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Save the Date: Rec Fest 2014
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Clear your calendar. The Global Abilities Foundation is hosting its annual Recreation Festival on Saturday, September 27th, 2014.
Rec Fest Philly will showcase recreational activities for all ages and abilities. It is free to all participants.
MossRehab Patient Uses Social Media to Cope with Effects of Brain Injury
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Former MossRehab patient and avid runner Thomas Dixon is featured on the Runner's World Web site this month in an article about his use of social media to help with memory loss.
Dixon, who was working as a research coordinator at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and studying to become a psychiatrist, sustained a severe brain injury while running in 2010. While the injury didn't affect his cognitive ability, it did impact both his ability to retain information over periods of time and to remember context from experiences. Social media has become a major part of his coping mechanism.
Horticultural Therapy Group Meeting at Sachs Conservatory
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
A horticultural therapy group is now meeting four days a week at the Alice and Herbert Sachs Therapeutic Conservatory at MossRehab's Elkins Park campus.
The group meets from 3-4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All are welcome.
MossRehab Physician Discusses Prognosis for Injured Philadelphia Eagles
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
What is the prognosis for Philadelphia Eagles players Allan Barbre and Evan Mathis, both of whom suffered injuries in Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars? Jeffrey North, MD, a MossRehab sports medicine expert, offers insight on this week's Injury Analysis Report.
Barbre, an offensive tackle, has a high ankle sprain, while Mathis, an offensive guard, faces a medial collatoral ligament sprain.
Dr. North contributes to this week's Training Room Insider Report, along with Brett Sweitzer, MD, Einstein orthopedic surgeon, offering thoughts on the recovery process for the two players.
Save the Date: Amputation Recreation Day
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Join MossRehab for an afternoon of recreational activities on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 12:15 - 4:15 p.m. Listen to interesting speakers and participate in clinics on golf, bicycle riding, gardening, or running.
MossRehab Main Campus
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Daniela Palomar Garcia, M.D., on “Staying Active with Amputation”
Art Therapy Participants' Work Displayed at Philadelphia Museum of Art
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Participants in MossRehab's art therapy program—which partners with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to offer patients specially adapted museum tours—currently have their work displayed in the museum's Education Corridor as part of the "Bridges: Accessible Programs Builds Partnerships" exhibition. The exhibition runs from August 27 through October 5.
The partnership/program—now in its second year—was a natural fit. MossRehab's Art Therapy Program and the Philadelphia Museum of Art have long been dedicated to the important place art has—and should have—in the lives of all people, including those with physical and cognitive disabilities.
MossRehab Experts to Participate in Sports Injury Analysis Report
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Einstein Orthopaedics is partnering with sports radio station 94WIP to be the exclusive provider of the pre-game Injury Analysis Report on the Philadelphia Eagles Radio Network.
During these broadcast segments, Einstein sports medicine expert Minn Saing, MD, will be breaking down key injuries and talking about what lies ahead for the Eagle's players and the team, and you as a fan.
ReWalk Inventor Working on New Device
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Looks like a Segway. Acts like a wheelchair.
The designer of the ReWalk has created a new device to help those who are quadriplegic regain mobility.
"Here we go again," says MossRehab Chief Medical Officer Alberto Esquenazi, MD. "Dr. Amit Goffer, the designer of ReWalk—the first device to allow people who are paralyzed due to spinal cord injury to stand and walk again independently—is working on a new device, the UpNRide, which is intended for those with paralysis that involves the arms and trunk. Unlike the ReWalk, the UpNRide will provide support through a seat that transforms on a leaning surface. The device is wheeled, making use of advanced technology to assure stability. When prototypes become available for testing, we hope, as in the past, to serve in that role at MossRehab."
Save the Date for Brain Injury Challenge
AUGUST 29, 2014
Join MossRehab and the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania for the 2014 Brain Injury Challenge: Race for Recovery on October 25, 2014.
The challenge offers something for everyone—a 5K scenic timed course, a supportive run for the less serious, a one-mile walk for kids and families, a one-mile wheelchair roll. It takes place at Tyler State Park in Newtown, Pa.
Access Sports Named Non-Profit of Year
AUGUST 29, 2014
Congratulations to our friends at Access Sports Experiences, which was just named Non-profit of the Year by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Access Sports provides at-risk and special needs populations opportunities to see local professional and college sporting events, as well as other community activities in the Philadelphia area.
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