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Posts Tagged ‘physical therapy’

In October, We Recognize the Importance of Physical Therapy

Just days away, skilled nursing facilities across the nation will recognize the importance of physical therapy during National Physical Therapy (NPTM) month.  In June 1981, originally called “Physical Therapy Week,” the recognition week (expanding to a month) was later moved to October so it would not conflict with the American Physical Therapy Association’s annual conference…

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After Traumatic Injury, African Americans May Face Challenges in Post Discharge Rehab

In research studies, racial disparities in trauma outcomes have been documented, but little is known about racial differences in post-discharge healthcare utilization. But researchers making a presentation at the Academic Surgical Congress on January 30 – February 1, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida, compared the utilization of post-discharge healthcare services by African-American and Caucasian trauma patients. …

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Despite Benefits, Stroke Patients Receive Vastly Different Amounts of Physical Therapy

Medicare beneficiaries, recovering from strokes, receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during their hospital stays despite evidence that such rehabilitation is strongly associated with positive health outcomes, finds a newly released study by at Providence, Rhode Island-based Brown University.  The data also suggests that patients who receive more physical therapy (PT) are less…

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Meadowbrook Care Center: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Rehab

You may find yourself in the position of having to choose between your being discharged to your home or to Meadowbrook Care Center, a rehabilitation facility, to recover after accident, illness, or medical procedure.   Research tells us that you recover faster and have better medical outcomes when put in a facility that focuses on rehab.…

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