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Jesse Jackson reveals he has Parkinson's disease
Rev. Jesse Jackson disclose publicly that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Virtual reality therapy can treat stroke patients
A study from Denmark used virtual reality therapy for stroke patients and found it produced the same improvements in arm, hand and finger movement as standard physical therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humana company to create 91 jobs at new Miami facility
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) subsidiary CAC-Florida Medical Centers broke ground on a health care facility in Miami ’s Little Havana, where it plans to create 91 jobs. A groundbreaking event is scheduled for Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at 1200 S.W. 1st Street.  The 36,000-square-foot health care center would offer primary, specialty, and dental care, plus a pharmacy and physical therapy. CAC currently offers those ser vices in a smaller location nearby. CAC provides health care to Medicare HMO enrollees. “For… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Humana company to create 91 jobs at new Miami facility
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) subsidiary CAC-Florida Medical Centers broke ground on a health care facility in Miami ’s Little Havana, where it plans to create 91 jobs. A groundbreaking event is scheduled for Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at 1200 S.W. 1st Street.  The 36,000-square-foot health care center would offer primary, specialty, and dental care, plus a pharmacy and physical therapy. CAC currently offers those ser vices in a smaller location nearby. CAC provides health care to Medicare HMO enrollees. “For… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Repetitive TMS May Improve Gait, Balance in MS-Related Ataxia Repetitive TMS May Improve Gait, Balance in MS-Related Ataxia
Combined with intensive physical therapy, rTMS over 4 weeks improved gait and balance and decreased falls in patients with ataxia compared with those who received a sham procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

When a rare injury meets steadfast determination
As just a freshman in high school, Chris was coming off an incredibly successful fall cross-country season. He had regularly placed among the top performers during races — often one of the lone freshmen amongst all upperclassmen — and had even placed first once during the season. He had his sights set on the winter track season, which came with equally high expectations. But just two days before Christmas, while competing in the 300-meter track event at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Chris’ season was cut short. In the middle of the race, he felt his hamstring go from loose to tight very quickly, culm...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories distance running Dr. Benton Heyworth Orthopedic Center Sports Medicine Division Source Type: news

Rheumatology leaders praise bipartisan framework to repeal medicare therapy caps
(American College of Rheumatology) The Medicare therapy caps were originally introduced in 1997 as a part of the Balanced Budget Act. Arbitrary caps on outpatient therapy services covered by Medicare -- including physical therapy, speech language pathology, and occupational therapy -- were put in place in order to reduce federal spending and balance the federal budget. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From Buenos Aires to Boston for pediatric stroke care
Twice a year, Osvaldo and Sol board a plane in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For a week or more, they leave behind their home, their friends, their jobs — and, sometimes, their two daughters, Ines and Clara. But what waits for them, a continent away, is worth it. In Boston, they say, they have found expert care for their son, Francisco. “Francisco was perfectly fine when he was born,” says Sol. “But two days later, we were having trouble waking him up.” Although initially doctors assured the family that his behavior was normal, they quickly transferred him to the neonatal intensive care unit when h...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Michael Rivkin International Health Services physical therapy stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Source Type: news

City Mayor Among Group Buying Jacksonville Physical Therapy Office
Jacksonville Medical Center Inc. has purchased the 3,065-SF Jacksonville Physical Therapy building at 208 John Harden Drive for $475,000. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could tai chi encourage more patients to take up cardiac rehab?
Tai chi did not raise aerobic fitness, but it increased physical activity, was liked, and was adhered to by heart patients who refused conventional rehab. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy Source Type: news

