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Weight Transfer Tops Reasons Why Seniors Fall

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!

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. >>

Biodex/Walters Concussion Management Workshop

Biodex/Walters Concussion Management Workshop

August 15, 2012
Lila Corwin, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Biodex

University of Maryland / Gossett Football Facility
Biodex recently sponsored another workshop in a series of Concussion Management Workshops given by NATA Hall of Famer, Dr. Rod Walters. The host organization for this educational experience was the Athletic Training Department at the University of Maryland. Darryl Conway ATC did a tremendous job readying the Gossett Football Facility for the workshop. >>

First Steps for TBI and Stroke Patients

First Steps for TBI and Stroke Patients

June 5, 2012
Lila Corwin, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Biodex

High Tech Rehab Equipment from Biodex and determination pays off for TBI and Stroke Survivors at New Beginnings Community Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation

When you walk into New Beginnings Community Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation in Medford, NY, the welcoming feeling and positive energy permeate the building.  Allyson Scerri, Founder & President, and Kate DiMeglio, Vice President, opened the state-of-the-art outpatient facility in April 2011, as a result of a common bond.

After tragedy hit both of their lives, Scerri and DeMeglio came together to create the first facility of its kind, which provides progressive long-term rehabilitation services for survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other cognitive and physical disorders.  >>

System 4 — A Great Motivational Tool

System 4 — A Great Motivational Tool

March 14, 2012
Lila Corwin, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Biodex

We recently had an opportunity to speak with one of our prominent rehab customers, Jersey Sports Medicine and Rehab in Morristown, NJ, who are part of Summit Medical Group (SMG). The facility specializes in orthopedic and sports-related rehabilitation. They depend on numerous Biodex products including the Biodex Multi-Joint System 4, Upper Body Cycle, Lower Body Cycle and RTM Treadmill. Most notable of the devices in the facility is the Biodex Multi-Joint System 4, an advanced Dynamometer for neuromuscular and isokinetic strength testing, and rehabilitation.

"One of our best tools in keeping things running smoothly and returning patients to task," explains P.J. Ritter, who manages the three Jersey Sports Medicine and Rehab clinics," is the Biodex Multi-Joint System 4. We use it for baseline testing of knee and shoulder patients, to educate patients about their specific injuries in terms of strength and progress, and to build strength with post-operative knee and shoulder patients. It's also a great motivational tool." >>

 
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