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A new HQ will be built at Potomac Yard. Here's what it'll look like.
The American Physical Therapy Association, as we reported in November, is leaving North Old Town for a new headquarters in Potomac Yard. But we didn ’t know at the time what it would look like. We do now. Ahead of the project’s Jan. 24 date with the Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee, APTA and its architect, Gensler, have submitted detailed plans with Alexandria on the future seven-story, 117,000-square-foot headquarters building. Chec k out renderings in the gallery. The proposed APTA building,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

A new HQ will be built at Potomac Yard. Here's what it'll look like.
The American Physical Therapy Association, as we reported in November, is leaving North Old Town for a new headquarters in Potomac Yard. But we didn ’t know at the time what it would look like. We do now. Ahead of the project’s Jan. 24 date with the Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee, APTA and its architect, Gensler, have submitted detailed plans with Alexandria on the future seven-story, 117,000-square-foot headquarters building. Chec k out renderings in the gallery. The proposed APTA building,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Study: Patients benefit from one-on-one PT education before joint replacement
(Hospital for Special Surgery) Hospital for Special Surgery study finds that patients who had an education session with a physical therapist and access to a web-based microsite prior to joint replacement achieved physical therapy goals more quickly compared to those who did not have the session or access to the site. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building a healthy heart through cardiac fitness
This spring, Joao DeToledo will be stepping onto the volleyball court to play for his high school team for the first time. It will be a proud moment for the high school senior from Somerville — playing a competitive sport is a goal he hadn’t dreamt possible just a few years ago. Though Joao has always loved sports, he was born with Ebstein’s anomaly, a congenital heart condition that, until recently, has forced him to spend a lot of time on the sidelines. When Joao expressed frustration at not being able to participate in gym and sports as much as he’d like, his cardiologist, Dr. David Fulton, recom...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Cardiac Fitness Program Dr. David Fulton Dr. John Emans Ebstein's anomaly kyphosis Source Type: news

Ohio imposes strict rule on workers' back surgery, opioids
Ohio residents with work-related back injuries must in most cases try remedies like rest, physical therapy and chiropractic care before turning to spinal fusion surgery and related opioid painkillers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Reflexion Health ’s virtual platform to power non-profit’s senior rehabilitation program
Reflexion Health, a company that develops a platform for remote physical therapy, will be working with non-profit Los Angeles Jewish Home (LAJH) to bring virtual rehabilitation to seniors in the latter ’s care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Dynatronics inks orthopedic distro deal
Dynatronics said today it inked a distribution deal with Orthopedic Outfitters. Through the deal, Orthopedic Outfitters will distribute its Dynatronics division products, including the Dynatron Solaris Plus, ThermoStim Probe and 125B Portable Ultrasound across Northern California. “We are delighted to add Orthopedic Outfitters to our growing list of partnersOrthopedic Outfitters has built a reputation for excellent customer service and is recognized as a top dealer in the state of California.  They are an ideal partner to distribute our products in Northern California.  With this agreement, we continue to e...
Source: Mass Device - January 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Dynatronics Corp Source Type: news

New Surgical Option for Serious Rotator Cuff Tears
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsRotator Cuff TearsShoulder pain and injuries Overview If you have a severe rotator cuff tear that can ’t be mended, or if a previous repair didn’t bring relief, superior capsule reconstruction may help. Content Blocks Header About Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs ContentYour shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that help keep the ball at the top of your upper-arm bone centered in your shoulder socket. It also helps you lift and rotate your arm.When your rotator cuff tears -- either from a sudden injury or long-term wear-and-tear -...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Lymphedema after cancer treatment -- special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology presents research update
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Individuals who have been treated for cancer are at risk for a complication called lymphedema: swelling in the body region where lymph nodes were removed, causing pain and limited function. New research and insights on the management of cancer-related lymphedema are presented in the January special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology, official journal of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New year. New lungs.
I’ve had asthma and chronic lung disease since I was very young. I had to use everything — from my head to my toes — to help me breathe. I remember being able to hear myself wheezing, to feel my lungs rattling. I had marks all over my face from my oxygen mask. I thought I would never be clear of mucus and never be able to walk without being out of breath. All I ever wanted was to breathe. I spent so much energy trying to breathe that I didn’t have much left for eating, so I was really skinny. I spent a lot of time in a wheelchair. When I was able to walk, it would be for short distances and my shoul...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ndeye "Fatou" Seck Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories chronic lung disease double lung transplant Francis Fynn-Thompson Gary Visner Lung Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

