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Here's the latest from the Delaware Valley's number-one-ranked rehabilitation facility. To see older items, check the archive.

All About Art 2015 Call for Entries

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December 16, 2013
The call for entries is now available for the 2015 All About Art at MossRehab - an international, juried exhibition and sale of art by professional artists with physical disabilities. 

The exhibition is open to artists with physical, cognitive, visual and hearing disabilities. Only work executed after the onset of disability or injury is eligible. All works must be for sale.

Read more: All About Art 2015 Call for Entries

   

When the Words Won't Come

December 12, 2014
Myrna Schwartz, PhD, associate director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and director of research for the MossRehab Aphasia Center, discussed the effects of a stroke on the brain on WHYY-FM's The Pulse this morning.

In the interview, Dr. Schwartz explains how a stroke can affect language and discusses the latest research on aphasia, a communication disorder that can affect speaking, reading, writing and understanding language.

Read more: When the Words Won't Come

   

CNN Money Tells Story of ReWalk

 

December 11, 2014
News network CNN Money recently posted a video about ReWalk, a motorized exoskeleton suit that enables people with walking impairments to stand, walk and climb stairs independently.  

In 2009, MossRehab conducted the initial U.S. clinical trials for ReWalk, which fits like a robotic suit of armor on the legs of a person with paralysis. The device received approval this summer from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use outside the hospital environment.

The CNN video shows what one man has gained from using the device. 

Read more: CNN Money Tells Story of ReWalk

   

MossRehab Neuropsychologist Discusses Helmet Safety

 

December 9, 2014
Madeline DiPasquale, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist at MossRehab's Drucker Brain Injury Center, appeared on Good Day Philadelphia this morning to discuss proper fitting of bicycle helmets. 

Some 26,000 children and adolescents sustain bicycle-related traumatic brain injuries each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Studies show properly fitted helmets can prevent around 85 percent of those injuries. 

MossRehab's Drucker Brain Injury Center works with the Brain Injury Prevention Association of Pennsylvania to promote use of properly fitted bike helmets, offering free helmets and helmet fittings at events.

Read more: MossRehab Neuropsychologist Discusses Helmet Safety

   

MossRehab Art Therapist Discusses Value of Program

December 2, 2014
MossRehab Art Therapist Marya Camilleri was quoted last week in an article about the value of art therapy to people recovering from injuries and mental illness. 

The article appeared on Generosity.org, an organization working to strengthen the Philadelphia region’s position as a leader in social innovation and collaboration.

Read more: MossRehab Art Therapist Discusses Value of Program

   

Three MossRehab Doctors Among First to Receive Brain Injury Certification

November 24, 2014
In September 2011, the American Board of Medical Specialties approved an application—cosponsored by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology—to offer certification in brain injury medicine (BIM).

MossRehab is proud to report that three of our physicians were among the first group of 300 to receive the certification—Thomas Watanabe, MD, clinical director of the Drucker Brain Injury Center; Attending Physician Michael H. Marino, MD; and Attending Physician Miriam Segal, MD. 

Read more: Three MossRehab Doctors Among First to Receive Brain Injury Certification

   

MossRehab Therapists Featured in OT Magazine

November 20, 2014

MossRehab Occupational Therapist Melissa Muller, OTD, OTR/L, appears on the cover of this month's Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners magazine. 

Muller, as well as MossRehab Occupational Therapist Laura Essery, MOT, OTR/L, are featured in an article about the role robotics and virtual reality tools play in their work with stroke and traumatic brain injury patients.

Read more: MossRehab Therapists Featured in OT Magazine

   

Thank You on National Philanthropy Day

November 17, 2014
In honor of National Philanthropy Day on November 15, the Einstein Healthcare Network offers this video to say thank you to all of those who support the mission of MossRehab and the entire Einstein network in whatever way they can.

 

Read more: Thank You on National Philanthropy Day

   

Get Ready for the Aphasia Film Festival

NOVEMBER 5, 2014
The MossRehab Aphasia Center is presenting a film festival next month as part of the Voices of MossRehab Aphasia Center quarterly education program. Several short films about aphasia will be screened. Vote for your favorite film. Bring your family and friends.

Date:    
Friday, December 12, 2014

Read more: Get Ready for the Aphasia Film Festival

   

Fall Comes to the Alice and Herbert Sachs Conservatory

October 18, 2014
Autumn has arrived at the new Alice and Herbert Sachs Therapeutic Conservatory at our Elkins Park campus.

Dedicated on April 10, 2014, the conservatory allows patients to meet their rehabilitation goals by combining therapy with gardening, as well as offering a beautiful, unexpected oasis for patients and their families to seek respite.

Read more: Fall Comes to the Alice and Herbert Sachs Conservatory

   

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Media Contacts

Members of the media can reach us using the contacts below:

Damien Woods
Manager of Communications
215-456-7326
215-970-8536 (after 5 p.m.)
woodsdam@einstein.edu

Kerry O'Connor
Senior Manager of Communications
215-456-6734 
OConnKer@einstein.edu

Judy Horwitz
Senior Communications Specialist
215-456-6767
HorwitzJ@einstein.edu