Digital physical therapy platform Physitrack plans IPO for Q1 2018
Digital physical therapy, telehealth, and patient engagement platform Physitrack will seek public listing on alternative stock exchange Nasdaq First North during the first quarter of 2018, cofounder and CEO Henrik Molin told MobiHealthNews this week. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Hip pain in young athletes: Q & A with a sports medicine specialist
When your child plays a sport, it’s often hard to tell where everyday aches and pains end and a potentially serious injury begins. Bumps and bruises are anything but rare in contact sports, and muscle soreness can be a common complaint for any young athlete — especially given the rigor of youth athletics these days. So how do you know when your child’s hip pain is due to an actual injury? Dr. Mininder Kocher, orthopedic surgeon and Associate Director of the Sports Medicine Division at Boston Children’s Hospital, helps answer parents’ questions about hip pain in young athletes. What are s...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Ask the Expert Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Division of Sports Medicine Dr. Mininder Kocher FAI femoracetabular impingement hip dysplasia hip impingement labral tear Source Type: news

The Geek perspective: answering the call for advanced technology in research inquiry related to pediatric brain injury and motor disability - Wininger M, Pidcoe P.
The Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Research Summit IV issued a Call to Action for community-wide intensification of a research enterprise in inquiries related to pediatric brain injury and motor disability by way of technological integration. But th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

SSM Health Physical Therapy acquires SpineCare Inc.
SSM Health Physical Therapy has acquired local spinal pain care and rehabilitation provider SpineCare Inc. With the acquisition, SpineCare's office on North New Ballas becomes part of the SSM system, joining a network of more than 60 physical therapy centers across the region. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are looking forward to both joining a market leader in spine and pain physical th erapy and becoming part of the SSM-Select Medical family,” Janice Klein, former owner of SpineCare,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Getting her life back: Amelia overcomes chronic pain
The pain seemed to come from nowhere. Although fifth-grader Amelia Watt had sprained her ankle playing soccer a few weeks earlier, the injury had seemed inconsequential. Yet now, she couldn’t put any weight on her foot without crying. Soon, the burning pain crept up her leg and her foot began to turn purple. Even taking a shower had become excruciating. At age 11, this vibrant, active girl was relegated to crutches, afraid to walk. Eventually, Amelia’s local physicians diagnosed her with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a chronic pain condition believed to be caused by malfunction of the nervous system. C...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories chronic pain Chronic Pain Clinic complex regional pain syndrome Dr. Edin Randall Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center (PPRC) Source Type: news

Inside the new $120M Congdon Hall at High Point University (PHOTOS)
High Point University has opened its $120 million building to house its health science and pharmacy schools. Congdon Hall, which is home to the Congdon School of Health Sciences and Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy, opened with the start of the fall semester. The university says the building is its "single largest investment in history." The 220,000-square-foot facility houses several programs including, physician assistant studies, pharmacy and physical therapy. There are about 250 students in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Chicago physical therapy business buys The Work Center
Athletico Physical Therapy has acquired St. Louis-based The Work Center, which specializes in providing physical and occupational therapy for work-related injuries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The sale closed last week but was announced Friday, an Athletico spokeswoman said. The privately held companies do not disclose their revenue. Ronald Rucker and Angela Drumm of Carmody MacDonald PC served as legal counsel for The Work Center in the transaction . The Work Center has nine clinics,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Chicago physical therapy business buys The Work Center
Athletico Physical Therapy has acquired St. Louis-based The Work Center, which specializes in providing physical and occupational therapy for work-related injuries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The sale closed last week but was announced Friday, an Athletico spokeswoman said. The privately held companies do not disclose their revenue. Ronald Rucker and Angela Drumm of Carmody MacDonald PC served as legal counsel for The Work Center in the transaction . The Work Center has nine clinics,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Yoga Improves Sleep In People Being Treated For Cancer
People receiving chemotherapy are often plagued by insomnia at night and excessive drowsiness during the day. But a new study in the journal Cancer suggests that yoga can help. Breast cancer patients in the study who practiced at home at least twice a week reported better sleep quality over time, compared to those who practiced less often or not at all. The new research is “another piece of evidence, along with now dozens of studies, showing that incorporating a mind-body practice within conventional cancer care can help decrease side effects for patients,” says lead author Lorenzo Cohen, director of the integr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Alternative Medicine Breast Cancer breast cancer treatment breathing exercises chemotherapy Exercise/Fitness fatigue insomnia Meditation sleep tibetan yoga TIME Health Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Chronic pain common in people living with HIV
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) All people living with HIV should be screened for chronic pain, which affects 39 to 85 percent of people with the condition, recommend new HIVMA guidelines.Those who have chronic pain should be treated using a multidisciplinary approach focused on non-drug options ranging from yoga to physical therapy, note the guidelines. Opioids should never be a first-line treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Calvin ’s gift: Second opinion provides answers and hope
It’s not often that parents breathe a sigh of relief when their child is diagnosed with a chronic, potentially debilitating condition. But that sense of peace is just what Paula and Scott Hurd felt when they were told that their son, Calvin, had a rare movement disorder. “We were so happy to finally understand what was happening,” says Paula. Slipping away The search for answers had begun several years earlier, when Calvin started limping. At first, his family thought he had simply tripped over something and injured himself. But when he didn’t improve, they took him to the doctor. A series of appoi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy Program Dr. Benjamin Shore Dr. David Coulter dystonia Second opinion Source Type: news

