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Tips on Safe Sledding
JANUARY 26, 2015
With almost a foot of snow expected and schools already closing, tomorrow should be prime sleddin' time.
Here's how to stay on the hill and out of the emergency room, courtesy of the MossRehab Drucker Brain Injury and Concussion Centers:
MossRehab Therapist Offers Advice on Safe Shoveling
JANUARY 26, 2015
With winter blowing in full force in the Northeast, MossRehab Occupational Therapist Melissa (Muller) Meyers, OTD, OTR/L provided tips to keep yourself safe while moving snow around.
Shoveling can be a very aerobic and physically demanding task, Meyers says. Here are her suggestions for preserving your back and your heart.
MossRehab Expert Hosts Concussion Forum
JANUARY 16, 2015
Maximillian H. Shmidheiser, Psy.D., clinical neuropsychologist at the MossRehab Concussion Center and the MossRehab Drucker Brain Injury Center, recently hosted a concussion forum for parents, students and coaches at Methacton High School in Eagleview, Pa.
Shmidheiser explained what a concussion is, discussed diagnosis and treatment and talked about what school districts and parents can do if they believe a student has had a concussion. You can read coverage of his presentation in the Pottstown Mercury.
Upcoming Events for Young Empowerment Stroke Support Group
JANUARY 16, 2014
MossRehab's Young Empowerment Stroke Support group (YESS) has several events scheduled over the next month.
YESS offers community-based services for younger individuals with stroke—addressing the needs, roles, lifestyles and goals of the younger adult to promote socialization, quality of life and participation in life roles.
MossRehab Patient Approved to Use ReWalk at Home
JANUARY 15, 2014
MossRehab patient Dan Web has become one of just eight people in the U.S. certified to use a ReWalk robotic walking device for home use.
The ReWalk is a motorized exoskeleton suit that enables patients with lower limb disabilities, including complete paralysis, to independently stand, walk, and—in some cases—climb stairs.
MossRehab launched the first clinical trials in the U.S. for ReWalk in 2009. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the device in the clinical setting in late 2010 and then approved it for use outside of the hospital in July 2014.
Dr. Mayer to Be Honored at 2015 All About Art Exhibition
JANUARY 6, 2014
Nathaniel H. Mayer, MD, director of MossRehab's Motor Control Analysis Laboratory, will be honored at the 2015 All About Art exhibition in May.
Dr. Mayer has been a strong supporter and patron of All About Art, an international juried exhibition and sale of art by professional artists with physical disabilities launched at MossRehab in 1979.
Driving School Director Passes Away
DECEMBER 30, 2014
Dan Basore, director of MossRehab's Driving School, passed away at his home on December 19, 2014. He was 59.
Dan spent 35 years helping many people with disabilities up and down the East Coast get back behind the wheel. He was known across the nation for the challenging cases he was willing to take on. He embraced our Challenge Accepted spirit and made sure his driving students did, as well.
MossRehab's Dr. Yoo Named to Board of Global Abilities
December 30, 2014
MossRehab Attending Physiatrist Stanley Yoo, MD, has been named to the board of directors for Global Abilities, a nonprofit that is dedicated to creating opportunities for independence for people with disabilities in developing countries and, here at home.
In particular, the organization works to expose people with disabilities to adapted sports and recreational activities through its Rec Fest events, Ability Workout of the Day, wheelchair sports support, accessibility assessments and disability education presentations.
MossRehab Patient Demonstrates ReWalk on Good Day Philadelphia
DECEMBER 29, 2014
MossRehab Chief Medical Officer Albert Esquenazi, MD, and patient Dan Webb appeared on Good Day Philadelphia this morning to demonstrate ReWalk, a motorized exoskeleton suit that enables patients with lower limb disabilities, including complete paralysis, to independently stand, walk, and—in some cases—climb stairs.
Accompanied by MossRehab Physical Therapist John Feeley, Webb—who lost the use of his legs in an accident—showed viewers how easy the system is to operate while standing up from his wheelchair and walking around the studio.
Adopt a Patient Program Spreads Warmth
DECEMBER 24, 2014
Through the Adopt-A-Patient campaign, the Einstein Healthcare Network / MossRehab community raised enough funds this year to purchase gifts for more than 1,200 patients hospitalized across the network around the holidays.
Each simple $10 donation translated into physical warmth in the form of blankets that were handed out and emotional warmth in the form of comfort and cheer that spread among the patients and staff as the gifts were distributed.
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