....

Richmond-based AT Home Care making a difference - October 21, 2009
The company has grown from two offices to seven across Virginia. Since 2006, its annual patient load has increased from 256 people to 364. Company revenue has grown an average of 17 percent each year....

State to decide ownership of nursing home Tuesday - October 18, 2009
The Livingston County Board's Nursing Home Committee learned Wednesday at its meeting that a state board will announce its decision Tuesday on the future ownership of Livingston Manor....

Families can help stop nursing home abuse - October 15, 2009
I reported the nursing home to the Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene. The DHMH investigated. Major changes would be made at this facility that would benefit those who could not fend for themselves....

11-year-old girl's quest for mobility is inspiring - October 15, 2009
Sarah was born with a rare condition called arthrogryposis, which is characterized by stiff joints and abnormal muscle development. She never has been able to walk - except for short distances with a walker and leg braces - and always has had limited use of her arms and hands....

Rehab center celebrates 5 years, reflects on improvements - October 12, 2009
Unusual sights are normal in Singing River Hospital's Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center. On a typical afternoon, one can see patients lifting weights, riding a stationary bike, or even bouncing a ball down a hallway....

Relieve Hip Pain Without Surgery - October 12, 2009
What exercises are recommended or should be avoided, when first experiencing pain and discomfort in the hip? I'd like some guidelines so I can put off hip replacement surgery for as long as possible....

Loretto to close Oswego, Rosewood Heights nursing homes - October 12, 2009
Loretto Health & Rehabilitation Center will be shutting down two of its Central New York nursing homes over the next two years as part of reorganization. ...

CMS Updates Compliance Standards for DME Sales in Practitioners' Offices - October 12, 2009
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released Change Request (CR) 6528, impacting guidelines for sleep labs that administer durable medical equipment....

HHS OIG Omits Data Essential for Accurate Evaluation of Medicare Program's Power Wheelchair Costs - October 12, 2009
Misleading OIG Report Could Wrongly Lead to Price Cuts that Put Suppliers Out of Business....

North American Seminars Inc Introduces Cervical Spine Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention - A Neuromechanical Perspective - October 11, 2009
North American Seminars, Inc. introduces a new physical therapy continuing education course entitled Cervical Spine Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention - A Neuromechanical Perspective. This course is designed for physical therapy continuing education....

Demand For Physical Therapists On The Rise - October 11, 2009
As the U.S. population ages and more soldiers fight wars abroad, demand for physical therapists remains strong and is expected to increase....

Elastic tape made famous at '08 Games is easing pain for Toledo area patients as well - October 11, 2009
Kinesio tape gained fame during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, when American gold medalist beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh used it on her shoulder. It also has been spotted on other elite athletes, including Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, and David Beckham....

Illinois-based AthletiCo Opens 53rd Physical Therapy Center in Elk Grove Village - October 11, 2009
AthletiCo, an Illinois-based leader in physical therapy and occupational therapy, opens its 53rd center at 990 Elk Grove Town Center in Elk Grove Village. AthletiCo Elk Grove Village's services include Physical Therapy, Occupational/Hand Therapy, Work Rehabilitation, Work Conditioning, Functional Capacity Evaluations, and Massage Therapy....

Integrating a vibration exercise studio: Adding a profit center - October 11, 2009
Over the years, Chiropractic practices have expanded from focusing on spinal subluxations, to providing wellness care, nutritional counselling and rehabilitation services....

Westhampton nursing home revises application for assisted living facility - October 10, 2009
The operators of a Westhampton nursing home have revised their plans to construct an assisted living facility, and are now looking to build a structure that is about one-third smaller than originally proposed....

Students think outside the box with physical therapy project - October 9, 2009
ATIC, based at the Polytechnic campus, facilitates science and technology collaborations between businesses and ASU entities for research, design and development of new products or concepts....

According to Excel Physical Therapy and Fitness, Awareness Still Low for Law that Allows People to go Directly to a Physical Therapist without a Docto - October 9, 2009
A law called Direct Access, recognized in 42 states, gives consumers control over healthcare costs, saving time and money....

Sep 2009 Chiropractor Springfield VA, Dr Todd P. Sullivan, Provides Active Release Technique for the Runners At The North Face Endurance Challenge - October 9, 2009
From hamstring injuries, hip muscle tightness, foot pain, to lower back pain, and falls from rocky terrain, Dr. Todd P. Sullivan of NOVA Chiropractic & Wellness Center will be providing Active Release Technique (ART) care to the runners at The North Face Endurance Challenge in Washington, DC....

Bozeman Health and Rehabilitation Center Earns a Perfect Survey - October 9, 2009
Bozeman Health and Rehabilitation Center achieves a deficiency-free rating - the equivalent of a "five-star" rating of their nursing home quality....

New Lexington Care and Rehabilitation Center receives national award - October 9, 2009
After receiving numerous localized awards over the years, one Perry County care and rehab center is pleased to receive its first national award....

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services Taps Starbak Video Portal to Help Children and Adults With Disabilities - October 9, 2009
Leading Healthcare Provider Improves Inter-Office Communication, Promotes Continued Employee Education and Lowers Annual Travel Expenses....

Vibra Healthcare and Summa Health System Joint Venture to Build 60-Bed Acute Medical Rehabilitation Hospital - October 9, 2009
Vibra Healthcare LLC announced today that it has entered into a joint venture with Summa Health System of Akron, OH to build and operate a freestanding acute medical rehabilitation hospital on the campus of Summa Akron City Hospital....

Medical rehabilitation -- the 'rest of the story' -- often goes untold - October 9, 2009
Most people, at some point in their lives, may worry briefly about being in a car accident. Most, however, don't worry about what might happen after that accident and how their lives could be changed....

Innovative Company Celebrates 10 Years of Fall Prevention for Seniors - October 8, 2009
For ten years private-pay physical therapy in Minnesota has been preventing seniors from falling through the gaps in the healthcare system....

Research: People With Type 2 Diabetes Improved Muscular Strength and Exercise Capacity Through Physical Therapist Exercise Counseling Combined With Fi - October 8, 2009
Physical therapist-directed exercise counseling combined with fitness center-based exercise training can improve muscular strength and exercise capacity in people with type 2 diabetes, with outcomes similar to those of supervised exercise....

The latest Parkinson's treatment: Wii-hab - October 8, 2009
Parkinson's disease symptoms could be controlled by a game that can be bought on every high street, says a recent study....

Wright Medical Center Occupational Health and Wellness expands efforts - October 7, 2009
Since the arrival of Dr. Charles Mooney to Wright Medical Center, the facility has taken their Occupational Health and Eellness Department to the next level....

Spinetronics aims to fight back pain from every angle - October 6, 2009
A team of enterprising South Florida chiropractors formed Spinetronics to improve decompression machines....

Experts Available to Discuss: Hospital CEOs Claim Healthcare Reform Savings Goals Double with Lean, Six Sigma, Toyota Methods - October 5, 2009
In the first study to investigate the implementation of lean, the American Society for Quality surveyed 77 hospitals, half report some level of lean and/or Six Sigma deployment....

New Thera-Band Active Care Products Promote Home Exercise Programs from Lake Erie Medical of Ohio - October 5, 2009
Lake Erie Medical announces five new exercise products for use in-clinic or in-home. The new Thera-Band products are the Foot Roller, Mini Ball, Ankle and Wrist Weight Sets, Stability Disc, and Resistance Tubing Loop with Padded Cuffs....

NARA'S Annual Fall Conference To Provide Vital Information For The Success of Rehabilitation Providers and Businesses - October 4, 2009
The National Association of Rehabilitation Providers & Agencies (NARA) will be hosting its 31st annual Fall Conference in Sand Key Beach, Florida October 21-23, 2009. ...

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Helps to "Lighten the Load" - October 2, 2009
With school underway, a lot of attention is focused on backpack safety. But the predicament of carrying heavy bags, briefcases, computers, luggage and even handbags affects just about everyone. ...

Summa Health System, Pennsylvania company to build, run rehabilitation hospital in Akron - October 2, 2009
Summa Health System and Vibra Healthcare LLC in Mechanicsburg, Penn., will build and run a free-standing rehabilitation hospital on the campus of Summa's Akron City Hospital....

Houston VA Awarded 3-Year Accreditations For Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation Medicine Programs - October 2, 2009
A three-year accreditation is the highest level of accreditation an organization may be awarded. CARF is committed to developing and maintaining practical, customer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality, value, and optimal outcomes in the lives of the persons they serve....

Post Acute Medical / Warm Springs Announces Long-Term Contractual Relationship With Gulf States LTAC of New Braunfels - October 2, 2009
Working together, with the Warm Springs Specialty Hospital at Luling and the San Antonio Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, the Company and Gulf States LTAC will collaborate on best practices to offer Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) and rehabilitation services to the entire region....

Online Continuing Education for PTs Available Through Private Practice Section - EDUCATA Partnership - October 2, 2009
The Private Practice Section (PPS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and EDUCATA, a global provider of online continuing education, announced a partnership to provide online courses to Section members. ...

How to get a leg up on hip healing - October 2, 2009
Hip replacement is a modern marvel. But, as with our bodies in general, strong muscles before and after surgery will make the difference in the quality of your recovery....

Reading Hospital shows off soon-to-open rehab center in Spring Township - October 2, 2009
After closing one door on a retail-health center project in Spring Township, Reading Hospital opened another Wednesday for a public peek inside its new $70 million post-acute rehabilitation center....

Wellmont, HealthSouth Form Joint Venture to Open a New Rehabilitation Hospital in Southwest Virginia - October 2, 2009
Wellmont Health System and HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) today announced that a joint venture entity formed by the two parties has been awarded a certificate of public need (COPN) to open a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Bristol, Va....

Facility provides care - October 1, 2009
As Carma Orton Matthes sat alone reading her Western novel, the newly named Iron County Rehabilitation and Nursing facility staff and residents bustled around her, preparing for the night's barbecue with their families....

Modern physical therapy looks at more than the injury - September 30, 2009
Brickley now is a physical therapist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, where she works in the orthopedic, amputation, and burn unit, helping patients get back on their feet after an accident or injury, much like the way her father did so many years ago....

Miraculous stroke recovery
Literally taking one step at a time
- September 30, 2009
After four or five days, Ehrich started showing some improvement, thus becoming a good candidate for physical and occupational therapy at the Rochester Hospital....

Peoria, Arizona Officials Celebrate OSR Physical Therapy's West Valley Clinic Grand Opening on Saturday, September 12th 2009 - September 30, 2009
OSR Physical Therapy is proud to announce the grand opening of their brand new Peoria, AZ clinic, OSR's fourth clinic Phoenix metropolitan area....

Patient-driven rehab business aims to heal whole person - September 30, 2009
Sterling MedCare Home Health has announced that Rehab Dynamix of Sterling will be providing the physical and occupational therapy for their clients....

Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services Is Recognized by Inc. Magazine as One of the Fastest Growing Private Companies - September 30, 2009
Kennesaw, Georgia-based Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services, a pediatric therapy staffing firm that provides speech, physical, and occupational therapy services to school systems across the U.S., has been named one of the country's fastest growing private companies by Inc. Magazine for the second year in a row....

