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Prevention of slips, trips and falls is important to enable older adults to maintain active, independent and healthy lifestyles.

Slips, trips and falls occur unexpectedly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, 1 out of 3 adults falls, resulting in severe disabilities. Unintentional fall injuries led to the death of about 20,400 older adults in 2009. Leading healthcare centers offer slip and fall prevention programs to help older adults maintain wellness and quality of life. >>

Pediatricians Get Heads Up on Liability in Concussion Management

Pediatricians Get Heads Up on Liability in Concussion Management

June 18, 2013
http://www.managingconcussions.com/pediatricians-get-heads-up-on-liability-in-concussion-management/

Pediatricians are being warned not to stick their necks out too far in protecting the heads of their young patients.  And to put on their own helmets.  A recent article in the AAP News,  the official news magazine of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the major professional organization of US pediatricians, is cautioning providers about the long reach of new legislation around concussions into the private lives and lifestyles of parents and patients.  >>

Don't Fall for Older Americans Month

Don't Fall for Older Americans Month

April 29, 2013
http://nky.cincinnati.com

May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme is “Unleash the Power of Age.”

The focus on power is an opportunity to revisit one of the most frequent causes of injury and even death to older adults – falling.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults age 65 and older falls each year.  >>

Why are concussions worse in females?

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. >>

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