Wii-Hab for Physical Therapy
Jun05

Wii-Hab for Physical Therapy

You probably never thought it’d happen, but it turns out that video games may actually have benefits for patients needing physical therapy… No, this isn’t an alternate reality or a fake news article — patients young and old are actually taking to glowing screens for sessions of Wii-hab! In case you’re unfamiliar with the world of video gaming, Nintendo’s Wii console is a motion-based system utilizing TV-remote style controllers to...

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Smartphone Thumb: Thumbs-down to Texting
Mar03

Smartphone Thumb: Thumbs-down to Texting

What may sound like a made-up condition is actually an ailment that could potentially cause more harm to bodies than we know. Smartphone thumb sounds like something parents tell their teens about to keep them off their cellphones and go outside, but the truth is, it’s real. And, the effects of this condition are becoming more prevalent for the younger generation, as the use of smartphones grows. We’ve seen problems similar to...

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New Technology in Physical Therapy Emerges
Jan13

New Technology in Physical Therapy Emerges

Two new technological advances have emerged that will help provide physical therapists with the best possible physical therapy regimens for their clients. Soft robots and a new computer program designed to monitor a patient’s mobility are two more advances that could soon become a staple in the physical therapy realm. As a physical therapist, it’s important to remain in the loop when it comes to new technology in the industry. Luckily...

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Advancing Virtual Physical Therapy
Jan03

Advancing Virtual Physical Therapy

Technology is fundamentally changing the way we manage and administer healthcare all over the world. Healthcare providers and telehealth startups are finding ways to use technology to increase access to care as well as lower healthcare costs. As we head in the New Year, you should look for virtual physical therapy to revolutionize the healthcare industry. A Look at Virtual Physical Therapy In 2015, researchers from the University of...

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Exploring Challenges in Telehealth Adoption
Dec27

Exploring Challenges in Telehealth Adoption

Over the past couple of years, we have seen how technology is making a difference in the healthcare system. Advancements in telehealth and telemedicine have created methods to deliver virtual medical, health, and educational services. We have seen healthcare providers partner with rideshare services to increase access to care, and the adoption of medical wearables in the aging populations. With all the success and hype that surrounds...

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Brain-Computer Interfaces: Connected Therapy
Dec21

Brain-Computer Interfaces: Connected Therapy

As with most healthcare fields and practices, technology is one thing that constantly pushes the envelope of available treatments. While there will certainly always be a demand for any range of PT, OT, and SLP professionals, some therapies might only reach their true potential through emerging technologies like brain-computer interfaces. Whether it’s using iPads to help with language acquisition or even exoskeletons for...

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