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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. 

Corporate partners of ICAA will present balance and mobility exercise devices to fuel wellness offerings for baby boomers.

October 10, 2018, Shirley NY – Next week at the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) Conference in Long Beach, California, medical equipment manufacturer Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. aims to educate on the importance of age-appropriate technology in wellness program design. Attendees of the conference will have an opportunity to explore exercise and rehabilitation equipment intended to help seniors address every link in the mobility chain. >>

Rehabilitation technology that uses music to help neurological patients recover lost movement will reach a global audience at the International Society of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine’s congress in Paris.

June 25, 2018, Shirley NY – At their debut appearance at the ISPRM World Congress in July, Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. will exhibit the new Gait Trainer 3, an advanced system that uses music and the principle of neuroplasticity to change lives for patients with movement disorders. This combination of music and technology is a first in neurologic rehabilitation. >>

Project of the Center for Music Therapy, Austin, TX will feature innovative Gait Training technology from Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. that merges therapist-informed music with gait training treadmill system to achieve better treatment outcomes for individuals with impaired movement.

February 12, 2018, Shirley NY – South by Southwest (SXSW) recently announced the Movement Tracks Project as a finalist for their Interactive Innovation Awards, which will honor ground-breaking advancements from 2017. A collaboration between therapists and musicians to use Biomedical Music technology to help people with movement disorders walk again, Movement Tracks will highlight the Gait Trainer 3 treadmill system from Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. at the March 11 SXSW Finalist Showcase. >>

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. >>

 

What is a stroke?

July 20, 2015
Lisa Skibba, For Daily Tribune Media

A stroke, also known as a brain attack or cerebral vascular accident (CVA), occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. There are two main kinds of stroke:

  • An ischemic stroke occurs when an artery is obstructed by atherosclerotic plaques and eventually blocks blood flow to the brain
  • A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when there is a bleed into the brain or its coverings. >>

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. >>

 

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. >>

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. >>

Carrollton, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/19/2014 -- Vonco Medical was proud to help outfit the new Nate Waters Physical Therapy Clinic for Tulsa Community College. This facility will provide clinical learning possibilities for Tulsa CC’s PTA program along with servicing the Tulsa community. The Nate Waters Physical Therapy clinic is equipped with top of the line rehabilitation equipment including Biodex balance testing equipment, Biodex gait training/analysis treadmill, Biodex unweighing system and the Biodex Free Step system. >>

Carrollton, TX -- (ReleaseWire) –  09/16/2014 – Vonco Medical was proud to attend the new Skilled Nursing grand opening at Park Manor Bee Cave. This Long Term Care, Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, & Specialty Care facility is equipped with top of the line Rehabilitation equipment. The gym offers the Biodex balance testing machine, which offers fall risk testing for the residents, as well as training. They also offer Biodex gait training/analysis treadmill with the Biodex unweighing machine. This allows the patient to unload body weight and work on gait training with the Biodex gait trainer treadmill, which has biofeedback that tells the therapist their stride and step length.  >>

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. >>

Balance Exercise Helps Those with Impaired Vision

July 12, 2012
http://www.exerciseforbalance.com

Gait and balance of patients with Diabetes can be improved: Specific training (balance exercises) can improve gait speed, balance, muscle strength and joint mobility in diabetic patients.
 
Gait, balance, fear of falls, muscle strength and joint mobility were measured at baseline, after intervention and at 6-month follow-up.
RESULTS: After training, the intervention group that were given balance exercises increased habitual walking speed by 0.149 m/s compared with the control group. Patients in the intervention group also significantly improved their balance (time to walk over a beam, balance index recorded on Biodex Balance System), their performance-oriented mobility, their degree of concern about falling, their hip and ankle plantar flexor strength, and their hip flexion mobility compared with the control group. >>

SVRHC Dedicates New Rehab Facility

July 8, 2011
Bill Hess, Herald/Review

.. with the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center's new rehabilitation services facility, guides Lanny Kope through the usage of the Biodex gait trainer. ... >>

Zimmerman Program Gets People Moving

April 11, 2011
Pavel Slepicka, The Journal-News

Just over 16 years ago, Dany Baker's life changed after a single car accident left him with an injury to his thoracic vertebrae that took nearly all the use of his legs.

Now, with the help of Dr. John Mekala, DPT, and the Zimmerman Program at RehabEdge in Hillsboro, Baker is able to stand up and get his legs moving again with the use of a Biodex Unweighing System.  >>

 

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