Five Health Care Reforms You Won't Hear the President Propose - September 30, 2009
Health care needs improvement, there is no debate. What should be debated is how the reform is effected, because the "how" will either extend fundamental principles that have served our economy for two centuries, or it will supplant them with an irreversible forfeiture of our individual freedoms. ...

Agency sells its home health group in auction - September 30, 2009
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has sold its home health agency in a public auction to the owner of a private, local in-home health company for $400,000....

Children's Rehabilitation Services helps kids with various diseases - September 27, 2009
Chelsea has cystic fibrosis, and her health depends on help from others. A piece of equipment that helps keep mucus in her lungs loosened is just one of the things provided to her through the Children's Rehabilitation Service, a division of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services....

Therapy gets a step up with horses - September 27, 2009
Reata Rehabilitation is located on a ranch in Ponder and specializes in working with clients who have neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, autism and related disorders....

Underutilized therapy can relieve pain, increase range of motion - September 23, 2009
Muscle Energy is a practice that employs muscle stretches and contractions to adjust body alignment....

Hillsborough physical therapist keeps patients calm, comfortable - September 23, 2009
Dr. Corinne Sicola, a township-based physical therapist, wants patients to focus on rebuilding balance throughout their bodies -- instead of pain....

Managing pain - September 23, 2009
A new understanding of how chronic pain differs from acute is paving the way for alternative therapies....

New stretching technique debuts in valley - September 23, 2009
Working thousands of hours to develop a foolproof stretching method, Aaron Mattes, a registered kinesiotherapist and a licensed massage therapist, created Active Isolated Stretching, or AIS....

VA to Host Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego - September 23, 2009
Recently-injured Veterans will learn how to surf, kayak, sail and enjoy other summer sports at a rehabilitative clinic sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)....

Health Care Reform Stirs Up More Debate - September 23, 2009
Proposed Medicare cuts are scaring those who look after the elderly. They are worried the cuts will harm lead to nursing staff cuts and hurt the care seniors are receiving....

Novint Awarded Subcontract to Develop Physical Rehabilitation Game for Military - September 23, 2009
Novint Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: NVNT) today announced it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) subcontract to develop a videogame that will improve cognitive, motor, and sensory performance in soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI)....

Reform would gut home health care - September 23, 2009
In a cost-efficient move, Medicare pays for home health care to keep patients out of hospitals - a program combining efficiency with compassion. But if President Barack Obama and Congress have their way, Cox and many of the other 3.2 million other Medicare patients who utilize home health care benefits could be cut off next year....

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit celebrates successful first year - September 21, 2009
While the hospital celebrates the unit's good statistical showing through the health care industry, it's also looking for ways to expand the program, add more staff certifications and give staff even more training....

Cape rehabilitation hospital to open Plymouth site - September 21, 2009
Sandwich-based Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands is about to spread its wings beyond Cape Cod, with a planned September opening of a state-of-the-art Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in Plymouth....

Nurse & Veteran Rehab Specialist, Susan Woods, Joins Alliance Seating & Mobility in Indiana - September 21, 2009
Susan Woods, a registered nurse and complex rehab specialist has joined Alliance Seating & Mobility (ASM), a national, accredited complex rehab company....

Experiencing Life, Briefly, Inside a Nursing Home - September 21, 2009
For 10 days in June, Kristen Murphy chose to live somewhere she and many others fear: a nursing home....

Colorado Chiropractor Heads to Afghanistan for Second Tour of Duty - September 20, 2009
U.S. Army Sergeant Joshua Eldridge, DC, CCSP, is heading to Afghanistan for a second tour combating the Taliban and other enemy combatants....

APTA And The Foundation For Physical Therapy Announce New Foundation Bylaws - September 20, 2009
The Foundation for Physical Therapy (the Foundation) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are pleased to announce a change in the governance structure for the Foundation. The new Foundation bylaws, taking effect January 1, 2010, clarify the relationship with APTA....

Ohio pain clinic offers online physical therapy - September 20, 2009
Amol Soin, M.D., owner of The Ohio Pain Clinic, has announced the introduction of an online physical therapy program which is available at no cost to the Clinic's patients. This online physical therapy includes videos and animations designed to teach various therapy exercises, allowing patients to complete physical therapy in the comfort of their own homes....

Wii Hab - Latest Therapy Out of the Box - IB Members Give Back - September 20, 2009
The former sheet metal worker thought he had improved all he could, until he joined a six-month study on incorporating the Nintendo Wii system into physical therapy (PT)....

Sports performance and medicine center kicks off - September 20, 2009
The Physical Performance Center at Gaston Rehab and Associates has combined sports performance training with sports medicine in an effort to condition athletes while keeping them injury free....

Shelby County Students Use Wii In P.E. - September 20, 2009
It helps to keep the kids moving and is even used for physical therapy. Bon Lin Elementary is one of the schools where the kids play the Nintendo Wii in physical education class....

More people turn to massage therapy to beat stress from economy - September 20, 2009
During this tough economy more people are turning to massage therapists for help, Smith said. "There hasn't been an economic downtown for me," Smith said. "I have picked up people who are seeking relief from stress."...

Phillipsburg pediatric therapists help 11-year-old boy with cerebral palsy through inspiring journey - September 20, 2009
Thanks to Ms. Sam (Deborah J. Markle, the executive director and founder of Sam's Kids Pediatric Therapy in Phillipsburg) and the staff of physical therapists at Sam's Kids, Frank has learned how to overcome many of the physical limitations presented by his disability....

Phys Ed: An Easy Fix for Tennis Elbow? - September 20, 2009
Huddling a while back to brainstorm about inexpensive methods for combating the injury, the scientists glanced around their offices and noticed a homely, low-tech rubber bar, about 8 inches long, which, at the time, was being used for general physical therapy programs....

Canes, walkers and wheelchairs: Making the right choice - September 20, 2009
It's human nature: We love to get up and move on our own. And we hate it when, for any reason, that freedom and ability are limited. That's why a senior family member may see a wheelchair, walker or cane as a mixed blessing....

Lebanon chiropractor offers high-tech healing - September 18, 2009
One of Serra's newest tools is a digital infrared system that maps the spine, showing red-hot spots where stress exists. As stress and pain are relieved, the colors on the map change from red to green....

Springfield, VA Chiropractor, Dr. Todd P. Sullivan Offers A New Solution for Chronic Pain Sufferers - September 17, 2009
From chronic neck and back pain to car accidents, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica, NOVA Chiropractic & Wellness and Dr. Todd P. Sullivan have helped thousands of local residents recover from injuries with a new state of the art soft tissue treatment called Graston Technique....

Noted Chicago Chiropractor Joins with Bank for Back to School Event - September 17, 2009
Well known Chicago Chiropractor Dr. Cynthia Seaman has partnered with First American Bank to host an informative end of summer back to school health screening event this Saturday morning, August 22, 2009, at the First American Bank on Elston Avenue in Chicago....

Steps to Health: Some yoga can strengthen bones - September 16, 2009
A pilot study published in the current issue of the journal Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation suggests a short daily yoga routine can build bone mineral density, preventing or treating osteopenia and osteoporosis....

Brooks Opens New Center for Back & Neck Health - September 13, 2009
Brooks Rehabilitation's newest specialty clinic, the Brooks Center for Back & Neck Health, offers patients advanced treatments for both acute and chronic conditions of the spine, including whiplash, lumbar stenosis, cervical or lumbar radiculopathy, cervical or lumbar instability, sciatica, TMJ, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and more....

For this therapist, the road is his clinic - September 13, 2009
Every day, Jim Hoegh loads up his car with a table, therapy equipment and his two healing dogs - Grace and Sunshine - and heads out on the road....

Breakthrough Gait Therapy for Medicare Neurological Patients in Brooklyn, N.Y. - September 13, 2009
Physical therapy clinic in Brooklyn, N.Y. is offering Parkinson's disease and other movement disorder patients breakthrough gait treatment....

Physical therapist develops online site - September 13, 2009
Rasavong, 33, is the founder and president of CyberPT, a Web site with the goal of becoming a comprehensive source of information on physical therapy for patients and therapists alike....

Trainer helps golfers get 'in the swing' - September 13, 2009
Angelo Scarpati, physical therapist and sports performance trainer, said his center rehabilitates clients who have been injured, and also trains adults and children who want to improve their sports performance and fitness levels....

What to do when out-of-line legs worsen achy knees - September 13, 2009
The exercises themselves are similar to what patients are prescribed after a hip replacement. In a handful of knee patients who underwent a month of physical therapy to learn those exercises, Thorp measured a drop in knee load....

Houston Chiropractor Practice 1960 West Chiropractic Sees Increases in Neck and Back Tension Due to Stress - September 12, 2009
Houston chiropractor Dr. Karen Thomason of 1960 West Chiropractic has noted an increase in patients experiencing headaches as well as neck and back pain. ...

Like a chiropractor for your bite - September 12, 2009
Neuromuscular dentistry helps align a patient's jaw to reduce migraines and other painful symptoms....

What is a chiropractor? An interview with Dr. John H. Park - September 12, 2009
Dr. John H. Park is the founder of Progressive Spinal and Sports Rehabilitation, P.C. Below is an interview about chiropractic care as well as integrative therapies....

Sports help keep effects of MS at bay - September 12, 2009
She actively pursued physical therapy and activities which kept her body moving. Through her physical therapist, she became involved in many adaptive sports programs including sailing, kayaking, horseback riding and hand cycling....

Prevent lower back pain with a balanced core training program - September 12, 2009
In my quest to get to the core of this common ailment I spoke with licensed physical therapist, James Doyle of Doyle and Taylor Physical Therapy in Annapolis. Mr. Doyle emphasized the importance of a balanced core training routine by stating that the core is not just made up of the abdominal muscles, but also includes the hips, and upper and lower back muscles....

Passive exercise provides healthy physical activity for everyone - September 12, 2009
Today, we're all aware of the numerous benefits physical exercise has for those looking to become healthier and live longer lives. However, for the elderly and/or disabled, traditional aerobic exercise can be painful, dangerous, or downright impossible....

Physical therapist focuses on women's health - September 12, 2009
With core-strengthening exercises and weekly massages, Mills was able to reduce Brooks' hip pain during her pregnancy as well as lessen her postpartum recovery time....

Woman aims to fund aquatic therapy pool - September 12, 2009
Because of her father's head injury, Mrs. Barney-Pullus has always been interested in aquatic therapy. She said she saw firsthand how his headaches went away when he was in the water. Now, she is hoping to raise enough money to fund a therapy pool....

Video gait analysis for injury prevention - September 12, 2009
Jay Turcuato, PT, a physical therapist at AthletiCo in Glenview, uses VGA in combination with a biomechanical assessment of patients. He says the program has been integral in helping him identify problems that are hard to detect by the naked eye....

Lewes man reclaims his life after disabling accident - September 12, 2009
Gordon Boslet was moving his lawn furniture in June 2008, as a storm approached and one of those freak accidents happened - the kind of accident that changes one's life forever....

APTA Calls For CMS and Congressional Action to Prohibit Unqualified Personnel From Providing Physical Therapy Services - September 12, 2009
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Congress to act to prevent unqualified personnel from providing physical therapy services....

