Research Shows Adapted Tango Program Alters Control in Parkinson's Disease Patients
Researchers from Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that balance responses in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) are altered after a three-week Adapted Tango dance rehabilitation program.
Two new grants to researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology will support studies that will increase our understanding of how balance and movement are affected in people with disorders such as Parkinson's disease, stroke and dystonia.
Emory Healthcare Establishes Cardiac Rehab Program in China
Specialists in Emory's Heart Disease Prevention Center, Department of Rehabilitation and the system's Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital lent their medical expertise and knowledge to develop the first-ever cardiac rehabilitation system in the Jilin Province of northeast China.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen Steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAHA, of the Emory University School of Medicine as the 2016 recipient of the Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award.
The recently launched Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation has its home at Emory. The journal, which is the first of its kind to be dedicated to humanities in rehabilitation, is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open access journal published in collaboration with the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has inducted Lena Ting, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and Georgia Tech, into its College of Fellows.
Unfortunately, many patients with BPPV see numerous doctors and go through many unnecessary tests before finding relief, Susan Herdman, a physical therapist and professor of rehabilitation medicine with Emory University’s Dizziness and Balance Center, told AARP.
By the time you finish reading this article — about four minutes — someone in America will have had a stroke.  In fact, nearly 800,000 people have strokes in the United States every year. It’s the fifth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Emory University Uses Harvard Business School Cases to Teach Innovation in the Physical Therapy Field 
Zoher Kapasi, PT, PhD, MBA, program director and associate professor in the Division of Physical Therapy of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, is interviewed about innovations in the field and about Emory's top 10 program.