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Health News - Rehabilitation

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)

Institutional factors play role in cardiac rehab referral rates after angioplasty
Hospitals in the Midwest were more likely than others to refer patients for guideline-recommended cardiac rehabilitation following angioplasty, possibly because more rehab programs are available in... (Medical News Today)

COGWATCH: helping stroke patients to regain their independence
Strokes are the second leading cause of death worldwide; they kill more than one million people in Europe each year accounting for 14% of all deaths. (Medical News Today)

Alberta's older injured workers at disadvantage in returning to jobs
Alberta's greying workforce means more senior citizens are on the jobsite than ever--a group that is "disadvantaged" when it comes to workplace injuries, according to new University of Alberta... (Medical News Today)

Study: Daily exercise and education reduces episodes of low back pain in children
A study in Physical Therapy (PTJ), the monthly scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association found that a program of regular exercise and education appears to reduce low back pain... (Medical News Today)

Study: Early physical therapy for low back pain reduces costs, resources
A study in the scientific journal BMC Health Services Research shows that early and guideline adherent physical therapy following an initial episode of acute, nonspecific low back pain (LBP)... (Medical News Today)

Early physical therapy for low back pain reduces costs, resources
A study in the scientific journal BMC Health Services Research shows that early and guideline adherent physical therapy following an initial episode of acute, nonspecific low back pain (LBP) resulted... (Medical News Today)

Mental practice and physical therapy effective treatment for stroke, research shows
A combination of mental practice and physical therapy is an effective treatment for people recovering from a stroke, according to researchers at Georgia State University. (Medical News Today)

What can brain-controlled prosthetics tell us about the brain?
The ceremonial opening kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil, which was performed--with the help of a brain-controlled exo-skeleton--by a local teen who had been paralyzed from the... (Medical News Today)

Novel therapeutic procedure helps stroke patient recover three-dimensional vision
Impaired vision is one of the most common consequences of a stroke. In rare cases, patients may even lose their ability to perceive depth. (Medical News Today)

Physical therapy as effective as surgery for lumber spinal stenosis
Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) who followed an evidence-based, standardized physical therapy (PT) regimen achieved similar symptom relief and improvements in physical functioning as those... (Medical News Today)

University of Houston researchers build brain-machine interface to control prosthetic hand
Non-invasive technique allows amputee to use bionic hand, powered by his thoughtsNew University of Houston research has demonstrated that an amputee can grasp with a bionic hand, powered only... (Medical News Today)

Intelligent neuroprostheses mimic natural motor control
San Francisco - Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function. (Medical News Today)

Better paws for Brutus: CSU partners to help quadruple-amputee dog
When Brutus was just a puppy, his breeder left the young Rottweiler outside in freezing temperatures. (Medical News Today)

For type V AC joint injuries, early surgery may not be the best approach
Early surgery may not be the best treatment option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to new research from Tripler Army Medical Center. (Medical News Today)

Rats, reasoning, and rehabilitation: Neuroscientists are uncovering how we reason
Even rats can imagine: A new study finds that rats have the ability to link cause and effect such that they can expect, or imagine, something happening even if it isn't. (Medical News Today)

Music to the ears of dementia suffers: learning to play saxophone after diagnosis
South Korean researchers have just revealed details of an unusual case which offers new insights into frontotemporal dementia (FTD). (Medical News Today)

Artificial hand able to respond sensitively thanks to muscles made from smart metal wires
Engineers at Saarland University have taken a leaf out of nature's book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. (Medical News Today)

Study: Patients going home after knee replacement do as well as those going to rehab facility
A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that patients who go home after knee replacement and receive physical therapy at home do as well as those discharged to an... (Medical News Today)

Trauma program recoups investment by transforming lives, Australia
Enhanced surgery to reactivate the muscles in tetraplegics' hands and housing that allows people with disabilities to live independently are just two of the transformative benefits to come out of a... (Medical News Today)

Kessler Foundation scientists test Actual Reality in functional assessment post-TBI
Results of first study in TBI support the use of Actual Reality for assessing performance of everyday activities in this populationA recent article by Kessler Foundation researchers describes... (Medical News Today)

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