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6 hrs ago | WWLP

Critics say rate plan could hinder services to children

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 16, 2014.Speech and physical therapists and other specialists who help young children with developmental delays are upset about what they say is a "paltry" rate increase set by the Patrick administration on Friday.


Related Topix: Medicine, Pathology

10 hrs ago | KTNV-TV Las Vegas

Boxing club helps Parkinson's patients

The Richard Steele Boxing Club is usually full of kids, but twice a week the boxers are much older and all of them have Parkinson's disease. "I was thinking about how to help older people because I know a lot of them.


Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Health, Medicine

13 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Farewell, Heating Pad: Physical Therapists Say It Doesn't Help

I have fond memories of listening to NPR while lounging at the physical therapist's with a heating pad on my shoulder. Don't do that, the nation's physical therapists' association says.


Related Topix: Medicine

17 hrs ago | Thorne Today

Award glory for practitioner

A Doncaster based physical therapist and teacher has been honoured with the Best Complimentary Medicine Practitioner award at a glittering ceremony in London.


Related Topix: Medicine

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Finding Meaning in the Cancer Journey

Knowing your cancer will likely not be cured, but rather managed, is a challenging concept for many patients to grasp. This is the case for Matthew Morgan, 51, who has been battling aggressive head and neck cancer since 2012.


Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health

Huntington News

Marshall faculty member is first physical therapist recognized as...

Dr. Tamara Gravano of the Marshall University College of Health Professions is the first physical therapist in the state to complete the requirements to be recognized as a David K. Brown Geriatric Scholar through the West Virginia Geriatric Education Center . Gravano, an assistant professor and director of clinical education in the college's School of Physical Therapy, said she has worked toward the promotion and advancement of geriatric physical therapy since 2004.


Related Topix: Medicine, Marshall University

Sys-Con Media

myMatrixx Announces Expanded Role for Medical Director Steven P. Stanos, Jr., DO

Dr. Stanos, a nationally recognized physiatrist and pain management specialist, published author, and frequent speaker on topics related to rehabilitation and workers' compensation, is Board Certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine and subspecialty boarded by the American Board of Anesthesia. , myMatrixx Chief Clinical and Compliance Officer.


Related Topix: Medicine

Southwest Booster

New initiative targets children who struggle with weight issues

The Cypress Health Region is sponsoring a new clinic to help improve the health and well-being of children struggling with weight concerns. The goal of the Family Centre for Weight and Health is to help children feel happy about themselves, feel loved and accepted for whom they are, and to establish lifelong healthy eating and physical activity habits.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Canada,

The Sand Trap

Rotator cuff questions

I am starting to have some rotator cuff problems. It hurts when lifting my arm past, or equal to shoulder high and behind my back.


Related Topix: Fitness, Weight Training, Medicine

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Rocky Mount Telegram

Boy receives global support in cancer battle

Fueled by requests on social media, letters and packages from all over the world brought joy to a 7-year-old boy confined to his home over the last year as he endured more than 15 chemotherapy treatments for synovial sarcoma. The rare form of cancer, usually found in arm, neck or leg joints, recently led to the amputation of Saluda resident Ben Leslie's foot.


Related Topix: Sarcoma, Medicine, Startups, Facebook

Dallas Morning News

UT Southwestern opens a wound care clinic

The clinic will provide all-encompassing care for patients who suffer from chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers, traumatic injury wounds, pressure ulcers and wounds that occur after cancer treatments. Patients can see specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic surgery, podiatry and vascular surgery in one centralized location.


Related Topix: Medicine, Opinion

The Victoria Advocate

VC to hold physical therapist assistant program session an hour ago...

An information session on Victoria College's physical therapist assistant program will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 130 of the Health Sciences Center on VC's main campus. This session will provide information concerning the program and its requirements.


Related Topix: Medicine

Program Chair/Director - Physical Therapy Assistant

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Related Topix: Medicine, Monster, Human Resources

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Aptos's Precision Wellness Center teaches correct body movement

Mechanics instructor James Vegher, left, helps students how to move correctly during a mechanics class at Precision Wellness Center at Cabrillo College in Aptos on Friday. APTOS >> At Precision Wellness Center, a physical therapy and fitness facility on the Cabrillo College campus, adults are re-learning how to move without pain and injury.


Related Topix: Aptos, CA, Medicine


Expired Medications

I toured an outpatient rehab facility a few years ago and was brought into a room that was used mainly for storage, and sometimes for wound care. There was a smaller whirlpool in the corner and a moderate amount of wound care dressing supplies and handouts for patients regarding wound care pathologies, symptoms and treatments.


Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Coastal Point

Younger total knee replacement patients need smart strategies to stay active

Most people think total knee replacement is for elderly people who haven't been very active. Even older men and women who have led active lifestyles believe it's something they won't have to think about until well into their golden years.


Related Topix: Knee Replacement, Medicine, Health, Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthritis

Rehab Management

Report Indicates Potential PT Labor Shortage Over Next Decade

A news release from the American Physical Therapy Association notes that the report, titled "From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers," analyzes possible labor market trends in North America, Asia, and Europe, finding that the recent global recession has only "postponed" the coming changes through lingering high unemployment rates. The APTA news release notes that once these rates begin to drop, the demographic shift in the workforce will begin to take hold and create relatively rapid labor shortages in a majority of the 464 occupations studied in the report.


Related Topix: Medicine

Shop at Whole Foods and Support Spaulding

Shop at Whole Foods on this day and 5% of your total purchase will support programs and services provided by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Stop by our information table to find out about programs available to community members, sign up for our mailing list, or find out information about upcoming events or other ways to be involved with Spaulding.


Related Topix: Charlestown (Boston, MA), Boston, MA, Medicine, Charlestown, MA

Asbury Park Press

Breast cancer survivor, therapist, activistBreast cancer survivor,...

Physical therapist Elisheva Chamblin talks about her work with breast cancer patients and her own experience with the illness Oct 26 2012 Breast cancer survivor, therapist, activist Physical therapist Elisheva Chamblin talks about her work with breast cancer patients and her own experience with the illness Oct 26 2012 Check out this story on ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

The Danbury Daily Voice

Danbury Hospital Opens New ER; Entrance Moves To Hospital Ave.

The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Pavilion at Danbury Hospital opened in July. It is off Hospital Avenue as well.


Related Topix: Danbury, CT, Medicine