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Physical Therapist Conferences, Events, and Education

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The Philadelphia Meeting – Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand: with Emphasis on Trauma
03/07/2015 - 03/10/2015
Hand Rehabilitation Foundation, Jefferson Health System & Moss Rehab

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Related Terms:
orthopedic , orthopaedic , rehabilitation , physical therapy
Getting Healthier Before Surgery Gives Patients A Jump Start On Recovery
Following a conditioning, nutritional, and relaxation program before surgery is more helpful than waiting until after surgery to rehabilitate, suggests a new study. Colorect...
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Obesity Link To Increased Risk For Orthopedic Conditions, Surgical Complications
Obesity affects individual patient care, the healthcare system and nearly every organ in the body. People with obesity often have other health problems, including diabetes, he...
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Association Of Rehabilitation Nurses Announces Dr. JiYeon Choi As The RNF/ANF Research Grant Award Recipient
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) presents JiYeon Choi, PhD RN, with the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF)/American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Research Grant A...
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Youth Sports Injury Rates Examined In Study
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have taken an in-depth look at patterns in pediatric sports-related injuries in a new study published in the Journal of ...
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Teenage Baseball Pitchers At Risk For Permanent Shoulder Injury
Young baseball pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches per week are at risk for a newly identified overuse injury that can impede normal shoulder development and lead to addi...
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Wearable Sensor Interface Will Make Prosthetics More Comfortable
UT Arlington researchers have been awarded a $744,300 grant from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program to create an adaptive interface that fits...
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Prosthetic Hand Restores The Sense Of Touch
Now, blindfolded during an experiment, he feels his arm hairs rise when a researcher brushes the back of his prosthetic hand with a cotton ball. Spetic, of course, can't feel...
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After A Serious Accident, Motorcyclist Makes Remarkable Progress
After suffering a serious motorcycle accident and undergoing multiple surgeries, Ronald Kirchman spent 10 days in the inpatient rehab unit of Loyola University Medical Center....
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Can Physical Therapy Before Hip, Knee Replacement Surgery Improve Outcomes?
Physical therapy after total hip (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR) surgery is standard care for all patients. A new study, appearing in the issue of the Journal of Bone & ...
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Vicious Cycle In Osteoarthritis: Sleep Disturbance, Pain, Depression, Disability
New research confirms that sleep disturbances are linked to pain and depression, but not disability, among patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Study results published in Arthri...
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Innovative Stroke Patient Management System Cuts Hospital Bed Usage By More Than 25 Percent
An innovative patient management system at the acute stroke unit of Kelowna (BC) General Hospital has reduced the number of stroke patient bed days by more than 25%, according...
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APTA Debunks 7 Common Physical Therapy Myths
A recent survey conducted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) confirmed 7 of the most common myths about physical therapy. While the demand for physical therap...
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Mississippi State University To Offer Veterans’ Healthcare Services
Mississippi State University will be the first higher learning institution in the nation to partner with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to provide timely, specialized h...
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Hospital For Special Surgery Offers Tips To Help Teens Train And Compete Safely In Sports
Exercise is excellent for young people to maintain physical fitness, and many teens are returning to high school sports or starting a new athletic activity. Increased particip...
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Many Elite College Athletes Return To Play After ACL Surgery
The majority of athletes included in a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine were able to return to play after having knee surgery to...
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Surgeon Employs Novel Technique Using Cadaver Meniscus To Reconstruct Finger Joints
Artist Joost van Oss was chopping wood a few years ago when he injured the middle knuckle on his right hand. The intense pain and swelling that followed forced him to give up ...
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Does Size Matter? MRI Measures Of Joint's Geometry Suggest Role In Athletes' Severe Knee Injuries
The successful rise and fall of an athlete’s moving body relies on an orchestrated response of bones, joints, ligaments and tendons, putting the many angles and intersecting p...
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Foot Drop Stimulator Found To Be Beneficial In Stroke Rehab
Kessler Foundation scientists have published a study showing that use of a foot drop stimulator during a task-specific movement for 4 weeks can retrain the neuromuscular syste...
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Ultrasound Enhancement Provides Clarity To Damaged Tendons, Ligaments
The potential was hidden in plain sight, pretty much since the beginning of medical ultrasound. But it took an expert in earthquake waves to unearth the idea that sound waves ...
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American Physical Therapy Association Releases Choosing Wisely List Of What Patients Should Question
APTA has released "Five Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question." The list was written as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation's...
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Fore! Avoid Golf Injuries With Three Steps
While golf doesn’t hold the same kind of injury risk as high impact sports like football or hockey, the repetitive motion and twisting of the spine can set the stage for poten...
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Muscular Dystrophy: Repair The Muscles, Not The Genetic Defect
A potential way to treat muscular dystrophy directly targets muscle repair instead of the underlying genetic defect that usually leads to the disease. Muscular dystrophies ar...
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Elderly Who Have Had Serious Falls May Show Symptoms Of Post-Traumatic Stress
Older adults who experience a serious fall may develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the days following the event. A study published in the journal Gene...
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5 Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) today released "Five Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question." The list was written as part of the American Bo...
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For Racially Diverse Patients With Disabilities, Increased Barriers To Health Care
It's well established that Americans with disabilities and those in underserved racial/ethnic groups face significant disparities in access to health care. Now, researchers ar...
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