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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. 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - No matter your age, we know walking is great exercise, right? But what about people like Morris Graham?

At age 85, he's timid about walking because he needs a walker to keep his balance.

Imagine the feeling for him now, going to a gym where he can put his walker aside, throw down his cane and walk with confidence again. >>

For Parkinson’s patients, exercise is medicine

July 27, 2015
By Rick Ruggles / World-Herald

Parkinson’s disease patients strive through medication to quell their tremors, but voluntary motion and activity may be their best medicine.

Dr. Jim Horrocks, an Omaha physician diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease about 10 years ago, sweated through his T-shirt as he tossed a basketball with physical therapist Christine Montes. He stretched and reached on a mat, and he strode with the help of a stabilizing harness in the gym of Life Care Center of Elkhorn. >>

Nursing facilities rank fifth in most dangerous workplaces

July 23, 2015
Ashley Carman, McKnight's Long Term Care News & Assisted Living

Nursing facilities are the most dangerous workplace in Maine and the fifth most dangerous workplace in the U.S., according to a new study from an insurance company.

The research, conducted by Allsup, a provider of Social Security Disability Insurance representation, looked at serious workplace injuries that resulted in an employee having a “job transfer or restriction,” or an employee being prevented from the typical functions of his/her job or from working a fully scheduled day. >>

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. >>

Rehab Equipment Gets Patients Back on Track

May 13, 2013

Bolingbrook resident Richard Bonham, 72, was enjoying his retirement, including working on projects at his home workbench. But his comfortable routine was interrupted on March 17, 2012, when a stroke impaired his ability to walk, the use of his left arm and his vision. He also suffered several fractured bones during subsequent falls.

After stints as an inpatient at a couple of rehabilitation facilities, Bonham continued his rehab in October as an outpatient at Edward Hospital.

“Happily, my vision had vastly improved, but I had to learn to walk again,” he said.

Bonham’s timing was good – Edward’s Rehabilitation Department had just installed new state-of-the-art equipment to help patients with mobility and balance issues.

“We’re one of the few area hospitals with a partial body weight support system to help patients re-learn to walk,” according to Karen Granato, PT, ATC, OCS, Edward’s Director of Rehabilitation Services. “This involves hooking the patient into a harness suspended from a ceiling track, which runs over the treadmill and around the room. The therapist controls how much weight the patient needs to bear, making it easier to walk.”  >>


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