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Can a Treadmill Help Seniors Avoid Falls?

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Photo: Woman demonstrating treadmill training [24/03/2014] Clive Pai believes people can be trained not to fall. The professor of physical therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago will use a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institute of Aging to develop a computerized treadmill program that could be used in physical therapy offices to prevent falls and fall-related injuries in older adults.Can a Treadmill Help Seniors Avoid Falls? - Read more

High-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style

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Photo: Man with prosthesis running [10/02/2014] Thanks to advanced technologies, those who wear prosthetic and orthotic devices are now able to break previous activity boundaries. People with amputations now have prosthetic devices that allow them to engage in and function more effectively in a wider range of daily activities, exercise, sports, and even extreme sports, such as long-distance snowshoeing and ice climbing.High-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style - Read more

Exercise in Middle Age Protects against Muscle Weakness Later in Life

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Photo: Man and woman exercising [16/12/2013] A cross-sectional study by investigators from Tokyo University has found that exercising in middle age is a protective factor against sarcopenia and effective in maintaining muscle strength and physical performance.Exercise in Middle Age Protects against Muscle Weakness Later in Life - Read more

Elderly: Exercise Program Helps Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility

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Photo: Man and woman exercising [08/11/2013] Collaborative study reveals novel finding that aerobic exercise results in increased hippocampal volume, increased connectivity and improved memory in persons with Multiple Sclerosis.Elderly: Exercise Program Helps Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility - Read more

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Memory in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis

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Photo: Man and woman exercising [06/11/2013] Collaborative study reveals novel finding that aerobic exercise results in increased hippocampal volume, increased connectivity and improved memory in persons with MS.Aerobic Exercise Benefits Memory in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis - Read more

Anklebot Helps Determine Ankle Stiffness

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Photo: Front and side view of a volunteer wearing the Anklebot [25/10/2013] For most healthy bipeds, the act of walking is seldom given a second thought: One foot follows the other, and the rest of the body falls in line, supported by a system of muscle, tendon, and bones. Now, researchers have measured the stiffness of the ankle in various directions using a robot called the Anklebot.Anklebot Helps Determine Ankle Stiffness - Read more

Climbing with Multiple Sclerosis: „Climbing Is One of the Healthiest and Therapeutically Most Successful Sports”

Falko Nettekoven always aimed high. Not even the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) could stop him. To him, climbing is the best form of therapy. That is the reason why he has been searching for a climbing group for handicapped people near Cologne for a long time. Someday he was fed up with searching and decided to form such a group himself.Climbing with Multiple Sclerosis: „Climbing Is One of the Healthiest and Therapeutically Most Successful Sports” - Read more

Walking to Work Cuts Risk of Diabetes

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Photo: Two people walking [07/08/2013] People who walk to work are around 40 per cent less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a new study.Walking to Work Cuts Risk of Diabetes - Read more

Moving More May Lower Stroke Risk

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Photo: Man and woman exercising [19/07/2013] Here's yet another reason to get off the couch: new research findings suggest that regularly breaking a sweat may lower the risk of having a stroke.Moving More May Lower Stroke Risk - Read more

Handicapped More Likely to Be Obese

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Photo: Belly and crutch [05/07/2013] Adults with a disability are more likely to be obese or extremely obese than those without a disability according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTHealth).Handicapped More Likely to Be Obese - Read more

Children With Delayed Motor Skills Struggle More Socially

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Junge auf Fahrrad [03/07/2013] Studies have shown that children with autism often struggle socially and now new research suggests that a corresponding lack of motor skills – including catching and throwing – may further contribute to that social awkwardness.Children With Delayed Motor Skills Struggle More Socially - Read more

RA Patients Define Ideal Online Tool for Physical Activity

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Photo: Old woman with a notebook [14/06/2013] Results of the first study involving Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients in the development of an internet-based physical activity intervention show what is crucial for the adoption and maintenance of physical activity.RA Patients Define Ideal Online Tool for Physical Activity - Read more

