Articles Tagged: Physical Rehabilitation
Published: January 23, 2009 | Category: News
The FDA has approved the first use of embryonic stem cells to treat humans. It’s never been done before in the United States, but the FDA has now cleared the way for eight to ten patients with spinal cord injuries to be treated with embryonic stem cells sometime this summer.
Christopher Reeve didn’t live to see the day he worked so hard for, a treatment with the potential to repair spinal cords that would allow paraplegics to walk again. Continue Reading »
Published: January 21, 2009 | Category: News
A Sunday afternoon bike ride last Father’s day dramatically changed the life of Joe Groh forever.
While riding in Grapevine, Groh came around a curve and lost control of his bike on some loose sand.
“I lost control and went over the top of the handle bars,” Groh said. “When I came to, I pretty much suspected right away what had happened because I couldn’t move.” Continue Reading »
THE dangers of diving into shallow water have been highlighted with a timely warning from Health Minister Daniel Andrews.
Announcing funding for a new X-ray machine at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre in Kew, he urged people to check water depth before diving to avoid a lifelong spinal cord injury.
Research shows that of the 381 spinal cord injury cases reported during 2004-05 in Australia, 26 were caused by a diving or surfing accident. About 90 people a year suffer a spinal cord injury in Victoria. Continue Reading »
Published: January 20, 2009 | Category: News
Disabled veterans will soon have a place where they can get help when re-entering the job market following a life-altering injury.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Vocational Rehabilitation Center will open Jan. 27 in the South Texas Medical Center. Continue Reading »
Published: January 19, 2009 | Category: News
‘It’s amazing how she’s tackling’ tragedy
After a tragic summer accident 18-year-old Tyhme Thompson was told that she would never walk again.
“My surgeon told me I was complete, so what happens is a complete spinal injury means you won’t walk. That’s what it means,” said the Orillia teen.
“But, the doctor said ‘Please do; prove me wrong,’” said Thompson’s dad, Mike. “It’s hope and persistence that wins the battle.” Continue Reading »
DUBLIN, Ireland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Moving Forward after Spinal Cord Injury DVD” report to their offering.
Moving Forward after Spinal Cord Injury is a comprehensive, educational program used by therapists to prepare spinal cord injury patients and families for discharge.
Developed by professionals at RehabCare, this program contains current best practices in Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitation. Continue Reading »
Published: January 15, 2009 | Category: News
A small group of protesters, several of whom were seated in wheelchairs, gathered in 30-degree weather outside the Hays office of Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services on Wednesday morning.
The idea was to keep things peaceful. There was no chanting, and no entrances were blocked. Rather, the group hoped to educate the public about a recent waiver freeze implemented by SRS, said organizer Lou Ann Kibbee, Hays. Continue Reading »
Published: January 14, 2009 | Category: News
Ken Majonis, 31, was paralyzed in accident; now convalescing at home
MARLBORO — The Majonis family of Marlboro saw a happy ending to 2008 and an early look into 2009 provides hope for the future.
Ken Majonis, 31, suffered spinal injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down as the result of a dirt bike accident on Sept. 21 in Tinton Falls. Majonis was flown from the scene of the accident to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where he underwent surgery to stabilize his shattered T-12 vertebrae. Continue Reading »
Published: January 7, 2009 | Category: News
Breakthrough Technology Benefits Stroke and Neurological Patients
GREENVILLE — By helping stroke victims regain hand control and grasp objects, they can now master tasks once believed impossible, thanks to highly sophisticated technology now available at Delta Regional Medical Center.
Through a partnership with Bioness Inc., the rural hospital is among the first in the nation to offer the breakthrough therapy and serve as a regional evaluation and treatment site for patients interested in trying out the new device. “We have integrated this technology into both our acute inpatient rehab program and into our outpatient setting,” said Stephanie Kent, director of musculoskeletal services at Delta Regional. Continue Reading »
Published: January 5, 2009 | Category: News
Injured in a motocross accident, Joey Gibbs tackles new challenges.
Eleven-year-old Joey Gibbs knew he was paralyzed following a motocross jump mishap. The accident occurred at 5:42 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2008.
“I landed wrong, and it catapulted me into another jump,” Joey said, describing the double-jump accident. “I knew right off the bat I was paralyzed. I tried to move my feet. It felt weird. I felt tingling.” Continue Reading »