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After a serious injury, illness or surgery, you may recover slowly. You may need to regain your strength, relearn skills or find new ways of doing things you did before. This process is called rehabilitation. Rehabilitation often focuses on physical thera

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Research shows physical activity does not improve after hip replacement

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that, surprisingly, patients' physical activity does not increase following hip replacement surgery.

Bio-inspired lower-limb 'wearing robotic exoskeleton' for human gait rehab

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles.

New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand.

Probiotics may help spinal cord injury recovery

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A new mouse study finds that counteracting changes in gut bacteria that arise from spinal cord injury with probiotics could help aid recovery.

Paralyzed man regains 'sense of touch' with mind-controlled robotic arm

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

New study reveals how a 28-year-old man left paralyzed after a car accident has regained his sense of touch, thanks to a brain implant and a robotic arm.

"Virtual physiotherapist" helps paralysed patients exercise using computer games

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A simple device can improve the ability of patients with arm disability to play physiotherapy-like computer games, according to new research.

Heart disease exercise programme could work for bowel cancer patients

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Could rehabilitation programmes for heart disease patients be used to help people recovering from bowel cancer get back on their feet?

Help needed to identify post-stroke visual impairments

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A University of Liverpool led review of the methods available to screen for post-stroke visual impairments has found there is an urgent demand for the development of a tool.

Stroke: Innovative electrical stimulation glove improves hand function

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new therapy has been developed for stroke survivors to improve hand function using a glove to send electrical stimulation to nerves in the affected hand.

Stem cell therapy restores arm, hand movement for paralyzed man

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A man left paralyzed from a spinal cord injury has regained movement in his arms and hands as a result of a novel stem cell treatment.

Language learning boosts brain plasticity and ability to code new information

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Using EEG recordings, a new study shows that the more languages we learn, the faster the brain circuits that code new information are formed.

Physical training and social support reduce frailty and malnutrition

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people established by MedUni Vienna has achieved remarkable success.

Virtual world improves communication following stroke, says study

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to research by academics at City University London.

Virtual reality and treadmill training could help prevent falls in older adults

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Combining virtual reality and treadmill training helps prevent falls in older adults better than treadmill training alone, according to a new randomised controlled trial published in The Lancet.

Paralysis patients regain sensation, muscle control through brain machine

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Scientists have helped people who are paralyzed from spinal cord injuries regain some feeling and movement with the assistance of brain-machine interfaces.

Chronic fatigue symptoms triggered by nerve, muscle strain

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Nerve and muscle strain may prompt symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, find researchers, suggesting such symptoms could be eased with physical therapy.

Regenerative medicine improves strength and function in severe muscle injuries

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Results of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine showed significant improvement in strength and...

More physio recommended for hip fractures

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

More intensive hospital physiotherapy has been found to be safe and effective in reducing length of hospital stays, research published in the Medical Journal of Australia has found.

Repeated stimulation treatment can restore movement to paralysed muscles

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Conducted at the BioMag laboratory at the Helsinki University Hospital, a new patient study could open a new opportunity to rehabilitate patients with spinal cord damage.

Gene discovery may lead to better treatments for tendon injury

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Insights into the molecular network of a gene called Mkx should help improve the study of tendon physiology and lead to new treatments for tendon injury.

More frequent exercise therapy benefits bone strength in very low weight pre-term infants

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Study shows that a twice daily program of assisted range-of-motion exercises provides significant benefits for bone strength, potentially decreasing the risk of low bone density and future fractures...

Why do aged muscles heal slowly?

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

As we age, the function and regenerative abilities of skeletal muscles deteriorate, which means it is difficult for the elderly to recover from injury or surgery.

Understanding baby's first steps could improve spinal injury rehab

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Understanding the brain patterns of a baby's primitive stepping reflex may help children with cerebral palsy and adults with spinal cord injury.

Argentine tango 'therapy' helps restore balance for cancer patients with neuropathy

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Effects of chemo can impact balance, tango classes cut risk of falls by 56%.

Activities like playing cards may assist stroke rehab as well as virtual reality

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Results could inform 15 million people who suffer stroke each year.Sometimes in health care, simple activities can be just as effective as the latest technology.