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In The News

Biodex is often cited in news articles discussing industry trends, new technology and advancements.  There are also times when we find interesting news articles that we like to share with our customers. Outlined below are periodicals where Biodex has been mentioned, corporate press releases, and other relevant industry news. 

Taking a Stand Against Falls

September 30, 2015
By Hannah Wallace / Sarasota Magazine

In September, Pines of Sarasota announced a new public screening program that can determine an individual’s risk for falls. Falls represent a major health risk, especially in the elderly, and the Pines program is aimed at raising awareness as well as promoting preventive measures. >>

Falls are one of the greatest causes of serious health problems among older adults and therapists at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center have a new tool to help patients with balance issues. >>

May 20, 2015, Shirley NY – Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. will be featuring the Sit2Stand Trainer, the most recent addition to its Mobility Enhancement family of devices, at the upcoming APTA NEXT Conference.

One of the most fundamental motions required to maintain mobility and sustain a greater quality of life is the ability to stand from a seated position. Performed many times throughout the day, this demanding movement requires more lower-extremity joint torque and range of motion than walking or stair climbing. >>

 

Computerized system, donated by two Sun Health Foundation supporters, enables health professionals to test people's fall risks and stability and identify weaknesses, which can be addressed through exercises.

Surprise, AZ -- (PRWeb) -- 04/09/2015 -- The Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing recently acquired a high-tech Biodex Balance System™ SD that can test a person’s balance and train them to improve it. The system was made possible through a donation to Sun Health Foundation from Allan and Mary Campbell, residents of The Colonnade, a Sun Health senior living Life Care community. >>

Carrollton, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/07/2015 -- As one of the nation's leading providers of Biodex Senior Rehab and Mobility products, the team at Vonco Medical strives to help their more than 7500 customers better understand how leveraging the Biodex product line can help enhance the care of their patients and more importantly provide better patient outcomes. Tyler Oglesby, Sales Manager for Vonco Medical recently stated "Our team at Vonco Medical has years of experience in working with the entire Biodex product line. The products manufactured by Biodex such as the Biodex Balance System SD and their new Biodex Sit2Stand Trainer are truly leading the way when it comes to improving patient mobility and decreasing falls."  >>

Donation funds new hospital equipment

April 7, 2015
Jesse Christen, jchristen@argusleader.com

The Dell Rapids Area Hospital has purchased a new piece of helpful medical equipment thanks to a gift from the Dell Rapids Community Hospital Foundation.

The Biodex Balance System SD is the hospital’s newest edition of high-tech medical equipment. It’s used by physical therapy and is a balance testing and training tool that helps patients that suffer from balance related issues. Physical therapists are able to assess fall risk and then recommend exercises to help improve balance, agility and muscle tone. Other applications include screening athletes for single-leg injuries, concussion management, and wellness or fitness activities. >>

Recovering balance: Classes help seniors prevent falls

March 21, 2015
By Danie Koskan, Rapid City Journal Staff

Want to lead a well-balanced life? Put down the self-help and diet books and just try standing on one foot for a minute.

“If you can maintain a minute, you’re doing pretty well with balance,” said Erin Smith, wellness director at Westhills Village Retirement Community. If you wobble before time’s up, don’t panic. With age comes wisdom, white hair — and wobbles. “Unfortunately, as we age, our balance is one of the first things that we tend to lose,” Smith said.

The single-leg stance is one of the tools she uses to improve stability in her clients, most of whom are residents of the southside Rapid City retirement home. The rest are on a waiting list to move into the continuing care facility. >>

Carrollton, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/09/2014 -- Shreveport, LA Vonco Medical a leading provider of new and quality pre-owned and refurbished physical therapy, rehabilitation and medical equipment sales and support and Biodex recently partnered to provide Gamble Guest Care in Shreveport, LA with a 2 day continuing education course in which professionals from both Vonco and Biodex as well as an expert occupational therapist were flown in to oversee the training. More than 50 physical therapist attended the event which unveiled a major upgrade to Gamble Guest Care's rehabilitation facilities to the latest in Biodex Balance and rehabilitation products. >>