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Scientists Identify Spark Plug That Ignites Nerve Cell Demise In ALS

Scientists from Harvard Medical School have identified a key instigator of nerve cell damage in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a progressive and incurable ...
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UWM Professor Studies How To Reduce Injuries Among Children & Veterans Who Use Wheelchairs

Manual wheelchairs offer mobility and exercise to people who can’t walk, but improper use can result in carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tears and other injuries. Brooke ...
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Surgery Restores Hand And Elbow Function In Quadriplegics

A surgery for quadriplegics called tendon transfer can significantly improve hand and elbow function, but the procedure is greatly underused, according to an article in the jo...
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Aquatic Treadmill Walking May Increase Exercise Capacity After Stroke

For patients in rehabilitation after a stroke, walking on an underwater treadmill produces better measures of exercise performance compared to conventional treadmill walking, ...
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Wearable Sensors Could Improve Treatment For Motor-Skill Impairments

Every year in the United States almost 800,000 people suffer a stroke, an affliction which results in blood flow being cut off from the brain.Strokes can impair mobility, spee...
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Association News American Board Of Physical Therapy Specialties Recognizes Board-Certified Clinical Specialists

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) announces that 2,073 physical therapists were awarded certificat...
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Health Behaviors And Management Critical For Spinal Cord Injury Patients

It can happen in a split second from a vehicle crash, a fall or a gunshot: a person’s spinal cord tissue is bruised or torn by a shocking blow. While often unexpected, it isn...
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Avoiding Sprains And Strains: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Offers Tips On Preventing School Sports Injuries

Back to school means back to sports – and the risk of injury that comes with them. “Being aware of the injury potential of your sport and proactively seeking ways to prevent s...
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Brain-Machine Interface Benefits Paraplegic Patients

During the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony, a young Brazilian man, paralyzed from the chest down, delivered the opening kickoff. He used a brain-machine interface, allowi...
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Gaming Camera Could Aid In MS Treatment

A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. ...
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Paraplegics Regain Some Feeling, Movement After Using Brain-Machine Interfaces

Eight people who have spent years paralyzed from spinal cord injuries have regained partial sensation and muscle control in their lower limbs after training with brain-control...
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Manhattan Physical Therapist Is Currently In Rio Treating Olympic Athletes At The Summer Games

For Portuguese-speaking Manhattan-based physical therapist Jeremy Crow, who has worked for the NFL, at the US Olympic Training Center, and treats local celebrity gymnast John ...
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NormaTec Named Preferred Recovery System Of Boston Ballet

NormaTec, the leader in rapid recovery for elite athletes, and Boston Ballet, a leading dance company in the world and in the community, announced a partnership. The partnersh...
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Evidence Shows Cupping Works: Shouldn't Western Doctors Be More Open To Telling Patients To Try Chinese And Other Drug-Free Therapies To Treat Pain?

Cupping: A purple or a blind spot? The most decorated Olympic athlete in history sparked controversy throughout the media with his use of cupping - an ancient Chinese method ...
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UHealth Trauma Surgeon Leads Rio’s Emergency Health Services During The Games

The numbers are staggering – 36 competition and 20 training venues, six hotels, five media villages, one hospital, 306 events, 10,903 athletes, 3,200 referees and assistants, ...
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Fastest Growing Occupations

Fastest growing occupations: 20 occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2014-24. ...
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New Microfluidic Chip Replicates Muscle-Nerve Connection

MIT engineers have developed a microfluidic device that replicates the neuromuscular junction -- the vital connection where nerve meets muscle. The device, about the size of a...
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Researchers At Hospital For Special Surgery Receive Grant To Study Shoulder Rehabilitation For Pitchers

A team led by Stephen Fealy, MD, and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been awarded the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Prevention of Youth Sports In...
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Anti-Gravity Treadmill Tested For Heart Patients

Marilyn Cotter recently needed a stress test following a bout of chest tightness. Unable to withstand exercise because of foot problems, Cotter, a 68-year-old grandmother, w...
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Avoiding Stumbles, From Spacewalks To Sidewalks

Video of astronauts tripping over moon rocks can make for entertaining Internet viewing, but falls in space can jeopardize astronauts' missions and even their lives. Getting...
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Radio Frequency Energy A Cure For Back Pain

A minimally invasive, nerve ablating procedure, recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, may give some people with chronic low back pain a new treatment option. ...
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Injectable Stem Cells Carry Microspheres To Regenerate Bones

The University of Nottingham has secured £1.2m to develop injectable stem cell-carrying materials to treat and prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis and other bone-thinning...
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Norwegian Study Suggests Most Surgical Meniscus Repairs Are Unnecessary

A recent study from the University of Oslo finds that three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for ...
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New Treatment For Low Back Pain: Minimally Invasive Procedure Receives FDA Clearance

It’s the most common reason people go to their doctors – back pain. According to the National Institutes of Health, 80 percent of adults will experience low back pain some tim...
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Promising New Drug Could Help Treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy

According to studies, approximately one out of every 40 individuals in the United States is a carrier of the gene responsible for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neurodegener...
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