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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.
Dr. Esquenazi Talks About ReWalk with Fox News
MAY 21, 2015
Alberto Esquenazi, MD, chief medical officer at MossRehab, was quoted in a recent Fox News article about ReWalk, a motorized exoskeleton suit that enables patients with lower limb disabilities, including complete paralysis, to independently stand and walk.
MossRehab conducted the first clinical trials in the U.S. for ReWalk in 2009 and has trained numerous patients since then to use the device. (One of those patients, Dan Webb, has begun blogging about his experience.)
Four MossRehab Physicians Named 'Top Docs'
MAY 15, 2015
Philadelphia magazine's annual list of "Top Doctors" in the Philadelphia region is out, and - once again - it includes four physicians from MossRehab. That is far more than any other rehabilitation hospital in the region.
Each year, Philadelphia magazine teams with Castle Connolly, a healthcare research and information company, and surveys the region’s physicians, asking them to name other doctors who are wonderful caregivers, innovative thinkers and healthcare leaders. Castle Connolly reviews each nominee’s professional and educational background before the final selections are made. Thirty-five Einstein Healthcare Network physicians were named "Top Docs."
Registration Still Open for This Week's TBI Symposium
MAY 13, 2015
Einstein Health Network is offering a symposium on the medical, psychiatric, scientific, ethical and legal facets of traumatic brain injury (TBI) tomorrow, May 14, 2015. It is not too late to register.
The Traumatic Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Symposium is designed for the forward-thinking subspecialty physicians, neuroscientists and those in graduate training programs who treat, research and diagnose traumatic brain injuries everyday in the context of their respective fields.
MossRehab Chief Medical Officer Interviewed in Spain
MAY 12, 2015
While in Spain last week, Alberto Esquenazi, MD, chief medical officer at MossRehab, was interviewed about stroke care by the newspaper El Pais.
Dr. Esquenazi told the newspaper that much of the recovery from stroke occurs early in the rehabilitation process, but it doesn't stop there. He urged patients and their caregivers to continue to work on rehabilitation. He also discussed developments in treatment for stroke.
MossRehab’s All About Art 2015 Runs Through June 28
Chateau de Perennou Bretagne by Karadeg Olliver
MAY 18, 2015
Thirty six years ago, when MossRehab hosted its first exhibit of artwork created by professional artists with disabilities (the first of its kind on the East Coast) it was considered innovative. Now, All About Art—as the annual international, juried exhibit and sale has come to be known—is considered an institution.
The celebration of creativity and beauty will be held this year from May 18 through June 28 at the Abington Art Center at (515 Meetinghouse Rd, Jenkintown, Pa.) and will showcase over 300 pieces, including oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures, photography and jewelry from over 30 artists. These artists have overcome disabilities such as spinal cord injury, visual impairment, quadriplegia and traumatic brain injury to create their pieces.
MossRehab Sponsored Wheelchair Racing Team Boasts Strong Showing
MAY 4, 2015
We are proud to report that the Global Abilities wheelchair racing team, sponsored in part by MossRehab, was all over the podium at the finish line of yesterday's Broad Street Run. Of the six team members, four finished with awards and prize money:
- Michelle Wheeler - 3rd place wheelchair female
- Josh Tate - 3rd place wheelchair open male
- John Naylor - 5th place wheelchair open male
- A.J. Nanayakkara - 3rd place wheelchair masters male
Tips to Prepare Mentally for the Broad Street Run
APRIL 28, 2015
Physically ready for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run? Check.
Fueling up on the right foods? Check.
Mentally prepared? Hmmm ... .
Don't worry. We've got you covered. Here are some tips from MossRehab clinical psychologist and fellow long distance runner Daniel Leichter, Psy.D., on staying mentally fit for the big race.
MossRehab Neuropsychologist Offers Advice on Bike Safety
APRIL 24, 2015
Philadelphia started its new bike share program today, Indego, which means there will be more adults on bikes on crowded city streets.
With that in mind, Madeline DiPasquale, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist at MossRehab and supervisor of the Ambulatory Programs of the MossRehab Drucker Brain Injury Center, offered a few reminders to keep Indego riders safe:
Advice for Runners on Strengthening Your Core
APRIL 23, 2015
Jeffery North, MD, a sports & spine rehabilitation specialist at MossRehab, shared the importance of a strong core for Broad Street Run participants with Philly.com today.
“Core strength training should be balanced with your running program," Dr. North told Philly.com. "If you are only running, you can overuse and weaken your muscles. If you run three-five days, you should focus on your core at least two days.”
Save the Date for They Will Surf Again
APRIL 22, 2015
They Will Surf Again, a one-day surfing event for people with disabilities, will be held this year on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Wildwood Crest, N.J.
MossRehab will once again be sending down a corps of volunteers to help out. We are also encouraging patients/former patients to participate. Registration opens May 11. Stay tuned for details.
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