Diminished Balance in Those with Poor Vision

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[12/06/2013] Research has found that visually impaired individuals and those with uncorrected refractive error have a significantly greater risk of diminished balance with their eyes closed on a compliant, foam surface than individuals with normal vision.Diminished Balance in Those with Poor Vision - Read more

Seniors: Cardio and Weight Training Reduces Access to Health Care

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Photo: Elderly woman doing yoga [15/05/2013] Forget apples – lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.Seniors: Cardio and Weight Training Reduces Access to Health Care - Read more

Physical Exercise in the Fight against Osteoporosis

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Photo: Elderly woman exercising [13/05/2013] Montserrat Otero, PhD holder in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, has designed a physical exercise program which is based on very basic, rudimentary materials and which significantly improves upper and lower limb strength as well as static and dynamic balance in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. Physical Exercise in the Fight against Osteoporosis - Read more

Mobility Shoes Take a Load off for Knee Osteoarthritis Sufferers

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Photo: Walking feet [10/04/2013] New research suggests that patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who wear flat, flexible footwear (mobility shoes) had significant reduction in knee loading – the force placed upon the joint during daily activities.Mobility Shoes Take a Load off for Knee Osteoarthritis Sufferers - Read more

Elderly: Hospital Recovery in Motion

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[18/03/2013] A new study has found a link between the activity levels of elderly people who have just been released from the hospital and the risk that they will require readmission within 30 days.Elderly: Hospital Recovery in Motion - Read more

Elderly Benefit from Home-Based DVD Exercise Program

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Photo: Elderly doing some fitness exercises [13/03/2013] Fitness DVDs are a multimillion-dollar business, and those targeting adults over the age of 55 are a major part of the market. With names like "Boomers on the Move," "Stronger Seniors" and "Ageless Yoga," the programs promise much, but few have ever been rigorously tested.Elderly Benefit from Home-Based DVD Exercise Program - Read more

Musculo-Skeletal Fitness is Strong Predictor of Mortality

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Photo: Woman rising up from the floor; linked to [17/12/2012] A simple screening test of musculo-skeletal fitness has proved remarkably predictive of all-cause mortality in a study of more than 2000 middle-aged and older men and women.Musculo-Skeletal Fitness is Strong Predictor of Mortality - Read more

Successful Rehab Due to Family and Friends

The right clinic, the perfect therapist – the success of treatment of rehabilitation depends on many factors. Up to now closely related people from the direct environment of the patients were seldom included actively in the rehabilitation process. A study urges to change this in future.Successful Rehab Due to Family and Friends - Read more

Exoskeleton Offers New Degree of Independence

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Photo: Brian Schaffer and the exoskeleton; linked to [28/11/2012] A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University's Center for Intelligent Mechatronics has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs.Exoskeleton Offers New Degree of Independence - Read more

Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes

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Photo: sports man with hand bike; linked to [21/11/2012] More functionality and comfort for wheelchair basketball players and hand bikers. Within the framework of a research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim are aiming to optimise functionality and comfort of sportswear for wheelchair users.Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes - Read more

Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life

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[12/11/2012] Jenifer French, a sailor who won a silver medal at this summer's London Paralympics, describes in a new book how cutting-edge medical technology from the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center allowed her to resume an active life after being paralyzed 14 years ago.Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life - Read more

Frail, Older Adults Are More Likely to Be Food Insufficient

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Photo: Patient with doctor during examination; linked to [07/11/2012] A national study of older Americans shows those who have limited mobility and low physical activity are five times more likely to report that they often don't have enough to eat, defined as "food insufficiency," than older adults who were not frail.Frail, Older Adults Are More Likely to Be Food Insufficient - Read more

New Metric to Track Prosthetic Arm Progress

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Photo: Patient with prosthetic arm; linked to [05/11/2012] Amputees with a new prosthetic arm must learn how to use it to perform everyday tasks that were once second nature. Taking off a shirt becomes a conscious, multistep effort: grasp it, lift it over the head, pull arms through the sleeves, place the shirt on the table, let go of the shirt.New Metric to Track Prosthetic Arm Progress - Read more

Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities

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[24/10/2012] Ashley Thomas was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. She also holds a position on the U.S. national para-kayak team, and founded and runs a successful nonprofit organization called "Bridge II Sports." Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities - Read more

Exercise: More Quality of Life for Senior Citizens

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[05/10/2012] A current Canadian study shows that it is never too late to start exercising. Even the very elderly and frail can draw numerous benefits from regular group exercises.Exercise: More Quality of Life for Senior Citizens - Read more

Parkinson's Disease: Walking to the Beat Helps

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[01/10/2012] Walking to a beat could be useful for patients needing rehabilitation, according to a study. The findings demonstrate that researchers should further investigate the potential of auditory, visual, and tactile cues in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from illnesses like Parkinson's.Parkinson's Disease: Walking to the Beat Helps - Read more

Blood Sugar Diabetes Risk for South Asians

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[10/09/2012] A new diabetes study at the University of Leicester has discovered that South Asians – people of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lanka origin – have higher levels of blood sugar than white Europeans independent of risk factors that influence sugar levels.Blood Sugar Diabetes Risk for South Asians - Read more

Tracing the Paralympic Movement's "Freak Show" Roots

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[03/09/2012] Danielle Peers has lived the thrill and pressure, revelled in competition and brought home hardware from the Paralympic Games. But beneath the cheers, the University of Alberta researcher questions whether the Paralympic movement is as empowering as its benevolent image.Tracing the Paralympic Movement's "Freak Show" Roots - Read more

Red Wine: Walk Away from Mobility Problems

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[31/08/2012] In a stride toward better health in later life, scientists reported that resveratrol, the so-called "miracle molecule" found in red wine, might help improve mobility and prevent life-threatening falls among older people.Red Wine: Walk Away from Mobility Problems - Read more

London 2012: In the Grip of the Paralympics Fever

Long jumpers, javelin throwers and sprinters – the athletes of the Paralympics in London are all fire and flame for the most important competition in the world. The organizers of these events have caught the Paralympics fever as well. In the current documentary on REHACARE.de top athletes speak about their ultimate goals and of their secret fears.London 2012: In the Grip of the Paralympics Fever - Read more

“Exergames” Not Perfect, but Can Lead to More Exercise

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[10/08/2012] Active video games (AVGs), also known as "exergames", are not the perfect solution to the nation's sedentary ways, but they can play a role in getting some people to be more active. Researchers say that most of the AVGs provide only "light-to-moderate" intensity physical activity.“Exergames” Not Perfect, but Can Lead to More Exercise - Read more

Yoga Improves Motor Function After Stroke

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[01/08/2012] Group yoga can improve motor function and balance in stroke survivors, even if they do not begin yoga until six months or more after the stroke, according to "Post-Stroke Balance Improves With Yoga: A Pilot Study."Yoga Improves Motor Function After Stroke - Read more

Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits

After accidents and amputations, prosthetics help in replacing missing body parts. However, for the devices to function optimally, they have to be fitted well to the wearer. A comprehensive process – from manufacturing to walking training. Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits - Read more

Older Adults Need More Vitamin D

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[25/06/2012] Older adults who do not get enough vitamin D – either from diet, supplements or sun exposure – may be at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre.Older Adults Need More Vitamin D - Read more

Amputee Athletes Without Physical Boundaries

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[08/06/2012] Carlos Gonzalez stands out from an athletic group gathered on a grassy field at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The 32-year-old sports a stylish fauxhawk. He is training to become a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.Amputee Athletes Without Physical Boundaries - Read more

Tai Chi Increases Mobility in Older People

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[06/06/2012] A study of Gary Brosvic of Rider University, New Jersey has shown that taking part in a Tai Chi exercise programme reduced the number of falls and increased mobility in a group of senior citizens in assisted living in the United States.Tai Chi Increases Mobility in Older People - Read more

