September 2015 Newsletter


Description: Kay Wing PT, DPT, NCS, GCSSWAN Rehab is proud to announce, Kay Wing is a finalist for the prestigious Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Award. The ATHENA Awards is celebrating its 28th year recognizing Valley businesswomen. The winners will be announced at the awards luncheon, which will be held on October 29th at the Arizona Biltmore.

"Kay has been a perennial leader in our industry and a model for life-long learning. She never ceases to amaze me with her energy, her innovation and her commitment to making life better for the most vulnerable and disabled members of our community. Her many achievements have been attained through unbridled passion peppered with charm and humor. As an industry leader and mentor, she is held in the highest regard by peers and colleagues, and most importantly, by those with disabilities whom she has touched with her enviable skill and compassion." - Laurel S.

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Personally experience the Vector Gait & Safety System® this Monday,
September 14, 2015 from 9:30a-1:30pm

Vector Gait
Q: What is the purpose of the fundraising campaign?
A: As a small specialized neurological clinic, we want to be able to continue to provide our patients with expertise and the latest technological advances. The Bioness Vector has proven effective to assist patients to regain independence.

Q: Will my donation be tax deductible?
A: No, because we do not have the structure of a large scale facility with a foundation. We must rely on private donations for this large purchase. We hope you will be able to help.

Q: Where else can I go to use the Bioness Vector?
A: At this time, no other facility has the Bioness Vector in the State of Arizona. Please visit to find the closest facility.

"SWAN Rehab gives hope to patients and their families. They have cutting edge equipment which helped our son's recovery leap forward. The Vector has great potential for my son's continued progress." Scott D

Your donations of any amount are truly appreciated. Visit our fundraising page or call our office to make a donation (602) 393-0520.


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MS Exercise Class

WE'RE BACK! The Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Classis back in action. Join Mallory Kargela, DPT as she leads the class through a circuit based program focusing on balance, strength and flexibility in a fun environment.

When: Every Wednesday from 12:30p-1:30p
Where: SWAN Rehab
Cost: $5.00
RSVP Call (602) 393-0520 or email

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The American Heart Association will host Saving Strokes, Rehabilitation through Golf. This year it will be held at Encanto Park (More details to come). Learn golf techniques, and be ready to have a great time!

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World Stroke Day

To bring awareness to stroke prevention, and
inspire our survivors, our therapy team will present


SWAN Games

If you are not scheduled with our therapy staff, please feel free to come with a caregiver and participate! This is not a typical therapy day (we can't give too much away) we have a full fun packed day of games and fun.

Please call our office if you are
interested in attending (602) 393-0520!
(Regularly Scheduled Patients do not need to call)

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We are looking for volunteers (Stroke survivors or caregivers) to be a part of the SWAN Rehab Ambassadors Team.

  • Do you have spare time in between therapy?
  • Do you want to volunteer and assist other survivors?
  • Do you like to coordinate events?
  • Do you want to be a part of an awesome team?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, become a Stroke Ambassador. The Stroke Ambassadors will assist in coordinating the SWAN Rehab team with events such as the American Heart Association Stroke Walk, which will be held on March 19, 2016; and Bowling for Brains which will be held on March 6, 2016.

Call Ericka Nicholes (602) 393-0520 or if you are interested.

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March 6, 2015: Brain Injury Alliance Association will host its annual fundraiser - Bowling for Brains.
March 19, 2016: American Heart Association presents the Phoenix Heart Walk.

Team sign-ups will be available October 1st!

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Arizona State University | ASU

Chronic stroke survivors needed for research

The effects of Assisted Cycling Therapy on motor and cognitive function

Assisted Cycling Therapy is a novel and promising stationary exercise modality, which has shown to improve motor and cognitive function in Parkinson's disease patients and people with Down syndrome.

How the study works:

4 visits total to our lab:

  • 1st Visit: During the first visit, you will be screened and your motor function will be tested.
  • 2nd - 4 Visits: A number of cognitive and motor function test batteries will be administered before and after a 20-minute stationary cycling session.

Each visit will last approximately 1 - 2 hours.

Brain with gears
You will receive a $25 gift card per visit = $100
The ability to walk is not a prerequisite for this study

Contact Us:

Principal Investigator:
Simon D. Holzapfel
Phone: (423) 329-3038

Dr. Pamela R. Bosch
Phone: (602) 827-2436

Hour Location:

ASU's Downtown Campus
Arizona Biomedical
Collaborative Bldg 1
425 N. 5th Street
(Northeast corner of VanBuren and 5th Street)
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Northern Arizona University

Program in Physical Therapy-Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Northern Arizona University Physical Therapy Researchers are seeking people who have had a stroke to participate in a treadmill walking study.

This study will measure improvements in fitness as a result of walking at preferred and faster speeds on a treadmill.

Participants will be asked to train twice weekly for 10 weeks in the Physical Therapy laboratory on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus: 435 N. 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Participants will also be asked to walk at home once per week, and will be given a heart rate monitor and step counting device to monitor walking.

This is a great way to get exercise and improve your walking endurance!

Free parking is available on our campus for participants.

To participate you must:

  • Have had a stroke at least 6 months ago
  • Have weakness or paralysis in one of your legs
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have no other medical conditions that prevent you from walking on a
  • treadmill with support for at least 15 minutes at a time

If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact me via phone or email:

Pamela Bosch, PT, DPT, PhD
(602) 827-2436

Thank You!!

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