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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.

Fall Comes to the Alice and Herbert Sachs Conservatory

October 18, 2014
Autumn has arrived at the new Alice and Herbert Sachs Therapeutic Conservatory at our Elkins Park campus.

Dedicated on April 10, 2014, the conservatory allows patients to meet their rehabilitation goals by combining therapy with gardening, as well as offering a beautiful, unexpected oasis for patients and their families to seek respite.

Read more: Fall Comes to the Alice and Herbert Sachs Conservatory


Camp Independence 2015 - Save the Date

OCTOBER 18, 2014
Save the date. The next Camp Independence will be held in August 2015, a switch from the usual June timeframe.

Now in its 43rd year, Camp Independence is a week-long, overnight, camping program for individuals 18 years of age and older. 

Dates: Sunday, August 16, 2015 to Saturday, August 22, 2015

Read more: Camp Independence 2015 - Save the Date


Muller Interviewed in OT Practice Magazine

OCTOBER 16, 2014
MossRehab Occupational Therapist Melissa Muller, OTD, OTR/L, (above) was recently interviewed in OT Practice magazine from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Muller was questioned about the rise of strokes among people under 65 and her creation—in response—of the Young Empowerment Stroke Support group (YESS) at MossRehab. 

Read more: Muller Interviewed in OT Practice Magazine


Einstein/MossRehab Add Pinterest Page

OCTOBER 14, 2014
Einstein Healthcare Network and MossRehab have launched a Pinterest page to share stories and photos from our day-to-day work. Check it out to see lots of Pins about MossRehab including pages on Seamus our facility dog, our Art Therapy Program, Camp Independence, They Will Surf Again, and the Accessible Icon Project

Read more: Einstein/MossRehab Add Pinterest Page


Amputation Recreation Day Comes to Elkins Park

OCTOBER 13, 2014
On Sunday, October 12, MossRehab held its first Amputation Recreation Day at its Elkins Park campus.

Guests had the opportunity to participate in, and learn more about, two of the following four activities that had been adapted to meet the needs of persons with amputations:

  • Adapted Golf
  • Adapted Gardening
  • Running
  • Cycling

Guests also had the opportunity to attend a special luncheon and hear keynote speaker Daniela Palomar Garcia, MD, talk about staying active with an amputation.

Read more: Amputation Recreation Day Comes to Elkins Park


Concussion Program Receives Education Grant

October 10, 2014
MossRehab's Concussion Program has been awarded a traumatic brain injury mini-grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to conduct concussion awareness and prevention education to local student athletes.

In this initiative, MossRehab will conduct courses for students at 10 local high schools and junior high schools (grades 7-12). The schools will be selected based on geographical proximity to a MossRehab site and the presence of a school sports program.

Read more: Concussion Program Receives Education Grant


MossRehab Sponsors Showing of 'The Best of Men'

OCTOBER 7, 2015
MossRehab is sponsoring the screening of "The Best of Men" at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival November 9 at the Hiway Theater in Jenkintown, Pa.

"The Best of Men" is an inspiring made-for-TV movie about Ludwigg Guttman, a neurologist and refugee from Nazi Germany, who is sent to the UK to take care of severely injured British serviceman. A specialist in spinal injuries, he revolutionized the way servicemen were cared for and eventually planted the seeds for the Paralympics.

Read more: MossRehab Sponsors Showing of 'The Best of Men'


Road Closures to Affect Main Campus in Elkins Park

OCTOBER 3, 2014
Cheltenham Township has announced a road closing that may affect patients, family members and staff at MossRehab at Elkins Park.

The Township says Aqua Pennsylvania will close Church Road between Old York Road (Rt 611) and Mill Road on weekdays from Oct. 6 until January 30, 2015 for water main installations. The work schedule is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists will be detoured over Mill Road, New Second Street, Township Line Road, and Route 611 (York Road).

Read more: Road Closures to Affect Main Campus in Elkins Park


Research Director Receives News of Funding for Two Projects

OCTOBER 3, 2014
Dr. Whyte head shotJohn Whyte, MD, PhD, director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute recently received news of two funding awards for projects in which he is involved.

On September 30, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced it was providing $1 million in funding to support an ongoing project developing a taxonomy for rehabilitation. Dr. Whyte will lead the project as principal investigator.

On October 1, the U.S. Department of Defense unveiled a $17 million, five-year project focused on developing successful treatments for traumatic brain injury. Dr. Whyte is part of a team of 35 researchers contributing to that project, and the only one from the Philadelphia region.

Read more: Research Director Receives News of Funding for Two Projects


Fall Issue of Brain-e-News Focuses on Brain Injury Conference

OCTOBER 1, 2014
The fall 2014 issue of Brain-e-News, which offers news and information from the MossRehab Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, focuses on the upcoming New Roads, New Directions: Finding Your Way After Brain Injury conference.

The New Roads, New Directions conference is sponsored by the Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System and boasts an impressive list of partners, including six local rehabilitation facilities, and both the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania and the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey.

Read more: Fall Issue of Brain-e-News Focuses on Brain Injury Conference


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