Local rehab program gets man back on feet - September 12, 2009
He'd been incapacitated by a blood clot in his lung following back surgery nearly a year ago. But after session after session at the Williamston office of Sparrow Physical Therapy, Tobia came to his last session July 30 walking virtually unassisted, and becoming a source of encouragement to other patients....

Water therapy for children who've had limb surgery keeps rehab center busy - September 12, 2009
Activity at the Rehabilitation Center for Children & Adults was crawling along earlier this summer. Then, in mid-June, vans started dropping off new young clients every day. The children are arriving from St. Mary's Medical Center, after coming to the Palm Beaches from across the globe for limb-lengthening or limb-restoration surgery....

Excerpt: 'Heal Pelvic Pain' - September 12, 2009
Physical Therapist Amy Stein Shares Information About the Pelvic Floor and Its Importance to Your Health....

Discussing Experiences, Treatments May Help Chronic Pelvic Pain - September 12, 2009
It is a pain that many people will never tell you they have. And, if not treated it can lead to a life of suffering and countless doctor and therapist visits....

Over One-Third of Centers Operated by Skilled Healthcare Group Subsidiaries Win AHCA/NCAL National Quality Awards in First Year of Application - September 10, 2009
Thirty-seven skilled nursing and assisted living centers which are operated by subsidiaries of Skilled Healthcare Group have earned the prestigious 2009 Step 1 National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and the National Center For Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) in recognition of the centers' strong commitment to continuous quality improvement....

Research and Markets: Rehabilitation Therapy Practices - September 10, 2009
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Rehabilitation Therapy Practices" report to their offering....

Rehabilitation Therapy Jobs Search Made Easy With Travel Force Staffing - September 10, 2009
After placing therapists in prime therapy jobs for over 10 years, American Traveler, a leading travel nursing jobs agency, announced today it has launched Travel Force Staffing, a distinct brand of American Traveler, to better meet the evolving needs of America's rehabilitation therapists....

Putting Patients Back on Main St. - September 10, 2009
"It gets people back to their daily activities. It's like a little community. The key thing people want to deal with is the simple stuff, like how to get in and out of a car."...

Double Amputee Uses Golf For Rehabilitation - September 10, 2009
An Iraq war veteran who lost both legs is using golf to help recover....

Ex-high school athlete helps people with disabilities keep eyes on prize - September 10, 2009
Brian Sheridan did not let a failed backflip stop him from competing in sports, earning a college degree, becoming a registered occupational therapist and starting a number of nonprofit and for-profit businesses that help people with disabilities....

State board gets stuck with $475,000 phone bill - September 8, 2009
The state Board of Physical Therapy got stuck with a $475,000 phone bill after someone in Taiwan went online and stole an agency conference call access code that was posted on the Secretary of State's Web site, state officials confirmed Monday....

Progressive study under way for stroke rehabilitation - September 5, 2009
"The stroke survivor wears reflective markers on their arm and body, says Thanassis Rikakis. He says, "Those reflective markers are being tracked by infrared cameras around the room and then the computer calculates from those markers a model of the body and arm for the patient....

New type of nursing home stirs up opposition in Chandler - September 5, 2009
A new kind of assisted living facility that targets short-term rehabilitation patients eligible for Medicare with hotel-style amenities has aroused a firestorm of opposition from competitors in Chandler....

Carolinas HealthCare adds four S.C. hospitals - September 5, 2009
Carolinas HealthCare System has added four S.C. hospitals to its network....

SunBridge Healthcare Centers Recognized Nationally for Continuous Quality Improvement - September 5, 2009
Ten skilled nursing centers operated by SunBridge Healthcare Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., have earned the prestigious 2009 Step 1 Quality Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement by the American Health Care Association and the National Center For Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)....

Saebo, Inc. Announces Delivery of its 50th In-Patient Kit - September 5, 2009
Saebo, Inc., a leading global provider of innovative stroke rehabilitation products for stroke survivors and other neurologically impaired patients, recently installed its 50th In-Patient Kit at the VA Medical Center in Atlanta, GA....

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Only Hospital in New Jersey to Offer New Bionic Foot to Amputees - September 5, 2009
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (http://www.kessler-rehab.com) is the only hospital in New Jersey and one of the first rehabilitation centers in the country to offer amputees the new PROPRIO FOOT(R), a prosthesis that provides greater flexibility and mobility to its users....

The Nursing Home Complaint Center Wants To Talk With Law Firms In California, Florida and Texas That Have A Passion For Elder Abuse - September 5, 2009
The Nursing Home Complaint Center was created by one of the nation's leading advocacy groups in order to educate the average US citizen about elder abuse, especially when it comes to our nation's nursing homes, and at the same time help victims or their families find high quality law firms in the top 100 US metro areas, to assist the victim or the family ascertain if there might be an elder abuse issue....

Therapy focuses on injuries that can strike golfers - September 5, 2009
Marti Kunishima, a physical therapist at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, specializes in finding the causes of injuries like Washington's, helping them heal, and preventing them from happening again....

Learning to walk with prosthetics - September 5, 2009
After being diagnosed with diabetes, a Marquette man undergoes a double amputation. But with a positive attitude and a prosthesis for both legs, Mike is slowly learning to walk on his own....

U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) - September 5, 2009
U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. (USPH) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2009-06-30...

Integrating Fitness Programs Into a Chiropractic Practice - September 5, 2009
Chiropractors continue to expand their practices by offering a wider variety of services. This can be driven by market forces and opportunities or the chiropractor's passion for certain services....

A medical doctor's view of chiropractic care - September 5, 2009
As both a chiropractor and medical doctor, Dr. Ralph Gay has an unusual perspective on the legendary rift between the two professions....

Sacramento Law Firm and Trial Lawyers Across the Country Show - August 27, 2009
The first three Mondays in August, 53 law firms from 25 states will band together to donate more than 60 Nintendo Wii gaming systems to rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and hospitals all over America....

Music therapy is growing in the rehabilitation world - August 27, 2009
Since 1998, The Choir Therapy has been an important addition to the rehabilitation of some people recovering from traumatic brain injuries in Farmington Hills....

Pediatric Physical Rehabilitation now available through area home health agency - August 27, 2009
With more than 85 years of home healthcare experience, Nursing & Home Care has recently launched an in-home Pediatric Physical Rehabilitation program. Under this new program, the organization's therapists provide highly specialized physical, occupational and speech therapy services to children up to age 18....

Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab - August 27, 2009
Even though cardiac rehabilitation has been shown to guard against future heart trouble once a cardiovascular event has landed someone in the hospital, only 56 percent of these patients are referred for the therapy, a new study finds....

KP3 program all about preventing injuries - August 25, 2009
Over the course of two months, TOSPT trainers and physical therapists Jerry Latimer and Steve Trocchio screened and assessed the young athletes in small groups....

Physical therapy can provide relief during pregnancy - August 25, 2009
Amy Boocher sleeps soundly at night thanks to physical therapist Connie Strey. And that's saying a lot, given that hip pain had made good shut-eye a distant dream for the Pine River woman throughout the 27 weeks of her pregnancy....

Robotic limbs allow patients to move legs - August 25, 2009
The program uses equipment called Lokomat Pro, where a computer drives robotic limbs attached to the patient's legs to help move them in a walking gait on a treadmill while the patient is supported in a harness....

Physical Therapy On Horses - August 25, 2009
A non-profit organization is using a four-legged approach to physical therapy. The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center, or NCTRC, uses horses to rehab special needs clients....

Told he might be unable to walk, man soon may not need his wheelchair - August 25, 2009
After losing most of his mobility in 2008, Ernst's health care providers now say he is "amazing" and has made some of the quickest progress they have ever seen....

Athlete Competes to Raise Awareness - August 25, 2009
The physical therapist understands the physical and emotional pain it takes to overcome a debilitating injury....

Consumers pay $34 billion for alternative medicine - August 25, 2009
mericans spend about $34 billion annually on alternative medicine, according to the first national estimate of such out-of-pocket spending in more than a decade....

Arthritis sufferers enjoy physical, social therapy in Riverside aqua class - August 25, 2009
Doctors and physical therapists have long known the benefits of warm-water exercise in treating arthritis patients....

Paralympian runners teach others who've lost legs to move forward - August 25, 2009
The Amputee Walking School, which also is sponsored by Michigan Orthopedic Services, is designed for everyone from young amputees who lost limbs because of violence or cancer to seniors who lost legs to diabetes....

Syracuse VA Medical Center opens prosthetics lab, spinal cord clinic - August 25, 2009
The Syracuse VA Medical Center has opened a new outpatient rehabilitation clinic and a prosthetics lab to serve the growing number of soldiers coming home from war with injuries....

Interactive Metronome helps stroke patients recover - August 25, 2009
Therapists at HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital have a new tool to help patients who have difficulty walking, talking and organizing their thoughts after suffering a stroke or debilitating injury....

DJO Incorporated Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2009 - August 22, 2009
DJO Incorporated ("DJO" or the "Company") a global provider of medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced financial results for its operating subsidiary, DJO Finance LLC ("DJOFL"), for the second quarter of 2009, ended June 27, 2009. ReAble Therapeutics, Inc. ("ReAble") acquired DJO Incorporated ("DJO Opco") in a transaction completed on November 20, 2007 (the "DJO Merger")....

Dozens arrested in Medicare fraud busts across US - August 22, 2009
Federal authorities arrested 30 people, including doctors, and were seeking others in a major Medicare fraud bust Wednesday in New York, Louisiana, Boston and Houston, targeting scams such as "arthritis kits" - expensive braces that many patients never used....

Wii makes therapy more fun - August 19, 2009
HealthSouth is one of a growing number of outpatient and inpatient facilities that are incorporating Wiihabilitation into their physical therapy and rehabilitation regiments....

Rehab Improves Attention Deficits in Stroke Survivors - August 19, 2009
A rehabilitation program for impaired attention was successful in patients who had suffered a stroke, a randomized trial showed....

LiveWell Rehab helps Southern Miss professor get back on to his feet - August 19, 2009
Jon Beedle, a professor in the University of Southern Mississippi's Education and Psychology Department, is back on his feet and enjoying life after a two year-long journey through rehabilitation at Forrest General's LiveWell Center....

President's Council Projects Growth For Physical Therapy Profession - August 19, 2009
The nation's aging population and expanded health care coverage will increase the demand for physical therapist (PT) services, says the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a new federal report1 that presents a projection of potential developments in the US labor market over the next 5 to 10 years is released....

Rehabilitation Hospital Awarded Research Grant - August 19, 2009
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana announced today that two of its research projects have been awarded a total of nearly $240,000 from the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Board....

MossRehab Again Ranked among Nation's Top Rehabilitation Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report - August 19, 2009
For the 16th year, MossRehab, part of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, has been recognized as one of the nation's leading rehabilitation facilities in the 2009-2010 U.S. News & World Report magazine survey of "America's Best Hospitals."...

Eliminate Pain In Only 4 Sessions? Seminar Teaches Physical and Massage Therapists Effective Rehabilitation Technique - August 19, 2009
The Active Myofascial Therapy association is hosting its first annual certification seminar in August 3-7, 2009 in San Francisco, California. A small group of physical and massage therapists from across the country will join the founder of the Active Myofascial Therapy technique, Irene Diamond, RT., to learn The Diamond Method™ in a 5 day comprehensive seminar....