Schoolyard for Children with Autism

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[21/05/2012] Chelsey King of the Kansas State University is working with Katie Kingery-Page to envision a place where elementary school children with autism could feel comfortable and included.Schoolyard for Children with Autism - Read more

Fluctuating Sense of Control Linked to Cognitive Ability

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[30/04/2012] Everyone has moments when they feel more in control of their lives than at other times. New research from North Carolina State University shows that this sense of control fluctuates more often, and more quickly, than previously thought – and that this sense of control may actively affect cognitive abilities.Fluctuating Sense of Control Linked to Cognitive Ability - Read more

Wheelchair Tai Chi Brings Mobility

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[20/04/2012] An innovative 13-postures Tai Chi designed for wheelchair users has brought the traditional Chinese martial and healing arts to people with ambulatory impairment, thanks to the technology and program developed by Zibin Guo of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.Wheelchair Tai Chi Brings Mobility - Read more

Dementia: Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care

Patients suffering from dementia often cannot articulate themselves clearly. If they constantly shout out incomprehensible words or even react aggressively towards their surrounding, it can be a difficult situation for the people caring for them. Scientists are therefore researching support possibilities to unburden the interaction for both parties...Dementia: Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care - Read more

Diabetes Risk from Sitting Around

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[12/03/2012] A new study has found that women who stay seated for long periods of time every day are more prone to developing type 2 diabetes, but that a similar link wasn't found in men. Diabetes Risk from Sitting Around - Read more

Factors that Predict Walking Difficulty in Elderly

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[27/01/2012] Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that the likelihood of becoming disabled with age increases with the following factors: having a chronic condition or cognitive impairment, low physical activity or slower gross motor coordination.Factors that Predict Walking Difficulty in Elderly - Read more

"Exergames" May Provide Cognitive Benefit for Older Adults

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[23/01/2012] Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults than traditional exercise alone, according to a new study."Exergames" May Provide Cognitive Benefit for Older Adults - Read more

Brief, High-Intensity Workouts May Help Diabetics Lower Blood Sugar

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[19/12/2011] Researchers at McMaster University have found that brief high intensity workouts, as little as six sessions over two weeks, rapidly lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, offering a potential fix for patients who struggle to meet exercise guidelines.Brief, High-Intensity Workouts May Help Diabetics Lower Blood Sugar - Read more

Blame Backbone Fractures on Evolution, Not Osteoporosis

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[31/10/2011] Osteoporosis is blamed for backbone fractures. The real culprit could well be our own vertebrae, which evolved to absorb the pounding of upright walking, researchers at Case Western Reserve University say.Blame Backbone Fractures on Evolution, Not Osteoporosis - Read more

Phthalates: Linked to Decreased Mental and Motor Development

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[30/09/2011] A study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health heightens concerns over the potential health effects on children of a group of ubiquitous chemicals known as phthalates. Phthalates are a class of chemicals that are known to disrupt the endocrine system.Phthalates: Linked to Decreased Mental and Motor Development - Read more

REHACARE 2011: The price of inclusion

Accessibility and inclusion - these are the goals set by legislation and lobbyists for disabled people. Not just integration, but the right of full social acceptance of each person as an individual. With this in mind manufacturers, interested parties and representers discussed rehabilitation, nursing care and aid in Düsseldorf at the REHACARE.REHACARE 2011: The price of inclusion - Read more

High Speed ​​and cuddly seals - Opening Report REHACARE 2011

Helpers, who are individually customized are able to assist people with disabilities in all walks of life: When moving, with their personal care or communication. Nowadays HighTech plays a crucial role - as the trade fair REHACARE in Düsseldorf shows. High Speed ​​and cuddly seals - Opening Report REHACARE 2011 - Read more

Stroke: New Sensor Glove May Help Patients Recover Mobility

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[11/05/2011] People who have strokes are often left with moderate to severe physical impairments. Now, thanks to a glove developed at McGill University, stroke patients may be able to recover hand motion by playing video games.Stroke: New Sensor Glove May Help Patients Recover Mobility - Read more