Service-learning enhances physical therapy students' ability to examine fall risk in older adults - Nordon-Craft A, Schwarz B, Kowalewski V, Hartos J, Jurado Severance J, Bugnariu N.
Service-learning (SL) is one educational methodology that provides students opportunities to practice and refine affective, cognitive and psychomotor skills in a community-based setting. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were: 1) to investigate the i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Here ’s Why Most Americans Prefer to Treat Pain Without Drugs
In the midst of an opioid addiction epidemic, a new survey of Americans has found that most prefer to try a non-drug approach to treating their pain over taking medications prescribed by their doctor. The new report, part of the Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Study of Americans, surveyed about 6,300 adults. Nearly two thirds said that they had neck or back pain so great they sought a health care provider for relief, and 54% said they had neck or back pain for at least five years. Yet 78% said they preferred to try other ways to address their physical pain before taking drugs. Still, many Americans said they ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Addiction Back Pain back pain relief chronic pain Gallup Heroin how to treat back pain how to treat pain natural pain relief Opioid opioids pain killers prescription pain killers Source Type: news

Personal Health: Alternatives to Drugs for Treating Pain
Specialists are exploring nondrug, noninvasive treatments, some of which have proved highly effective. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Pain Therapy and Rehabilitation Back (Human Body Part) Acupuncture Yoga Physical Therapy Source Type: news

ATI Physical Therapy expanding in Birmingham, throughout Alabama
Physical therapy company expands throughout state (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Home-based circuit training program for an adolescent female with severe traumatic brain injury: a case report - Tiwari D, Daly C, Alsalaheen B.
Adolescents with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are often discharged from physical therapy (PT) services without transitioning into exertional conditioning programs. Active participation in physical activities with peers at school is essential to achieve a s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