Shelbourne Releases New Information on Knee Replacement - August 19, 2009
Research from the Shelbourne Knee Center shows most patients can avoid total knee replacement; most improve with rehabilitation and are able to avoid surgery....

Chiropractors: How much can they really heal? - August 19, 2009
Chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain. But can their hands-on manipulations of the spine also help with colic, asthma, ear infections, allergies and digestive issues?...

Day center in Portage will serve those with dementia and others - August 17, 2009
The facility came about as a result of strategic planning that identified a need for caregiver support and a desire to improve grief and loss services, Maile said....

Yardwork can do a body good - August 17, 2009
"People who start the hobby of gardening discover very quickly it's much more physically demanding than they might have realized," says Kimberly Ridout, a physical therapist in Dallas who has experience designing gardening fitness programs....

Singing does more than soothe the souls of Parkinson's patients - August 17, 2009
Therapists say, if you were to look at the brain of a Parkinson's patient, you'd see the part that controls motor skills is all out of whack. One treatment that was really developed ages ago can give it all some order, not to mention, a beat....

Senior Citizens Being Urged to Choose and Use Walkers and Canes Carefully - August 17, 2009
Proper fit and use may prevent some of the 47,000 annual ER visits by elderly who fall...

City approves Spaulding Rehab's $200m project - August 13, 2009
Boston officials have approved a plan by Spaudling Rehabilitation Hospital to build a $200 million medical center in the Charlestown Navy Yard....

Nursing homes face $78M Medicare cut - August 13, 2009
Florida nursing homes face a proposed $78.4 million cut in Medicare reimbursements, which may cause some facilities to close and/or shed nearly 2,000 jobs statewide....

Memorial Hermann Urology, Kidney Disease and Rehabilitation Programs Named Among Nation's Best by U.S. News & World Report - August 13, 2009
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and TIRR Memorial Hermann have earned distinction as two of the nation's top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" issue....

Ohio's lawmakers approve $51 billion budget - August 4, 2009
Instead of billing the government for services such as oxygen and physical and occupational therapy, medical equipment such as custom wheelchairs, over-the-counter medication and transportation, nursing homes will pay for the services out of the per diem increase....

Heart Transplant Recipients Can Improve Fitness And Perform High Intensity Workouts - August 4, 2009
Heart transplant recipients' cardio-respiratory fitness is around 30 to 50 per cent lower than age-matched healthy sedentary individuals. As a result, exercise rehabilitation should be very important to these patients, and a University of Alberta study shows they can improve their overall physical fitness....

Shoulder Surgery Doesn't Prevent Return to Sports - August 4, 2009
Replacing a joint in any part of the body often leads to a long recovery process and the possibility of not being able to return to a sport or activity....

Physical Therapists Say Proper Fit and Use of Walkers and Canes Can Prevent Fall-Related Injuries in Elderly - July 30, 2009
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids to be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries....

Health checkup: Low back pain - July 30, 2009
Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to the physician or physical therapist. The causes of back pain are too numerous to list here, but most cases are caused by poor posture, repetitive minor strains or awkward movements or positions....

Physical therapist uses music in his practice - July 30, 2009
Physical therapy is often times a painful process. Music is relaxing, and relaxed patients tend to do better quicker....

Dog helps break up the routine of physical therapy at St. Joseph Villa - July 30, 2009
Rudy is a silver lab retriever owned by physical therapist Jennifer Trecaso. She saw how excited the residents were when one of the rehabilitation technicians brought in a puppy, and since her dog has been to multiple obedience training classes, she thought Rudy would be perfect to bring in and help out....

Therapists aiding boy in reaching his physical potential - July 29, 2009
That was more than three years ago, and Devan, who has spastic cerebral palsy, now is 4 years old. He brightened Endly's week Tuesday when he kicked his feet in the water of his aunt's backyard pool, and opening the refrigerator door also is on his latest list of accomplishments....

Hospital promotes infant massages - July 29, 2009
Therapists noticed right away that her muscle tone was weak and her shoulders pitched back instead of forward, making it difficult for her to move. Too much movement even made the infant vomit. But after just three months in the new infant massage program at the Urbana hospital, Shayla's development has almost caught up to most other girls her age....

Montgomery County hospital helping paraplegics get 'back in the game' - July 22, 2009
Called ''ReWalk,'' the device can help paraplegics -- using crutches for stability -- to stand and walk when they lean forward and move their upper body in different ways. Users must have use of their hands and shoulders to operate it....

Case studies utilizing Dynamic sEMG and range of motion - July 21, 2009
In chiropractic, we too have the technology to establish the presence or absence of spinal issues. The chiropractic tool of choice is the combined Dynamic sEMG and range of motion testing known as "DynaROM sEMG." ...

Cherry Hill Manor hosts former residents at 'Rehab Reunion' - July 20, 2009
In an effort to reunite the staff with some of the past residents, the facility held a "Rehab Reunion" on Thursday, May 21. Those attending were treated to a sit-down dinner and got to chat with other former residents as well as members of their "rehab team."...

DOTmed Industry Sector Report: Physical Therapy - July 20, 2009
For more than 100 years, physical therapists have been dealing with assistive, adaptive, rehabilitative and analytical devices to help their patients. While the equipment has become more advanced both technically and physically, the basic concepts have stayed the same....

Michigan Passes Legislation to License Physical Therapist Assistants - July 20, 2009
Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm signed SB 151 into law last week, requiring physical therapist assistants (PTAs) to obtain state licensure. Michigan is now the 48th state to regulate PTAs, according to the Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA)....

Hands-on healing techniques like massage and acupuncture score with clients: Healthy Cleveland - July 20, 2009
Chiropractic care, rated highest in the survey at 59 percent of patients completely or very satisfied with treatment, is based on the idea that restricted movement in the spine leads to pain and loss of function....

Direct access to physical therapy can cut costs - July 20, 2009
Direct access is covered under most health insurance plans, and U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., has co-sponsored legislation to include it under Medicare in those states that have legalized it. The bill was introduced in the Senate this spring and is now in committee....

House Of Delegates Elects Directors, Officers, And Committee Member Prior To PT '09 In Baltimore - July 20, 2009
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) House of Delegates elected officers, directors, and a member of the Nominating Committee during its annual meeting prior to PT 2009, June 10-13, in Baltimore....

Elite Sports Physical Therapy Starts Fremont's 1st Dance Therapy Program - July 20, 2009
Holding true to their commitment to provide cutting edge sports and orthopedic physical therapy in Fremont, CA, Elite Sports PT is starting the area's 1st Dance Rehabilition/Dance Therapy Program....

Update on Manipulation and Exercise
What the Research Says
- July 17, 2009
Although not all studies agree, the majority suggest that there appears to be a synergistic effect when both manipulation and exercise are used in combination....

LC seeking accreditation for Doctor of Physical Therapy program - July 16, 2009
Lynchburg College is on the verge of launching a Doctor of Physical Therapy program, but the school must first complete a series of accreditation requirements....

UA Training Rehabilitation Counselors Across the State - July 12, 2009
The UA's rehabilitation counseling program is the only one of its kind at a state institution in Arizona, and it is meeting the need for master's degree-level rehabilitation counselors for state government and within the private sector. ...

Tapeless Medical Products Earn Medicare HCPCS Code - July 11, 2009
An innovative, non-adhesive dressing system have been approved for a Medicare billing designation that promises to make wound care easier and more affordable for thousands of individuals who require in-home medical assistance....

Scoliosis patients find new treatment - July 9, 2009
Dr. April Cardwell said she and her partner, Dr. Michael Farrell, use a technique developed by developed by the Clear Institute, a group of chiropractic physicians. She added that it blends chiropractic care and physical therapy that retrains the body to hold the correct posture....

Crackdown on Medicare fraud a priority for Obama administration - July 8, 2009
The Obama administration is aggressively pushing Medicare fraud prevention along with criminal prosecutions as the president seeks to expand healthcare coverage for millions of uninsured Americans....

Rehab consists of several steps - July 8, 2009
The rehabilitation of an athlete who's had anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery is about more than just strengthening the injured knee....

The vigilant hypochondriac: The inner ear, vision and other senses keep us upright - July 8, 2009
What causes older people to fall? Now a researcher has shown that the vestibular system - the structure deep within the inner ear that helps us maintain our balance - deteriorates with age and also contributes to falls....

Physical therapist explains machine that helps patients walk - July 8, 2009
Lodi Memorial Hospital is the only place in the greater Sacramento and Modesto areas that has a new piece of equipment available to patients seeking to improve their ability to walk normally again. This includes those who have suffered from a stroke, an incomplete spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy or, like Linda Barnard, of Sacramento, multiple sclerosis....

Physical therapist helps patients return to active lifestyle with physical training - July 8, 2009
At the suggestion of his physical therapist, Wofford contacted Nanette Farris, 41, a physical therapist with Campbell Clinic, who became certified as a personal trainer in 2004 and had begun taking patients on an individual basis....

Wii PT: Video games do double duty as physical therapy in rehab hospital - July 8, 2009
Hinojos is part of a trend in physical rehabilitation that uses the Nintendo Wii video-game console to help patients improve the likes of balance, standing tolerance, eye-hand coordination and cognitive skills....

Veterans Affairs Researchers Study Benefits of Robot for Ankle Rehabilitation - July 8, 2009
Researchers at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine are conducting research using a novel ankle robot ("Anklebot"), invented by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, with stroke patients at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. ...

Man charged with sexually assaulting nursing home patient - July 8, 2009
Last week, Police say an 87-year old patient was touched inappropriately by a visitor at the Bradford Square Rehabilitation and Nursing center. ...

Music May Have A Future Role In Heart And Stroke Patient Rehabilitation - July 8, 2009
Blood flow and respiratory rates can synch with music, indicating that music could one day be a therapeutic tool for blood pressure control and rehabilitation, according to a study by Italian researchers published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association....

New York City Chiropractor Announces New State-Of-The-Art Facility, Website - July 7, 2009
Dr. Steven Shoshany of New York City is proud to announce that he has recently launched his new website, www.LivingwellNewYork.com, to coincide with an exciting new direction he is taking with his office and an expansion of the practice....

Feds charge 53 in $50M medical billing scheme - July 7, 2009
The huge case is really a collection of eight cases involving physical therapy and injection or infusion therapy clinics. In all, 53 defendants, including four doctors, either appeared Wednesday in federal court in Detroit or are expected to do so in the coming days....

Zynex Introduces New Product Line - July 7, 2009

Calling All Heart Patients - July 7, 2009
Telephone or Internet-based interventions may help heart attack survivors and other cardiac patients improve their heart health and reduce their risk of future cardiac events, Australian researchers say....

Lifelike Robot Provides Innovative Rehabilitation Treatment for Patients - July 7, 2009
Looking beyond the physical and occupational therapy norms, Sacred Heart Hospital's Physical Rehabilitation Center introduced a new team member who is making a positive impact on patient care. A responsive, animated and walking robotic Pleo Dinosaur is being used in the rehabilitation of patients, both physically and emotionally....

'Navigaitor' Helps Patients Walk Again - July 7, 2009
Severe stroke victims and other acutely ill rehabilitation patients are learning to correct their unsteady and unsafe gait sooner and without the fear of falling by using a new therapeutic device that allows them more freedom of motion to walk again....

