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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Career and Resource Center

Welcome to the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Career and Resource Center! Here you can stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in your industry, find links to organizations and associations, and more. Of course, you're only a few clicks away from finding the perfect employment opportunity, too.

Microsoft contributes to VA rehabilitation therapy

Source: Microsoft

Military veterans have the opportunity for a new kind of rehabilitation therapy experience thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The Xbox Adaptive Controller, launched in 2018, was created to make gaming accessible to players with limited mobility and has been donated to over 20 VA rehabilitation centers across the U.S. VA staff use the adaptive tools in rehabilitation activities that target muscle activation and hand-eye coordination while also helping veterans to broaden their social interaction.

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How activity levels prior to spinal cord injury affect recovery

Source: Imperial College London

An international team of researchers out of Imperial College London is investigating how pre-existing active lifestyles affect recovery from spinal cord injuries. Current studies with rodent models and anecdotal evidence suggest that increased activity levels prior to spinal injuries may serve to prime nerve cells for more effective growth and regeneration.

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