For stroke patients, rating scales predict discharge destination
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Stroke survivors with higher scores on widely used outcome measures are more likely to be discharged home from the hospital, while those with lower scores are more likely to go to a rehabilitation or nursing care facility, reports a paper in the January issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AAOS: Non-Surgical Tx Best for Hip OA
(MedPage Today) -- NSAIDs, steroid injections, physical therapy favored (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 14, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agency Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 12/12/2017 This 38-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agencies as providers of Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Services Requirements. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Here & #039;s the Secret Behind Boston Scientific & #039;s New DBS Device
Unlike traditional deep brain stimulation (DBS) systems that are built from pacemaker technology, Boston Scientific's Vercise DBS is modeled from cochlear implant technology and the precise stimulation of auditory nerves it uses to replicate hearing. The device is now FDA approved for the treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms, the company announced this week. "The cochlear implant technology, when you think about it, is really designed and engineered to precisely stimulate the auditory nerves to produce a sense of hearing," Maulik Nanavaty, a senior vice president at Boston Scientific and president of th...
Source: MDDI - December 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Bouncing back: Nolan ’s life after stroke
Although he’s only a little over a year old, Nolan Morel is a bona fide charmer. Clad in a red shirt and navy blue suspenders, he flashes a happy grin at his mother, Rosalia; his physician, Dr. Laura Lehman; and the others in the room. “Look at those dimples!” someone coos, and he giggles in response. “I can’t believe how social he’s being,” laughs Rosalia. “He wasn’t always like this.” In fact, Nolan’s first several days of life were anything but lighthearted. Just a few hours after his birth at a hospital north of Boston, he stopped breathing and had to be...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories child life Dr. Laura Lehman feeding therapy occupational therapy physical therapy stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Source Type: news

Exercise, manual therapy and postural re-education for uncontrolled ear twitching and related impairments after whiplash injury: a case report - Flanders K, Feldner H.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Whiplash Associated Disorders and the interventions used to remediate them are well documented in physical therapy literature. However, specific interventions for spasms of the neck musculature that also involve constant ear twitchi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is Outpatient Knee Replacement for You? Know Who Benefits
Treatment TermsKnee replacement surgery Author Shawn Lake Overview Duke orthopaedic surgeons now offer some people who need knee replacement surgery the option to go home a few hours after the procedure. According to Michael Bolognesi, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at Duke who specializes in hip and knee replacement, the experience has been “overwhelmingly positive.” Content Blocks Header Who Needs Knee Replacement Surgery? ContentMore than 600,000  knee replacement surgeries  are performed each year, making it one of the most the most common  orthopaedic surgeries in the U.S. The proce...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Former Shawnee Mission physical therapists launch concussion-focused clinic
Two former physical therapists for Shawnee Mission Health will launch a new clinic focusing on rehabilitation for neurological conditions. The clinic will operate under ARC Physical Therapy+ and will be the company's first location offering concussion management and vestibular rehabilitation. Lisa Rohrbaugh and Kim Traub, who have more than 20 years of experience in the field, will lead the new clinic at 8550 Marshall Drive in Lenexa. They previously launched vestibular and concussion programs… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Former Shawnee Mission physical therapists launch concussion-focused clinic
Two former physical therapists for Shawnee Mission Health will launch a new clinic focusing on rehabilitation for neurological conditions. The clinic will operate under ARC Physical Therapy+ and will be the company's first location offering concussion management and vestibular rehabilitation. Lisa Rohrbaugh and Kim Traub, who have more than 20 years of experience in the field, will lead the new clinic at 8550 Marshall Drive in Lenexa. They previously launched vestibular and concussion programs… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Cadagan: Humor and tenacity after a stroke
Most parents try to discourage their children from indulging in humor about bodily functions like burping. But for Daniel and Lori Hooley, a simple smirk in response to a belch was the sign they needed that their daughter, Cadagan, was going to be okay. It was 2012 and 7-year-old Cadagan was asleep, tucked into bed for the night. Around 11 p.m., she suddenly awoke — but it wasn’t because of a nightmare or a late-night request for a glass of water. Instead, she seemed limp and couldn’t focus. Then she began throwing up. Born with an extremely rare genetic disorder called trisomy 12p, the little girl had al...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Laura Lehman Dr. Michael Rivkin stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center vasculitis Source Type: news

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