DJO Incorporated Announces Sale of Empi Therapy Solutions Catalog Business to Patterson Medical - July 7, 2009
DJO Incorporated, a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced the sale of the rehabilitation equipment and supply catalog business of its Empi business unit, Empi Therapy Solutions (ETS) (formerly known as Rehab Medical Equipment, or RME), to Patterson Medical, a division of Patterson Companies, Inc....

Eckenhoff to leave National Rehabilitation Hospital - July 7, 2009
Ed Eckenhoff, 66, founder, president and CEO of the not-for-profit National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, will be stepping down effective Oct. 1....

Dolphin-assisted therapy offers hope to disabled children, parents - July 3, 2009
Convinced that swimming with the animals paired with intensive speech or physical therapy helps with autism, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy and other debilitating ailments, Kuhnert spends her days snapping orders at therapists and trouble-shooting emergencies at a therapy center at the Seaquarium in Willemstad, Curacao....

Physiatrists oppose eliminating Medicare PT referral - July 3, 2009
The physicians say the legislation in the House and Senate could hurt patients. Physical therapists back the proposed law....

Interactive Motion Technologies: Physical Therapy Robotics - July 3, 2009
The Interactive Motion robots are designed to fit around a patient's arm or leg and work with the patient to reestablish brain connections by gently nudging the appendage in the desired direction. ...

Loan Repayment Legislation Includes Physical Therapists as Frontline Providers - July 3, 2009
Legislation to establish a Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program that includes physical therapists was introduced Tuesday by Representative Bruce Braley (D-IA). The Access to Frontline Health Care Act of 2009 (HR 2891) would encourage physical therapists to practice in underserved areas, says the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)....

Study Shows How Stroke Affects Hand Function; Provides Roadmap for Rehab - July 2, 2009
A person whose hand function has been affected by a stroke can release an object more quickly when the affected arm is supported on a platform. Muscle-stretching exercises improved how quickly the stroke survivor could grip an object. The findings show how a stroke affects hand function, and provide a roadmap for rehabilitation....

New back pain treatment technology to get trials at Long Beach Memorial - July 2, 2009
A new technology that hopes to streamline the treatment of neck and back pain will be tested in clinical trials at the hospital beginning in late July or early August. ...

What's Your Function? - July 2, 2009
Noble Hospital Sports and Rehabilitation Center Wants to Help You Get It Back....

New Device Tackles Rehabilitation Technology and Therapeutics Development for the Disabled - July 2, 2009
Shoe & Boot Valet(TM) Offers Self-Sufficiency and Independence With Daily Living Activities, Breaking the Cycle of Pain in Everyday Tasks....

Measurable Solutions Teaches Private Practice Physical Therapy Owners to Expand Despite the Economy - June 30, 2009
On July 13th Measurable Solutions will be hosting a conference for private practice physical therapy owners from all over the county on the subjects of public relations, marketing and promotion....

Excell Home Care & Hospice, Inc. Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology - June 30, 2009
Excell Home Care & Hospice, Inc., a leading provider of home care and hospice services in Oklahoma, announced it has entered into a business relationship with Cardiocom(R) to provide advanced home telehealth technology to patients with chronic illness....

Physical therapy helps toddler recover - June 30, 2009
Nearly a year after Brock Cherek sustained a life-changing brain injury, the Portage County toddler is bouncing and jumping with help....

NASA Insulation Helps Raynauds Sufferers And Others In Physical Therapy Say: "No More!" To Cold Hands and Feet When Using Weber's New TLC Wraps - June 30, 2009
Originals By Weber, Terry L. Weber, owner, of Toms River, NJ, announces immediate availability of the Weber TLC (Temperature Level Control) Finger Warmer Wrist & Ankle Wraps....

Former Patient With Polio Makes Signficant Financial Gift To Foundation For Physical Therapy - June 30, 2009
A former physical therapy patient from Prince George's County, Maryland, grateful for the physical therapy he received years after contracting polio, but always wishing he had received it sooner, has made, through his estate, a significant financial gift to the Foundation for Physical Therapy....

Lakeland Spine Center Intros New ATM System for Back Pain - June 30, 2009
Lakeland Spine Center in Lakeland, Florida, is bringing the first Active Therapeutic Movement machine to the area in June 2009 and now offers this revolutionary rehab technology to treat neuromuscular pain and improve patients' range of movement....

The American Physical Therapy Association Endorses the Ness L300™ Foot Drop System - June 30, 2009
Bioness Inc. and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) announced today that the NESS L300™ Foot Drop System received official product endorsement from APTA...

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for pain relief - June 30, 2009
TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. It's a safe, non-invasive method that may help relieve pain in some people. TENS therapy has been used to try to relieve acute and chronic pain due to surgery, injury, wounds, migraines, tension headaches, cancer, back pain, arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis....

New Online Home Health Service Launched in California to Expand Direct Patient Care Time While Lowering Costs - June 30, 2009
Today, HealthCare California announces that it is the first home health agency in California to implement an online service that answers the call from national leaders to utilize technology to improve health care....

Beaver County Chiropractor, Dr. Michele M. Askar, Introduced a New Service to Her Practice for Neck and Back Pain Sufferers - June 28, 2009
Dr. Michele M. Askar, clinic director and founder of the Spinal Disc Center (www.spinaldisccenter.com) offers one of the most advanced methods of non-surgical decompression available today in the Western Pennsylvania counties of Beaver, Butler and Allegheny. ...

Chiropractor takes holistic approach to healing - June 27, 2009
As a chiropractor, Chad Messina encounters his share of skeptics. "Patients will tell me, "I don't believe in chiropractic, as if it's a religion," says the Marlborough-based practitioner. "But it's not a matter of belief, but having the structures of the body -- the joints, bones, and muscles -- in the right place."...

The Nursing Home Complaint Center Wants To Team Up With Personal Injury Law Firms To Stop Nursing Home Abuse & Medicare Fraud - June 27, 2009
The Nursing Home Abuse Center intends to go after nursing homes, that abuse their patients, and wants to assist law firms that also have an interest in Medicare-Medicaid fraud, Class actions, and employee wage and hour issues. According to the group, "we want to align ourselves with larger personal injury law firms in specific cities, where we know nursing home abuse, Medicare or Medicaid fraud, and employee wage, and hour issues are wide spread, to stop these types of practices." ...

Physical therapy patients love being in hot water - June 26, 2009
For people in pain, comfort is often a matter of degrees: The warmer the better. Carr relies on that water to help her with her ongoing rehabilitation from a terrible car accident in 2002....

ATI Physical Therapy sets bar with outpatient transportation program - June 26, 2009
ATI Physical Therapy (ATI) continues to enhance their ongoing Transportation Program in an effort to enhance their patient's overall experience and successful physical therapy....

Therapist stole ring from dying woman - June 26, 2009
Physical therapist Michelle Colone, 33, of Berwick, had been charged with stealing the ring during a therapy session in Olive's room, according to a criminal complaint filed by Mahoning Township police at District Judge Marvin Shrawder's Danville office....

Where The Jobs Are: Physical Therapist - June 26, 2009
Physical therapy may not be the quickest second career to get into. It takes time-consuming training. You need to have taken certain science courses and then get three years of specialized education in the field. But once you finish that, the jobs are plentiful and the salaries are healthy....

New York Physical Therapy Association Launches Campaign Against High Co-Pays - June 26, 2009
The New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) has launched a campaign to end unfair and excessively high physical therapy co-payments known as "specialty co-pays."...

Occupational therapy a vital healthcare link - June 26, 2009
In response to, "Ortho-expo explores treatment options," from the May 7 edition of the Suffolk-News Herald, I was struck by the need to inform others about occupational therapy, which is distinct from physical therapy....

AthletiCo Physical Therapy Partners with Arthritis Foundation - June 26, 2009
AthletiCo, an Illinois-based leader in rehabilitation, fitness, and performance services, recently partnered with the Arthritis Foundation to provide community outreach and education on the benefits of physical and occupational therapy and preventative fitness solutions for those suffering from arthritis....

Mohrsville massage therapist finds rewards in offering free health services in Vietnam - June 26, 2009
The group traveled across the poverty-ridden country offering free health clinics to everyone from children to the elderly to former combatants. It was made up of a chiropractor, "body workers" like Mayes and "energy workers."...

Advanced Arm Dynamics Fits Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) Patient in Indiana - June 26, 2009
A few weeks ago, Hank Esmond would not have dreamed that he would be operating his prosthetic arms through his thoughts. Mr. Esmond is the first upper extremity amputee in Indiana to be fit with the DynamicArm TMR manufactured by Otto Bock....

RehabCare sells consulting division to Premier - June 24, 2009
RehabCare Group Inc. has sold its health-care management consulting division to Premier Inc., a national health-care alliance based in Charlotte, N.C., for an undisclosed amount....

United Hebrew Celebrates New Nursing and Rehabilitation Center - Single-Bedded Rooms Advance the Art of Caregiving - June 24, 2009
United Hebrew recently hosted a grand opening celebration in commemoration of its new nursing home and rehabilitation center. ...

Rehab advances speed recovery - June 22, 2009
Twenty years ago, most doctors and physical therapists wouldn't have dreamed of letting Jeremy Nelson raise his surgically repaired leg, much less bend the swollen, painful knee....

North American Seminars, Inc. Introduces a New Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course, an Algorithmic Based Treatment Approach to Vestibular Dys - June 21, 2009
North American Seminars, Inc., www.healthclick.com introduces An Algorithmic Based Treatment Approach to Vestibular Dysfunction. This physical therapy continuing education course is a two day training event created to assist rehab professionals evaluate and treat dizziness and imbalance....

Los Altos Sub-Acute & Rehabilitation Center expands services - June 21, 2009
To complement its existing services, the center celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Regional Outpatient Center (ROC) April 28. The ROC's goal is to provide physical, occupational and speech therapy on an outpatient basis to local communities....

Physical Therapists Advocate for Access to Rehabilitative Services on Capitol Hill - June 21, 2009
Two hundred physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy marched on Capitol Hill Tuesday to educate lawmakers about the critical need for patients to have improved access to physical therapy services....

Stepping Out: Neuro-stimulator enables lame to walk again - June 21, 2009
"Foot drop" is a condition in which nerve dysfunction hinders the ability to lift one's foot off the ground while walking. It is a deficiency in turning the ankle and toes upward, known as "dorsiflexion." Conditions leading to foot drop may be neurological, muscular or, in the case of Warwick native Trent Ferrara, both....

Results Physiotherapy offers unique PT - June 21, 2009
Results Physiotherapy owner Graeme Keys hopes his innovative business will help local citizens with musculoskeletal and orthopedic pain....

Short's RehabCare flush with cash - June 21, 2009
The shaky economy prompted RehabCare Group Inc. to build up its cash reserves, and now the rehab program provider is in an enviable position in today's market: It can either pay off all its debt this year or pursue acquisition targets....

ATS: Rehab Helps in Moderate COPD - June 21, 2009
Pulmonary rehabilitation can have a marked effect on quality of life even in patients with less-advanced cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a Dutch researcher said here....

Physical Rehabilitation Healthcare Provider Finding New Ways to Connect with Patients - June 21, 2009
Sheltering Arms launches new social media and social networking strategy, with help from EndGame Public Relations....

