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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. 

July 19, 2016, Shirley NY – Biodex Medical Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative medical devices, announces the availability of Upper Extremity Hemiparetic Attachments for its Multi-Joint System computerized robotic dynamometer. >>

 

June 15, 2016, Shirley NY – Two debilitating injuries athletes may experience are concussion and hamstring strain. Both require careful assessment and specific rehabilitative processes and, if not treated correctly, either can end a career. With the Balance System™ SD, BioSway™ and System 4 Dynamometer, Biodex has developed technology, programs and protocols to help manage and treat these injuries and ultimately put players back on the field safely. Biodex will be showcasing these devices at the 2016 NATA Convention. >>

 

February 2, 2016, Shirley, NY – Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. will be introducing three new products at this year’s annual APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Anaheim. Attendees are invited to learn more about the Sit2Stand™ Trainer, VibroTactile™ System and the medBike® at Biodex booth #525. >>

 

A hope for the quality of life of patients

November 10, 2015
Myriam Gauthier, Le Quotidien (The Daily)

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is the most affected place in the world by type 1, a neuromuscular disease myotonic dystrophy. Under this sad fact however lurks a hope: the quality of life for people who suffer may improve thanks to research conducted by Élise Duchesne, research professor in physiotherapy at UQA. >>

How to reduce soldiers' lower limb injuries

November 9, 2015
Foreign Affairs Publisher

Massey University and the New Zealand Defence Force are carrying out research to determine what causes the high number of lower limb injuries in army soldiers. >>

October 5, 2015, Shirley NY – Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. has developed a new software update for its System 3 and 4 Multi-Joint System to aid with hamstring injury risk management.

The update includes two test protocols with strong correlation to reducing hamstring injury and re-injury.  The Multiple Angle Comparison Test examines isometric bilateral flexion peak torque symmetry where the limb position puts the hamstring in a lengthened (stretched) state.  The Mixed H/Q Ratio Test uses a ratio of eccentric and concentric flexion peak torque. >>

 

Optimum Performance: Pitching injury free may depend on several factors

July 24, 2015
Mackie Shilstone, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

With Major League Baseball (MLB) moving into the second half of the season, it's an ideal time to talk about how excess fatigue and a lower body muscle weakness may place a pitcher at risk for a shoulder injury. >>

New high-techs tools aim to lighten Marines' gear

April 27, 2015
By James K. Sanborn, Staff writer - Marine Corps Times

The Gruntworks Squad Integration Facility showcased its latest initiatives to lighten and streamline the individual loads Marines carry into combat during the Navy League's 2015 Sea, Air, Space exposition in mid-April. 

On display was an advanced 3-D body scanner, a sophisticated computer simulation program, and a state-of-the art medical device commonly used by professional sports teams to measure performance and stress on joints. >>

April, 2015, Shirley, NY – Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. was pleased to host its annual visit from the Suffolk County Community College physical therapy students. The event, which was held at the Biodex corporate office, was intended to provide the students with an overview of isokinetics and hands-on demonstrations of the Balance System SD, System 4 Dynamometer and the
Gait Trainer 3

During the meeting, Bill Galway, Business Development Manager, and Don Gronachan, Vice President of Physical Medicine Sales discussed the principles and advantages of isokinetics, the importance of objective documentation, and the value of the programs we offer to enhance the versatility of the products. >>

 

Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. exhibiting at Arab Health 2015

November 21, 2014
BIODEX PRESS RELEASE: Lila Corwin

November 21, 2014, Shirley, NY – Biodex is pleased to announce it will be participating in the 2015 Arab Health Exhibition and Congress.  Serving the medical profession for more than 60 years, Biodex manufactures and distributes devices for physical medicine, nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, and medical imaging applications.

Physical Medicine

Biodex develops technology for advancing patient progress, addressing the weak or balance deficient. The rehabilitation technology addresses neuromuscular evaluation, therapeutic exercise, gait training and range of motion difficulties in patients suffering from Stroke, Parkinson's disease, Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury, Orthopedic afflictions and Vestibular issues...

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Biodex Medical Systems manufactures and distributes radiation shielding, protection and detection products for nuclear medicine, molecular imaging and radiation safety. Product offerings include dose calibrators, thyroid uptake, radiopharmaceutical chromatography, lung ventilation, exposure protection, cleanroom solutions, syringe shields, lead-lined cabinets, PET shipping systems and products to improve the image and procedure.

Medical Imaging

Biodex offers surgical C-Arm Tables for pain care, cardiovascular and urologic procedures and Ultrasound Tables designed for echocardiography, OB/GYN and other general procedures.  Both lines of tables are designed with ergonomic advances for the safety and comfort of both the sonographer and patient...