WellStar unveils new $77 million Vinings health park (SLIDESHOW)
Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System on Sept. 7 hosted a ribbon cutting for its new Vinings Health Park. The $77 million park, located at 4441 Atlanta Road Southeast in Smyrna, Ga., will result in 175 new jobs for Cobb County. Many employees will come from other WellStar locations, but their positions will be backfilled. The 162,000-square-foot health park houses a diagnostic center, an urgent care center, a sleep center, a cardiac diagnostics center, a physical therapy and sports medicine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Demand prompts second location for Chautauqua physical therapy office
With demand growing and ongoing unmet need in the Mayville area, Chautauqua Physical& Occupational Therapy expanded with a second office site. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Fast-growing Chicago physical therapy provider enters Kansas City market for first time
Athletico, a fast-growing Chicago physical therapy provider, soon will have three clinics in the Kansas City area. The company offers a range of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy services, including everyday injuries, sports medicine and athletic training. The company most recently opened a clinic in Overland Park, at the corner of 95th street and Antioch Road. It also has two planned locations in Prairi e Village and Liberty. “With with an aging population, Kansas, like many markets across… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Fast-growing Chicago physical therapy provider enters Kansas City market for first time
Athletico, a fast-growing Chicago physical therapy provider, soon will have three clinics in the Kansas City area. The company offers a range of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy services, including everyday injuries, sports medicine and athletic training. The company most recently opened a clinic in Overland Park, at the corner of 95th street and Antioch Road. It also has two planned locations in Prairi e Village and Liberty. “With with an aging population, Kansas, like many markets across… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Fast-growing physical therapy chain will hit three KC locations
Athletico, a fast-growing Chicago physical therapy provider, soon will have three clinics in the Kansas City area. The company offers a range of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy services, including everyday injuries, sports medicine and athletic training. The company most recently opened a clinic in Overland Park, at the corner of 95th street and Antioch Road. It also has two planned locations in Prairie Village and Liberty. “With with an aging population, Kansas, like many markets across… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Fast-growing physical therapy chain will hit three KC locations
Athletico, a fast-growing Chicago physical therapy provider, soon will have three clinics in the Kansas City area. The company offers a range of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy services, including everyday injuries, sports medicine and athletic training. The company most recently opened a clinic in Overland Park, at the corner of 95th street and Antioch Road. It also has two planned locations in Prairie Village and Liberty. “With with an aging population, Kansas, like many markets across… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Surgery, PT Restores Hand Function After Devastating Injury
Treatment TermsHand pain and injurySports physical therapy Author Hallie Potocki Overview Beth Hufner ’s body was shattered and one hand hung motionless after she was struck by a truck during a morning run near her Hillsborough neighborhood. Duke orthopedic specialists used complex surgery and extensive physical therapy to put her back together and help her regain use of her limp, lifeless left ha nd. Hero Image20170815_bethhufner_arm_01.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Her Hand Hung Like a Rag Doll ContentIt was 6:30 on a crisp North Carolina morning in December 2016 when Hufner, 39, was struck by a...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Reducing knee injury risk in young athletes
Young athletes benefit from playing sports in a variety of ways — from better fitness and overall health to higher self-esteem and improved academic achievement. But with this participation comes the risk of injury. While some injuries build up over time and cause pain that is often ignored, others may be random and unexpected. Dr. Dennis Kramer, orthopedic surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital, explains what may put an athlete at risk for an overuse injury and how to minimize the risk of traumatic injuries, such as an ACL tear. Sports specialization and overuse injuries As sports specialization ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 30, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Ask the Expert ACL ACL injury ACL injury prevention athletes Division of Sports Medicine Dr. Dennis Kramer Dr. Lyle Micheli Osgood-Schlatter disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Epley maneuver: A treatment for vertigo
The Epley maneuver is a gentle exercise that is used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Learn how it is performed, and how it helps. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy Source Type: news

Exos acquires D1 Sports Medicine, adds 200 employees, 40 locations
See how Exos is expanding its physical therapy division (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Exos acquires D1 Sports Medicine, adds 200 employees, 40 locations
See how Exos is expanding its physical therapy division (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

The secret to beating bone and joint health injuries? Get to the right medical team
(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Orthopaedists can help prevent injuries; put people back together; provide patients with in-home exercises and ergonomically proper reconditioning programs; or pair patients with rehabilitation professionals for nonsurgical or post-surgical rehabilitation therapies. According to a new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, therapeutic modalities -- or physical therapy -- can be a useful addition to exercise or to manipulative therapy to help improve bone-and-joint-based function affected by pain and/or injury. (Source: EurekAler...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Printing a plan to resolve an athlete ’s pain
Just days away from a complex hip surgery, Louise Atadja smiles and laughs. “I’m not really nervous at all. I feel like it’s the next thing on my to-do list, like we’re just checking off a box,” she says. “That’s the type of person I am — I make lists of what I have to do, so that’s how I’m thinking about it.” I trust God, I trust Dr. Matheney, and I trust the procedure. I know it’s all going to be just fine. Competing through pain As a track star in high school and college, Louise was always playing through the pain — which mostly seemed to com...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories (PAO) surgery Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Dr. Travis Matheney FAI femoral acetabular impingement hip dysplasia Source Type: news