Federal Lawsuit Regarding Alleged False Claims Dismissed Against Axiom and All Defendants! - June 21, 2009
n May 20, 2009, United States District Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington dismissed, with prejudice, the lawsuit styled United States of America ex rel., Greg Westfall and Suzanne Westfall vs. Axiom Worldwide, Inc., Axiom Worldwide, LLC, James J. Gibson, Jr., Nicholas Exarhos, Timothy Exarhos, Peer Review Network, Inc., Case No. 8:06–CV–571–T–33TBM. The lawsuit, filed by Greg and Suzanne Westfall on behalf of the United States under the federal False Claims Act, had been pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, since 2006....

A Holistic Approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome - June 20, 2009
Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common disorders that doctors see in practice. One in 5 Americans experiences this disorder, yet it is not talked about very often because of embarrassing signs and symptoms....

Help for Improved Walking in Bend, Oregon: Physical Therapy Practice Now Offers State-of-the-Art Gait Training - June 18, 2009
Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and other movement disorder patients are now offered a new, breakthrough treatment for improving walking balance....

Chiropractic Care Helps Golfers Tee-up for Optimal Performance - June 17, 2009
Professional and amateur golfers turn to chiropractic care as one of the best strategies for maintaining health on and off the course and achieving the best possible performance, according to The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (www.yes2chiropractic.org), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of chiropractic....

Heart Patients Should Walk Often, Walk Far - June 17, 2009
Exercise regimens that burn more calories over less-intense periods of exercise can increase weight loss and reduce cardiovascular risk factors better than standard cardiac rehabilitation programs, researchers have found....

State-of-the-Art Technology and Hotel-Like Environment Get CareOne's Rehab Patients Home Quicker - June 17, 2009
CareOne, New Jersey's largest family-owned and operated senior care provider reports that newly designed hotel-like Centers, and the use of computer technology account for speedier recovery and discharge in rehab patients compared to national averages....

The Future of Stroke Rehabilitation - June 17, 2009
Cutting Edge Technologies Offer New Therapies for Patients...

Early PT in ICU May Prevent Disability After Discharge - June 17, 2009
Starting rehabilitation early in the ICU during periods when sedation is interrupted may help prevent loss of independence in daily living after discharge, researchers reported....

U.S. Physical Therapy Q1 profit up - June 15, 2009
U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. reported first-quarter net income attributable to the company of $2.8 million, up from $2.4 million a year earlier. Earnings per share rose to $0.23 from $0.20 in the prior-year quarter....

Onward Healthcare Announces List of 51 Best Physical Therapy Resources on the Web - June 15, 2009
Onward Healthcare, one of the nation's premier providers of travel physical therapy jobs, has released a list of the 51 Best Physical Therapy Resources on the Web....

Senate Introduces Legislation to Increase Access to Physical Therapist Services - June 15, 2009
The US Senate recently introduced legislation that would increase access to physical therapy services for Medicare beneficiaries by removing the need for a physician's referral or certification of the plan of care in those states in which direct access is authorized, says the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)....

Physical Therapists Can Successfully Treat Clubfoot - June 15, 2009
Physical therapists can use the Ponseti method to treat clubfoot as effectively as surgeons and their patients have fewer recurrences, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery....

Pasadena Chiropractor Offers Chiropractic Promotion for "Economic Stimulus" - June 15, 2009
Pasadena Chiropractor Michael Mendoza offers reduced-cost chiropractic care plan especially for residents of the north-east community of Pasadena, CA. This is to make chiropractic care more affordable for those affected by the recession....

Remington College-Cleveland West Campus Offers New Physical Therapist Assistant Program - June 8, 2009
Remington College-Cleveland West is now enrolling students for its new Physical Therapist Assistant Degree Program. The program is designed to prepare students to practice as physical therapy assistants under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. ...

North American Seminars, Inc. Introduces Oncology Rehabilitation and Cancer Survivorship, a New Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Continuing E - June 4, 2009
North American Seminars has introduced Oncology Rehabilitation and Cancer Survivorship, a new physical therapy and occupational therapy continuing education course directed at helping rehabilitation professionals provide better care for their cancer patients....

Three approaches to holistic rehabilitation - June 4, 2009
While some chiropractors may apply an abrupt force on the joints, a technique known as High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA), many practitioners use gentler methods and combine other treatments to relieve pain....

AthletiCo Employees Volunteer Time And Talent To Support Global Medical Brigades - June 4, 2009
AthletiCo, an Illinois-based leader in physical therapy, fitness, and performance services, recently supported Global Medical Brigades on a medical mission trip to Honduras. ...

Rehabilitation system supports stroke patients - June 4, 2009
To assist patients with their physical therapy, researchers in the Arts, Media and Engineering (AME) program at Arizona State University have utilized cutting-edge research to develop a computerized Mixed Reality Rehabilitation system....

American Association for Homecare Applauds Senate Subcommittee Efforts to Prevent Waste and Fraud in Medicare - June 2, 2009
Today the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security held a hearing on waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare. The American Association for Homecare submitted a formal statement supporting the Subcommittee's efforts to reduce waste in Medicare....

DavisPTnetwork, A Professional Social Network for Physical Therapists, Reaches Over 500 Members - June 2, 2009
Physical therapists are able to get information to help their careers, take online continuing education courses and network with other PT professionals in the field...

California Community Clinics File Lawsuit Against State Over Budget Cuts to Critical Medi-Cal Benefits - May 30, 2009
The California Primary Care Association today announced that it is filing a lawsuit against the state of California to prevent the elimination of certain critical Medi-Cal benefits currently being provided by California's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Centers (RHCs). ...

Livingston Chiropractor Offers Solutions for Athletic Injuries - May 28, 2009
Livingston Chiropractic and Dr. Ralph Santonastaso focuses on the musclular aspect of spinal pain. ...

Exercises may throw scoliosis a new curve - May 28, 2009
Physical therapy is rarely considered a first-line treatment option for scoliosis in the U.S.; but some studies have shown that conservative, complementary therapies such as exercise shouldn't be ruled out. ...

Body work - May 27, 2009
As we live and stay active longer, more of us need physical therapy ...

Illinois-Based AthletiCo Opens Milestone 50th Physical Therapy Center - May 26, 2009
AthletiCo, an Illinois-based leader in physical therapy, fitness, and performance services, recently reached a milestone when it opened its 50th physical therapy center in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and 51st center in suburban Naperville....

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. Schedules First Quarter 2009Earnings Release and Conference Call forThursday, May 7, 2009 - May 25, 2009
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., a national operator of physical and occupational therapy outpatient clinics, announced that it will issue its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009 on Thursday, May 7th. The results will be released before the opening of the stock market that day. . ...

Nursing homes becoming a stop for rehab between hospital, home - May 22, 2009
Nursing homes are giving themselves an extreme makeover in hopes of shedding their image as the place where the old and frail go to die....

Aquatic therapy for autism - May 21, 2009
The Bellarmine project, which was partly funded by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association, involved a group of 3- to 4-year-olds and a group of 5- to 7-year-olds who took part in one-hour therapy sessions at Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center....

Physical therapy careers booming for students - May 21, 2009
Most physical therapy students have a job lined up before they graduate, say college educators for this field. Starting salaries range from $60,000 to $70,000 annually and demographics favor increased demand for the profession in coming years. ...

Weightless physical therapy for runners - May 21, 2009
A training device originally created for astronauts has now been approved by the FDA to help patients who are unable to run or walk. At UCSF's new high tech physical therapy center, in Mission Bay - Richard Hart ran into some runners going almost weightless in a bag of air....

All the right moves: adapting rehabilitation services to fit your residents' needs - May 16, 2009
The rehabilitation component of skilled nursing has grown and developed into an established service area for long-term care facility operators over the past two decades. Yet despite its maturity, it must continue to evolve if rehab providers are to capture the burgeoning patient volume and revenue potential that exists, industry observers say....

Cognitive Therapy May Ease Seniors' Anxiety - May 15, 2009
Cognitive Therapy Improves Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder Common in Older Adults, Study Shows...

Playing Wii can reduce time away after sustaining sports injuries - May 15, 2009
Using the Nintendo Wii machine has become the newest phenomenon in therapy. Moving past geriatrics, now hospitals and rehabilitation facilities are also using the interactive games to help patients recover from occupational and sports-related injuries. ...

Rehab center geared to kids - May 15, 2009
Dallahi has been impressed with how hands-on and involved pediatric speech-language pathologist Wendy Ryback-Soucy, also clinical manager of the facility, has been over the couple of years working with Amina. ...

Therapeutic pool makes rehabilitation fun - May 15, 2009
Since July 2007, Sioux City Physical Therapy is the only place in the area with a pool dedicated to aquatic therapy and occupational rehabilitation, said physical therapist Marie Nielsen....

Consumer Reports Survey Shows High Satisfaction for Physical Therapist Treatment of Back Pain - May 14, 2009
'Hands-On' Therapies Rated More Effective Than Traditional Medical Care...

Therapeutic horseback riding helps disabled riders be independent - May 14, 2009
Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center in Bellingham is a nonprofit organization that has provided physical therapy to disabled children and adults since 1993. The center has five therapy horses and multiple volunteers. Riders are carefully supervised during each half-hour session, and have at least one to three volunteers who stay at their side....

Home-Based Program Extends Seniors' Lives - May 14, 2009
Combo of physical therapy, household changes added 3.5 years on average, study found ...

Irvine Chiropractor Offering Free Scoliosis Screenings for All Irvine Children - May 13, 2009
Dr. Regan Jung, a chiropractor in Irvine, is offering free scoliosis screenings for all Irvine children 13 years old and under. Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curve of the spine that causes stiffness and pain....

New York City Chiropractor Becomes First In North America to Offer Innovative SpiderTech Tape Therapy - May 13, 2009
Manhattan Chiropractor Dr. Steven Shoshany's office has always been synonymous with being at the forefront of integrating the newest and best technology to his practice. His latest addition is the highly anticipated SpiderTech line of pre-engineered Kinesiology Tape applications. Developed by Nucap Medical, SpiderTech is a new therapeutic product that supports muscle recovery that is precut for different body parts to save time for the doctor and energy for the patient. Dr. Shoshany is the first chiropractor to offer SpiderTech in North America....

Chiropractors, physical therapists can help patients with chronic problems - May 8, 2009
With the help of a physical therapist or chiropractor, you can be back on your feet, or at least straight on them, in no time....

Hospital mixes rehab with technology to help stroke patients - May 6, 2009
"The H200 provides enough electrical stimulation to re-educate the muscles so that they can produce movements,'' said Teri Rexroat, an occupational therapist working with Killeen at Summerlin Hospital. "The ultimate goal is to retrain the brain so that it can once again control or send signals to the muscles so that there is motion."...

AthletiCo Opens 50th Physical Therapy And Rehabilitation Center In Hyde Park - May 6, 2009
AthletiCo, a Chicago-based leader in physical therapy, rehabilitation, and fitness services, opens its 50th center in Hyde Park. The Hyde Park center is located at 1644 E. 53rd Street in Chicago....

