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Health News - Rehabilitation

Osteopathic manipulative therapy significantly improves low back pain in postpartum women
German researchers found osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMTh) decreased postpartum low back pain by over 70 percent in women who had given birth at least three months before beginning treatment... (Medical News Today)

Running with prosthetic lower-limbs: an advantage or disadvantage?
Researchers at Bournemouth University have been looking at the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running, specifically looking at whether athletes with prosthesis are at an unfair... (Medical News Today)

Brain scans could predict how effective OCD treatment will be
Scans demonstrating brain network connectivity could be used to predict the long-term response of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder to cognitive behavioral therapy. (Medical News Today)

Smartphone app may prevent dangerous freezing of gait in Parkinson's patients
Joint Tel Aviv University/European Union project focuses on major cause of disabilityMany patients in the latter stage of Parkinson's disease are at high risk of dangerous, sometimes fatal, falls. (Medical News Today)

Disabled people pilot a robot remotely with their thoughts
Multi-year research project aims to give a measure of independence to paralyzed people. This technology has shown that it works well and is easy to use. (Medical News Today)

Stanford research sheds light on how neurons control muscle movement
Stanford University researchers studying how the brain controls movement in people with paralysis, related to their diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease, have found that groups of neurons work together... (Medical News Today)

Talking therapy shows promise for people with chronic low back pain
New research from Royal Holloway, University of London has found that a new form of talking therapy is a credible and promising treatment for people with chronic low back pain who are also... (Medical News Today)

First UK user receives world's most lifelike bionic hand
A congenital amputee from London has become the first user in the UK to be fitted with a new prosthetic hand that launches today and sets a new benchmark in small myoelectric hands. (Medical News Today)

Study examines trends in smoking among health students
The prevalence of smoking among undergraduate nursing and physiotherapy students in Spain decreased from 29.3% in 2003 to 18.2% in 2013. (Medical News Today)

Severely impaired stroke survivors regain arm function after intensive physical therapy
Time may heal all wounds, but in the case of stroke survivors, the key to better recovery is to spend more time in an intensive physical therapy program, according to a University of Florida Health... (Medical News Today)

Control system shows potential for improving function of powered prosthetic leg
A control system that incorporated electrical signals generated during muscle contractions and gait information resulted in improved real-time control of a powered prosthetic leg for different... (Medical News Today)

Can virtual reality help stroke patients recover arm movement?
Patients who have impaired arm movement due to stroke can benefit from virtual reality therapy, suggests a new study, after participants regained use of paretic limbs. (Medical News Today)

Household items, toys key to infant motor skill development, research finds
Toys, appliances, and even a sofa and coffee table can impact when or the way a baby first crawls, walks or achieves other growth milestones, but a new UT Arlington study finds that many parents are... (Medical News Today)

Compensatory rehabilitation limits motor recovery after stroke
Relying on the better-functioning side of the body after a stroke can cause brain changes that hinder rehabilitation of the impaired side, according to an animal study published June 3 in the Journal... (Medical News Today)

Survey finds civilian physicians feel underprepared to treat veterans
Research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association showed non-VA physicians have little comfort and familiarity with veterans' health issuesA survey of nearly 150 U.S. (Medical News Today)

The costs of conflict: Amputees and the Afghan war
A long-term plan to budget for veterans' health care is necessaryPolicy makers need to budget more than 288 million pounds over the next 40 years to adequately provide health care to all British... (Medical News Today)

High cost of healthcare for UK military amputees from Afghan conflict revealed in new study
Researchers have calculated that £288 million is the cost of lifetime care for amputee veterans from the Afghanistan conflict. (Medical News Today)

Prosthetic hands with a sense of touch? Breakthroughs in providing 'sensory feedback' from artificial limbs
Researchers are exploring new approaches to designing prosthetic hands capable of providing "sensory feedback. (Medical News Today)

CHOP global health focuses on children with cerebral palsy in southern Africa
International partnership investigates scope, patterns of the most common cause of childhood disabilityCerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of childhood disability in the world, affecting... (Medical News Today)

Brain training induces lasting brain & mental health gains for veterans, civilians with brain injury
In the first study of its kind, veterans and civilians with traumatic brain injury showed improved cognitive performance and psychological and neural health following strategy-based cognitive... (Medical News Today)

Paralyzed man uses intention of movement to control robotic arm
After having electrode arrays implanted into the area of the brain that controls the intention of movement, a paralyzed man is able to control a robotic arm with just his thoughts. (Medical News Today)

Controlling a robotic arm with a patient's intentions
A part of the brain that controls intuitive movement planning could be key to improving motor control in paralyzed patients with prostheticsGiving himself a drink for the first time in 10... (Medical News Today)

New music strategy shows 70 percent increase in exercise adherence
The use of personalized music playlists with tempo-pace synchronization increases adherence to cardiac rehab by almost 70 per cent--according to a study published in Sports Medicine -Open. (Medical News Today)

Pulmonary rehabilitation helps patients newly diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) treatment could be a valuable addition to comprehensive therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Public health approach to reducing traumatic brain injury - Update from CDC
Ongoing efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce the population impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are documented in the May/June issue of The Journal of Head... (Medical News Today)

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