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Coverage from the

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) 2016 Annual Assembly

October 20 - 23, 2016; New Orleans, Louisiana

October 20 - 23, 2016 New Orleans, Louisiana
  • AAPMR Factors Influencing Discharge After Stroke Identified The functional independence of a stroke patient admitted to acute rehabilitation could help physicians predict whether that patient will be sent home after discharge, report investigators.
  • AAPMR Political Pundits Dish on Healthcare Weeks Before Election Political strategists and power couple Mary Matalin and James Carville drew laughs at a lively session at AAPMR as they discussed the effect the current political climate is having on health care.
  • AAPMR Evidence-Based Outcomes Focus of AAPMR 2016 in the Big Easy Research results and hands-on learning will mingle with an appearance by a political power couple at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly.

Conference News

Popular Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation News

  • Aggressive Rehab Safe After Knee Replacement Aggressive Rehab Safe After Knee Replacement High-intensity rehabilitation programs do not affect range of motion after total knee arthroplasty, report researchers, but surgeons are wary.
  • AHA/ASA Issues First-Ever Stroke Rehabilitation Guidelines AHA/ASA Issues First-Ever Stroke Rehabilitation Guidelines The new guidelines call for intensive multidisciplinary treatment of patients after a stroke and stress the importance of communication and coordination among those providing care.
  • Powered Prosthetic Leg on the Horizon Powered Prosthetic Leg on the Horizon A new control system that includes electromyographic data makes walking and climbing stairs with an artificial leg easier and more natural, researchers say.

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