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A recently published study finds that neuromuscular patients who received physical therapy treatment immediately at an urgent care center underwent fewer tests and procedures, and therefore had significantly lower healthcare costs, compared to patients who were referred to physical therapists for a separate visit.
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According to results from a national survey released by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, most women are not aware of the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to sustaining a stroke.
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Researchers are using computer simulation models and 3D x-ray imaging to study the mechanical problems behind the degeneration of vertebral joints, to more accurately identify the source of pain in the lower back, and to recommend appropriate therapies.

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balance-board
The M-Board 1.1 Dynamic Balance Trainer, available from OPTP, is built to enable three-dimensional rotation, rather than just static balance and side-to-side movement.
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MedRisk has created a new functional capacity evaluation (FCE) program designed to give claims professionals more decision-making tools and to improve patient care.
An Oregon State University study indicates that injury prevention programs are not being widely used in high schools.
quick-board
The Quick Board, available The Quick Board LLC, is an assessment and training system built for use by performance, sports medicine, and rehabilitation staff.
tbi-mice
Study results show initial promise for a treatment that might interrupt the process linking traumatic brain injury (TBI) to the development of a progressive degenerative brain disease, researchers say.
stretch
The Xerstretch Strap, available through SPRI Products, is engineered to provide users assistance in upper- and lower-body stretches.
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Clinicient Inc, a provider of outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, recently launched Empower, a nationwide series of 2-day seminars during which industry experts will share their tips for running a healthy private physical therapy practice.
tech
The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) reports that its researchers are collaborating with other national institutions to design a new therapeutic tool for motor rehabilitation for children.
hearing
Individuals with osteoporosis have a 1.76-fold higher risk of developing sudden deafness than those who do not have osteoporosis, a recent study says.
pain
A Canadian study has reportedly revealed the key role in pain processing of a gene linked to a rare disease; the finding may help pave the way for an improved understanding of chronic pain conditions.
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An Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute online course will present evidence-based medicine regarding upper quarter connections with exercise, focusing on progressions from increasing mobility to improving stability and strength, ending in functional integration.
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Calling all PTs! Did you take our newest online survey on capital expenditures? There’s still time.
tendon
According to a news release from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), new research centered on how tendons age indicates that the material between tendon fibre bundles stiffen as it gets older.
ramp
Hausmann Industries Inc markets the Model 1200 Ramp & Curb Set, built to facilitate ambulation and patient mobility training on ramps and curbs.
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A recent research paper reportedly confirms earlier findings that indicate a procedure, known as endovascular therapy (ET), for ischemic stroke can serve as an effective treatment option for many patients by reducing the incidents of disability.
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A news story from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) website reports on the US Senate’s recent vote to approve a bill intended to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) and move toward payment systems based on quality.
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Sissel USA markets the SISSEL Balance Board, which is made to assist in balance and proprioceptive exercises, and strengthen core muscles.