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A small but concerning number of former NFL players report receiving clinical diagnoses of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to new research. However, a definitive diagnosis of the neurodegenerative brain disease, thought to be caused by repeated blows to the head, can be done only on autopsy and cannot be made based on clinical exam or brain imaging.
The Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in conjunction with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has published a study entitled “Robot-Driven Locomotor Perturbations Reveal Synergy-Mediated, Context-Dependent Feedforward and Feedback Mechanisms of Adaptation” in the newest issue of Scientific Reports. Researchers used a robot to investigate the roles of feedforward mechanisms controlled by the cerebellum and feedback mechanisms controlled at the spinal level in determining how the nervous system responds to robot-induced changes in step length.
Idiopathic toe walking is a type of walking pattern that occurs when children walk on their tip-toes instead of using the more “typical” heel first pattern.
A new article from a large industry and academia collaboration including Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, Boston University School of Medicine, Pfizer inc., Tufts Medical Center and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has been published in Nature Partners Journal (npj) Digital Medicine that examines using novel technologies to solve this problem.
Winter is a great time to work on promoting language development in a less structured, yet functional way. Despite the cold weather and short days, there are so many ways to target language goals during fun, winter activities without your child even realizing they are working on building their language skills. Here are a few winter activities, indoor and outdoor, to work on promoting language development during the winter months.
Decisions regarding a tongue tie release should not be “a one size fits all” approach. These decisions should be based on the consultation of many medical professionals including dentists, ENTs, speech language pathologists, and pediatricians to name a few.
Sensory bins are hands-on tactile experiences for kids, playing with a variety of mediums in controlled containers. They are easy and inexpensive to create and a great way for children to develop a variety of skills such as fine motor skills, motor planning, visual motor skills, tactile exposure, play skills, socials skills and language.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network has received a landmark $2.5 million gift from Atlantic Charter Insurance Company and its President Linda J. Sallop and Executive Vice President Mitch I. Weisman to name and endow the directorship of Spaulding’s Discovery Center for Musculoskeletal Recovery.
After several years in development and building partnerships to support the goals, a group of government, business and non-profit leaders gathered to celebrate the official opening of the JobLab training space at Spaulding Cambridge.