Restore Newsletter

Restore Newsletter

SuAnn Chen, MD

Specialized Rehabilitation Care for Brain Injuries of All Levels

For many physicians, the immediate treatment and stabilization of severe head trauma and a resultant brain injury are the easy part. The focus shifts once patients are medically stable. Patients with brain...

Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

Physiatry Progressions: Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Advances

Historically, physicians have been taught that the damage from a spinal cord injury is irreversible and that in most cases any resultant non-ambulatory status is permanent. While biological repair of the damage...

pediatric respiratory care

Comprehensive Pediatric Respiratory Care and Rehabilitation

A child’s path from critical illness to health may be a difficult journey, especially for those who require long-term mechanical ventilation. Patients who remain on ventilators for weeks or months may benefit greatly from...

Kyle Klitsch, DO

Expert Evaluation and Intense Treatment Concussion Management

News about the danger of concussions seems to be everywhere, filling the pages of medical journals and swirling through cyberspace. Even ESPN and the sports page are packed with concussion-related news. As a...

Feeding Program

Eating Is a Basic Need

Yes, eating is a basic need, but approximately 25 percent of children have some form of feeding disorder. This number increases to 80 percent in developmentally delayed children. Improper early nutrition can present as growth issues, failure to thrive and susceptibility to chronic...
Vent Weaning

Post-Acute Care Ventilator Weaning Takes a Team

Due to the matrix of caregivers involved in successful liberation from the ventilator and continued ventilatory rehabilitation, it is necessary to identify and agree on clinical pathways to maximize respiratory rehabilitation and...
Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping® Benefits Non-Athletes, Too

The use of the Kinesio Taping® Method is increasing with professional and collegiate athletes. Professional tennis player Serena Williams, for example, has used it, and the taping technique gained popularity during the 2008 Olympic...
back pain

Physiatry Progressions: PM&R as First Step for Back Pain

Lower back pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint. It affects up to 30 percent of all Americans at any time and 85 percent of individuals at least once in their lives.  Chronic back pain can have a...
Robotic Rehabilitation Technology

The Next Step in Robotic Rehabilitation Technology

Since the 1990s, the robotic engineering field has grown exponentially. Originally developed for military purposes, wearable robotic exoskeletons previously designed to augment their user’s strength and mobility now offer...
After the Acute Hospital ICU

After the Acute Hospital ICU: Caring for the Complex Medical Patient

In the intensive care unit, clinical care is managed on a minute-to-minute basis during the most acute phase of illness and/or injury. Yet for many patients, the acute period of an illness is only the...

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