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Anti-Gravity Treadmills - Aspect 2

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The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill may reduce patient recovery time while enabling advanced training with minimal pain and impact. NASA developed technology.
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Emily Pieniadz's comment, March 5, 2014 8:02 AM
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill can significantly improve patient rehabilitation in physical therapy. No matter what the injury is, patients can benefit from the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. This new technology is being used on athletes, children, seniors, and even people looking to lose weight.
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Physical Therapy: Past and Present- Aspect 1

Physical Therapy: Past and Present- Aspect 1 | History & New Technology of PT- Aspects 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
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Emily Pieniadz's comment, February 18, 2014 8:05 AM
Physical therapy dates back to 460 BC when Hippocrates and Hector used massage and hydrotherapy to treat people. The first documented group of professional physical therapists date back to 1887 to Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics in 1813. They often utilized exercises, massage, and muscle manipulation.
Emily Pieniadz's comment, February 18, 2014 8:07 AM
"The Mother of Physical Therapy," also known as Mary McMillan created the American Women's Physical Therapeutic Association, now known as American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Emily Pieniadz's comment, February 18, 2014 8:09 AM
<br>Physical therapists worked with APTA and other medical researches during the Salk vaccine trials in 1956. This effort developed a vaccine for polio. Physical therapy had become a prominent part of healthcare in the United States at this time.
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History of Physical Therapy- Aspect 1

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Educational organization that offers a brief look into the history of physical therapy.

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Emily Pieniadz's comment, February 17, 2014 7:55 AM
The most common treatments used in physical therapy, such as heat, cold, massage, water and electricity were first used as far back as Greek culture in the time of Hippocrates. Exercise was used in Europe in the 1500s-1700s. By the 1800s, early forms of physical therapy were used to treat injuries and diseases.
Emily Pieniadz's comment, February 17, 2014 8:01 AM
When the polio epidemic struck the United States in 1916, the need for physical therapy increased significantly. During World War I, it was recognized that physical therapy was needed to help soldiers recover from their injuries. The Division of Special Hospitals and Physical Reconstruction created 15 "reconstruction aide" programs to train medical workers to be experts in rehabilitation. This program was later renamed to physical therapy.
Emily Pieniadz's comment, February 17, 2014 8:08 AM
Between 1950 and 2000, new technologies in the field began to develop. Advances in the field allowed for better treatment and a wider variety of diseases and disorders that could be treated. Changes in healthcare in the 1990s paved the way for how we practice physical therapy today. Many of these changes challenged physical therapy care and still do today.
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Microsoft Kinect- Aspect 2

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Institutional source that talks about how physical therapy will begin utilizing Microsoft Kinect to improve patient treatment.

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Emily Pieniadz's comment, February 13, 2014 7:51 AM
Microsoft Kinect for Windows is a technology that could "revolutionize physical therapy." It is a Reflexion Rehabilitation Measurement Too (RMT) that will help doctors, such as physical therapists to create custom plans and monitor their patient's progress.
Emily Pieniadz's comment, February 19, 2014 7:52 AM
Currently, physical therapy involves patients seeing physical therapists and documents following up with what exercises or medicines are prescribed. Patient progress usually goes untracked because of limited time in their sessions. Often times, the exercises are not being done properly, or at all, which will negatively affect the overall recovery of the patient and the cost to them.
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APTA History- Aspect 1

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This Web page provides a brief overview of APTA's history, including photographs from the APTA Archives.
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Institutional source that gives insight into where physical therapy began.

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Emily Pieniadz's comment, February 13, 2014 7:57 AM
The Nationwide polio epidemic in the 1940s and 50s lead to the demand of physical therapy. The number of physical therapy education plans grew to 39, from just 16. By the 1960s, education programs were at 52. Now there are 213 schools that offer physical therapy education and 309 for physical therapy assistant programs in the US alone.
Emily Pieniadz's comment, February 13, 2014 8:04 AM
Reconstruction aides worked with physical therapists using technologies such as pool therapy to treat children with polio and soldiers with battle wounds.
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IHPS Launches Innovative Active Health Center - Aspect 2

IHPS Launches Innovative Active Health Center - Aspect 2 | History & New Technology of PT- Aspects 1 & 2 | Scoop.it
IHPS Launches Innovative Active Health Center Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) “Through our years of experience with in-home care and providing rehabilitation services in existing facilities, we knew that these spaces needed improved...
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Emily Pieniadz's comment, March 5, 2014 7:52 AM
Engaging all senses during physical therapy is shown to produce better outcomes by using more areas of the brain. The limbic system of the brain retrieves learned memories and controls emotions. With the use of chroma and aromatherapy with traditional physical therapy, it is believed that a patient's mood and outcomes can be more positive.
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Physical Therapy Computer Games Benefit People With Parkinson's Disease- Aspect 2

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Playing computer-based physical therapy games can help people with Parkinson's disease improve their gait and balance, according to a new pilot study led by the UCSF School of Nursing and Red...
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Emily Pieniadz's comment, March 4, 2014 8:03 AM
People with Parkinson's disease can significantly improve their balance and movements through the use of computer-based physical therapy games. During a study done at the UCSF School of Nursing and Red Hill Studios, half of the people tested in the study showed slight improvements in balance, stride, and walking speed. This is the first research team in the United States to be given federal funding in the area of physical therapy games.
Emily Pieniadz's comment, March 4, 2014 8:07 AM
The games they designed are "clinically inspired" to improve coordination in patients with Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's is a progressive neuromuscular disease that is often characterized by slow movements, shaking, and rigid limbs. These games were designed to target body movements that were found to be preventative in the progression of the disease, as found in another study.
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Reconstruction Aides-Aspect 1

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Emily Pieniadz's comment, February 13, 2014 8:03 AM
Reconstruction aides were women who had a crucial role in the development of occupational therapy, and ultimately, physical therapy. These were ordinary women who started out as teachers, artists, mothers, and became the origin for occupational and physical therapists.
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PT in 2020-New Technology- Aspect 2

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Emily Pieniadz's comment, March 4, 2014 7:47 AM
Dry needling is a technique that has been around for many years. Many countries utilize this physical therapy technique such as Canada, Spain, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, the Netherlands and Switzerland. It has recently been approved in the United States. As of 2010 eight states have had these practices approved including New Hampshire, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Colorado. Dry needling is a "neurophysiological, evidence-based treatment technique that requires effective manual assessment of the neuromuscular system." According to research, dry needling can reduce tension in muscles, relieve pain, and speed up recovery of full motion for patients.
Emily Pieniadz's comment, March 4, 2014 7:53 AM
Virtual technology first became available 25 years ago, but is only just now being used in daily treatment. This technology allows physical therapists to create simulated interactive environments in which the patients move with in real time. Examples include desktop monitors, joysticks, and real-time motion tracking devices.
Emily Pieniadz's comment, March 4, 2014 7:57 AM
As technology continues to grow and improve, so must physical therapists and their knowledge of it. If these professionals are willing to accept change and continue to be educated on the new technology, patients will receive the best care possible to ensure that they have a full and quick recovery. The future of physical therapy has endless possibilities as The American Physical Therapy Association achieves its goals.