UCLA Health and AccentCare create joint venture for post-acute care services
AccentCare Inc. and UCLA Health are creating a jointly owned home health services agency, AccentCare UCLA Health, to serve patients in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. The new agency is designed to provide a comprehensive continuum of care after patients have been discharged from the hospital to facilitate efficient provider network communication, improved safety and faster healing.Under the agreement,UCLA Health will be responsible for clinical oversight of post-acute services provided by the new joint venture agency, whileAccentCare will provide day-to-day operational management, including patient intake, staffin...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A New Brooklyn Clinic for Hotel Workers Who Enjoy No-Cost Care
The health center opening in August promises to provide checkups, dental care and physical therapy without having to wait to be seen. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PATRICK McGEEHAN Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Building Service Employees Organized Labor Hotel Association of New York Brooklyn (NYC) New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council Source Type: news

Our family ’s journey of the heart
When our son Nicholas was 5 weeks old, we brought him and his twin sister Emmy to our pediatrician for what we thought was a routine well visit. Though the twins had been born four weeks early, Nicholas had only been in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for a few days with low blood sugar and jaundice. Both babies seemed healthy and we had no major concerns. However, as we watched our pediatrician listen to Nicholas’ heart and pulse, we realized something wasn’t right. He told us the pulse in Nicholas’ lower extremities was weaker than the pulse in his upper body. He suspected Nichola...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Liz Wilson Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories autism spectrum disorder Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program coarctation of the aorta Dr. Anjali Sadhwani Dr. Caitlin Rollins Dr. Christopher Baird Dr. Samantha Butler Source Type: news

Finn ’s heart: A journey into the unknown
Three-year-old Finn stands in front of the full-length mirror in his parents’ room, with his shirt off. “Mommy, look how cool!” he shouts, placing his finger along the long scar running down the middle of his chest. “That’s where I had my heart surgeries!” “That’s right, buddy,” Jenna replies, surprised because they’d never talked about his scars. “We always tell him he has a special heart. We don’t ever want him to feel different.” Finn runs off to play. It makes Jenna smile and sometimes cry to see her son so happy and full of life. Now 5 years...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Christopher Baird complex congenital heart defect Heart Center hypoplastic left heart syndrome Wayne Tworetzky Source Type: news

Massage, spa business looks to grow as owners leverage nursing, physical therapy backgrounds
Neil and Beverly Kirsch didn ’t start out in the massage and spa business. Neil was a physical therapist and Beverly a nurse. Now the Canadian natives own and operates two SpaMassage for You locations in Scottsdale and Tempe. Beverly Kirsh said they are looking to open a third location in Scottsdale at Via Linda and 90th St reet. They also look to bring their previous professional backgrounds to their small business model. “We consider ourselves the gold standards of massage,” Neil said. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

Anti-gravity treadmills get patients running again after knee surgery
(University of Kent) Using space age technology in the Sports Ready clinic at Medway Park, Gillingham, Dr Karen Hambly, an international expert on knee rehabilitation, works with clients who have been given the all clear to start to return to sporting activities but may have concerns about moving from being a patient with an injury to being an athlete again. Her report titled Return to running following knee osteochondral repair using an anti-gravity treadmill, is published in the journal Physical Therapy in Sport. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New guideline on pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy -- Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy presents evidence-based recommendations
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a common condition that causes pain and physical impairment, most frequently during the antepartum (before delivery) period. A new guideline for evidence-based physical therapy practice for PGP during pregnancy appears in the Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, official journal of the Section on Women's Health (SOWH) of the American Physical Therapy Association. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Personal Health: What I Wish I ’ d Known About My Knees
There ’ s little evidence to support many of the procedures people undergo in the hopes of avoiding a knee replacement. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Knees Surgery and Surgeons Sports Injuries Physical Therapy Source Type: news

Transcranial stimulation and/or physical therapy improves walking speed in Parkinson's disease
Noninvasive brain stimulation and physical therapy - alone or in combination - improve some measures of walking ability in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), concludes a clinical trial in the... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news