Physical Medicine Blog

Why are concussions worse in females?

April 12, 2013
Reprinted from Philly.Com | by R. Robert Franks, D.O., Rothman Institute, Team Physician - USA Wrestling, Consultant - Philadelphia Phillies

Women have been increasing in numbers in participation in all of sport. Women's soccer, basketball, lacrosse and many other contact sports are seeing increasing number of participants of all ages. When looking at data comparing male versus female concussion injury rates in sports where both sexes play the same sport, females clearly predominate.  >>

Biodex is pleased to continue our support of the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s Partners in Research program as a as Bronze Level Sponsor.  The Foundation has made remarkable contributions to the field of Physical Therapy by providing doctoral scholarships, fellowships, and research grants to emerging physical therapist researchers.    We are privileged to be part of the Partners in Research program.   Our work together over the last 8 years has assisted Biodex in making significant technological advancements in Physical Rehabilitation. >>

What is Isokinetic Testing?

November 12, 2012
Sarah Glenn, Freelance Writer for Injury Free

What is a Isokinetic Testing Machine?
Before we answer this question, the average person might be asking what language we are even speaking.

Don’t worry, it is english.
bio-
a combining form meaning “life” occurring in loanwords from Greek. Origin: combining form of Greek bíos  life; akin to Latin vīvus  living, Sanskrit jīvas.

-dex
referring to computers.

isokinetic
pertaining to an exercise providing variable resistance to a movement at a constant speed, with the assistance of specialized equipment. >>

Weight Transfer Tops Reasons Why Seniors Fall

October 26, 2012
Lila Corwin, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Biodex

There was an interesting study on Falls in Seniors that was conducted over a 3 year period at 2 long-term care facilities in British Columbia.  The objective of this study was to get a better understanding as to the reasons why seniors fall.   Digital video cameras were installed in the common areas of the long-term care facilities. When a fall occurred, facility staff completed an incident report and the video footage was collected. A team reviewed each fall video with a validated questionnaire that probed the cause of imbalance and activity at the time of falling.   The researchers found that the most common reason older adults fall – at least in long-term care facilities – is the incorrect shifting of body weight.   For the full summary >>

Look who we found!

September 26, 2012
Lila Corwin, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Biodex

WNBA Point Guard, Sharnee Zoll, Twittering about her rehabilitation
on the Biodex System 4.Sharnee Zoll on System 4

It’s not uncommon for us to spot a patient, Twittering about their rehabilitation on the Biodex System 4 - or posting to Facebook, interesting photos of their efforts on our equipment. That never gets old. As a corporation, we always appreciate knowing that our hard work in designing and building medical devices is indeed improving lives, as intended.

We spotted Sharnee Zoll online, Point Guard for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, and were compelled to learn more. Truth be told, it wasn’t until we were well into our email exchange, discussing her injury and recovery, that Zoll’s true identity was discovered. Her modesty is unexpected.

From the beginning of our communications, it is clear that Ms. Zoll exudes a positive outlook, despite her recent injuries, with a deep appreciation for family, friends and fans, turning to God for inspiration. >>

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