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Inside MossRehab is published by MossRehab, a division of Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, PA.

MossRehabMossRehab and the MossRehab Research Institute are nationally recognized for their comprehensive clinical rehabilitation and research programs, with special focus on medical and cognitive rehabilitation and problems with movement. The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research has designated MossRehab as a Model System of Care for traumatic brain injury.

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Technology and Robotics in Rehabilitation

The growing use of robotic technology in neurorehabilitation promises a brighter future for patients who have residual deficits from their neurological insult. MossRehab is today a center of research and therapeutic use of rehabilitation interventions that make use of robotic devices for patients with stroke and traumatic brain injury. “The rationale for using robots in [...]

Dr. Micheo’s Legacy as President of AAPM&R

Congratulations to William Micheo, MD, who is completing his term as President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).  Dr. Micheo currently serves as Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at the University of the Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is a former Chief Resident at [...]

Value of a TBI Model System

Relationship between Research and Clinical Care Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major contributor to death and disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 5.3 million Americans live with TBI-related disabilities, and the number of individuals with TBI seeking treatment is increasing as survival rates improve.1 The Drucker Brain Injury Center at [...]

Medicine In Motion

MossRehab’s Motor Control Analysis Laboratory  Motor control analysis is a valuable tool in identifying specific muscles producing limb dysfunction in central nervous system (CNS) injuries and disorders.  The Motor Control Analysis Laboratory (MCAL) at MossRehab puts medicine in motion to enhance the care of patients with CNS disorders or brain injuries. One of the few [...]

Chairman’s Message

We are honored that for the 16th year, MossRehab has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading rehab facilities in U.S.News & World Report.  We know this recognition is based on recommendations submitted by the country’s top physiatrists, like you. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of MossRehab. [...]

MossRehab: Sixteen Years as One of “America’s Best Hospitals”

For the sixteenth year, MossRehab has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading rehabilitation facilities in the 2009-2010 U.S.News & World Report magazine survey of “America’s Best Hospitals.” “We are honored that MossRehab has again been ranked among the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country,” said Ruth Lefton, Chief Operating Officer, MossRehab.  “Our physicians [...]

MossRehab Conducting Exclusive U.S. Trial of ReWalk

MossRehab is the exclusive site in the U.S. for clinical trials of ReWalk™, the first commercially viable upright device that enables wheelchair users to stand, walk, and climb stairs. In July, two individuals with spinal cord injuries demonstrated the use of ReWalk at MossRehab’s Gain and Motion Analysis Lab, moving independently from a wheelchair to [...]

AAPM&R Annual Assembly Preview

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009 Annual Assembly & Technical Exhibition October 22-25, 2009 Austin, Texas The physiatrists of MossRehab will be making several presentations at this year’s AAPM&R annual assembly in Texas. Here is a quick preview of some of our notable workshops and presentations.  Alberto Esquenazi, MD Advanced Assessment and Management [...]

Scholarly Update

Each year, the members of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and many of our other physiatrists and therapists publish several articles in leading academic journals. Recent prominent papers include: Saulino M (2009) Therapeutic Applications of Conotoxins in Botulinum Toxin: Therapeutic Clinical Practice and Science. Elsevier, Philadelphia, Edited by Jankovic J, Albanese A, Atassi Mr. Trucksess, [...]

MossRehab Co-Sponsors Symposium on Electrical Brain Stimulation

The Neuro-Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Network (NCRRN) is an NIH-funded collaboration between investigators at MossRehab and the University of Pennsylvania to provide infrastructure support and expert consultation to individuals wishing to pursue cognitive rehabilitation research. In June 2009, NCRRN co-sponsored, along with the Center for Experimental Neuro-Rehabilitation, another NIH-funded research infrastructure grant, a weekend symposium on [...]

Research Study: Walking Therapy for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

A study is being conducted by MossRehab to compare two types of walking training to help people who have had brain injuries and are having difficulty walking. For more information, view the flyers posted below or contact Stella Kim, the Co-Investigator at (215) 663-6665 or kimst@einstein.edu. This study is approved by the Institutional Review Board of [...]

Inside MossRehab May 2009

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