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2014

Hackerman-Patz House

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute Breaks Ground on Hackerman-Patz House

June 17, 2014

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...

Amputee Walking School

Amputee Walking School Teaches Advanced Walking and Running Skills to People with Lower Limb Amputation

June 04, 2014

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

“Anklebot” Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Mobility and Function

April 14, 2014

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.

Patient using Exoskeleton Walking System

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthpaedic Institute Using Exoskeleton Walking System for Paralyzed Patients

January 30, 2014

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.

Two University of Maryland Occupational Therapists Appointed to Leadership Positions at the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association

January 3, 2014

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.