Latest Kessler Foundation Stories

2011-07-13 07:30:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kessler Foundation (www.kesslerfoundation.org) and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (www.kessler-rehab.com) are the first rehabilitation centers in the U.S. to implement the new LokomatPro V6, an advanced robotic training system designed to improve mobility in individuals with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis or other neurological diseases. This new system, developed by Hocoma (http://www.hocoma.com/en/), a...

2011-06-28 15:09:00

ROCKLAND, Mass., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In strong collaboration with clinical research partners, Hocoma recently introduced a new and more compact version of the LokomatPro that offers greater system capabilities. Since the launch of Hocoma's first gait therapy device in 2001, the LokomatPro has established itself as an effective intervention for improving over-ground walking function in patients with neurological diseases and injuries resulting in gait impairment. The new...

2011-06-08 10:41:00

BOSTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroRestorative, a leading provider of post-acute rehabilitation services for people with brain injury, is honored to have been chosen as a contracted provider with the Veterans Health Administration Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. This pilot program is the first time that the VA has contracted with civilian providers who offer post-acute brain injury rehabilitation services. The VA program provides dedicated...

2011-05-12 09:00:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For 25 years, Kessler Foundation has worked to change the lives of people with disabilities through rehabilitation research and grant funding for programs that expand employment opportunities. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Kessler Foundation is hosting an awards dinner on May 12 in New York to honor those who have advanced rehabilitation and to showcase new innovations for the future of research. Celebrity guests include New Jersey...

2011-03-29 07:30:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD, former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Physiology at the University of Puerto Rico, is the first recipient of Kessler Foundation's Joel A. DeLisa, MD Award for Excellence in Research and Education in the Field of PM&R. Dr. Frontera will receive the award at Capitale in New York City on May 12. (Photo:...

2011-03-21 11:23:00

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A bipartisan bill aimed at decreasing the concussion rate in youth and high school football players by improving helmet safety was introduced to Congress on Wednesday, in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Day. Senator Tom Udall (D--NM) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (D--NJ) sponsored the bill, which would give companies that make football helmets for youth and high school athletes nine months to improve helmet safety standards. If they fail to...

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