Visit Biodex Booth # Z4AC17 for more information about all Biodex devices and products.  Arab Health takes place January 26 - 29, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai. >>

ECMC celebrates opening of Mullis Building with open house

September 26, 2014
www.moultrienews.com

East Cooper Medical Center (ECMC) celebrated the opening of the Mullis Building, their new medical office building, with an open house last week. Members of town council, ECMC Board of Directors, physicians and the community were in attendance. >>

Sports Medicine is Really a Team Effort

December 17, 2013
By D. Schwartz, Georgetown Physician Update Newsletter
Balance is something most people take for granted and nobody knows that more than Chris Henry of Palmer Township. For the last few years she has had serious problems with her balance and couldn't get much help from doctors. "It's not frustrating, it's devastating," she said. "I have to hold the wall all the time because when you walk you feel like walking on a cloud," she recalled about what it used to be like for her.

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Balance is something most people take for granted and nobody knows that more than Chris Henry of Palmer Township. For the last few years she has had serious problems with her balance and couldn't get much help from doctors. "It's not frustrating, it's devastating," she said. "I have to hold the wall all the time because when you walk you feel like walking on a cloud," she recalled about what it used to be like for her.

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When John Klimkiewicz, MD, signed on as an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sport injuries at Georgetown University Hospital three years ago, he essentially became the team physician for the 670 athletes that make up all of the university's varsity teams. In addition, he has a full practice of patients, which includes seeing as many as 140 patients a week and performing about 400 surgical cases a year.

This is all part of being on the team at one of the top sports medicine programs in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The majority of patients seen by Dr. Klimkiewicz and the hospital's outpatient physical therapists are between 20 and 50 years old. And these athletes are "looking to get back to 100% as quickly as possible," Dr. Klimkiewicz said. "They are young, aggressive, Type-A people. They're not going to accept take two Advil, and take two months off." >>

Treatment of Hip Fractures in the Elderly

November 26, 2013
By HealthQuest, Zimbio.com
Balance is something most people take for granted and nobody knows that more than Chris Henry of Palmer Township. For the last few years she has had serious problems with her balance and couldn't get much help from doctors. "It's not frustrating, it's devastating," she said. "I have to hold the wall all the time because when you walk you feel like walking on a cloud," she recalled about what it used to be like for her.

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Balance is something most people take for granted and nobody knows that more than Chris Henry of Palmer Township. For the last few years she has had serious problems with her balance and couldn't get much help from doctors. "It's not frustrating, it's devastating," she said. "I have to hold the wall all the time because when you walk you feel like walking on a cloud," she recalled about what it used to be like for her.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there were up to 258,000 hospital admissions for hip fractures among people aged 65 and older in 2010. It is estimated that by 2030, the number of hip fractures will reach 289,000, which is an increase of 12%.

Most hip fractures in the elderly are caused by falls or trauma to the hip. Geriatric patients with osteoporosis are at a greater risk of hip fracture in the event of a fall.  Medical conditions and physical inactivity are among the other factors that contribute to hip fractures among older people. >>

Guillaume Moreau Shirley, NY, September 28, 2012—Guillaume Moreau is a French race car driver who competes in the Le Mans Series, a European sports car racing endurance series.  From 2007 through 2011, he competed in five of the 24 Hour Le Mans races, with best results of seventh overall and second in class in one of the events. He shared the GT1 class championship with teammate Patrice Goueslard in the Le Mans Series in 2008.  >>

Shirley, NY, September 10, 2012—It’s not surprising that the International Olympic Committee would invite George J. Davies, DPT, MEd, PT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, FAPTA, Professor of Physical Therapy from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA, to present on Application of Isokinetic Testing and Rehabilitation in workshops at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

A pioneer in Isokinetic testing and rehabilitation, Davies wrote the first book on isokinetics in 1984, A Compendium of Isokinetics in Clinical Usage, and has been using isokinetics for testing and rehabilitation of patients/athletes for almost 40 years. He has also presented and published many abstracts, articles, and book chapters that have used isokinetics in testing, rehabilitation or training techniques.

Davies presented in the two workshops focused on Application of Isokinetic Testing and Rehabilitation (one workshop focused on the Shoulder Complex and the other on the Knee, using an Integrated OKC and CKC Approach).

