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New Devices on the Market to Help With Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Advances in Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Rehabilitation makes up a large percentage of post hospitalization care and short term rehabilitation. Orthopedic issues, such as breaks and inflammation, often require different types of therapies and can knock a person out for a long time until there is a complete recovery. What happens in orthopedic rehabilitation? Someone can end up in orthopedic…

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Should Yoga be included in a COPD rehab program?

Can yoga help with COPD rehab?

Yoga may help patients who have COPD to breathe and exercise better. Should it be included in any basic COPD rehab program? What is COPD? COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is an umbrella term for various lung diseases that make it hard to breathe or cause patients to cough mucus. Some of the more…

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Why Opponents Object to the Repeal of the Medicaid Access Rule

Repeal Medicaid access?

CMS is ready to roll out a new rule that repeals the current Medicaid access rule. While they offer important reasons for doing so, there are many opponents who say it will overall have a strong negative effect on care for patients. What is the Medicaid access rule? The current rule on the books for…

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Cybernetic Implant for Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury

Treating a traumatic brain injury is not so simple. There are many therapies that help people recover, but it could be many years before there’s any significant progress, and often there’s nothing to do. There’s a new concept in treating these injuries that might actually make a huge revolution in treatment – it’s called cybernetics,…

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When Patients Should go Directly to a Skilled Nursing Facility

skilled nursing facility

Patients usually end up in a skilled nursing facility as a post-op measure, for further recovery. But there are times when it makes the most sense to go straight there, and when Medicare will still cover the cost. Accountable Care Organizations An important development in Medicare reimbursements is the establishment of accountable care organizations, or…

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Neurological care and Palliative care  – How to Bring Them Together

Neurological care and palliative care

New research shows that there is a great need for more palliative care programs across the country. However, something that seems to be enormously missing from many programs is neurological care.  The need for palliative care Study after study has shown the efficacy of palliative care for patients and the need to expand services for…

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What’s Going on in Post Acute Care Today?

Post acute care today

Colliers International, the real estate firm, recently concluded an in depth study on post acute care centers. Their focus was IRFs, or inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Their findings show a lot about the post acute care industry in the US, how it’s growing and what the trends are. Post acute care centers growing Hospitals are under…

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Pulmonary Rehab or Prehab? Exercise for Lung Cancer Patients

pulmonary rehab and prehab

Pulmonary rehab is gaining popularity as it’s been proven to help patients with COPD and other pulmonary diseases live longer, higher quality lives. There’s a new initiative to help patients who have lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases, and it’s being called “prehab” – taking care of problems before and during treatment, instead of waiting…

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Equine Therapy Used as Recreational Therapy for Seniors

recreational activities for seniors

Recreational therapy for seniors has many benefits, and there are so many ways to include the patient’s unique interests. The job of the recreational therapist is to assist the patient with activities that will bring them vibrancy and improved health, and equine therapy has been shown to offer many benefits for seniors beyond recreation. Recreational…

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Motivational Therapy is More Effective Than Traditional Occupational or Physical Therapy

Enhanced therapy motivated patients in physical therapy

What if physical and occupational therapists tailored their regimens to the patient’s abilities and desires, instead of using a standard model? Researchers tested out a new approach to occupational and physical therapy for the elderly that makes use of motivational therapy, which takes this exact question into account. The results were definitive in their answer:…

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