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Welcome to the TNG

Welcome to the TNG

Welcome to the TNG   Welcome to the second issue of Power Up! the ACRM Technology Networking Group newsletter. It was wonderful to see (virtually!) so many members at the Annual ACRM Conference last fall. Be sure to check out Plenaries to see some innovative...

LaunchPad Contestants 2021

LaunchPad 2021   LaunchPad is an annual competition sponsored by the ACRM Technology Networking Group and hosted by the ACRM Annual Conference. LaunchPad was created to highlight innovative rehabilitation technologies developed by non-profit research and...

TNG Task Forces

TNG Task Forces   Clinicians & Industry Collaborative Task ForceCommunications Task ForceLaunchPad Task ForceProgramming Task ForcePandemic Task Force   NEWLY FORMED: Clinicians & Industry Collaborative Task Force The Technology Networking Group is...

Member Spotlight on Sarah Norring

Member Spotlight: Dr. Sarah Norring   Please tell us about your professional background. I received my Ph.D. in Medical Science from the College of Medicine at University of South Florida over a decade ago. Since then, I have engaged in teaching at LECOM to a...

Member Spotlight on Lynne Gauthier

Member Spotlight: Dr. Lynne Gauthier   Please tell us about your professional background. I majored in Neuroscience as an undergraduate student and fell in love with human subjects brain research while studying EEG and memory. After graduation, I knew that I...

LaunchPad Spotlight on Sam Colachis

LaunchPad Spotlight: Sam Colachis, MS   Please tell us about your professional background(s). I am a research scientist in the medical devices group at Battelle focused on developing assistive technologies to improve the quality of life for individuals with...

LaunchPad Spotlight on William Padula

LaunchPad Spotlight: Dr. William Padula   Please tell us about your professional background(s). Dr. Padula is a neuro-optometrist who is a researcher, inventor and who directs the Padula Institute of Vision Rehabilitation in Guilford, CT. Dr Padula has 10 US...

Resource Recommendations S21

Resource Recommendations   Spotlighted members were asked: “What books, podcasts, journal articles, documentaries, and/or blogs would you recommend to TNG members?” Here’s what they had to say:   DR. LYNNE GAUTHIER: I listen to some Entrepreneurial podcasts....

Ask the TNG

Ask the TNG   We’d like to feature your questions. What would you like to know about technology in the field of rehabilitation medicine? What questions do you have for clinicians, scientists, and engineers who are currently involved in technology roles? What...

ACRM TNG Opportunities

ACRM TNG Opportunities   Do you want to be part of the TNG leadership? We are currently recruiting for a TNG Programming Task Force Co-Chair. You can read more about this opportunity in the TNG Task Forces section of this newsletter. Please reach out to TNG...
What Is Neuroplasticity?

What Is Neuroplasticity?

Here at ACRM, we have a wide range of interdisciplinary interest groups, including one on neuroplasticity. In today’s blog post, we’re sharing a general overview on neuroplasticity, or the ability of neural networks in the brain to change or grow through...
How To Prevent Older Adults From Falling

How To Prevent Older Adults From Falling

Falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults, but the fear of falling doesn’t need to get in the way of living a full life! Instead, patients and rehabilitation medicine doctors can create and enact a fall-prevention plan. In today’s blog post from ACRM,...
Rehabilitation Techniques For Children With Cerebral Palsy

Rehabilitation Techniques For Children With Cerebral Palsy

One of the ACRM networking groups is the Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group, and its mission is to facilitate meaningful interdisciplinary work that enhances the lives of children and adolescents with functional limitations, such as those with cerebral palsy....
Importance Of Continuing Medical Education Credits

Importance Of Continuing Medical Education Credits

Continuing medical education credits are a vital part of keeping up with the latest research and techniques in the field of rehabilitation medicine. They can take many forms, from seminars to one-time classes to online courses and even entire degree programs, and we...
MS Task Force Newsletter Issue 3

MS Task Force Newsletter Issue 3

Multiple Sclerosis Task Force Newsletter • Issue 3   The Multiple Sclerosis Task Force is a task force under the ACRM Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group. The goal of the task force is to foster networking, collaboration and communication among...

Research Spotlight

Research Spotlight   The Multiple Sclerosis Task Force has 21 members and we would like to highlight some of them in this newsletter. Brooks C. Wingo, PhD is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Her...

Resource Update

Resource Update In this newsletter, Dr. Sarah Donkers brings to our attention a virtual class to help us get active. Dr. Sarah Donkers is an Assistant Professor and Physiotherapist at the University of Saskatchewan. The overall focus of her research is on ways to...

Patients Perspective

Patient’s Perspective Patient’s Perspective section is authored by Cathy Chester. Cathy tells her story of MS and the role physical therapy played in her life.   How My Long Journey with MS Started on the Right Foot By Cathy Chester   In 1981 my life...