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New Technologic Approach to Minimizing Immobilization Effects

Some of the most valued technological advances in medicine either reduce fatiguing or repetitive tasks, or enable healthcare professionals to perform procedures that would otherwise have been difficult or impossible to accomplish. Mechanical systems, harnessed to increasingly sophisticated computers, are ...

Partial Weight Bearing Gait Therapy and Use of LiteGait Training

The most exciting technique aimed at recovery of locomotor behavior following neurological damage combines the benefits of repetitive task specific training with stimulation of spinal stepping generators. Supported or lite gait therapy has been called by many names and successfully ...

Heads Up! Tools for Physicians on Diagnosing and Managing Concussion

An estimated 75%-90% of the 1.4 million traumatic brain injury (TBI)- related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits that occur each year are concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI). Concussions or MTBIs are caused by a bump or blow ...

On Neurorehabilitation: A Conversation with Mark Ylvisaker, PhD

Mark Ylvisaker, PhD has been a leader in the field of neurorehabilitation for decades. He has written over one hundred articles, published six books, and given more than six hundred presentations. Dr. Ylvisaker has also consulted to rehabilitation programs in ...

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy is a complex subject. What do we mean by life expectancy? A life expectancy of a cohort of a given age is the arithmetic mean of the actual survival time of the entire cohort. A more useful term ...

Vegetative State, Minimally Conscious State and Parkinson-like syndrome as a recovery continuum

Owen et al. (Owen 2006) recently described the case of a young woman who sustained a severe head injury in a traffic accident with clinical evolution towards a vegetative state (VS). Although the patient was still unresponsive and unable to ...

Overcoming Anomy: The Impact of Positive Rituals on Quality of Life

Quality of life can be elusive and complicated for all individuals and can be dramatically so for people with traumatic brain injury who are globally challenged. Physical prowess, cognitive functioning, family, friends, sexuality, employment and hope are among the markers ...

Tips from a Clinician for Expert Witness Testimony in ABI Cases

Clinicians who venture into the legal world are entering a foreign country, with its own language, customs, and expectations. It can be an enjoyable challenge to explain your findings and conclusions to intelligent, but non-clinically trained, people and to do ...

Clinicians As Expert Witnesses In Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

In Baxter v. Temple, [1] a New Hampshire Supreme Court case in which plaintiff alleged she suffered brain damage as a result of exposure to high levels of lead paint, defendant's "forensic" neuropsychologist, David Faust, Ph.D. argued that while plaintiff's ...

OBITUARY: Professor Haim Ring, 1944-2008

Haim Ring was born in Uruguay in July 18, 1944. He received his M.D. title from the Faculty of Medicine in Montevideo in 1973 and in 1980, he completed a 5 year residency program in P&RM at the Loewenstein Rehabilitation ...