YOUTH ATHLETES, WEEKEND WARRIORS AIDED BY NEW DEVICE THAT HELPS FIND PRESSURE POINTS AFTER INJURY

MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) is working with a company called PhysiMax, a startup company based in Israel to help youth athletes and weekend warriors who need rehabilitation with some technology to help identify pressure points, post-surgery to enable a faster rehabilitation process.

August 20, 2015

 

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD – Aug. 10, 2015 – MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) is working with a company called PhysiMax, a startup company based in Israel to help youth athletes and weekend warriors who need rehabilitation with some technology to help identify pressure points, post-surgery to enable a faster rehabilitation process.

The PhysiMax device is a real-time device that allows physical therapists and sports medicine physicians the chance to review an athlete’s (weekend warrior or amateur/professional athlete) progress in rehabilitation by doing a series of movements and tests to see if they are doing better.

One test involves jumping off a box while a series of infrared buttons around the area of the injury shows a therapist on a computer screen, quickly, where pain may still be lingering on the patient.

This allows the athlete or weekend runner to return to activity or sports more quickly. The technology recently came to the MedStar NRH Network this summer and was built by graduate students from Georgia Tech University.

See this short video for more details:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJt_c0FSNHE

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About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.  Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.  

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, DC and at more than 40 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region.  MedStar NRH is consistently ranked by physicians in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” for Rehabilitation, and is fully accredited by The Joint Commission,  the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar NRH and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org.