Hospital Care

Bone Density in SCI Patients

Exposing the Skeletons in the Closet of SCI Rehab W. Brent Edwards, PhD.  •SCI associated with marked bone loss •2x more likely to experience a fx due to minor trauma with small amounts of force •Most valuable window is acute phase SCI rehab. •No intervention yet has demonstrated complete or sustained recovery of SCI bone [...]

Bone Density in SCI Patients2012-08-26T22:17:16+00:00

Highlights from the 35th Annual Interdisciplinary Spinal Cord Course

Biomechanics of the Weight-Bearing Shoulder after SCI: Implications for Clinical PracticeSara Mulroy, PhD. PT Shoulder pain remains a largely untreated problem today (secondary disability) Most common cause is chronic impingement syndrome with 65% displaying evidence of RC tear. 92% with supraspinatus impingement. Study looked at demands that are placed on the shoulder joint with a [...]

Highlights from the 35th Annual Interdisciplinary Spinal Cord Course2012-08-16T18:34:45+00:00

Spinal Cord Institute

One of the nice things about my job is that I learn new things. In late June, I was able to attend the 35th Annual Interdisciplinary Spinal Cord Course at the renowned Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. It was just my second time in Chicago (the first over a decade ago for my cousins wedding), but [...]

Spinal Cord Institute2012-07-24T14:34:29+00:00

The Rotator Cuff

When I was in Cambodia, one of our group members, Craig, tore his rotator cuff badly and ended up in agonizing pain. He became an overnight patient in a Cambodian hospital not once, but twice. Lets explore the job of the rotator cuff. The four rotator cuff muscles secure the humeral head into the shallow [...]

The Rotator Cuff2012-06-14T18:16:39+00:00

Purchasing Durable Medical Equipment

Over the course of the past few months I have needed to recommend Durable Medical Equipment (DME) for individuals whom needed to increase their home safety. Listed below are several reliable Brooklyn and Manhattan stores, which have a comprehensive selection of DME, deliver and accept insurance. Common DME for home use include: commodes, raised toilet [...]

Purchasing Durable Medical Equipment2012-05-20T16:48:37+00:00

Shoulders (Part 1)

The position of our shoulder blades (scapula) on our trunk is hugely important. As infants, our spinal curves are influenced by time spent in tummy time, sitting and standing, and miraculously, by the time we are walking, the back extensor muscles become strong enough to support our head and trunk. The four spinal curves of [...]

Shoulders (Part 1)2012-04-09T11:31:27+00:00

Preventing Falls

In my hospital, many of our patients come to us for rehabilitation after an elective surgery such as a knee or hip replacement (arthroplasties). For the most part, these patients have carefully chosen their surgeon, rehab setting, and procedure date and have been educated about what to expect from surgery through recovery.

Preventing Falls2020-09-17T20:44:06+00:00

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