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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.

MossRehab Neuropsychologist Offers Advice on Bike Safety

APRIL 24, 2015
Philadelphia started its new bike share program today, ‎Indego‬, which means there will be more adults on bikes on crowded city streets.

With that in mind, Madeline DiPasquale, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist at MossRehab and supervisor of the Ambulatory Programs of the MossRehab Drucker Brain Injury Center, offered a few reminders to keep Indego riders safe:

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Advice for Runners on Strengthening Your Core

APRIL 23, 2015
Jeffery North, MD, a sports & spine rehabilitation specialist at MossRehab, shared the importance of a strong core for Broad Street Run participants with Philly.com today.

“Core strength training should be balanced with your running program," Dr. North told Philly.com. "If you are only running, you can overuse and weaken your muscles. If you run three-five days, you should focus on your core at least two days.”

Read more: Advice for Runners on Strengthening Your Core

   

Save the Date for They Will Surf Again

APRIL 22, 2015
They Will Surf Again, a one-day surfing event for people with disabilities, will be held this year on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Wildwood Crest, N.J.

MossRehab will once again be sending down a corps of volunteers to help out. We are also encouraging patients/former patients to participate. Registration opens May 11. Stay tuned for details. 

Read more: Save the Date for They Will Surf Again

   

MossRehab Holds Annual Learn to Golf Event

Lou Namm at First Swing Event

APRIL 20, 2015
Over 20 people signed up for MossRehab's annual First Swing/Learn to Golf Clinic & Golf Workshop for individuals with physical disabilities and their families last week. 

Lou Namm, a life member of the Eastern Amputee Golf Association, provided instruction at the event, which took place at Burholme Golf Center in Philadelphia.

Read more: MossRehab Holds Annual Learn to Golf Event

   

MossRehab Experts Offer Advice to Runners

APRIL 20, 2015
In this television spot currently running on NBC10, Einstein Healthcare Network foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon Bobby Ndu, MD, and MossRehab physical therapist John Feeley, MSPT, give running advice for athletes competing in this year's Broad Street Run.

Have a look:

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Einstein to Make Donation to Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation

APRIL 20, 2015
Right before this year's Broad Street Run, Einstein Healthcare Network will be making a donation to the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation's Health and Wellness initiative within its afterschool programs. The initiative, which aims to "keep our kids moving and healthy," consists of an exercise and healthy snack initiative (begun in for the 2014-2015 academic year) in nearly 100 recreation centers throughout the city.

The enhanced corporate sponsorship program for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run will help provide revenue to fund this program. Einstein Healthcare Network is the official healthcare network of the Blue Cross Broad Street Run.

Read more: Einstein to Make Donation to Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation

   

MRRI Researcher Contributes to Study Mapping Language in the Brain

APRIL 17, 2015
A study published this week in the journal Nature Communications provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke. Myrna Schwartz, PhD, associate director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, was senior author of the study. Daniel Mirman, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, was lead author.

Read more: MRRI Researcher Contributes to Study Mapping Language in the Brain

   

Traumatic Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Symposium

APRIL 16, 2015
Einstein Health Network is offering a symposium on the medical, psychiatric, scientific, ethical and legal facets of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on May 14, 2015. 

The Traumatic Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Symposium is designed for the forward-thinking subspecialty physicians, neuroscientists and those in graduate training programs who treat, research and diagnose traumatic brain injuries everyday in the context of their respective fields.

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Celebrating the MossRehab Volunteers

APRIL 15, 2015
Einstein Healthcare Network / MossRehab is celebrating the 60th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary of its Volunteer Recognition Luncheon during Volunteer Recognition Week (April 12 through 18).

From cuddling newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, to feeding patients unable to feed themselves, volunteers at Einstein Healthcare Network are dedicated and caring, and assist countless patients and staff every day. This past year, 428 volunteers provided 85,950 hours of service to 60 areas throughout the network – quite an achievement.

Read more: Celebrating the MossRehab Volunteers

   

Global Abilities Head Featured in 'Why I Run' Series

 

APRIL 14, 2015
NBC10's "Why I  Run" profiles of Broad Street Run participants recently featured A.J. Nanayakkara, founder and executive director of the Global Abilities Foundation. MossRehab is a sponsor of the Global Abilities wheelchair racing team in this year's Broad Street Run.

Following a spinal cord injury, Nanayakkara went on to found Globabl Abilities Foundation, partly to encourage others in wheelchairs to become involved in sports at whatever level they can. 

MossRehab and Einstein Orthopedics are sponsors of the Broad Street Run and the "Why I Run" series. 

Read more: Global Abilities Head Featured in 'Why I Run' Series

   

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Media Contacts

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

Damien Woods
Manager of Communications
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Kerry O'Connor
Senior Manager of Communications
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OConnKer@einstein.edu

Judy Horwitz
Senior Communications Specialist
215-456-6767
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