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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.
SameYou Foundation for Brain Injury Recovery—founded by renowned actress Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)—and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital are launching a vital research initiative to help brain injury survivors. In establishing SameYou Foundation, Ms. Clarke inspired supporters around the world to raise $1 million for Spaulding to fuel a new research initiative.
A new study looked at twenty years of burn survivor data and found a strong correlation between access to inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) level of care and better employment outcomes twelve months post injury.