Throughout 2014, a number of specialists from the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute provided expert medical commentary on Maryland Public Television's Your Health.
The Maryland Mayhem, the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute's quad rugby team, showed impressive play this weekend during its first home tournament. The team won one of four games, and three players were recognized with top awards in their classification. The Mayhem took on Philadelphia's Magee Eagles and the Capitol Punishers, from Washington, D.C., in the inaugural Crab Pot Tournament, which the team plans to host annually for rivals up and down the East Coast.
The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute has unveiled a complete renovation of its largest rehabilitation gym, called the Oliver S. Travers Therapy Gym. Institute staff and supporters commemorated the gym's official opening with a ribbon-cutting and naming ceremony on Tuesday, December 9.
Twelve University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute physicians were named “Top Doctors” in the special November issue of Baltimore magazine
The results are based on a Baltimore magazine survey of nearly 10,000 physicians in the Baltimore region asking where they would send a member of their own family for care...
At the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute's 6th Annual Adapted Sports Festival, held on September 6, athletes of all abilities showed off their skills in sports such as wheelchair rugby, basketball and slalom, hand-cycling, and adapted golf and fencing. The event took place on the Institute's Baltimore, Maryland, campus.
Families of patients at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute may face extended stays away from home while their loved one spends weeks - or even months - receiving care. Soon these families may be more comfortable thanks to Willard Hackerman, the late Baltimore businessman, and his wife, Lillian Patz Hackerman. The rehabilitation hospital will break ground today on the latest Hackerman-Patz House, a facility designed to be a "home-away-from-home" for patients' families...
For someone who has lost a foot or leg, getting a prosthetic device is just the beginning of the road to personal mobility. Learning to walk correctly on an artificial limb requires mastering a unique set of balancing skills and muscle coordination. Running on a prosthesis takes a different set of skills and strength.
The "Anklebot" training system uses robotic-assisted exercise to improve ankle function for people who have impaired mobility after a stroke. Many stroke survivors have residual problems with the ankle joint of their affected leg, such that they cannot safely clear the floor and plant the foot as they step forward. This limits their mobility and puts them at greater risk for falling.
The UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute is now using a robotic exoskeleton that allows some individuals with spinal cord injuries the opportunity to stand and walk during therapy sessions. The ReWalk™ system works like a high-tech body suit, providing motorized assistance to help paralyzed patients stand up and move their legs. Therapists work with patients on basic skills, such as sitting and standing, before advancing to walking and more advanced techniques such as climbing up and down stairs.
The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of two University of Maryland occupational therapists to leadership positions at the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association.