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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.
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.
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.
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.
MossRehab Therapists Volunteer at Wheelchair Games
AUGUST 19, 2014
MossRehab therapists volunteered at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Philadelphia this past week, helping athletes transfer into and out of the pool.
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is a sports and rehabilitation program for military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological problems. Attracting more than 500 athletes each year, it is the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world.
Accessible Icon Shows Up at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
AUGUST 19, 2014
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery has become the latest Einstein Healthcare Network/MossRehab campus to adopt the new Accessible Icon Project icon to mark designated accessible parking spaces for people with disabilities and—according to the Accessible Icon Project—the first organization in Central Montgomery County Pennsylvania to use it.
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Chief Operating Officer Beth Duffy; MossRehab Clinical Manager/Physical Therapist Michael Parlatore PT, DPT; Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Director of Facilities Michael Wilson and Assistant Director of Facilities Al Perry painted the first of the new icons at a parking spot located near the Jane and Leonard Korman Family Healing Garden.
MossRehab Dedicates New Chapel
AUGUST 15, 2014
Earlier this week, 15 people helped dedicate the new chapel at MossRehab's main campus in Elkins Park.
Thanks to support from Ty and Marjorie Steinberg and their family, long-time supporters of MossRehab, the chapel was moved from the first to the second floor.
Attendees at the rededication of the chapel included the Steinbergs (pictured above) with Rev. Cobus Greyling and Rabbi Yosef Goldman, chaplain resident; Alberto Esquenazi, MD, chief medical officer and John Otto Haas Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; members of the MossRehab Advisory Board; staff and volunteers.
MossRehab Celebrates Recruitment of 1,000 Patients to Model System
AUGUST 8, 2014
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and the MossRehab Drucker Brain Injury Center celebrated today the recruitment of 1,000 patients to the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS).
MossRehab has been part of this federally funded system since 1997 and is one of the top recruiting centers in the country. The MossRehab TBIMS provides state-of-the-art, research and potentially lifelong treatments for people with traumatic brain injury and their families in the Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey.
Art Therapy Program Sets Fall Schedule
AUGUST 7, 2014
MossRehab's award-winning art therapy sessions and tours are starting up soon.
Our 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. Together, we are providing an opportunity for people with disabilities to express themselves, cope with their limitations, and develop fine motor skills and dexterity while also connecting with one of the world's great art institutions.
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