APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER

Over the past 2 months we have received several opportunities that might be of interest to anyone who has had a neurological injury. We would like to share them with you.



STROKE STUDY


Stroke Study

SWAN Rehab is partnering with Dart Neuroscience in a study for arm function. If you or anyone you know has had a stroke within the last 2 months,  please contact our office (602) 393-0520.

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INTENSIVE WHOLE BODY REHABILITATION


Whole Body Rehabilitation

NAU Physical Therapy Doctoral Students and Faculty will be conducting the 10th annual Intensive Whole Body Rehabilitation:techniques to improve function for patients with neurological conditions.

  • Wednesday May 13 through Sunday May 17, 2015
  • Times: Wed 1:00-5:00, Thurs-Sat 8:30-3:30, Sun 8:00-12:00
  • This rehabilitation program will be conducted at NAU in Flagstaff. Attendees will need to stay in Flagstaff.

For information call
Call Valerie Carter: (928) 523-9504
Email: Valerie.carter@nau.edu

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BECOME A COMMUNITY HEALTH MENTOR

What does a Community Health Mentor Do?
You will meet with a group of health profession students approximately every six weeks for a few hours. You will talk with students about your life, your health history, you experience in healthcare, what makes a good health professional, what your insurance does and does not pay for, and much more.
Why become a Community Health Mentor?

  • To share your story with others!
  • To play an important role in training future health professionals

What does a Community Health Mentor Receive?

  • Nutritional assessment
  • Home safety assessment
  • Medication review
  • Advance care planning resources

For information on how to become a community health mentor please contact:
Mary Blair, Program Coordinator
(602) 827-2242
(602) 827-2241

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A.T. Stills University (ATSU)


LEG BRACE RESEARCH STUDY

Goals of the research study
This 10 week study will help us learn more about how a kinetic leg brace fitted with a feedback system that will impact walking for individuals who have difficulty walking.

Leg Brace Study

Who can participate?
To participate in this study you must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 70 years old,
  • Have severe hip and knee weakness when walking
  • Be able to walk at least 30 feet with or without an assistive device.
  • Have a strong motivation to walk

Qualifying participants will be compensated for their participation time.

For more information:
Contact: Eileen Molzen emolzen@atsu.edu │ (480) 265-8053

This study is made possible by a grant through the Department of Defense

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MAYO CLINIC STUDY



Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

Purpose: To determine whether navigation guided rTMS targeted to the non-lesioned hemisphere in patients with stroke has a beneficial effect on the results of task-oriented motor rehabilitation of the hand. TMS is a procedure using magnetic fields to stimulate brain cells.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or greater
  • Ischemic or hemorrhage stroke suffered 3-12 months prior to study
  • No other known brain abnormalities by history
  • One-sided stroke resulting in upper extremity paresis (but not complete plegia)

Exclusion Criteria

  • Implanted metallic parts (pacemaker, defibrillator, implant med pump)
  • Pregnancy or trying to become pregnant
  • History of epilepsy
  • Excessive spasticity in affected upper limb (Modified Ashworth Scale > 2/4)
  • Previous stroke with residual deficit (TIA OK)
  • Recent injection of botulinum toxin or phenol in last 3 months to affected upper limb
  • Any condition that would prevent the subject from giving voluntary informed consent

No insurance coverage required to participate. Subjects reimbursed for time and travel.
Enrollment information
Andre R. Watkins
Clinical Studies Coordinator, Mayo Clinic
(480) 342-0349 Watkins.Andre@mayo.edu

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

PARKINSON'S COMMUNITY

  • Come join us for Coffee Talk every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9:30am - 10:30am. This group is for anyone affected by the Parkinson's community.
  • PWR! Class- Held every Thursday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Class is $5 per session

BIONESS FREE SCREENINGS

  • Every 3rd Thursday of the month, SWAN Rehab hosts a free screening for the Bioness L300 foot drop system, and the H200 hand recovery system. Call Bioness at (800) 211-9136 to make an appointment for this free screening.

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