Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling Promotes Recovery in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (Epub ahead of print) finds that long-term lower extremity functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling, as part of a rehabilitation regimen, is associated with substantial improvements in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury

Facebook ‘Likes’ a Good Indicator of Quality Hospital Care

While those active on social media aren’t shy about expressing opinions on their Facebook pages, how much do their “Likes” really reflect the quality of an organization?

Men With Fibromyalgia Often Go Undiagnosed

A new Mayo Clinic study suggests that many people who have fibromyalgia, especially men, are going undiagnosed.

Exercise Helps OA, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia. Otherwise, Evidence Lacking

It’s a public health mantra that regular exercise can benefit rheumatologic conditions, but a close look at the latest evidence shows considerable gaps in that knowledge.

Restoring Voluntary Control Of Locomotion After Severe Spinal Cord Injury

In the lab, rats with severe spinal cord injury are learning to walk – and run – again. Rats in the lab are not only voluntarily initiating a walking gait, but they are sprinting, climbing up stairs, and avoiding obstacles after a couple of weeks of neurorehabilitation with a combination of a robotic harness and electricalchemical stimulation.