Moderate Exercise Improves Brain Blood Flow in Elderly Women

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[27/04/2011] Research conducted at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital's Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas suggests that it's never too late for women to reap the benefits of moderate aerobic exercise.Moderate Exercise Improves Brain Blood Flow in Elderly Women - Read more

Diet-Exercise Combo Best for Obese Seniors

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[13/04/2011] For obese seniors, dieting and exercise together are more effective at improving physical performance and reducing frailty than either alone.Diet-Exercise Combo Best for Obese Seniors - Read more

Light Exercise May Prevent Osteoarthritis

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[23/03/2011] People at risk for osteoarthritis may be able to delay the onset of the disease or even prevent it with simple changes to their physical activity, according to a study.Light Exercise May Prevent Osteoarthritis - Read more

Walking Slows Progression of Alzheimer's

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[09/03/2011] Walking may slow cognitive decline in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, as well as in healthy adults, according to a study.Walking Slows Progression of Alzheimer's - Read more

Weight Loss plus Walking Essential for Obese Elderly

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[09/02/2011] Walking more and losing weight can improve mobility as much as 20 percent in older, obese adults with poor cardiovascular health, according to a new Wake Forest University study.Weight Loss plus Walking Essential for Obese Elderly - Read more

Elderly: Moderate Aerobic Exercise Improve Memory

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[02/02/2011] A new study shows that one year of moderate physical exercise can increase the size of the brain's hippocampus in older adults, leading to an improvement in spatial memory. Elderly: Moderate Aerobic Exercise Improve Memory - Read more

Joint Pain: Keep on Moving

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[28/01/2011] A researcher will encourage people with serious joint conditions to move and excercise more.Joint Pain: Keep on Moving - Read more

High Rate of Restless Legs Syndrome in Adults with Fibromyalgia

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[25/10/2010] A study found that adults with fibromyalgia had a much higher prevalence and risk of restless legs syndrome (RLS) than healthy controls. The study suggests that treating RLS may improve sleep and quality of life in people with fibromyalgia.High Rate of Restless Legs Syndrome in Adults with Fibromyalgia - Read more

Walking Six Miles per Week Preserves Memory in Old Age

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[18/10/2010] New research suggests that walking at least six miles per week may protect brain size and in turn, preserve memory in old age, according to a study. Walking Six Miles per Week Preserves Memory in Old Age - Read more

Interactive Video Games Cause Lots of Injuries

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[11/10/2010] Interactive gaming devices can cause a broad range of injuries, from abrasions and sprains to shoulder, ankle and foot injuries, according to research.Interactive Video Games Cause Lots of Injuries - Read more

Top-class sport with a handicap: MobiCup 2010

About seven million people with a disability live in Germany. According to a recent study the interest in disabled sports is increasing constantly - not only due to the recent German success at the Paralympic Games in Vancouver. Therefore it is no surprise that at the first Mobicup - a actionday of sports for the disabled - a lot was going on. Top-class sport with a handicap: MobiCup 2010 - Read more

Indoor and Outdoor Falls are Different for the Elderly

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[24/09/2010] The risk factors for indoor and outdoor falls for older adults are different, according to a new study. This fact is often missed when the two are combined and may affect how falls prevention programs are structured.Indoor and Outdoor Falls are Different for the Elderly - Read more

Bone-Anchored Leg Prostheses Improve Quality of Life

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[22/09/2010] A study shows the results of treatment using prostheses attached to titanium implants in the bones of patients with above-the-knee amputations. It reveals that the treatment improves function and quality of life in nine out of ten patients.Bone-Anchored Leg Prostheses Improve Quality of Life - Read more

Preventing Back Pain for Frequent Laptop Users

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[01/09/2010] The symptoms are familiar to any student who has ever spent a long night pounding out a paper on a laptop computer: an aching neck, throbbing head and tingling fingers – how to prevent it.Preventing Back Pain for Frequent Laptop Users - Read more

