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UAB partnership strengthens physical rehabilitation in China


Dr. Scott Bickel (R2 PI) did a sabbatical in China for four months to improve rehabilitation there through academic and clinical teaching.  He spent time in the clinic assessing patients with multiple health conditions while training rehab physicians and therapists on evaluation and treatment methods.  he also spent significant time doing academic teaching of international medical students and community clinicians.  All work was done in collaboration with Wuhan University and Project HOPE.

#MoveInMay: Everyone Needs to Move for National Physical Fitness Month – Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads


May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. It’s a great time to get moving and get committed to living a healthier and more active lifestyle!

From the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN), according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)’s Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activities Among Youth, youth need 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day where they live, learn and play…Click to continue reading.


ASTM Publishes Standards for Inclusive Fitness Equipment


Two new ASTM International standards will provide specifications for fitness equipment that will be accessible to users of all abilities, including those with disabilities. The new standards, soon to be published as F3021, Specification for Universal Design of Fitness Equipment for Inclusive Use by Persons with Functional Limitations and Impairments…To read the story on SN Online click here.