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26 February 2020
Madwaleni, South Africa
In the rural Eastern Cape of South Africa, a hospital has transformed their model of care for children with cerebral palsy to better serve the entire family. Offering weeklong stays, the hospital offers physical thera...
12 February 2020
Madwaleni, South Africa
At Madwaleni Hospital's rehabilitation ward in South Africa, medical professionals and physical therapists are using what is known as block therapy to better help individuals who are living with a disability. Rather t...
29 December 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom
The UK is home to an artificial surfing lagoon that aims to help those with disabilities have access to water sports they otherwise may not be able to participate in. Acting as both a physical and mental rehabilitatio...
15 October 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States
Over 15 Minutes
Chronic pain patients often rely on opioids for pain management, but this can lead to addiction. A specialized practice in Seattle is addressing this concern through the Structured Functional Restoration Program that ...
18 June 2019
Los Angeles, California, United States
L.A. Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell started the Skid Row Running Club, which leads runs every morning with formerly incarcerated addicts. Many of the participants have led successful lives after running, giving c...
21 February 2019
Cañas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Under 800 Words
It is not uncommon for senior citizens to face mobility issues, but a clinic in Guanacaste is working to "boost mobility for senior citizens and, along with it, their independence and safety." The program, which atten...
31 October 2018
People with severe spinal injuries have gained some movement after having a small device implanted that sends signals to muscles that mimic communication from the brain. While further research is needed, improved capa...
24 September 2018
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
At least five people who were paralyzed are walking, thanks to a pain stimulator and physical therapy. The stimulator, which is implanted in the body, sends electricity to the spine, and combined with therapy, can r...
17 April 2018
New Jersey, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
A collaboration between a Parkinson’s disease support group and a New York City dance company created a program of movement for people managing the disease. Besides an improvement in physical mobility, participation a...
31 August 2017
Ohio, United States
As the number of veterans with both physical and psychological injuries balloons, this softball team of 11 wounded warriors wards helps one another deal with war trauma and combat isolation by playing a little ball.
1 May 2017
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Gunshot victims are often treated at hospitals only to be sent back into the community, where 1/3 will end up back in the hospital again. With a new emphasis on prevention and addressing the underlying issues, Ohio is...
Joseph Darius Jaafari
12 May 2016
Long Beach, California, United States
New veteran services focus on sexual rehabilitation as a part of occupational rehab programs for veterans with genital injuries or other physical and mental limitations. Physical therapy and idea generation help wound...
5 February 2014
Delaware, United States
Under 800 Words
A Delaware professor began retrofitting toy cars for young children with disabilities and founded Go Baby Go. For children too young to use wheelchairs there are few solutions for mobility. Go Baby Go provides a fun m...
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