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy Intervention Extends Lifespan and Quality of Life - May 6, 2009
Occupational therapy and physical therapy intervention can extend the length and quality of life for older adults by up to 3.5 years, according to recent findings from a follow-up study of Project ABLE....

New Online Network Features Continuing Education Courses for Physical Therapists - May 6, 2009
F.A. Davis unveils DavisPTnetwork™, a new social networking Web site, at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting. The site features valuable career resources, including online physical therapy continuing education courses (contact hours and CEUs), for physical therapy professionals....

APTA's Multidisciplinary Summit Establishes Opportunities for Physical Therapists to Drive Health Care Change - May 6, 2009
As the nation sits on the cusp of massive health care reform, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has taken a unique approach to leading the charge to control costs, improve quality, and expand access to health care for all Americans....

St. Ambrose Physical Therapy Department collects mobility equipment for daveloping countries - May 6, 2009
The Physical Therapy Department at St. Ambrose University is teaming up with Iowa Wheels for the World to collect and distribute wheelchairs and other mobility equipment to people with disabilities around the world....

10-K: GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES INC - May 6, 2009
The following discussion and analysis provides information which management believes is relevant to an assessment and understanding of Gentiva's results of operations and financial position....

Wii game is therapeutic fun at Palm Harbor rehab center - May 6, 2009
According to an article in the May 2008 issue of the organization's PT Magazine (apta.org ), "Physical therapists across the nation are introducing the Wii to patients - and seeing dramatic increases in treatment program compliance, some encouraging outcomes, and a generally more upbeat mood in the clinic."...

Veteran Rehab Specialist, Donna Cole, Joins Fast-Growing Alliance Seating & Mobility in California - May 4, 2009
Donna Cole, a complex rehab specialist with 15 years of experience, has joined Alliance Seating & Mobility (ASM), one of the nation's fastest growing accredited complex rehab companies....

U.S. Physical Therapy Reports Record AnnualRevenues and Earnings - April 23, 2009
HOUSTON, Mar 05, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., a national operator of physical and occupational therapy outpatient clinics, today reported results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2008 and provided earnings guidance for 2009. ...

Chiropractors Warn About Wii-Related Injuries - April 22, 2009
It was one of the hottest holiday gifts for fun and fitness. Doctors are even using it for physical therapy. Most people use Nintendo's Wii for fun and fitness. But a growing number of Wii-users are getting hurt....

Wheeling Hospital Offers New Pediatric Rehab Services - April 11, 2009
Wheeling Hospital's Center for Pediatrics announced a wide range of new rehabilitation services for children. Officials said, in addition to the center's regular and specialized pediatric care, the rehabilitation services will focus on physical, speech and occupational therapy....

Breast Cancer Patients Find New Form of Physical Therapy - April 11, 2009
In Peachtree City, Georgia on Lake Peachtree, the Steel Magnolias practice their rowing. One of the team members, Jill Binkley, a breast cancer survivor herself, tells CNN how the strenuous activity helps breast cancer patients heal. ...

EDUCATA and the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Partner to Provide First Global Online Continuing Education for Physical Therapists - April 11, 2009
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) and EDUCATA, the first company to offer a global continuing education platform for physical therapists, have partnered to provide online courses starting in February 2009. The WCPT is an international professional organization whose members are national physical therapy associations. ...

Robotic therapy may reduce stroke physical disability years later - April 11, 2009
Robot-assisted therapy may help stroke patients attain gains in their physical abilities long after the stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2009....

Area's First Advanced Rehab System Arrives
Nathan Littauer Hospital Introduces High-Performance Rehab System
- April 11, 2009
Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home announced today the acquisition of a new high-performance computer aided rehabilitation system aimed at helping return people to work or return to their sport of choice....

Patient instruction
An aging population brings new challenges to the world of therapy
- April 11, 2009
Physical, occupational and respiratory therapists, along with speech-language pathologists, are working to make life better for the elderly in homes, hospitals and rehabilitation and long-term care facilities....

Stroke Survivors Rehab Arms with In-Home Device - April 11, 2009
An innovative, in-home device invented at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to help stroke survivors recover the use of an arm will hit the market in early February....

Need for Traveling Therapists Boosts Demand for Lead Services of AlliedTravelCareers.com - April 11, 2009
While some healthcare categories have experienced an employment slowdown, that is not the case for physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists. There simply are not enough rehabilitation therapists to meet the demand....

Ridgefield physical therapist helps moms and moms-to-be stay fit - April 11, 2009
Ms. Watts Povinelli started Beyond Baby Fitness LLC to help prenatal, postpartum and "experienced" moms create exercise routines that can work with their busy schedules....

Exercise Is Neglected Therapy for Chronic Low Back and Neck Pain - April 8, 2009
In a survey of nearly 700 patients with chronic low back or neck pain, only 14.4% were prescribed exercise by their physicians, Janet Freburger, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues reported in the February issue of Arthritis Care & Research. ...

Report shows motor control exercises reduce persistent low-back pain - April 8, 2009
Motor control exercises, when performed in conjunction with other forms of therapy, can significantly reduce pain and disability in patients with persistent low back pain, according to a new systematic review published in the January issue of Physical Therapy (PTJ), the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). ...

New therapy approach for patients with bad posture - April 8, 2009
Postural Restoration Therapy is one approach to physical therapy now available at the Aquatic and Rehab Center located on the Lancaster General Health Campus. Physical therapist Catherine Ingram said she has seen dramatic results through the use of PRT and now uses it with all of her physical therapy patients to some extent....

Older Patients' Perception of Health and Balance Has Direct Impact on Walking Activity, New Study Says - April 8, 2009
Patients Who Perceive Their Balance and Overall Health As Poor Will Walk Less...

Fibromyalgia is tough to pin down, tough treat - April 8, 2009
Plotnick specialized in aggressive treatment of the condition, and his case shows the high stakes for doctors and patients in managing chronic pain....

Wii takes therapy thinking outside the box - April 6, 2009
At Lake County Nursing and Rehabilitation in East Chicago, instead of mundanely hoisting dumbbells to keep up his upper body strength, a man without legs throws jabs at his animated opponent on Nintendo's Wii video game system....

Baby boomers get physical
Demand rising to keep aging population healthy
- April 6, 2009
Industry insiders aren't eager to call physical therapy a "recession-proof" business, but most agree that baby-boomer demand has so far kept it sheltered from the economic storm....

Economy's aches and pains have not slowed growth of rehabilitation services - April 6, 2009
While the economic downturn has hit some business sectors hard in recent months, more physical therapy and similar types of rehabilitation practices continue to open in the area, underscoring the demand for such services....

YMCA program stretches to adapt for disabled - April 3, 2009
The program started with a single class, seated aerobics. Now, there are 12 separate offerings in the adaptive program, including seated yoga....

EDUCATA(TM) Debuts Online Learning Center for Physical Therapists - April 3, 2009
Recognized Subject-Matter Experts, Coupled With Highly Interactive Technology, Make Continuing Education Easy and Effective...

Medical robotics expert explores the human-machine interface - April 3, 2009
"People with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disabilities could use the exoskeleton to amplify their muscle strength, and it could also be used for rehabilitation and physical therapy," said Rosen....

Evidence In Motion and San Luis Sports Therapy Team Up - April 2, 2009
As part of the agreement, SLST becomes a Network Partner for Evidence in Motion's Orthopedic Residency and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship training in the communities they serve. ...

Shoreview, MN Chiropractor Dr. Douglas Yost Adds Massage Therapist To Clinic - March 26, 2009
Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic now has an expanded clinic space offering massage therapy through Northview Therapeutic Massage Clinic. Julie O'Brien is a licensed massage therapist and has a professional certificate in massage therapy. ...

NYC Chiropractor Dr. Steven Shoshany Now Certified in Kinesio Taping. Chiropractor NYC - March 26, 2009
Dr. Steven Shoshany, a chiropractor at Manhattan's Living Well Medical, PC, is now a certified Kinesio Taping® practitioner. Dr. Shoshany's certification is a unique addition to the physical therapy and rehabilitation services offered at Living Well Medical....

How Adjusted Are You? October is National Chiropractic Month - March 24, 2009
Since October is National Chiropractic Month, have you experienced a hard fall or do you have a prolonging ache? Look deeper into chiropractics....

Maximizing Practice Cashflow - Medical Billing Network Presentation at Monmouth-Ocean New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coder - February 16, 2009
Frustrated by insurance carriers that continue to reduce physicians' reimbursement? Searching for new ways to increase your practice revenue and improve compliance? Yuval Lirov, PhD, author of 'Medical Billing Networks and Processes' (2009) and 'Practicing Profitability - Billing Network Effect For Revenue Cycle Management' (2007), and CEO of Vericle, will deliver a presentation titled 'Maximizing Practice Cashflow: the Modern Business Practice of Medicine,' at the March 2009 meeting of the Monmouth/Ocean NJ Chapter of The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). His presentation reviews the specific strategies and tactics insurance companies use to underpay providers and reveals innovative Internet-based methodologies to level the playing field between the two....

Home health agency owners charged with Medicare fraud - February 12, 2009
Owners and employees of eight home health agencies in Southeast Michigan were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Detroit on charges they were part of a scheme to pay kickbacks in exchange for Medicare patient referrals, said acting U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg....

2 Eastern Ky. therapists sentenced - February 9, 2009
Two Eastern Kentucky therapists accused of defrauding the state's Medicaid program have accepted a plea agreement....

The Journal of Medical Practice Management® to become Official Journal of PAHCOM - January 12, 2009
Greenbranch Publishing announced today that effective January 2009, The Journal of Medical Practice Management® (JMPM) will become the official journal of PAHCOM (Professional Association of Health Care Office Management). In addition to the current benefits of membership, every PAHCOM member will receive the bi-monthly journal as part of their membership dues....

New Jersey-Based MedQuist Pays U.S. $6.6 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations - January 11, 2009
Medical transcription service provider MedQuist Inc. has paid the United States $6.6 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it overbilled federal government clients, the Justice Department announced today....

WellMed Selects ikaSystems\\\' Full Medicare Process Automation and Intelligence Management Suite - January 11, 2009
Award-Winning Care Delivery and Management Company Will Use ikaEnterprise for Medicare to Achieve End-to-End Process Automation and Integration ...

TROY SecureRx Revolutionizes Prescription Printing
CMS compliant prescriptions on plain paper
- January 8, 2009
TROY Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: TROY), a worldwide leader in secure on-demand printing solutions, announces the first digital printer for printing the federally mandated security features onto plain laser bond paper....

Our homes: Where health care is really hurting - December 28, 2008
On quality measures compiled by the federal government, Minnesota's 202 Medicare-certified home health care agencies appear to be among the worst in the nation....

Kids hang in balance when state won\'t pay bills on time - December 28, 2008
Now the therapists who work with children who have special needs have the additional pressure of not being paid on time....

Group offers fixes for health care system - December 24, 2008
National leaders in health care, labor and consumer issues are working to find ways to improve health care while cutting costs....

Medicare finalizes 1.1% pay raise, bonus criteria - December 20, 2008
"Medicare's new rule confirms that physicians caring for seniors would have faced a harsh payment cut of 15.1% next year if Congress had not stepped in," said American Medical Association President-elect J. James Rohack, MD....

