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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 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. 

Read more: MossRehab Physician Discusses Prognosis for Injured Philadelphia Eagles

   

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. 

Location:
MossRehab Main Campus
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Keynote Speaker:
Daniela Palomar Garcia, M.D., on “Staying Active with Amputation”

Read more: Save the Date: Amputation Recreation Day

   

Art Therapy Students' 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 to September 28.

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.

Read more: Art Therapy Students' Work Displayed at Philadelphia Museum of Art

   

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.

Read more: MossRehab Experts to Participate in Sports Injury Analysis Report

   

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."

Read more: ReWalk Inventor Working on New Device

   

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. 

Read more: Save the Date for Brain Injury Challenge

   

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.

Read more: Access Sports Named Non-Profit of Year

   

Art Therapy Exhibit Opens at Philadelphia Museum of Art

AUGUST 28, 2014
The Philadelphia Museum of Art's annual community exhibit "Bridges: Accessible Programs Builds Partnerships" starts today and runs through Sunday, September 28, 2014.

MossRehab art therapy patients will once again have work displayed in the exhibition, which takes place in the Education Corridor on the ground floor.

Read more: Art Therapy Exhibit Opens at Philadelphia Museum of Art

   

Accessible Icon Art Therapy Project Offers Sneak Peek

AUGUST 26, 2014
Over the past few months, MossRehab and all of Einstein Healthcare Network have adopted the new Accessible Icon to designate parking spaces for people with disabilities.

Now MossRehab's art therapy program patients have collaborated on the creation of a piece of art that celebrates our use of the new icon and expresses how they feel about us using it. The finished work will be displayed with other patient artwork at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's annual community exhibit: "Bridges: Accessible Programs Builds Partnerships." The exhibit runs from August 27th through September 28, 2014.

Read more: Accessible Icon Art Therapy Project Offers Sneak Peek

   

MossRehab's Work on ReWalk Mentioned by Veterans Department

AUGUST 22, 2014
MossRehab's work on ReWalk, a robotic exoskeleton that helps people with spine injuries to walk, was mentioned in a recent article on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Web site. 

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.

Read more: MossRehab's Work on ReWalk Mentioned by Veterans Department

   

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