Knee Arthritis: Flexible Options Can Help Keep you Active

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[30/08/2010] Middle-aged men and women with osteoarthritis of the knee now have more options than ever before for treatments that may allow them to remain active in the sports they love, according to a review.Knee Arthritis: Flexible Options Can Help Keep you Active - Read more

Elderly: Motion-Tracking Technology Reduces Injuries

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[20/08/2010] Researchers have developed technology to track motions while people exercise. The technology provides feedback to patients as they recover from injuries or illnesses in order to reduce the chances of future injuries and re-hospitalisation. Elderly: Motion-Tracking Technology Reduces Injuries - Read more

The Digital Fitness Coach for Seniors

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[11/08/2010] Scientists in the European research project PAMAP are working on a first prototype to measure physical activities to support healthier and independent living for elderly people.The Digital Fitness Coach for Seniors - Read more

High Heels Affect Health

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[04/08/2010] A new study by an Iowa State University (ISU) kinesiology master's student has found that prolonged wearing of and walking in high heels can contribute to joint degeneration and knee osteoarthritis.High Heels Affect Health - Read more

Communicate and Steer a Wheelchair by Sniffing

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[30/07/2010] A device based on sniffing – inhaling and exhaling through the nose – might enable numerous disabled people to navigate wheelchairs or communicate with their loved ones.Communicate and Steer a Wheelchair by Sniffing - Read more

Music Shows Potential in Stroke Rehabilitation

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[21/07/2010] Music therapy provided by trained music therapists may help to improve movement in stroke patients, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. Music Shows Potential in Stroke Rehabilitation - Read more

Stroke: How Patients Regain Motor Functions in Hands

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[19/07/2010] Helping stroke patients regain use of their hands and arms through innovative robotic and virtual reality-based video game therapies is the focal point of Sergei Adamovich, a biomedical engineer. Stroke: How Patients Regain Motor Functions in Hands - Read more

Students Develop Device to Help Blind Manuever

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[12/07/2010] Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) students have developed an innovative optical radar system that helps blind people maneuver around obstacles.Students Develop Device to Help Blind Manuever - Read more

Exercise When Young – Stronger Bones When Old

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[14/06/2010] New findings suggest that physical activity when young increases bone density and size, which may mean a reduced risk of osteoporosis later in life, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.Exercise When Young – Stronger Bones When Old - Read more

Video Game to Help Blind Children Exercise

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[11/06/2010] A new project helps children who are blind become more physically active and healthy through video games. The human-computer interaction research team has developed a motion-sensing-based tennis and bowling exergame.Video Game to Help Blind Children Exercise - Read more

Minorities Hit Hardest by Arthritis

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[02/06/2010] The burden of arthritis is greater for African Americans and Hispanics, despite lower prevalence among these groups according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.Minorities Hit Hardest by Arthritis - Read more

Virtual Muscle Machine for Kids with Disabilities

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[30/04/2010] An occupational therapist is pioneering a new "virtual" method to analyze movement patterns in children – and more effectively treat those with debilitating motor disorders.Virtual Muscle Machine for Kids with Disabilities - Read more

Dance Therapy Improves Seniors' Gait and Balance

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[26/04/2010] For seniors, dancing isn't just for fun; it also can be therapeutic. Two recent studies found that participation in dance-based therapy can improve balance and gait in older adults.Dance Therapy Improves Seniors' Gait and Balance - Read more

More Mobility-Related Disabilities in Middle-Aged Americans

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[26/04/2010] The proportion of older middle-aged Americans who report disabilities related to mobility increased significantly from 1997 to 2007, in contrast to the disability decline that has been found among Americans ages 65 and over.More Mobility-Related Disabilities in Middle-Aged Americans - Read more

Knee Replacement in Elderly Improves Balance

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[24/03/2010] Total knee replacement successfully relieves pain and improves function in patients with advanced knee arthritis, according to a study. The surgery also significantly improves dynamic balance among elderly patients.Knee Replacement in Elderly Improves Balance - Read more

Reconstructing 3-D Hand Movement

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[19/03/2010] Researchers have successfully reconstructed 3-D hand motions from brain signals recorded in a non-invasive way, according to a study.Reconstructing 3-D Hand Movement - Read more

