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Technology at Allied Services: Virtual Reality, Robotics and Intelligent Gravity Compensation

Allied Services Integrated Health System is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for its patients. That means providing access to the most qualified, experienced and caring therapists and staff. It also means maintaining a focus on advancements in technology that can benefit patients. In 2017, Allied Services introduced patients to two new devices developed by [...]

By | 2017-05-01T06:46:30+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Technology at Allied Services: Virtual Reality, Robotics and Intelligent Gravity Compensation

Living with SCI: Technology, Therapy & Trends

“I went from relying on so many people, my family, my doctors and therapists.  Now I am living alone, and am fully independent,” says Kiel. “When my accident happened, I was so young I didn’t realize what I’d have to do. But now I’m totally fine all by myself.” - Kiel Eigen, Host [...]

By | 2017-03-20T14:36:05+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Living with SCI: Technology, Therapy & Trends

Exercise and Parkinson Wellness: What We’re Learning

Parkinson’s disease (PD) progressively impairs movement through the depletion of the neurotransmitter dopamine. By diagnosis, patients with PD have lost at least 50% of their dopamine-producing neurons and are already less active than their peers. Dopamine loss produces both motor and non-motor symptoms.  Classic motor symptoms include bradykinesia (slow movement), hypokinesia (small movement), rigidity, resting tremor, [...]

By | 2017-05-01T08:46:13+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Tips for Parents: Language Expansion at Home

By profession and training, speech pathologists have the ability to affect change in their patients’ ability to communicate. However, parents are the some of the best teachers of language. They have the most opportunities to impact a child’s language development, but when you have a child with a speech disorder, you may not know where to start. […]

By | 2016-11-01T16:12:43+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Tips for Parents: Language Expansion at Home

Rehab technology developed in Europe offers relief to Lymphedema patients in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Allied Services Integrated Health System continues to make investing in cutting edge rehabilitation technology a priority for its patients. Now, a new device developed in Finland is providing lymphedema patients with a new source of relief from their symptoms. Lymphedema is an abnormal swelling of the arm, leg or other body part due to an excessive [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:54:12+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Categories: Resources|Comments Off on Rehab technology developed in Europe offers relief to Lymphedema patients in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Advanced Technology at Allied offers improvements for Stroke and Brain Injury Patients

Allied Services Integrated Health System continues to make investing in cutting edge rehabilitation technology a priority for its patients. For more than a decade, patients at Allied have benefited from the Reo, a device delivering therapy for neuro-rehabilitation of the upper extremities following stroke, head injury or other neurological diagnosis. This form of robotic-assisted therapy assists [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:54:12+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Importance of Nutrition and Diet for Good Health

Allied Services was asked by the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA) to lend its staff expertise in an effort to educate caregivers across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and enrich provider competency in home-based care settings. In the first of two education videos, "Importance of Nutrition and Diet for Good Health", PHA incorporated the knowledge of Stephanie Falvo, [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:54:12+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Influence of Depression on Neuropsychological Performance of Returning Veterans With/Without PTSD

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on neuropsychological performance of returning Veterans. Method: Data was utilized from 138 returning Veterans who were either diagnosed with or without PTSD and who had completed a neuropsychological evaluation. Results: A 2X2 analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) of the [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:54:12+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Neuropsychological Findings in Patients with Limbic Encephalitis Associated with NMDA Receptor Antibodies

Objective – This case study describes the neuropsychological results of a 21 year old, Caucasian, single, right-handed female college student who was diagnosed with limbic encephalitis associated NMDA receptor antibodies in May, 2010. Method – NMDA receptor is a specific ionotropic glutamate receptor (N-methyl D-aspartate). Syndromes associated with this type of encephalopathy often initially manifest with [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:54:12+00:00 June 12th, 2014|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

What We’re Learning About Autism

The month of April is touted as Autism Awareness Month; a time for us to look back over the past year and reflect on what we have learned about Autism. The most dramatic news about Autism is the latest statistic announced by the US Centers for Disease Control. The March 2014 estimate of 1 in 68, [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:54:12+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Resources|0 Comments