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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.
Accessible Icon Comes to Elkins Park
JULY 25, 2014
In May, 2014, MossRehab/Einstein Healthcare Network became the first hospital/healthcare system in Philadelphia to use the new Accessible Icon to indicate parking spaces for people with disabilities.
The first spots were converted at the MossRehab Tabor Road/Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia campus.
On Friday, July 25, MossRehab's flagship facility, MossRehab at Elkins Park, became the second campus to use the new icon. Alberto Esquenazi, MD, John Otto Haas Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at MossRehab, and Cheltenham Township Ward 3 Commissioner Harvey Portner painted the first new parking space.
WHYY Airs Piece on ReWalk Exoskeleton
JULY 23, 2014
Public television station WHYY aired a piece recently about the Food and Drug Administration approving the ReWalk robotic exoskeleton for home use.
The piece features Alberto Esquenazi, MD, MossRehab's chief medical officer and the John Otto Haas Chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and patient Jean Altomari, who was one of the first patients to use ReWalk when MossRehab began the U.S. clinical trials in 2009.
Evaluation of MossRehab Stroke Program Published
JULY 23, 2014
Research by MossRehab Occupational Therapist Melissa Muller, OTD, OTR/L, was published in the July issue of the journal Occupational Therapy in Health Care.
The article by Muller is based on an evaluation of the MossRehab Young Empowerment Stroke Support Group (YESS), a program created by Muller to assist the growing number of people under 65 recovering from strokes.
Limb Loss Education Day Coming in September
JULY 22, 2014
Anne Wieland, CTRS, MHA, team leader for MossRehab's Recreation Therapy Department, will be presenting on adaptive recreation at Limb Loss Education Day in September.
Limb Loss Education Day, presented by the Amputee Coalition, is an opportunity to network with other amputees and professionals in the Philadelphia area and learn about what’s going on in the community including new products and treatments that may be available.
Article Discusses MossRehab and the ReWalk Robotic Device
JULY 21, 2014
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published an article about MossRehab and ReWalk, a robotic device that allows people with paralysis to walk.
MossRehab conducted the original U.S. clinical trials for ReWalk in 2009 and continues to use the device with patients. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved ReWalk for use outside the hospital environment.
Research Institute Director Hosts Podcast on Depression and TBI
JULY 21, 2014
Would the presence of symptoms of depression before a traumatic brain injury affect the patient's recovery?
Research reported in the August 2014 issue of the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation found that moderate to severe depression may be a possible risk factor for poor affective/behavioral, cognitive and mental health-related quality-of-life outcomes after mild traumatic brain injury.
John Whyte, MD, Phd, director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, recently hosted a podcast interview with Angelle Sander, PhD, author of the article, which was entitled "Relationship of Preinjury Depressive Symptoms to Outcomes 3 Months After Complicated and Uncomplicated Traumatic Brain Injury."
MossRehab Patient Completes 5K One Year After Injuries
JULY 17, 2014
MossRehab patient Harriet Go recently completed the SPIN 5k Possibilities In The Park just a year after an accident that left her with a broken pelvis, broken tailbone, a concussion, several hematomas, and both her legs swollen and bruised from ankles to hips.
Go, a school teacher, received outpatient physical therapy at MossRehab following her accident and continued to exercise at our facility after the initial therapy.
MossRehab Again Named Among Top 10 in Nation
JULY 15, 2014
MossRehab has once again been ranked among the top 10 rehabilitation facilities in the country—and top ranked in Pennsylvania—by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
According to U.S. News' "America's Best Hospitals" list—which is developed by asking doctors throughout the country where they would send loved ones for treatment of a specific medical condition if money and location weren't an issue—MossRehab ranks eighth for rehabilitation, a step up from ninth last year.
MossRehab Research Director Shares in Award
JULY 3, 2014
John Whyte, MD, PhD, director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, is a primary author on a research paper that was recently awarded the Mitchell Rosenthal Award. The award goes to the best scientific publication using the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-funded Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Database.
The title of the paper is "Functional Outcomes in Traumatic Disorders of Consciousness: 5-Year Outcomes From the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems." The paper examines the long-term recovery of patients admitted to rehab in an unconscious state.
ReWalk Gets FDA Approval For Home Use
JULY 2, 2014
A high-tech prosthetic device tested first at MossRehab has now received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use outside the hospital environment.
The electronic device, ReWalk, fits like a robotic suit of armor on the legs of a person with paralysis, enabling him or her to walk.
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