Immediate jeopardy nursing home - December 1, 2008
Allegations of abuse, stealing medicine, and doing nothing about it. A state report says one local nursing home has put some of its residents in immediate jeopardy....

SourceMedical\'s TherapySource Partners with the TeleVox HouseCalls(tm) System - November 30, 2008
SourceMedical, a leading provider of outpatient information management solutions, today announced it is partnering with TeleVox to integrate their HouseCalls system with TherapySource. ...

Compromise Reached on Nursing Center - November 30, 2008
The survival of the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility in Yaphank may still be in jeopardy, but the parties who control the future of the nursing home, which Suffolk County owns, have at least agreed on a course of action....

RehabCare Group, Inc. Q3 2008 Earnings Call Transcript - November 30, 2008
We look forward to the official opening of this 35-bed inpatient rehab hospital next week. Our joint venture with Landmark Health Systems to purchase a ......

It's all about movement at local rehab department - November 29, 2008
Staff members in the East Morgan County Hospital's Alonzo Petteys Rehabilitation Center are all about movement' this month as they observe National Physical Therapy Month....

Rehabilitation of Military Amputees: From Injury to Independence - November 29, 2008
Rehabilitation for amputees begins immediately and involves a number of clinical professionals. While surgical wounds are healing under the supervision of an orthopedic surgeon and a nursing team on the ward, the amputee is visited in his or her inpatient room by a physical therapist who sets up simple routines for exercise and an occupational therapist who helps the amputee relearn daily life skills....

State receives federal grants to target Medicare fraud, Alzheimer\'s interventions and nursing home diversion - November 28, 2008
The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) recently announced the release of $2.55 million to Ohio for four grants that will target Medicare fraud, develop interventions for individuals with Alzheimer's and their caregivers and explore effective ways to divert individuals in need of nursing home services into community-based care options....

Hunterdon Medical can fight for tax exempt status - August 4, 2008
Hunterdon Medical Center can go back to tax court and seek tax-exempt status at an off-campus facility, the state Supreme Court ruled today. The issue revolves around the physical therapy department of a wellness center in Readington Township, which is owned and operated by the hospital. A tax court already determined that only a tiny cardiopulmonary rehabilitation nurse office was exempt, but ruled the remainder of the center, which includes a gym open to the public and exceeds 26,000 square feet inside a three story building on Route 22, must pay its tax bill....

Wii-hab makes physical therapy fun - August 4, 2008
When Ashley Rose suffered a debilitating shoulder injury last March, the 18-year-old softball player understood she would be facing months of physical therapy and rehabilitation. She just didn't know it would be so much fun....

Great Medicine Needs Committed Patients - August 4, 2008
It's the unglamorous part of being sick. The patient has returned home from the hospital. The get-well wishes slow to a trickle. The flowers are wilting. Relief at coming home ebbs. And the hard part begins....

Jacksonville\'s Largest Rehab Provider Acquires Largest Home Health Agency - July 31, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brooks Rehabilitation has purchased Home Care Advantage, a Jacksonville-based home health care agency with 11 years experience in the North Florida market and more than $10 million in revenue. Home Care Advantage is the largest and fastest growing home health agency in Jacksonville. Brooks, the largest rehabilitation provider in Jacksonville, with its 143-bed acute rehabilitation hospital and 25 outpatient centers throughout Central Florida and South Georgia is expanding its services to home health. The new division of Brooks Health System has been named "Brooks Home Care Advantage."...

Healing power of golf, Some hospitals start sports-specific therapy programs - July 31, 2008
Physical therapy isn't just for injured patients - golfers are signing up and some hospitals are getting in the mix. Professional golfer Lorraine Ballerano, 23, has been attending golf therapy, a nontraditional form of physical therapy and conditioning, once a week for about a year and a half at Lowcountry Physical Therapy in Murrells Inlet. "I come here to get my back stretched out, it gets a little tight ... and also to work on my balance, core strength and flexibility," she said. "I've seen a big difference in my balance. The more balance I have in my swing, I feel like I can hit it farther."...

Life Changing Technology Helps People with Stroke - July 31, 2008
Physiotherapist Jacqueline Crosbie, who receives her PhD today, has developed revolutionary techniques to help people with stroke regain use of their upper limbs, with the help of virtual reality. Jordanstown-based Jacqueine worked in the Stroke Unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital until 1997, when she joined the University of Ulster as a lecturer in the School of Rehabilitation Science. She was keen to develop her interest in stroke rehabilitation and embarked upon a PhD that would allow her to research ways of helping people with stroke regain use of their upper limbs. ...

Therapy To \'Recharge\' Stroke Victims\' Arms - July 28, 2008
Walter Spring didn't complain much about what he lost when a stroke weakened the left side of his body more than two years ago. There were the big things: hunting and fishing in the Litchfield hills; riding his motorcycle; tinkering with power tools in his wood shop. And there were little things: turning the pages of his morning newspaper; washing his back in the shower; clasping his seat belt; putting on his own socks. Barbara Spring saw her husband's frustration in the silent tears that rolled down his cheeks when he thought nobody was looking. After 46 years of marriage, those tears, more than anything else, broke her heart....

Fed up with neck pain - July 28, 2008
I have had neck pain off/on for years. It starts with a dull ache in the right side of my neck that becomes a sharp pain when I move my head and neck. Occasionally the pain radiated down my right arm. I have a headache in my forehead and behind my right eye. I have tried pain medication and rest but the episodes of pain continue with little improvements. My family physician recommended physical therapy. Can physical therapy help me?...

Check for round-back syndrome with simple test - July 28, 2008
With each passing decade, we notice changes in the shape of our bodies. Sometimes these changes are subtle and occur over long periods of time, and in other circumstances they manifest more rapidly and create mechanical problems. Across the population, the most common change that occurs in the spine is an increase in the curvature of the thoracic kyphosis, a condition called hyperkyphosia, also known as "hunchback" or "round-back" syndrome (RBS).With each passing decade, we notice changes in the shape of our bodies. Sometimes these changes are subtle and occur over long periods of time, and in other circumstances they manifest more rapidly and create mechanical problems. Across the population, the most common change that occurs in the spine is an increase in the curvature of the thoracic kyphosis, a condition called hyperkyphosia, also known as "hunchback" or "round-back" syndrome (RBS)....

Patients enjoy \'virtual\' rehabilitation at Kimberly Hall - July 24, 2008
Though still recuperating from a second stroke, Thelma Miller-Johnson recently bowled a 209 game. She has also remained a competitive golfer challenging Norma Griffing, who not long ago had a cancerous tumor removed from her stomach. How is this possible? Miller-Johnson and Griffing are participating in a new "virtual" rehabilitation program using Wii at Kimberly Hall Campus on Emerson Drive, which includes Kimberly Hall, north and south. "It's entertaining," said Griffing, "and I've met a lot of nice people. It's an incentive to want to get up and move around." ...

Physical therapy can treat symptoms of vertigo, other balance disorders - July 24, 2008
It's been years since Boots Dutton first experienced vertigo. She was in her 50s. It came on with nausea and the sensation of the room spinning. There didn't seem to be a trigger for it, and she still feels the sensation from time to time. And when the vertigo returns, she becomes limited in what she can do. "I can't walk straight, and I don't drive," Dutton said. "It's just an awful sensation. ... It's just total drunkenness, and I didn't enjoy it." She eventually went to see a physical therapist. After an evaluation, Dutton was taught very specific exercises to do at home to get her system back in balance. ...

SaeboFlex therapy offers hope for stroke patients - July 24, 2008
Until it happens to you it's hard to imagine the long road to recovery after having a stroke. New technology right here in West Michigan is helping stroke patients regain the use of their arms and hands faster than traditional methods. It's called SaeboFlex and it's making a difference in the life of one man who suffered a stroke at the age of 45. Now just one year later, he's walking and talking and using the arm he thought would be useless....

Physical Therapists Applaud House Passage of Medicare Package - July 22, 2008
Legislation to Avoid Medicare Cuts and Caps Moves Forward ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) today hailed passage of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (HR 6331) by the US House of Representatives as a significant step forward for seniors and persons with disabilities and encouraged the US Senate to quickly follow suit....

Good communication helps speed recovery - July 22, 2008
If you're undergoing rehabilitative therapy, you're probably itching to see results and return to your old form. Zoom Occupational therapist Nikki Maxwell of Riverview Rehab & Fitness helps her patients regain independence and abilities with therapeutic exercises. RELATED INFORMATION A closer look Physical therapy works with large-motor muscle groups that help people walk, reach and stand. Therapy focuses on improving strength, balance and range of motion, lessening swelling and pain, restoring function and preventing further disability. Occupational therapy works in much the same way, but the goal is to help patients regain independence or the ability to perform daily activities. This sometimes involves using adaptive equipment to help patients reach their targets. While rehabilitating after an injury, it might be slow going to get back to where you want to be - whether it's playing tennis or hefting your toddler without pain. The key to recovery is an open, honest rela...

Preventing ACL injuries with training - July 22, 2008
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to tears of the anterior cruciate ligament, say two certified athletic trainers affiliated with Allegheny General Hospital, who've adapted a rehabilitation program they developed into a prevention program. The Post-Gazette described in a story May 28 how young athletes -- girls in particular -- have been suffering from tears of the anterior cruciate ligament, a rubber band-like fiber that attaches to the femur in the upper leg and the tibia in the lower and stabilizes the knee....

Golf Swing Video Analysis Gastonia, NC - July 16, 2008
Gaston Rehab Associates, Inc. & the Physical Performance Center now offer the most advanced golf swing analysis and conditioning system in Gastonia and Gaston County. ...

Physical Therapists Integrate Billing and Scheduling Systems to Win the Reimbursement Battle - New Solution Increases Collections, Improves Compliance - July 12, 2008
Billing Dynamix, a physical therapy billing service network and Spectrasoft, maker of AppointmentsPRO™ and Appointments Anywhere™ products, are teaming up to provide a completely integrated best-of-breed Practice Management Solution specialized for Physical Therapy and Rehab Practice. The integration of Spectrasoft's industry leading scheduling software and Billing Dynamix's web-based reimbursement management platform and outsourced billing service provide an end-to-end solution that covers the entire patient encounter life-cycle from appointment scheduling to documentation to claim reimbursement....

Physical Therapy Billing Services and Rehab Practice Management to be Showcased by Billing Dynamix at the American Physical Therapy Association Annual - April 29, 2008
Billing Dynamix Improves Rehab Practice Profitability and Productivity - "The average rehab and physical therapy practice earnings dropped seventeen percent over the past five years but insurance companies beat inflation several times during the same time period," says Gerilyn M. Gault, Physical Therapist and Co-Owner of G&E Therapies, who is tired of hearing horror stories about underpaid or delayed claims and frustrated practice owners who waste time fighting payers instead of treating patients. "Continuous corporate consolidation has given the payers the resources and the opportunities to stack the cards against physical therapists and rehab care providers."...

The Right Stuff - An extended checklist for purchasing clinical software - November 23, 2007
Every potential physical therapy facility owner has their own reason for starting a clinic. Many like the freedom and independence that come with clinic ownership. Others like the challenge of running a busy clinic. Of course, there is always the possibility of reaping a nice financial reward. It is easy to imagine oneself as the owner of a clinic. It is harder to make the dream a reality....