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Saint Louis University partners with SSM to offer post-professional residency program in orthopedic physical therapy

Saint Louis University's program in physical therapy is partnering with SSM Physical Therapy to offer a post-professional residency program in orthopedic physical therapy.The year-long residency prepares physical therapists to specialize in evaluating, treating and managing patients who have orthopedic problems. [More]

Study shows massage therapy improves blood flow, alleviates muscle soreness after exercise

Massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. [More]

Massage therapy alleviates muscle soreness and improves general blood flow

Massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. [More]

Experts provides guidance to ensure safe, effective physical activity for osteoporosis patients

‚ÄčToday, experts from the Too Fit to Fracture Initiative presented the results of an international consensus process to establish exercise recommendations for people with osteoporosis, with or without spine fractures. [More]

Endurance sport keeps both muscles and nerves fit

Endurance sport does not only change the condition and fitness of muscles but also simultaneously improves the neuronal connections to the muscle fibers based on a muscle-induced feedback. [More]
Patients who stay longer in ICU have substantial physical impairments 2 years later

Patients who stay longer in ICU have substantial physical impairments 2 years later

Patients have substantial physical impairments even two years after being discharged from the hospital after a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU), new Johns Hopkins research suggests. [More]
Choosing better treatment for ankle fractures

Choosing better treatment for ankle fractures

Many people associate ankle fractures with sports, but you don't have to be an athlete to develop a serious ankle injury. Ankle fractures, in which there is a partial or complete break in a bone, can happen to anyone. People can break an ankle after a fall, car accident or twisting injury. [More]
Blood-brain barrier following stoke prevents harmful substances entering brain

Blood-brain barrier following stoke prevents harmful substances entering brain

Following ischemic stroke, the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which prevents harmful substances such as inflammatory molecules from entering the brain, can be impaired in cerebral areas distant from initial ischemic insult. [More]
XBP1 gene plays pivotal role in the growth and progression of triple negative breast cancer

XBP1 gene plays pivotal role in the growth and progression of triple negative breast cancer

Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College and Houston Methodist have found that a gene previously unassociated with breast cancer plays a pivotal role in the growth and progression of the triple negative form of the disease, a particularly deadly strain that often has few treatment options. Their research, published in this week's Nature, suggests that targeting the gene may be a new approach to treating the disease. [More]

Researchers develop computerized treadmill program to prevent falls in older adults

Clive Pai believes people can be trained not to fall. The professor of physical therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago will use a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to develop a computerized treadmill program that could be used in physical therapy offices to prevent falls and fall-related injuries in older adults. [More]
BU wins $2.75M grant from NIDCD to test and refine prototype Visually Guided Hearing Aid

BU wins $2.75M grant from NIDCD to test and refine prototype Visually Guided Hearing Aid

Boston University (BU) College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College was recently awarded a five-year, $2.75M grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to test and refine a prototype Visually Guided Hearing Aid (VGHA). [More]

Researcher to test brain stimulation, gait training to improve patients' ability to walk after stroke

A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher will test whether brain stimulation combined with gait training can improve patients' ability to walk after a stroke, under a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. [More]
BDC to receive $2.1M grant to assist teens living with Type 1 diabetes

BDC to receive $2.1M grant to assist teens living with Type 1 diabetes

The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC) will receive a $2.1 million grant to help teach adolescents with Type 1 diabetes how to manage their disease and improve their health outcomes and quality of life. [More]
Molecular subtyping determines breast cancer patients at high risk of disease recurrence

Molecular subtyping determines breast cancer patients at high risk of disease recurrence

A method called molecular subtyping can help doctors better determine which of their breast cancer patients are at high risk of getting breast cancer again, a new study led by the University of South Florida reports. [More]

Forster Physical Therapy named official physical therapy provider of 2014 Asics LA Marathon

Forster Physical Therapy has been named the official physical therapy provider of the 2014 Asics LA Marathon. www.forsterpt.com. And prior to the March 9th race, Forster Physical Therapy is offering free injury assessments to runners experiencing aches and pains while attempting to continue their preparation for the marathon. [More]

Brief physical therapy improves symptoms, QoL in urinary incontinence

A 1-month programme of physical therapy results in significant improvements in quality of life among women with urinary incontinence, a clinical trial has found. [More]
Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeon successfully performs CSF repair surgery on patient

Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeon successfully performs CSF repair surgery on patient

When Elizabeth "Beth" Johnson stood up from working at her computer Oct. 28, she noticed "a kind of funny feeling" in the back of her neck. By Nov. 2, the sensation had become an excruciating headache that came on whenever she tried to stand or sit upright. [More]

NAFC designates Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as Center of Excellence

The National Association For Continence has designated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a Center of Excellence: Continence Care. Anurag K. Das, MD; Roger Lefevre, MD; Janet Li, MD; and Deborah A. Nagle, MD are the principle physicians for this COE. [More]
Anika Therapeutics receives marketing approval from FDA for MONOVISC injection

Anika Therapeutics receives marketing approval from FDA for MONOVISC injection

Anika Therapeutics, Inc. today announced it has received marketing approval for MONOVISC from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MONOVISC is a single injection supplement to synovial fluid of the osteoarthritic joint, used to treat pain and improve joint mobility in patients suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. [More]

Drexel University to expand nurse-managed health center

Drexel University will begin a major expansion of its nurse-managed health center which is nationally recognized as a model of integrated care. [More]