Treadmill Training Could Help Tots Walk

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[01/03/2010] Using a treadmill could help infants with prenatal complications or who were injured at birth walk earlier and better, according to a University of Michigan researcher.Treadmill Training Could Help Tots Walk - Read more

Video Games May Combat Depression in Older Adults

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[01/03/2010] Research suggests a novel route to improving the symptoms of subsyndromal depression (SSD) in seniors through the regular use of "exergames" – entertaining video games that combine game play with exercise.Video Games May Combat Depression in Older Adults - Read more

Artificial Foot Recycles Energy for Easier Walking

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[22/02/2010] An artificial foot that recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps could make it easier for amputees to walk, its developers say. Artificial Foot Recycles Energy for Easier Walking - Read more

Maintaining Youthful Function into Old Age

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[19/02/2010] Researchers at McMaster University have developed a cocktail of ingredients that forestalls major aspects of the aging process.Maintaining Youthful Function into Old Age - Read more

Special Gloves Help Understanding the Effects of Arthritis

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[08/02/2010] A pair of arthritis simulation gloves, which reproduce the reduction in functional capacity experienced by persons with arthritis, helps better understand how arthritis affects a person's ability to grasp, pinch, turn, lift and twist objects.Special Gloves Help Understanding the Effects of Arthritis - Read more

Elderly: Decreased Muscle Strength Predicts Functional Impairments

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[05/02/2010] Decreased muscle strength is associated with difficulty in performing functional activities such as stooping, crouching, or kneeling (SCK) in older adults, according to an observational study. Elderly: Decreased Muscle Strength Predicts Functional Impairments - Read more

Asymmetrical Arm Swings Can Be an Early Sign of Parkinson

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[18/12/2009] According to neurologists of the Pennsylvania State University irregular arm swings while walking could be an early sign of Parkinson's disease.Asymmetrical Arm Swings Can Be an Early Sign of Parkinson - Read more

Daily Physical Activity: 30 Minutes Reduce Arthritis Pain

[09/03/2009] Arthritis affects more than half of adults with heart disease and appears to be a substantial barrier to utilizing physical activity to help manage their condition, according to a new study.Daily Physical Activity: 30 Minutes Reduce Arthritis Pain - Read more

Better Mobility Keeps Seniors Healthier

[13/08/2007] As people lose the ability to walk unaided, they tend to suffer further deterioration that can interfere with other daily living activities. A loss of mobility often comes along with a loss of independence which affects older people’s health. Better Mobility Keeps Seniors Healthier - Read more

ALS: Exercises May Slow Progression

[09/07/2007] Moderate strengthening exercises may help people with early stage ALS maintain function and quality of life longer, according to a study published in Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ALS: Exercises May Slow Progression - Read more

Exercise Helps Elderly Regain Physical Function

[21/11/2006] Regular structured exercise may allow previously sedentary elderly people to attain significant improvements in their physical functioning and reduce the likelihood they will become disabled in the future, according to findings from a multicenter pilot study being presented at the Gerontological Society of America's annual meeting in Dallas.Exercise Helps Elderly Regain Physical Function - Read more

More Sports for Pregnant Women

[09/11/2005] A study of the Saint Louis University School of Public Health concludes that obstetricians and gynaecologists need to encourage pregnant women to exercise. More Sports for Pregnant Women - Read more

Exercise May Improve Mobility in MS Patients

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[04/03/2005] Exercise therapy can improve muscle strength, mobility and other signs of fitness in people with multiple sclerosis, according to a recent review of studies.Exercise May Improve Mobility in MS Patients - Read more

Artificial Muscle Glove To Aid People with Paralyzed Hands

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[01/07/2004] The University of Wollongong and Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) have patented a rehabilitation glove that will dramatically improve the recovery of patients following surgery or trauma to their hand.Artificial Muscle Glove To Aid People with Paralyzed Hands - Read more

 
 
 
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