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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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Dorsiflexion: Injuries and mobility exercises

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Dorsiflexion is the movement of raising the foot upwards. Learn about the potential injuries that can affect dorsiflexion, and exercises to treat them.



Soft robotic exosuits help patients walk after stroke

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have created lightweight and low-profile soft robotic ankle supports that could help stroke patients walk with less difficulty and more normal strides.



Some women may benefit from delaying breast reconstruction following mastectomy

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Some patients with a combination of risk factors, such as being obese and having diabetes or being a smoker, may benefit from delayed rather than immediate breast implant reconstruction after a...



Mobility aids: Types, benefits, and use

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Mobility aids are designed to help people with their independence and reduce pain. What types of mobility aids are there and who can benefit from them?



Using the stairs just got easier with energy-recycling steps

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created a device that makes walking up and down stairs easier.



Colles fracture: Treatment and recovery

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Colles fracture is the medical name for a broken wrist. In this article, learn about the causes of Colles fractures, how they can be treated, and recovery.



Frontal lobe: Functions, structure, and damage

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is the frontal lobe? in this article, learn about the functions of the frontal lobe, the effects of damage to it, and possible treatments.



Computer model simulates sense of touch from the entire hand

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The software will allow scientists to simulate the response of the entire nerve and use it to create realistic touch sensations with bionic hands.



Transcranial stimulation and/or physical therapy improves walking speed in Parkinson's disease

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Noninvasive brain stimulation and physical therapy - alone or in combination - improve some measures of walking ability in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), concludes a clinical trial in the...



Horse, rhythm-and-music therapies may boost recovery after stroke

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Horseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapies may improve stroke survivors' perception of recovery, gait, balance, grip strength and cognition years after their stroke, according to new research in...



Jaw exercises for TMJ pain

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is the temporomandibular joint and what may the causes of pain be? Learn about the exercises that can manage TMJ pain and how it may be prevented.



Making prosthetic limbs feel more natural

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs.



Neuroprosthetics: Recovering from injury using the power of your mind

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Medical News Today take a look at five neuroprosthetic devices that help people with sensory or motor disabilities to regain control over their lives.



Six fixes for anterior pelvic tilt

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn how to do a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises that improve posture and help correct an anterior pelvic tilt.



Hand that sees offers new hope to amputees

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking - just like a real hand - are to be trialled for the first time.



Gauging 5-year outcomes after concussive blast traumatic brain injury

Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Most wartime traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are mild but the long-term clinical effects of these injuries have not been well described.



Oxygen improves blood flow, restores more function in spinal cord injuries

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new discovery at the University of Alberta will fundamentally alter how we view spinal cord function and rehabilitation after spinal cord injuries.



New brain research reveals that motor neurons adjust to control tasks

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Findings will improve the reliability of brain-machine interfaces.New research from Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering and the University of Pittsburgh reveals that motor...



Overactive bladder in children: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Learn about the factors that can lead to an overactive bladder in children. What are the signs and when should treatment be given for this condition?



Pitt researchers identify new brain pathway that controls hand movements

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Picking up a slice of pizza or sending a text message: Scientists long believed that the brain signals for those and related movements originated from motor areas in the frontal lobe of brain...



Multiple sclerosis: Novel immunotherapy reverses paralysis in mice

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a way to dampen abnormal immune responses in mouse models of MS, restoring the rodents' ability to walk.



Exercises for improving bladder control

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT

The pelvic floor muscles can be weak for a variety of reasons. In this article, learn about Kegel exercises and other treatment options to strengthen them.



Dementia: The right to rehabilitation

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Rehabilitation is important for people with dementia as it is for people with physical disabilities, according to a leading dementia expert.



Myelin formation, limb function restored in MS mouse models

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how a microRNA regenerated myelin - the protective coating of nerve fibers - in mice with multiple sclerosis, restoring limb function.



Parkinson's: 2.5 hours of weekly exercise benefits mobility, quality of life

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that patients with Parkinson's disease who exercise for at least 2.5 hours weekly have slower declines in mobility and life quality.