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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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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.



Physical therapy proves as effective as surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Physical therapy is as effective as surgery in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy® (JOSPT®).



Five Important Facts About Multiple Sclerosis

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn five important facts about multiple sclerosis. These include its causes, severity, diagnosis, and how to prevent and treat it.



Prosthetic arm technology that detects spinal nerve signals developed by scientists

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have developed sensor technology for a robotic prosthetic arm that detects signals from nerves in the spinal cord.



Fibula Fracture: Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about the different types of fibula fracture, how they are diagnosed, the difference between an open and closed fracture, and long-term recovery.



New study connects running motion to ground force, provides patterns for any runner

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas have developed a concise new explanation for the basic mechanics involved in human running.



Primary Progressive MS: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is primary progressive MS and how might it differ from other forms of multiple sclerosis? Learn about its symptoms and outlook here.



Specialized physical therapy helps teens with scoliosis get ahead of the curve

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For teens with scoliosis, a new study shows specialized physical therapy exercises can improve the curve of the spine, muscle endurance and quality of life, as researchers advocate for conservative...



Famous People with Multiple Sclerosis

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that currently has no cure. Learn how MS changed the lifestyles of some famous faces and what life is like after diagnosis.



Alzheimer's disease: Music, meditation may improve early cognitive decline

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A West Virginia research team have found that using meditation or music listening programs may have benefits for people with preclinical cognitive decline.



Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: Tips for Recovery from an MS Attack

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the recovery tips after an MS attack? How can multiple sclerosis symptoms be managed and what diet and lifestyle tips are recommended?



Low-cost therapy produces long-lasting improvements for stroke survivors

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Glasgow has found that a low-cost therapy can improve the lives of stroke patients with vision problems.



Types of Multiple Sclerosis: Differences in Symptoms and Outlook

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

How do the symptoms differ with different types of multiple sclerosis? Learn about how MS is diagnosed and how treatments differ between these types.



Research team develops treatment algorithm for bionic hand reconstruction

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A research group led by Oskar Aszmann of the Department of Surgery at MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital has developed a treatment algorithm or protocol that can be used to establish which...



70% of heart attack programmes failing to meet minimum standards for patient care

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

More than two-thirds (70%) of heart attack programmes are failing to meet the minimum requirements for patient care, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).



Yoga may help kids with cancer

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A yoga program for children with cancer can be carried out even during cancer treatment, and has quality of life (QOL) benefits for the children as well as their parents, suggests a study in...



Medicare bundled-payments model cut joint replacement costs by more than 20 percent

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Savings seen largely in lower costs of artificial joints and post-surgical rehabilitation.



What Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Are There?

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness and pain in the hand and stems from a problem in the wrist. Find out some tips for coping with this syndrome.



Your left hand knows what your right hand is doing

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The saying goes that "your left hand doesn't know what your right hand is doing," but actually, your left hand is paying more attention than you'd think.



Neurorobotic hand exoskeleton restores grasp function to quadriplegics

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A consortium of European scientists has successfully restored grasp function to six quadriplegics using a non-invasive hybrid brain-neural hand exoskeleton.



Thousands of heart patients missing out on cardiac rehabilitation

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Thousands of heart patients are missing out on cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack, increasing their risk of suffering a fatal event, according to new figures released by the British...



Hope for people who struggle after suffering brain trauma

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Pharmacological therapy combined with a rehabilitation program that teaches how to compensate for memory and attention problems offers new hope for people who suffer the consequences of traumatic...



Exercise programs may not provide additional benefits to usual physical therapy following total knee replacement

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDT

In a randomized trial of patients who underwent total knee replacement as a treatment for osteoarthritis, a group program of strengthening and aerobic exercises was not better at alleviating...



3D imaging of muscles points to potential treatments for muscle diseases and injuries

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A new form of 3D imaging of muscles has allowed researchers to "see" inside muscle and trace long cables made up of a protein called collagen.