The presentations were followed by a practical demonstration and hands-on workshop featuring the pioneer in isokentic testing and rehab technology, the Biodex Multi-Joint System 4. >>

Physical Therapy

June 27, 2012
http://www.healthreachrehab.com/News/ConcussionTesting.aspx

Sierra Pacific Orthopedic & Spine Center houses two specialized outpatient physical therapy facilities.

The 8,000 square foot first floor unit is dedicated to the treatment of extremity injuries and disorders. The heart of the unit is a spacious gym area with five adjoining private treatment rooms. This therapy unit contains state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment including a Biodex System 3”... >>


Wharton High School Training Facility Is Hidden Gem

September 19, 2011
Andy Warrener, New Tampa Patch

Tim Kocher with the System 4 ProThe Wharton Wildcats athletes and USF sports medicine students benefit from a state-of-the-art training facility at Wharton High School.

"We've been fortunate through the school's budget and through donations to acquire some great equipment," said Kocher.

Most notable of the devices in the facility is the Biodex Isokinetic and Rehab Machine, which, according to Kocher, "tests and helps rehab virtually every joint in the body.

"It measures how hard the muscles around a certain joint are working to perform basic movements. If we see that muscles around a certain injured joint are working harder than the muscles around the good side, we can determine if the player is ready to get back on the field or not," he said. >>

Dr. Chris Doyle at Planet Health is offering Biodex Isokinetic muscle testing to help provide clients with improved results and shorter recovery times. The new Biodex Isokinetic muscle testing is a great tool for patients who need a faster rehabilitation process, and also for patients who are undergoing therapy. The new technology applies to most athletes who suffered an injury and need a fast and instant check-up to find the root cause of the injury.

Biodex Isokinetic is for testing and rehabilitating muscle imbalances and deficiencies due to injury, improper training or post-surgery. It is imperative to overall performance in any sport or activity.

"It is an invaluable, objective tool to evaluate and specifically target rehab for muscle imbalance or weakness due to injury, or post-surgery," said Dr. Chris Doyle of Planet Health..... >>

NATA 2011 Video Contest

March 10, 2011
Ohio State University

NATA 2011 hosted a student-level rehab video contest.
Thank you to Ohio University for recognizing Biodex. >>


A Team that Functions as a Family

January 24, 2011
Amy Leadbetter

Their close bond isn't the only thing notable; Cal State Fullerton has the No. 1 strength program in California and one of the top programs in the country. >>

Sizing up the best - The North Platte Telegraph

March 4, 2010
John Lindenberger

While the isokinetic dynamometer was originally designed for use by athletic trainers, he said it can also be beneficial for non-athletes who are undergoing physical therapy. He said the clinic has had its Biodex system for about 20 years now.

Over the years, they have upgraded the equipment to stay current with the latest technology. After seeing the machines in use at the NFL Combine, he feels that North Platte is lucky to have a unit like this available for patients.

"We are the only clinic in town that has one of these machines," he added. >>

Distinguish Yourself... Biodex Helps Keep Athletes in the Game Worldwide!

April 1, 2008
BIODEX PRESS RELEASE: Lila Corwin

Distinguish YourselfSoccer players are among the most amazing of athletes. Combining incredible skill, agility, strength and endurance during every match, they push themselves to the limits of physical capability – without using their hands. In so doing, however, they also place themselves in danger of injury on a regular basis.

"That's why we need a clinical staff of 12," jokes David Fevre, MSC, MCSP, SRP and Senior Physical Therapist for English Premier League Football (Soccer) Club, Blackburn Rovers, "Despite being in great shape - or maybe because they play so often at the extremes of their physical capabilities – injury is part of the game for elite soccer players. To help keep our 36 team members on the playing field we have a support staff that includes five chartered physiotherapists, three sports scientists, three massage therapists and a medical doctor. It's a pretty large staff, even by British Premier League Soccer standards. But we feel that the more we can keep our best players healthy, the better the chance we'll have to succeed. Fevre, who has served as a physical therapist for over 26 years, including a 14-year stint in the British Rugby Football League plus time at hospitals before joining Manchester United (1994-1999), incorporates an integrated approach to help keep his athletes from getting injured, and to get those who are hurt ready to return to action without significant risk of reinjury. He includes in his arsenal of exercise, weight training, nutritional education and sessions on equipment designed to improve muscular and cardiovascular strength and endurance such as cycles and treadmills.

"One piece of the equation I consider especially important is our Biodex Multi-Joint System," states Fevre. "I really like it for the isokinetic capability, but I use it in the other modes as well. It is very useful as an exercise-based rehabilitation tool. I was always taught that exercise is the most important part of physio, and this is one of the few machines with a plug that actually provides exercise modality."  >>